Today's Features

  • Carroll County 4H Shooting Sports had 20 students compete at the recent state shoot. They competed in shotgun trap, pistol, BP Percussion rifle, 22 sport rifle, 22 target rifle and the four archery disciplines. Top finishers for the weekend were Luke Heveline, BP percussion rifle for 9-11-year-olds, third place; Willie Pierce, target rifle for 12-14-year-olds, fourth place; John Glauber, shotgun trap for 12-14-year-olds, sixth place; and Kennedy Daigle, archery target for 9-11-year-olds, eighth place.

  • Bring your family – two-legged and four-legged – for a day of fun Woof at General Butler State Resort Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. All proceeds benefit Carroll County Animal Support.

    Skybound Canine Entertainment will give three shows during the day. Five-time World Champion Frisbee freestyle dog trainer Todd Duncan and his dogs will perform acrobatic tricks and amazing Frisbee footwork.

  • The Medicare Open Enrollment for drug and health plans begin Oct. 15 and goes through Dec. 7.

    If you are currently enrolled, thinking of switching or just want to see if you are getting the best plan for your money; Medicare Open Enrollment is the time to do just that. Comparing plans during the open enrollment period ensures that you have the health or drug plan that will fit your needs for 2016. 

  • Last week, we focused on the importance of soil sampling and how this is the perfect time to test the soil for next year’s growing season.

    This week, let us continue the discussion about fertilizer in regards to alfalfa production and the uptake of potassium.

  • October is National Energy Awareness Month. This is an annual national effort to underscore energy’s importance to our prosperity, security and environment.

    Energy efficiency means performing the same job using less energy. New technologies and processes make this possible. Energy efficiency is the fastest and cheapest solution for reducing energy use, saving money and preventing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Quilts will be displayed during the month of October. They welcome both new and vintage items. For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, Oct. 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 2: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 3:  Magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Oct. 5:  Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.


  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.

    Thursday, Oct. 1: Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; rummy 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 2: Cana Days @ Metamora, Ind. (day trip), 8:30 a.m.; scary movie day with refreshments, 9:30 a.m. ; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Rummy, 12:30 p.m.

  • Baily Blackburn, a freshman at Carroll County High School, competed in the National Pleasure Equitation Olympics and the National United Professional Horseman’s Association competitions in Indianapolis on Sept. 11-12. Both horse shows were national competitions featuring the highest ranking riders from across the country. Baily came home with top ribbons, placing in the top five in the Olympics and in the top ten in UPHA.

  • A few weeks ago, a woman called me with an idea for my column.

    She had just read “In His Steps,” a book written in 1896 that sparked the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomena in the 1990s, the WWJD bracelets, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, et al.

    The book, written by Charles Sheldon, is a fictional story about a pastor who challenges his congregation not to do anything for an entire year without first asking, “What would Jesus do?” and then do that.