Police, first responders and volunteers helped bring Christmas joy to 57 area children at the annual Shop With A Cop event Dec. 15. Children shopped for shoes, brought to the National Guard Armory by Shoe Sensation in Madison, Ind., before leaving to shop for clothes, toys and other items at VF Outlet and Wal-Mart in Carroll County. Organizer Penny Maiden said $14,001 was spent this year on the children.
Donations worth an estimated $20,000 plus a $1,500 check were taken Dec. 12, to the Jubilee Distribution Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to help in the fire relief efforts.
Donation organizer George Moore said he collected donations at Wal-Mart for two days, plus local churches also collected donations. “I was shocked” by the amount of donations, he said. Donated items included diapers, clothes, household items, food and water.
The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.
Fine Amnesty Month, this is the month when you get to clean up fines and help out a neighbor at the same time. Donations will benefit the No. Ky. Community Action Center. For more information call (502) 732-7020.
Tuesday, Dec. 27: Family movie, “BFG,” 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 28: Family movie, “Kubo and the 2 Strings,” 2 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 29: Family movie, “The Storks,” 2 p.m. and projects half done,PHd’s 2-4 p.m.
Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson was re-appointed chairman of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District Board of Directors at a business meeting in October. This is his second appointment to the position.
Hello once again, my friends. As I sit here writing this article I am reminded of how time never slows down. The Christmas season is upon us and, frankly, I don’t think any of us saw it coming. The older we all get, the quicker holidays come around.