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Community

  • Volunteers clean up Worthville Cemetery
  • Win cash, prizes during Saturday’s festivities

    Carrollton Main Street Program’s Easter on the Square returns to downtown Carrollton on Saturday, April 15.

    The festivities are set for the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse this year.

    New this year is the Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event begins at 10 a.m.

    Games, inflatables, music, food and more are planned on the rear lawn of the courthouse beginning at 1 p.m., when the Easter Bunny arrives.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 13, 2017

    Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann” is accepting two items that have never been displayed in previous shows in categories: drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography until Wednesday April 19. This is open to the public. The MAG show also 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

  • 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.