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Today's Features

  • Nieves Leon knows what it is like to be a stranger in a foreign country, unable to communicate with others. Twenty-five years ago when she and her husband and daughter moved to Carrollton from Spain, she did not know a single word of English.

    Now, after years of additional education and practice, she uses her experience and knowledge to pay it forward.

    Nieves is the daughter of Felix Leon and Nieves Rodriguez and is from Ponferrada in northern Spain. Her father worked as a train conductor, while her mother stayed at home with the six children.

  • Hello once again, my friends. Summer is finally upon us in full force. It’s hot, the humidity is high and, frankly, I’ve run out of cooking ideas. Of course I’m kidding, it is hot and humid, but I never run out of ideas for cooking. I had the idea for this article, however, to change gears a bit, and go in a different direction if you will.

  • Stepworks Recovery Centers is preparing to open a 32-bed, full service residential treatment facility during the first week of August in Elizabethtown, Ky. The company will open an additional 24-bed treatment center in Bowling Green later this year, bringing a total of 56 new treatment beds to the state of Kentucky.

    Both of the new treatment facilities will offer detoxification as part of a 30-day residential program for women and men. The program focuses on evidence-based addiction education, individual and group therapy and family therapy services.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • For more information call (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    July 28: Summer Reading Program finale will be a Field Day at Point Park, begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner served, prizes and reading bags will be given.

    July 29: Camp Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet,” a performance will be held at 3 p.m. for family and friends of the Shakespeare campers

    July 30: Retro Track and Field Video Game Day, compete in your favorite track and field events while staying cool with these retro video games. All ages welcome, 2 p.m.

  • The Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys & Girls Ranch opened to campers for its 41st season June 12, and runs through June and July, serving boys and girls on alternate weeks.

    The ranch is a non-profit organization, serving Kentucky’s youth through a camping program designed to build self-esteem, while teaching them respect for themselves, others and law enforcement professionals. Camp is free to campers, thanks to the dedication and support of the sheriffs, members and contributors. 

  • Carroll County Extension hosted “Eatin’ and Movin’ at the Carroll County Public Library July 14. The children learned about nutrition and danced to burn off some calories. The program was a part of the library’s Summer Reading Program. 

  • Prevent hay bale or barn fires by baling hay at appropriate moisture levels and monitoring temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will begin a heating phase within one to two days after baling. During this time, you should monitor hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.