Before hitting the track at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday for the Quaker State 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick competed in a grocery cart race July 7, at Carrollton’s Kroger. Patrick joined sponsor Nature’s Bakery’s president and founder Dave Marson and Carroll County representatives in a race to see who could fill up their mini grocery cart the fastest with items in their particular aisle.
The West Virginia Flood Relief effort will have a benefit concert Friday, July 15 from noon to 5 p.m. at Earl Floyd Ford. Headlining the event will be the country duo, Halfway to Hazard.
The duo’s website describes Halfway to Hazard as no-holds barred, nothing held back, pedal to metal, all the way. It is music that is honest, open, gritty and rough around the edges by musicians who make no excuses for who they are or apologies for where they’re from. They’re Halfway to Hazard, and they’re taking the long way home.
Fifteen representatives from the Kentucky Utilities Ghent power generating plant worked to remove a tree and satellite dish, repair a storage shed and prepare ground for laying pavers in the Kathryn Winn Primary courtyard. They were joined later in the day by Lowe’s Madison store employees to continue work as part of the $5,000 grant the school received from Lowes.
The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: email@example.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, July 7: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 9:30 a.m.;Wills and Power of Attorney follow up by Hospice of Bluegrass, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.
The annual reunion picnic of the Raker family will be held July 30, at the American Legion Post 9 Shelter, 707 Jefferson Street, in Madison, Ind. This place has great facilities, no steps, lots of shade, and playground for the children.
Descendants of Ernst and Mary Buscher Raker, and the related families of Strautmann, Titkemeyer, Uhlmansiek, Bulthaup, Obertate, Diekmann, Thiemann, and Detmer are invited to come join in.
Families on the Move Walking Club continues, meet every Saturday at 10 a.m. at the library and walk to the river walk. Count your steps all month long to be eligible for prizes. Sponsored in cooperation with Carroll County Extension Service through a grant from Families on the Move and the University of Kentucky. “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!, a summer reading program at the library and throughout the community.
Reading and math logs must be turned in by 8 p.m. July 26. For more information call (502) 732-7020.
Law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the commonwealth were recognized July 1, for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision. APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 122-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.
Carrollton Police Department’s Daniel T. Rose was a member of APS Class 65.
Col. Brent McManis recently retired after 30 years of service with the US Air Force and the Air National Guard. Col McManis’ recent assignment was as Commander of the 145th Combat Operations Group (COG) of the North Carolina Air National Guard. The 145th COG, based in New London, NC, consists of four squadrons that provide Expeditionary Communications, Air Traffic Control, Weather Forecasting, and Tactical Air Control for Army ground commanders.