Features http://www.mycarrollnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en ‘Red Dog’ leads inspections on bridge http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/%E2%80%98red-dog%E2%80%99-leads-inspections-bridge <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/tb_red_dog_3.jpg" alt="Larry ‘Red Dog’ Collins gazes back at the camera while standing at a point on the bridge overlooking Pier 4. Collins has his hands resting on a cable system connected with the BRAVO technology that ensures the jacks on all of the piers communicated with one another when the bridge slide takes place." title="Larry ‘Red Dog’ Collins gazes back at the camera while standing at a point on the bridge overlooking Pier 4. Collins has his hands resting on a cable system connected with the BRAVO technology that ensures the jacks on all of the piers communicated with one another when the bridge slide takes place." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> The bright, royal blue polo shirt was what caught the reporter&rsquo;s eye during a public meeting several months ago at Madison&rsquo;s Brown Gymnasium. Stitched in gold on the left breast were the words &ldquo;Trimble County High School Alumni.&rdquo; The wearer, sporting a bright red goatee, was an affable young man who seemingly doesn&rsquo;t meet a stranger. His name is Larry &ldquo;Red Dog&rdquo; Collins and he has a significant responsibility with the new Milton-Madison Bridge.</p> Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of April 17, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-community-calendar-week-april-17-2014 <p> <strong>Thursday, April 17</strong></p> <p> Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.</p> <p> West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.</p> <p> Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.</p> <p> Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.</p> <p> <strong>Friday, April 18</strong></p> Give troubles to Jesus, allow him to carry them http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/give-troubles-jesus-allow-him-carry-them <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/miller_keith_0.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> I am reminded of a story that some of you reading this may have heard before. It takes me back to before our first grandchild, Kaylee, was born. She will soon be 13, so you can do the math.</p> <p> As some of you know, I like to work with wood and build furniture and things, so I had decided that I was going to build Kaylee all new nursery furniture. It was quite an undertaking, but I set out to build a baby bed, a dressing table with drawers and a chest of drawers. They would all be made by hand and using oak lumber. (Oak is my favorite.)</p> Church News | April 17, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/church-news-april-17-2014 <p> <strong>Community Easter services are planned</strong></p> <p> Carroll County Ministerial Association leads a Good Friday service on Friday, April 18, 12:10-12:50 p.m., at the Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street. The community is invited. A sunrise service is also offered to the community on Easter at 7 a.m. in the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park.</p> <p> <strong>Easter services set at Cove Hill Baptist</strong></p> Carroll County Public Library Calendar | April 17, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-public-library-calendar-april-17-2014 <p> Thursday, April 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.</p> <p> Friday, April 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Library Board meeting, noon; kitchen scrap gardening, 3:30 p.m.</p> <p> Saturday, April 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament 1-4 p.m.; Easter on the Square, make-it and take-it craft, 2-3 p.m.</p> <p> Sunday, April 20: Easter Sunday.</p> Carroll County Senior Center | Week of April 17, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-senior-center-week-april-17-2014 <p> The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thursday, April 17: All day, deuce&rsquo;s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.</p> <p> Friday, April 18: Closed for Good Friday.</p> <p> Monday, April 21: All day, deuce&rsquo;s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; movie day with snacks, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.</p> La Grange hospital seeks votes to win ‘Seeds of Change’ grant http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/la-grange-hospital-seeks-votes-win-%E2%80%98seeds-change%E2%80%99-grant <p> Baptist Health La Grange has entered the Seeds of Change grant program for an opportunity to receive one of two $20,000 or one of 15 $10,000 grants.</p> <p> The grants will be awarded to organizations that help support and develop sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs that focus on teaching people where their food comes from and the delicious ways it can end up on your plate.</p> <p> The Seeds of Change grant program works to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms, farmers and communities.</p> Libraries help open patrons to new horizons http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/libraries-help-open-patrons-new-horizons <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/libraryart.jpg" alt="This piece of art created by Carroll County High School student Dominique Hunt is on display at the Carroll County Public Library." title="This piece of art created by Carroll County High School student Dominique Hunt is on display at the Carroll County Public Library." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> I hope that it goes without saying that we love our patrons. To put it in the simplest terms, our patrons are the only reason we open our doors every day. This is one of the few professions that is here to serve the public. We exist to provide our community with resources for learning, entertainment and leisure.</p>