Today's Features

  • We are in the third full week of Aug., and do you know what that means?

    It’s State Fair time!

    Today marks the opening of the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Located at the Kentucky Fair Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, the State Fair runs from Aug. 17 to Aug. 27.

    With all the sights and sounds, the State Fair has something for every member of the family:

  • The library will offer an Eclipse Garden Party, Monday, Aug. 21, starting at 1 p.m. The library will provide safety glasses, educational information about safe viewing and some activities to help understand the magnitude of this event. The full eclipse will pass over parts of Southern Kentucky but Carrollton will be able to view approximately 90 percent. The library will provide cold beverages and snacks, but you may want to bring pop-up chairs for comfort. The most complete view will be around 2:30 p.m.


  • New events

    Thursday, Aug. 17

    Carroll County High School agriculture department and FFA hosts an advisory council and alumni meeting Aug. 17, from 6-7 p.m. The meeting will be held in the agriculture classroom and will be an opportunity to receive information on how the program is doing, as well as how you can be involved in helping them grow. Please contact Mackenzie Wright at the high school, (502) 732-7075, with any questions or concerns.

  • “Mass in Point Park”

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church of Carrollton will hold a special Hispanic mass Sunday, Aug. 20, at Point Park. The mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the shelter area. All are welcome.

    Apostolic Pentecostal hosts rally Aug. 19

  • It was a warm summer night in a town near Washington, D.C.

    A group of friends sat around a backyard table eating dinner when a young man with a gun appeared and interrupted the dinner party, according to a 2016 NPR story.

    “Give me your money or I’m going to start shooting,” he said, pointing the gun at one of the women.

    The people believed him; however, no one had any money on them.

    So, they started talking to the man, first trying to play on his guilt: “What would your mother think about you doing this?”

  • Carrollton Main Street Program hosted the seed spitting contest as a part of Watermelon Mania at First Friday Aug. 4.

  • Friends of Butler awarded the Sam Simpson Scholarship to Jonathan Marsh George Jr. The organization donated $250, and Simpson’s wife Jeanne matched the amount, totaling $500.

    George is from Milton, Ky., and is a junior at Georgetown College. He has worked as a bus boy this summer at Two Rivers Restaurant at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge. His goal is to move back to the area after graduation and hopefully become a history teacher.