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Today's Features

  • Wednesday, May 16

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, May 17

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • Relay adds photos to luminaria tribute

    The American Cancer Society Carroll County Relay For Life will be held 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. June 16-17 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    Teams of people in our community will take turns walking or running around the track in this non-competitive event. Relay teams consist of individuals representing corporations, churches, clubs, organizations and families.

    During Relay For Life, team members enjoy games, food, music and camaraderie while camping out on the surrounding grounds.

  • We live in a world that tends to focus on the negative. As an architecture student from the university of Kentucky, I know a little about what is called a critical review.

    I used to spend weeks including several sleepless nights preparing a set of drawings to clearly reflect my design ideas, only to have them ripped to shreds by my peers and professors. And it wasn’t just my ideas but everyone. The belief was that we needed to be able to defend ourselves against an onslaught of negativity.

  • The disease of addiction, whether it be to alcohol or prescription or illegal drugs, brings suffering not just to the addict, but to his or her family, as well. Family members often are left to pick up the pieces and clean up the messes and adjust their own lives to accommodate the addict, according to Matt Lipe, cooridinator of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. 

    Family members can feel as though they are all alone in this, Lipe said. There are classes and groups for the addict to receive help but often there is nowhere for family members to turn.

  • Potential counselors, today is the deadline to get in your application for 4-H Camp to the Carroll County Extension Office.  Counselors include:  Adults, ages 18 and over; teen, ages 15 to 17; counselor-in-training, age 14.  There are a limited number of positions, so contact the Extension Office at (502) 732-7030 if you are interested.

    The deadline for camper applications is May 30.  Spots are filling up quickly!  4-H Camp is a four-day, three-night camp held on July 2-5, 2012.

  • Sewing is enjoying newfound popularity thanks to shows such as “Project Runway” and “Fashion Star.” If you have a basic knowledge of garment construction, want to perfect your skills and help others learn to sew, I invite you to look into the Master Volun-teer in Clothing Construction Program. From now until the end of June we are recruiting for the next class of Master Clothing Volunteers.

  • Baby bottles, diapers and day care. These are things Melissa Walker thought she was done with. She and her husband, George, have an 11-year-old son, Jeremy. She also has two stepchildren who are in their 20s and do not live at home.

    But about two years ago, the family dynamic changed when they began raising their granddaughter, Audrey, who is now 2 1/2 years old.