Days are getting shorter, but not too short. Kids are back in school, and our community is buzzing with activity.
High school and peewee football have started and soon you will see boys proudly wearing their football jerseys on game day. Volleyball and soccer are in full swing, as evidenced by all the cars at the high school, middle school and county park.
For me, this is the sweet spot of the year. It still is warm, but there is a little chill to the air. Mornings are covered with a fog that lifts off to reveal a beautiful late summer day.
Carroll County Library will offer the AARP Driver Safety from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22.
Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Lunch is provided. The course teaches valuable defensive driving skills and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Plus, you may qualify for an automobile insurance discount by completing the course. Participants should check with their auto insurance agent for details.
Donald and Dorothy Riley of Pleasureville, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Felicia Riley of Carrollton to Willie Humphrey of Carrollton, son of Mike Humphrey of Carrollton and Mattie Copeland of Madison, Ind.
The ceremony will take place, 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at Camp Kysoc. Invitations will be sent.
After the ceremony the family will reside in Carrollton.
The Sons of the American Legion Post No. 41 attended the 95th annual conference June 27-29 in Louisville. The group was represented by Dennis Mefford, Donald Hawkins, Troy Stethen and Clyde Stethen. Michelle McGuire and Tammy Hawkins also attended.
The post also recently completed work on its meeting room and kitchen and has them looking like new. The Sons and Ladies Auxiliary both donated money to the renovation.
Patrons may bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to the library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items through the end of August. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to Carroll County Animal Support. For more information, call (502) 732-7020
Wednesday, Aug. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Lego Mania, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.
Everyone who joins the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white flowering dogwood trees through the Foundation’s Trees for America campaign.
The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member’s area, which falls between Oct. 15 and Dec. 10. The 6-12 inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees.