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Today's Features

  • Carrollton Police Officer Jennifer Crowell graduated from basic training March 28, at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Ky.

    The 24 officers of Class 452 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. 

  • Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Committee recently recognized Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty Tomlinson and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler for their contributions to the “County Seats Legacy Project.” 

  • Thursday, April 10

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    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, April 11

  • Truth Jubilee, a community revival, will be at 7 p.m., on May 1-4, 202 Donna Circle in Prestonville, at Three Rivers Auction House. Local churches and musical talent will join together for a time of uplifting fellowship and praising God through music and his word.

    All are invited. Free. For more information call (502) 347-9987.

  • The USDA released a portion of the national and state 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture data on Feb. 20, with the remaining data (including county-level data) due in May.

    The preliminary data reveals the following:

    United States

    • The number of U.S. farms (still defined as $1,000 or more of sales) totals $2.1 million, down 4.3 percent from the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

    • The average U.S. farm size increased from 418 acres in 2007 acres to 434 acres in 2012.

  • The 4-H shooting sports program opened with shotgun this past Sunday and what a great turn out. The weather was beautiful, the adults were supportive, the 4-H members were shooting and the leaders were so excited.

    The following is the schedule for shooting sports:

    • Shotgun will meet every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. on Hwy. 389 at the Michael Walls/Cody Human property. 

    • Rifle will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10.

    • Pistol will start at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 13 and meet every other Sunday.

  • If you have diabetes and often wish you could talk with someone about your diabetes and your health, the “It’s About You!” diabetes support group usually meets the second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon at the Carroll County Extension Service, 500 Floyd Drive. The meeting includes discussion of participants concerns, time for answering questions and a short program and a healthy food sample. 

  • The Carroll County Public Library will present the Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show during the month of May.

    The show consists of framed or mounted paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs or multimedia items.

    New artists are welcome as well as new pieces from those who have participated in previous years. Only two pieces will be accepted per person.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

     

    Thursday, April 3: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m.

    Friday, April 4: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.