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  • Senior Calendar | April 13, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026.

    Thursday, April 13: Cards, games and color therapy, 8 a.m.; Nutrition sponsored by cooperative Extension Service, 9:30 a.m.; AARP Driving Class at CC Library, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/ Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.; night bingo, 6 p.m.

  • Library offers wide selection of books

    National Library Week started in 1958, and was based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support libraries. The first National Library Week theme was “Wake Up and Read!” Fast forward 59 years and the theme is “Libraries Transform.” This reflects the transformation of libraries over the years. As our lives, families and communities change, so must our libraries. We have so many resources at your disposal–some you associate with libraries and some you may not.

  • Nab earns Eagle Scout honor with park project

    By KRISTIN BECK

    The News-Democrat

    The next time you head out to Robert Westrick Memorial Park, take a seat at one of the new benches or eat lunch at one of the new picnic tables next to the batting cages. The additional seating was made possible by local Troop 131 Eagle Scout Kameron Nab.

    Kameron, 15, worked on the project with Carroll County Fiscal Court, which purchased the new benches.

  • Locals take on Harlem Wizards in fundraiser

    The world famous Harlem Wizards are bringing their “Slamtastic Tour” to Carroll County High School’s gymnasium on Thursday, April 20. The Wizards will face the “Carroll County Crushers,” a group of teachers, school administrators, former players and community leaders who have volunteered their time for the event. The event is being sponsored by Family Ties, the family resource center for Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary. Family Ties will use the proceeds to provide support for the students it serves.

  • ‘Hee Haw’ star to be portrayed at Chautauqua event April 20

     Attention fans of the long running television show “Hee Haw”: A speaker portraying one of the program’s stalwarts, Grandpa Jones, is coming to Carrollton.

    The Carroll County Arts Board and the Friends of Butler are bringing in Kentucky Chautauqua performer David Jones of Frankfort, Ky., to portray Grandpa Jones Thursday, April 20, at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

    Kentucky Chautauqua programs are sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

  • Autism awareness

    The Carrollton Police Department accepted the Autism Awareness Month Challenge from the New Rochelle Police Department in New York. The purpose of the New Rochelle Police Autism Patch Challenge is to promote autism awareness in every police department in the country during the month of April. Carrollton Police cruisers will bear a CPD Autism Awareness logo through end of the month.

  • Weedman wins state conservation art contest

    By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    Hannah Weedman, a second grade student at the Christian Academy of Carrollton, accomplished what a number of other budding young artists had not been able to with her win in the statewide Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest.

    The contest has been held for 73 years. In that time, Carroll County had not had an art contest winner, according to Carroll County Conservation District chairman David Rowlett.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 6, 2017

    Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann” open to the public, is accepting two items that have never been displayed in previous shows in categories: drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography until Wednesday April 19. The MAG show will be exhibiting a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Sunday, April 9: National Library Week, stop in all week for a special treat.

  • Senior Calendar | April 6, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. 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.

    Thursday, April 6: Cards, games and color therapy, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/ Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • Port William Society learns about DNA, discusses fundraising projects

    The Port William Historical Society met on March 28, at the Masterson House, with 17 people in attendance.

    President Deborah Garrett called the meeting to order and introduced guest speaker Phyllis McLaughlin with “Twisted Roots” to speak about DNA for genealogy. With the use of a slideshow, McLaughlin spoke to the areas of DNA testing through ancestry.

    Secretary Cassandra McBurney read the minutes of the Feb. 21, workshop and they were approved as read. Treasurer Sam Burgess gave the treasurer’s report and it was approved.