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Today's Features

  • Winter Reading Challenge for kids, take a challenge to complete six of the nine reading challenges for your age and win a free book of your choice, through the month of January for ages 0-4 and 5 and up. For all ages: there is a new list for 2017, if this is your first year, you can jump in by reading a new book each month from one of the categories and be entered to win fun prizes monthly and at the year-end.

    For more information call (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

  • 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.

    Thursday, Jan. 26: Cards, games, and color therapy, 8 a.m.; walk with ease, 9:30 a.m.; Walk with Ease, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 a.m.; shopping/Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met on Jan. 20, at Two Rivers Restaurant with nine members present. The reading of the minutes from the November meeting was tabled. The treasurer reported dues had been paid to the district treasurer. A gift card was purchased for Cydney Conley of Family Ties to use for the students at Kathryn Winn Primary.

  • The recent mild weather may have many of you thinking about planning your spring garden. Looking through a seed catalog, store rack or online product offering can be overwhelming, since there are so many varieties available for each crop. So, how do we choose from the plethora of options?

  • New events

    Saturday, Feb. 4

    Carrollton Rotary Club Winter Ball at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center

    Regular events

    Thursday, Jan. 26

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at 1208 Highland Ave.

  • As I sit at my home office desk on this Monday Martin Luther King National Holiday, and as I drink coffee while eating crackers with my dog “Tuffy”. As I attempt to write down what my brain was thinking about at 1:30 a.m., one cannot in any semblance listen to the Rev. Dr. King’s speeches and not think of those that had important roles in our learning, growing, and doing.

  • The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton will hold only one service on Sunday, Jan. 29.  The Jubilee Service will be held at 2 p.m. and consist of congregational and special gospel songs. After the service there will be a time of fellowship. Everyone is cordially invited to this service.  

  • As winter gets into full swing, remember fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are real concerns that come with staying warm.

    According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2009 and 2013, U.S. fire departments responded each year to an average of 56,000 home structure fires that involved heating equipment. Space heaters are the most common type of heating equipment involved in home fires, accounting for 40 percent of all fires, and more importantly, 84 percent of non-firefighter deaths.

  • Calving season will be here before we know it. Providing sound management during that time can mean more live calves, which translates to more profit for you.

    It is important to have a short calving period to allow frequent observation and assistance if needed. Some specific things a producer can do to limit calf loss include: