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Today's Features

  • As we live our lives, we can face many adversities. These situations give us a choice to face them head on with a great hope, or we can run the other way and ignore or deny.

    Your response to adversity will help you understand where you are in your walk with God. Is it possible that you have been so caught up in trying to figure out why this situation has come upon you, that you’ve missed God?  Has this adversity made your faith stronger or has it left you in a weakened state?

  • The Carrollton Service Center Farm Service Agency is currently conducting sign-ups for livestock disaster assistance programs. 

    These disaster programs are authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill as permanent programs and provide retroactive authority to cover losses that occurred on or after Oct. 1, 2011.

    The three programs are:

    Livestock Forage Program

    The Livestock Forage Program provides compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire.

  • The Carroll County Fair is June 6 – 14 and the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is getting ready for this year’s event.

    We encourage all Carroll County youth and adults to exhibit items you have made, grown, raised and created so we can showcase our Carroll County talent in the 4-H and Open Class exhibits.

  • Sixty-two years ago on Feb. 14, 1952, at the age of 21, Freddie C. Earls of Carrollton was called to serve active duty in Korea for the Department of the U.S. Army. He served only one year, five months and 17 days. On April 19, 1953, he was wounded, resulting in the loss of eyesight in both eyes.

    After a long hospital stay and a long recovery period, he was sent to rehabilitation in Chicago, Ill.

  • Would you like a special basket to use for Memorial Day or for the Fourth of July? Basket maker Kathy Watts is teaching a class in weaving the red, white and blue “Patriotic Drum Basket” from 6–9 p.m., Thurs-day, May 21, at the Exten-sion office. To see a picture of the basket, stop by the Extension office for a flier publicizing the class.

    If you are interested in taking this class, please call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030 by Friday, May 16, so enough materials can be ready for you. 

  • May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month, and as agricultural producers, high- quality water is very important to us.

    Agricultural chemicals are also an important part of many farm operations.  Used properly, they help produce an abundant, safe food supply.  If mishandled, however, they can contaminate groundwater, which is a source of drinking water for most residents.

    Reduce the chance that improperly used agricultural chemicals might contaminate groundwater by following these steps:

  • Thursday, May 15

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, May 16

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • The First Apostolic Church will host a Community Day Event at Point Park from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

    There will be gospel singing including the Chase Condon Band from Columbus, Ohio. Games for the children, hotdogs, chips, cookies, and drinks will also be served. 

    This event has been planned by the church members to let the Carrollton area see what the church is all about.  Everyone in the community is invited.