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Today's Features

  • Do you smell that?

    Skunk. Eww.

    As you drive around the county, you may have noticed that familiar odor over the past couple of weeks.

    Two species of skunks live in Kentucky: the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) and the spotted skunk (Spilogale putorius). The striped skunk is very common and found in every county while the spotted skunk is rare and found in the southeastern corner of the state.

  • Do you find it difficult to keep track of your monthly banking activity?

    If so, you may want to consider automating your finances.

    Over the past several years, financial institutions have introduced services that allow you to pay bills and transfer money between accounts automatically after a one-time set up of your preferences. Automating your finances is an easy way to guarantee that your bills are paid on time and that you are on track to meeting your financial goals.

  • Kentucky is one of nine states whose Driver’s Licenses are no longer valid for entrance to military bases and as of Jan. 22, 2018, will not be accepted for air travel in the United States. Since the library has recently become a passport acceptance agency, the library will help you plan for any upcoming travel before there is a rush on passport services on a national level. For a first time passport or renewal please call (502) 732-7020 for details about what is required for an efficient application process. Don’t wait until the last minute.

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  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, Feb. 9: Cards, games and color therapy, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9 a.m.; Bunko, tournament, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/ Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.; night bingo, 6 p.m.

  • To better serve her senior transition clients, Amy Wright of reSettled Life in Union, Ky., wanted to offer auctions as one of her services. To do so required her to be an apprentice auctioneer for one year, work 10 auctions, complete 80 hours of training and pass the principal auctioneer’s examination. Having completed all four, she earned her principal auctioneer license from the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers on Nov. 10, 2016. She now joins the 182 other women who make up a very small percentage of the 2000 auctioneers currently licensed in Kentucky.

  • If you are throwing up and have diarrhea, the culprit might not be what you had for dinner. It could be norovirus, commonly called “stomach flu,” an easy-to-catch virus that hangs on for one to three days.

  • Gallatin Nursing and Rehab in Warsaw, Ky.–a provider of skilled nursing services–is proud to announce that it is the recipient of Pinnacle Quality Insight’s 2017 Customer Experience Award™.

  • Rotary Club of Carrollton hosted its annual ball Feb. 4, at General Butler State Resort Park. The money raised benefited the Jefferson Community and Technical College-Carrollton campus. 

  • Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and this means that love is in the air, the grocery store shelves are full of candy, and hundreds of men across Carroll County are waiting until the 14th to buy presents on their way home from work. Yes, Valentine’s Day is coming—that day when we show the people we love how much we love them by buying them stuffed animals, cards, boxes of chocolates, dinner and flowers.