Features http://www.mycarrollnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en Lion’s Club hosts magician as fundraiser http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/lion%E2%80%99s-club-hosts-magician-fundraiser <p> The Carrollton Lions Club is asking the community for help in its local Eyeglass Fundraiser charity. All money raised stays in the Carrollton community and benefits the Eyeglass Program, which provides eye care, eyeglasses and eye treatments to those in need in the community.</p> <p> The Carrollton Lions Club is hosting a new magic and variety show Saturday, Sept. 27, featuring one of Kentucky&rsquo;s finest illusionists, Dinky Gowen. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Middle School. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. Children five and under are free.</p> Circus coming to the fairgrounds http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/circus-coming-fairgrounds <p> The Carroll County Fair Board will host The Carson &amp; Barnes Circus Friday, Oct. 3, at the fairgrounds. Performances are schedules for 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.</p> <p> The World&rsquo;s Biggest Big Top Show includes two hours of fun, excitement and pageantry for children of all ages. See elephants, horses, ponies and dogs perform amazing tricks in the center ring. Be amazed and thrilled by the extraordinary artists from around the world as they entertain the audience with their death defying feats and exquisite artistry.</p> Retired Teachers held meeting Sept. 19 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/retired-teachers-held-meeting-sept-19 <p> Carroll County Retired Teachers Association hosted a luncheon/meeting Sept.19, at Pat&rsquo;s Place to honor two new retirees, Jan Eldridge and Carol Teach. The luncheon was prepared by Donna Parish and was enjoyed by 18 members.&nbsp;</p> <p> President Cassandra McBurney called the meeting to order. The minutes of the May meeting were read by Secretary Velma Hunt and approved as read. The treasurer&rsquo;s report was given and approved. The treasurer told the group that the local chapter would be receiving money from the 5th District for the scholarship fund.</p> Community Calendar | Sept. 25, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/community-calendar-sept-25-2014 <p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Thursday, Sept. 25</span></strong></p> <p> Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.</p> <p> Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.</p> <p> Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. at the Child Development Center.</p> <p> Carroll County Tobacco Festival begins with rides, food, music and more in downtown Carrollton. Opens at 5 p.m.</p> Waiting shows the tough job moms face every day http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/waiting-shows-tough-job-moms-face-every-day <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/grace_notes_2.jpg" alt="Nancy Kennedy" title="Nancy Kennedy" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Years ago, my friend Becky in Texas excitedly announced that her son was &ldquo;only&rdquo; smoking pot.</span></p> <p> She asked, &ldquo;What kind of a mom gets excited because her kid is &lsquo;only&rsquo; smoking pot?&rdquo;</p> <p> The kind of mom whose kid had been doing cocaine and other hard drugs.</p> Beverly Reunion http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/beverly-reunion <p> The Beverly Reunion will be held at 1 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 28, at the Lockport Methodist Church. All family and friends invited. For more information call Wanda Browning (502) 845-4212.</p> Church News | Sept. 25, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/church-news-sept-25-2014 <p> <strong><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Fall conference set&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">for Apostolic church</span></strong></p> <p> The Kentucky District Fall Conference of the Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ will be hosted by the Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, Pastor Bobby Wade, located at 124 Smith Lane, in Bedford, at 1 p.m., Saturday Sept. 27. Pastor Tim Gill from Medora, Ind., will be the speaker.&nbsp; Ministers Board Meeting&nbsp;will be held prior to the conference at noon. Deaf ministry is available.</p> Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Sept. 25, 2014 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-county-public-library-calendar-sept-25-2014 <p> For more information call&nbsp; (502) 732-7020.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Thursday, Sept. 25: 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.; closing at 5 p.m. for Tobacco Festival.</p> <p> &nbsp;Friday, Sept. 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m. Play &amp; Learn Fridays, preschool aged children, explore new pre-school readiness center, adult helper must be present, 11 a.m.</p> <p> Saturday, Sept. 27: Closed for Tobacco Festival.</p>