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Community

  • Blood drive to be held at Relevant Church July 18

    Whether someone is among the 39 percent of the U.S. population with type O positive blood or the 2 percent with B negative, the American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood this summer to help avert a shortage. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

    Red Cross blood donations may be made, Tuesday, July 18, from 3-8 p.m. at the Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of July 3, 2013

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

     

    Wednesday, July 3: Red, White and Blue day, corn hole, hillbilly golf, 10 a.m.; homemade ice cream, noon.

    Thursday, July 4: Closed for the holiday.

    Friday, July 5: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; tempt your taste buds, fruit, 11 a.m.

    Monday, July 8: Euchre/Rook, 9:30 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.

  • Fairview Place wins state award

    Fairview Place Senior Living in Carrollton received the 2013 Excellence In Civic Involvement Award from the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association.  The award was presented during the association’s annual Conference in Louisville on May 15.

    To celebrate the award, Fairview Place will be hosting a “Community Celebration Day” on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn about the award winning programs and services provided by the staff of Fairview Place, 433 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

  • Donation | July 3, 2013
  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of July 3, 2013

    Wednesday, July 3:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 10 a.m. until noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, July 4: Closed for July 4th holiday.

    Friday, July 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m. until noon; pre-school Play Day, bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden, 11 a.m.; family movie, “ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” 2 p.m.; artist reception for Jimmy Supplee and Carrollton Main Street’s First Friday, 5 p.m.

    Saturday, July 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

  • Workshops to focus on chronic disease

    With an aging population and chronic disease rates increasing among children and young adults, local communities need tools to help people deal with chronic diseases. 

    Three Rivers District Health Department is meeting these challenges by getting staff and community partners trained to facilitate the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. These are evidence-based workshops designed to give patients and their caregivers more education on management techniques, in addition to traditional medical care. 

  • Lykins celebrates 28 years

    Darrell Lykins and Retta Craig, both of Ghent, were married on July 2, 1985, at Ghent Baptist Church in Ghent, with Brother Robert Ferguson officiating.

    The bride’s sister; Vicki Craig Harmon, was the maid of honor and best man was Billy Pruitt.

    Darrell retired from Carroll County Water District in 2008 and Retta has been with the Ghent Post Office since 1978.

    They have two daughters, Shannon Lykins Skirvin and Kimberly Lykins Jett. The couple still resides in Ghent.

  • Mentors, money are instrumental in BB/BS program

    Do friendships require money? The simple answer is no.

    But when it comes to a mentoring initiative that provides structure and oversight, candidate interviews and background checks, and home visits and accountability, the answer is yes. These friendships require money.

  • Franklin appointed agency manager

    Angela Franklin of Carrollton has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at the Carroll County Agency. She became an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau in January 2009 and was named the 2011 District 3 “Agent of the Year” and the 2012 District 6 “Agent of the Year” for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance. Franklin was previously an agent in the Oldham County–Goshen Agency. She and her husband, Chad, have two children, Taylor and Seth.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | June 26, 2013

    For more information call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Wednesday, June 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mad Science of Ky. – at Cartmell Elementary, 10 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Stories and Crafts, age 6-11 years old, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m. until noon; pre-school Play Day, bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden, 11 a.m.; family movie, “The Borrowers,” 2 p.m.