Today's Features

  • Brittany Shaw and Keith Dews of Carrollton, Ky. announce the birth of their daughter, Raelyn Jaye Dews, born 3:18 p.m., Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Baptist Hospital LaGrange in LaGrange, Ky. She weighed 4 pounds 9 ounces and was 17 inches long. 

    Aunt Katie Walters and Uncle Andrew Shaw, both of Carroll County, helped welcome her home. 

    Maternal grandparents are James and Theresa Shaw of Carrollton and great-grandparents Cynthia Burton of Carroll County and the late James Burton. 

  • Today was a particularly crisp, cool, August morning. I am not sure if the weather conditions matched the way I felt or if it was my imagination because it was the first day of school.

    Social media was full today with kids in their new school clothes, proud parents ushering in new students, teachers buzzing with new ideas and a few mom tears because their babies are growing up so fast.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports wraps up its year with a fun shoot, Aug. 5. Twenty Carroll County Top Shots members will be competing at the state meet September 12-13 in Wilmore and Berea, Ky.

  • Thursday, Aug. 13

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

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, contact Life in Carrollton Ministries Director Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

  • Revival at Worthville Baptist Church

    Lifechange Revival 2015 will be held 11 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 16 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, Aug. 16-18, at Worthville Baptist Church, 652 Hwy 467 in Worthville. Guest speaker will be Nick Sandefur from the Kentucky Baptist Convention.

    For more information call (502) 732-4242.

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church celebrates its 16th anniversary

  • A short time ago I preached a sermon I entitled “Excuses.” It went something like this.


  • Almost half of all credit card fraud in the world occurs in the United States. Consumers have recently become more aware of this problem as a number of large retailers have reported data breaches. Fortunately, credit card companies have taken action.

  • The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • It’s time to get signed up for the many projects that the 4-H program has to offer. Please look over the schedule, and if your child wants to be a part of these programs, call (502) 732-7030 and put your child’s name and age on the list. The purpose of signing up beforehand is so we will have enough materials for the child. 

    Many of these projects will be entered into the county fair where ribbons and money can be earned. If you have not picked up your projects from this year’s fair, please stop by the office and pick up your check and your item.