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Today's Features

  • Kroger’s Relay for Life “Cutie Pie” contest is being held through Feb. 15. Kroger shoppers will be able to vote for their favorite cutie by dropping money into cups that corresponds with the photo. Bring in your cutie’s favorite photo with name, age and parents’ phone number (age limit is birth to three years).

  • Carrollton Main Street Program is sponsoring a Chocolate Walk on Saturday, Feb. 8 in honor of February National Chocolate Month and Valentine’s Day during regular business hours. 

  • Carrollton Police Officer Keith R. Dews graduated from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training Jan. 24.

    Twenty-four officers from 19 agencies across the state made up Class 450. They completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.

  • God’s Special Little Hearts and the Owen County Homemakers will host the ninth annual Walk for Awareness of Congenital Heart Defects event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Owenton First Baptist Church Family Life Center, 213 North Main Street in Owenton, Ky. The event is free to attend.

    A special recognition walk for CHD survivors and families of angels will be held at 3 p.m.

  • Local residents will have the opportunity to participate in a number of programs offered in the next few weeks by Carroll County Extension office.

    These offerings deal with topics such as health, sewing, quilting, diabetes and embroidery.

    Later in February and March, we are also planning an Extension Homemaker lesson, “Why Quilts Matter on February 18, classes in the heritage skill of huck toweling on March 4, and classes in beginning sewing, basics of cooking and baking and healthy weight management. 

  • The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service will host the Master Stocker Program, beginning at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 6.

    The Master Stocker Program is a Kentucky Beef Network Program, funded by the Kentucky Agriculture Development Board, that is developed and delivered by the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Food and Environment.

    It consists of eight 2 1/2-hour sessions focusing on background and stocker operations in Kentucky.  All sessions will be held through Micro-soft Lync at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office.

  • Thursday, Jan. 30

    American Legion bingo is held every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

    City of Ghent holds a special meeting at 6 p.m. to interview applicants for city attorney. The meeting will be held at Ghent City Hall.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Jan. 31

  • Since becoming pastor of Relevant Church, the one question that I have been asked is: “What does relevant mean?” I wish to shed some light on why we are the Relevant Church.

  • If you are thinking I seem to always start with a weather-related quote, well you might just be correct.

    I don’t know for sure if that’s true or not as I didn’t go back and look at the first line of all my articles, so I’m not going to say one way or another. I will say this — it’s cold! Yes, bitter cold. Perfect weather for staying in and cooking up something delicious.