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Today's Features

  • A Carrollton native earned the privilege of naming the first female Hartmann’s mountain zebra foal born at the Louisville Zoo in 13 years. Zack Vannarsdall named her Ziva, after a character on one of his favorite television shows, “NCIS.”

  • During the month of July and August, bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to the library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to the Carroll County Animal Support Group. For more information, call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Wednesday, July 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, July 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Stories and Crafts, age 6-11 years old, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • How much excitement can a 4-H agent have? Shooting sports is up and going great. If your child has signed up for shooting sports but has not been contacted, please call the Extension office and get the information. 

    Saturday was a great day at the State Communications Day at the University of Kentucky. Carroll County had four members who attended the competition, and all four received blue ribbons. It is an honor to make it to state, but to receive a blue ribbon at state is a wonderful accomplishment.

  • Several insects thrive and arrive after prolonged rains.  Expect an increase in accidental invaders, including spiders, millipedes, centipedes, sowbugs/pillbugs, gnats, and springtails that enter structures in response to high water or extend their of activity because of humidity and dampness.

  • In the past 30 years the number of obese children has tripled.

    Children become overweight when they do not get enough activity for the amount of calories they eat and eat foods that are not as healthy.  Unfort-unately, being obese will affect children’s short and long term health. As a parent, it is up to you to help your children eat healthy and get enough exercise so they can maintain a healthy weight.

    Here are some immediate effects of obesity for children:

  • Wednesday, July 17

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4:15 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, July 18

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

  • Vacation Bible School set at Bedford church

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford will hold their Vacation Bible School at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 16-19 at Camp Harmony.

    Renewal workshop set for Second Baptist

    Second Baptist Church of Carrollton, 611 Sycamore Street in Carrollton, will hold a spiritual renewal workshop at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, July 23-25, with the Rev. Dr. L.H. McIntyre and the Rev. Dr. John C. Travis as speakers.

  • Nothing is so bewildering as the failure of good intentions.

    You know the routine. Opportunities that seem so logical and advantageous at the time begin to melt and rot under closer inspection. Peel a few more layers and you see signs of impulsiveness and selfishness. Then the consequences set in. As if the lingering harm of bad decisions is not enough, there is the “Why? Why? Why?” we take to bed at night. Whether you measure regret in ounces or pounds, there is nothing to compare to its weight.

  • During the month of July and August, bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to Carroll County Public Library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to the Carroll County Animal Support Group. For more information, call (502) 732-7020

     

    Wednesday, July 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba! 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6 p.m.