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Today's Features

  • The beginning of fall and cooler temperatures bring warm visions of pumpkins, mums and hot apple cider. But fall also brings an increased risk of prussic-acid poisoning in ruminants.

    This condition also is known as cyanide, hydrogen-cyanide or hydrocyanic-acid poisoning.

  • With the fall weather here, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky warn consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” Conway said in a news release.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or asking for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

  • Thursday, Oct. 10

    • Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    • Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.
    • Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the high school library.
    • Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Oct. 11

  • I hope this confession will surprise you, although it probably won’t, but the truth is, I’m not very smart.

    When I was a kid I was a lot smarter, and when I was a teenager I knew everything. But now that I’m in my 50s I realize that I’m not all that smart.

  • The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third St., Carrollton, will celebrate its 79th church anniversary with services at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12, and 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13.  The Rev. Michael Maughmer, of Chillicothe, Ohio, will be the guest speaker.

    The Rev. Cecil Ellison, who pastored until 1995, founded the church in 1934. The Rev. David Croucher became the pastor last year.  Everyone is welcome.

  • Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the city of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 17. Hydrant flushing is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggests that residents should not wash laundry while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining could occur.

  • Cody Brown began his all-time dream of auto racing at age 13. In August 2012, he began competing in the INEX US Legends Bandolero Outlaws. He is currently the point’s leader in the FAST Midwest Bandolero Outlaw Series, Bandolero cars are mini NASCAR cars.