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Today's Features

  •  Attention fans of the long running television show “Hee Haw”: A speaker portraying one of the program’s stalwarts, Grandpa Jones, is coming to Carrollton.

    The Carroll County Arts Board and the Friends of Butler are bringing in Kentucky Chautauqua performer David Jones of Frankfort, Ky., to portray Grandpa Jones Thursday, April 20, at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

    Kentucky Chautauqua programs are sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

  • The Carrollton Police Department accepted the Autism Awareness Month Challenge from the New Rochelle Police Department in New York. The purpose of the New Rochelle Police Autism Patch Challenge is to promote autism awareness in every police department in the country during the month of April. Carrollton Police cruisers will bear a CPD Autism Awareness logo through end of the month.

  • By TIM HENDRICK

    The News-Democrat

    Hannah Weedman, a second grade student at the Christian Academy of Carrollton, accomplished what a number of other budding young artists had not been able to with her win in the statewide Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest.

    The contest has been held for 73 years. In that time, Carroll County had not had an art contest winner, according to Carroll County Conservation District chairman David Rowlett.

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let’s use this time to reflect on this problem and to recognize the importance of good parenting.

  • Slugs are among the first creatures to become active in spring. They scrape their mouthparts across leaves, stems, and flowers to ingest plant tissue.

    Shade gardens are ideal habitats for slugs, along with mulched areas containing bedding plants. New transplants and small seedlings are especially vulnerable to these creatures.

    Soft-bodied slugs require cool, humid conditions, so they usually feed at night and hide during the day. They can be difficult to manage if the conditions that favor them remain unchanged.

  • New events

    Now until April 19

    Carroll County Public Library invites artists to participate in the Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann.” It is open to the public. Artists may submit two items that have never been displayed in previous shows in the following categories: drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. Deadline is Wednesday April 19. The reception will be from 6-7:30 p.m. April 28, and the art will be on display through the month of May.

    Monday, April 10

  • Relevant Church offers homemade chocolate eggs

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV

    Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

    A few weeks ago our community suffered damage from a storm, some say flat line wind, while others say tornado.

  • 4-H Teen Council President Andrea Searcy wrote a grant that supports downtown businesses as well as Carroll County 4-H. Three clovers are distributed in a business and prizes given for the people who find them. Thanks Dinah Marshall for volunteering to be the first business where the clovers were hidden in Artful Gifts. The winners were: Andrew Frye, Angela Rodgers, and Stacy Tuttle.

    Starting April 10, three clovers will be hidden in another business. Here are the clues:

  • Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann” open to the public, is accepting two items that have never been displayed in previous shows in categories: drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography until Wednesday April 19. The MAG show will be exhibiting a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Sunday, April 9: National Library Week, stop in all week for a special treat.