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Today's Features

  • In an effort to better protect the identities of people on Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have changed Medicare cards. Starting in June 2018, Kentuckians on Medicare will be receiving a new Medicare card. No longer will a person’s social security number be used as the Medicare ID number. Instead, Medicare recipients will be receiving a new Medicare ID number that is unique to them. The new card will not change the coverage or benefits.

  • The Christian Academy of Carrollton is hosting a 5K walk and run Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. at General Butler State Resort Park to raise money for this year’s junior and senior class mission trip.

    The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. A t-shirt is included and will be distributed at the event. Meet at the back entrance of the park off Eleventh Street. For more information, call CAC at (502) 732-4734.

  • It won’t be long until the Carroll County fair is open and going strong. 4-H is gearing up to prepare for the fair. The following meetings will be held in preparation for the fair:

    Friday, April 20 - We will be decorating a wastebasket project at the Extension office right after school until 5 p.m..

    Thursday, April 26, Irish folding (paper craft) at the Extension office from 6-8 p.m.

    Monday, April 30 - Beginning electricity and wood science at the Extension office right after school

  • On April 25, 1898, when Carrollton resident Sarah Eva Howe was 14, the United States declared war on Spain to halt Spain’s empire-building in the western hemisphere – my basic understanding of a complex world situation.

    Sarah read about the Spanish-American War in the Carrollton Democrat and in magazines. She heard conversations about it at school and at her family’s dinner table. Still, from her perspective, the war seemed to have little effect on her family and friends in Carrollton, Ky.

  • The Harlem Wizards return to Carroll County High School Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The evening promises to be a fun-filled event that is great for children and adults. The event is hosted by The Family Ties Resource Center.

    Tickets purchased before the event are $8 for general admission, $25 for Courtside Plus. Tickets can be purchased at Cartmell and Kathryn Winn Primary until the day of the game, April 26, and can be bought online at www.harlemwizards.com. General admission tickets will also be available at the door before the game for $10 each.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry contest and poetry reading at the library, entries in four categories, Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Adult. Submit original poetry by April 21 in person or by e-mail to information@carrollcountylibrary.org. Include your name, age and phone number. On Saturday, April 28 at noon, there will be a reception and display of all entries with a reading of winning poems. Prizes awarded in each category.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

    Thursday, April 19: Yoga/CCPL, 9:30 a.m.; CDSMP, 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/Walmart, Kroger and pay bills, 1:30 p.m.