Today's Features

  • After a second joint meeting between Carrollton Main Street Program’s Economic Vitality Committee and Carrollton City Council, the Rent Support Program is moving forward. Mayor Robb Adams asked the committee to take the suggestions discussed at the two meetings with council and write a new draft of the program for council to approve.

  • As you shop this month for those perfect holiday gifts for family and friends, imagine the stores you might have patronized in the Carrollton business district 125 years ago. Thanks to Sarah Eva Howe’s scrapbooks, we have a glimpse into the Carrollton business district of the 1890s.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

    The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For more information call (502) 732-7020 or fax (502) 732-7122.


  • “Christmas Day in the Morning” is a children’s book written by Pearl S. Buck, a Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author. Originally published in 1955, it tells the story of a treasured relationship between father and son.

    The story begins with adult son, Rob, reflecting on the Christmas when he was fifteen. Waking at four o’clock each day was the norm, as he was expected to help his father feed and milk cows. Like a typical teenager, he tended to drag his feet when his father called on him. He loved his dad, but all those chores felt like a hassle.

  • Now is the time of the year when many of us reflect on all of the things for which we are grateful. In Kentucky 4-H, one of the things we are most grateful for is the volunteer support we have throughout the commonwealth.

    Our volunteers are leaders, cheerleaders, mentors and advocates for our youth. It is with their help and service that many young people find their voice or passion and become healthy, capable, caring and productive adults.

  • As the mercury drops on the thermometer, remember to stay warm both indoors and outdoors for your health. This is particularly true for older adults as they tend to lose body heat faster than younger adults.

  • Thursday, Dec. 21

    Santa Claus is coming to Ghent, 6-8 p.m., Sandy and Joe Beall’s house, 704 Liberty Street in Ghent. Have some cocoa and cookies, plus shop for handmade gifts.

    Saturday, Dec. 23

    A six-foot stocking raffle will be held at the Westside Fire Department, tickets are $1 each or six for $5. For more information call Mark white (502) 525-8041 or Brenda Tucker (502) 663-1287.

    Wednesday, Dec. 27

  • King Herod plays an outsized role in the Christmas story.

    Herod ruled at the time of Jesus’ birth and enjoyed a lengthy reign over Palestine. Holding a seat of power in the Roman Empire as he did, it meant that he ruled peoples and built whole cities. If ever you were looking for the powerful figure to bring resources to a movement from God, this is the guy you wanted. Power, communications and influence were there in unequaled measure. But he was not invited to the story of the Christ. And power was the problem.