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Today's Features

  • Law enforcement officers from 17 agencies across the commonwealth were recognized July 1, for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training’s Academy of Police Supervision. APS, also called the sergeant’s academy, is a three-week, 122-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency’s promotion list to become sergeants.

    Carrollton Police Department’s Daniel T. Rose was a member of APS Class 65.

  • Carrollton Public Works and Carroll County Road Department work year-round for the citizens of Carrollton and Carroll County.

  • Col. Brent McManis recently retired after 30 years of service with the US Air Force and the Air National Guard. Col McManis’ recent assignment was as Commander of the 145th Combat Operations Group (COG) of the North Carolina Air National Guard. The 145th COG, based in New London, NC, consists of four squadrons that provide Expeditionary Communications, Air Traffic Control, Weather Forecasting, and Tactical Air Control for Army ground commanders.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program’s First Friday event July 1, drew a crowd on the courthouse lawn. The event featured Just Us (below), as well as the RiverView Farmers Market, the Carrollton’s Hottest Dog contest and local author Bill Chapman, as well as games and giveaways. The next First Friday will be held Aug. 5. 

  • Blue mold of tobacco was found last week in Caswell County, located in central North Carolina. This is further north than its previous known locations in Florida and Georgia. Even though that is a long way from Carroll County, it is important to be aware of potential disease pressure.

  • Until recently, the USDA and Cooperative Extension have recommended only two types of canners for use in home canning — a boiling water canner for high acid foods, or a pressure canner for low acid foods. The use of steam canners was not recommended, due to a lack of research on their safety.

  • New events

    Thursday, July 7

    NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick hosts an autograph session from 10 a.m.-noon at Kroger during “Danica’s Race to Feed the Hungry.” Kroger will be donating $1,000 to the Carroll County Food Pantry.

    Regular events

    Thursday, July 7

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

  • Since the first settlers came on the shores of this country, Christians have seen this land as the means of starting something far different from the weary religious struggles of Europe. John Winthrop preached to the first Puritans landing in modern-day Massachusetts that they would be a city on a hill, which meant that “the eyes of all people are upon us. So that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken, and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a by-word through the world.”