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  • Quarter auction to kick off local 2017 Relay for Life

    Carroll County Relay for Life will hold a Quarter Auction, 6 p.m., Friday, March 17, at the General Butler State Resort Park’s mezzanine in the lodge in Carrollton.

    Organizers invite everyone to come and enjoy an evening of fun and excitement as they kick off the 2017 Relay.

    Entry fee is $5 and includes two paddles. Extra paddles are available.

    Upon arrival, each person will receive a numbered paddle. Auction items will be on display with a bid price of one, two, three or four quarters.

  • Senior Calendar | March 16, 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, March 16: 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 a.m.; shopping/Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | March 16, 2017

    Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Professional Counseling? Lindsey Wilson College is partnering with JCTC to create Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree program. Information session will be held Tuesday, March 28 from 4-6 p.m. at the Carrollton JCTC Campus. Please call Kimberly Khadoo (502) 681-7530. For more information concerning the library please call: (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Friday, March 17: Board of Trustees Meeting, noon.

    Wednesday, March 22: RPG Rune Lords, 5:30 p.m.

  • Football camp March 18, 25

    Carroll County High School football is hosting a youth football camp from 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday March 18 and 25, at the high school conditioning center.

    Camp is open to Carroll County students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $30 per camper, and each child will receive a t-shirt.

    Campers will learn skills and fundamentals from CCHS coaches and players and have fun at the same time.

    Register at Tees and Sew On, 2494 Hwy. 227, or at the conditioning center March 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

  • Be our guest: CCHS presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    Relive the romance and the excitement of one of Walt Disney’s most cherished love stories, as the Carroll County High School drama club presents “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

  • Support 4-H, Kentucky Proud through Ag Tag

    Kentucky residents with a Kentucky farm license plate have the option of donating $10 per plate to the Kentucky Ag Tag program.

    The Ag Tag program created by former Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Jamie Comer is entering its sixth year. The $10 donation is split three ways with the Kentucky 4-H Foundation, Kentucky FFA Foundation and the Kentucky Proud program each receiving a third of the proceeds.

    In the five years the program has existed, farm license plate donations have generated nearly $700,000 each for Kentucky FFA, Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky Proud.

  • Carroll Co. Special Olympics competed at 2017 Winter Games Jan. 29-31

    Carroll County Special Olympics recently attended Winter Games sponsored by Special Olympics of Kentucky. The event was held Jan. 29-31, at Perfect North Slopes, in Lawrenceburg, Ind.

    Here are the results:

    Michelle Barnes: 25m snowshoe First place, Gold Medal; 50m snowshoe First place, Gold Medal

    Rhonda Burns: 25m snowshoe, First place Gold Medal; 50m snowshoe, First place, Gold Medal

    Thomas Granger: 50m snowshoe, First place, Gold Medal; 50m snowshoe, Second place, Silver Medal

  • White bass spawning runs just around the corner

    February days in the 60s make for crowded boat ramps and golf courses during a time of year usually spent indoors.

    Everything, nature wise, seems a couple of weeks ahead of schedule. Buds show on lilac bushes, green grass already grows in bunches and the sound of lawn mowers permeates an afternoon backyard barbecue.

    The rare winter temperatures may alter white bass spawning runs as well.

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  • BBB warns to watch for ‘storm chasers’ who scam customers

    Spring and summer can bring severe weather leaving behind everything from hail-damaged roofs and siding to downed trees. Often, following the storms are thieves known as “storm chasers.”

    These scam artists present themselves as contractors able to fix the homeowners problems.

    They go town-to-town, door-to door, taking money for work, underperforming or not performing at all, and then move on to the next town often before the homeowners know they’ve been ripped-off.