Today's Features

  • FRANKFORT, Ky., Nov. 10, 2016 – Circuit Court Judge R. Leslie Knight, who serves Carroll, Grant and Owen counties recently had the opportunity to process a staged crime scene, visit a women’s prison, learn about arson investigations and more as part of the 2016 Circuit Judges College, an education program for the state’s circuit judges. The college took place Oct. 16-19 in Lexington and offered a mix of classroom sessions and practical field studies 

  • Autumn Adams, a Turning Pointe Dance Center student and Carroll County High School junior, will be performing in the University of Louisville Dance Academy’s annual production of “Clara’s Dream.” 

    Performance dates are 7 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 3, and 2 p.m. Dec. 4, at the Comstock Theater on the University of Louisville campus. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. Autumn has a limited number of discounted tickets available for a special performance at 7 p.m. Dec. 1. These tickets are $5 each.

  • Happy Thanksgiving! Soon, delicious and juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. While we can already smell that good turkey cooking, it is so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared, because we do not want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness.

    It does not matter whether you purchase a fresh or frozen turkey. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cooking safety tips for both on its Food Safety and Inspection Service website.

  • Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Extension Specialist, offers timely tips for cattle producers:

    Spring-calving herd

    Dry cows in good condition can use crop residues and lower quality hay now, but do not let them lose any more body condition. Save higher quality feed until calving time. Keep a good mineral supplement with vitamin A available.

    This has been a good year for fall pasture growth. Extend grazing for as long as possible to decrease the amount of stored feed needed.

  • Why is it important for young people to learn about leadership? How does it apply to life?

    Leadership is one of the core areas of focus for the Kentucky 4-H program, and as such, there are a wide variety of activities associated with leadership development in youth, appropriate for youth pre-4-H aged and up.

    The activities involved with leadership development vary greatly, but are all focused on improving the quality aspects of a young leader through reflection, explanation of leadership principle, and personal experiences.

  • New events

    Saturday, Nov. 26

    Carrollton Main Street and downtown merchants participate in Small Business Saturday. Shop antique stores, specialty stores and see what Carrollton has to offer. Many stores will offer special discounts and hold drawings for door prizes and gifts.

    Regular events

    Thursday, Nov. 24

    Thanksgiving Day

    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.

  • Christmas concert to feature area churches

    The Carroll County Arts Board will present a Community Church Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9 at Carroll County Middle School.

    The concert is free, but donations will be accepted for the CCAB scholarship fund.

    The concert will feature the following churches: Carrollton Christian Church, English Christian Church, Family Worship Center, first Baptist Church, Pentecostals of Carrollton, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, United Methodist Church and Worthville Baptist Church.

  • Editor’s note: Nancy Kennedy has been writing an annual psalm of thanksgiving since 1999 when she first started writing her column.

    Dear God,

    Here I am again, my 17th year of making public my thanks and gratitude to you for yet another year of your faithful kindness and goodness to me.

    Lord, you and I have walked together for nearly 40 years, and even when I’ve strayed from the path, you’ve never left my side or dropped hold of my hand, even for a moment.