We are now into the fourth day of a brand new year — a time for leaving the past behind and trying something new.
It’s funny, because when Jan. 1 comes around, I’m always ready to re-arrange furniture, try a new diet or just do something I haven’t done before, (nothing too risky, of course). It’s also the month of my birth, so, in a way, I get two new fresh starts.
The following offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2 in celebration of the New Years holiday: Carroll County Clerk’s Office, Carroll County Judge-Executive’s Office, County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, City of Carrollton offices, including Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Utilities.
Adrian and Norma Owen of Ghent, Ky. will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Dec. 29, 2011. Children include the late Sharon Clifton, the late Debra Lane Owen, Anita and John Wood of Milton, Steve and Tina Owen of Ghent, Patty and Johnny Vannarsdall of Carrollton, Sandra McDole of Ghent and Deana Owen of Bedford. The have eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. They are both graduates of Carroll County High School. They will celebrate at home with family.
I wish you a Happy New Year, and, above all, please stay safe. We spent a wonderful holiday with our four grandchildren from Georgia. What a blast, and thankfully, I had conserved some of my energy before we saw them. Oh my! But I would do everything all over again in a heartbeat, even being so tired because it was such a joy to be with them. Special moments!
The Rev. James and Rita Kelley would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Raeanna Jo Kelley of Worthville, Ky. to the Rev. Jesse Ray Vandegrift of Sheridan, Ind. son of Carl and Mary Jane Vandegrift of Fairmont, West Virginia.
The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Carroll County High School and is currently working on her degree in Associate Religion at Union Bible College, in Westfield, Ind. where she is scheduled to graduate in May 2012.
William and Erica Noble of Carrollton, would like to announce the birth of their son, Weston Cash Noble.
Weston was born Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky.
He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Troy Stethen of Carrollton and the late Sabrena Stethen. Maternal great-grandparents are Clyde Stethen of Carrollton, Carol Tuttle of Henry County and James Tuttle of Sanders.
Paternal grandparents are Wanda Noble of Carrollton and the late Warren Noble.