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Today's Features

  •  The Friends of Butler put on the first of the summer Backyard Concert Series performances May 26 featuring Kevin Stonerock, at far right. Friends volunteers Mary Louden and Melissa Stark, at right, work the T-shirt table at the event, as the crowd below enjoys the music at the Butler-Turpin House

  • Humans are not the only ones that suffer from the heat of summer.  Farm animals feel the heat too.  With summer temperatures already upon us, it is time to think about ways to know when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what to do to reduce their plight.

  • Cody C. Hembree of Carrollton is a new junior member of the American Angus Association

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  •  Five generations gathered on Memorial Day at Hometown Pizza in Carrollton for a holiday celebration. Pictured above, left to right are great-granddaughter Isabella Anderson, daughter Rhonda Cox, mother Agnes Long, granddaughter Sheri Anderson and an aunt, Doris Miller, holding the new great-grandson Elijah Martin. Sherry Anderson and her children were visiting during the holiday from Tennessee.

  •  Wednesday, June 6: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Grandparent’s Day, shop the book fair and enjoy stories, music and crafts, 11 a.m.; operation Shakespeare, 1-4 p.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 7:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 8:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basic, 10:30 a.m.; operation Shakespeare, 1-4 p.m.; operation Shakespeare performance, 4 p.m.

  •  A music recital presented by students of Nancy Jo Grobmyer was held Sunday afternoon, May 20 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carrollton.

    Those performing and their compositions were: Kaitlyn Reynolds performed “Robin Hood,” “Christopher Columbus” and “Just a Second,” Alfred Series.

    Anna Marie Webster performed Willard Palmer’s “The Bell Song,” “Freight Train” by Palmer and “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven.

  •  A crew of volunteers from Walmart in Carrollton, led by its manager Lisa Brown, planted flowers and cleaned up at the entrance to Carroll County off of Interstate 71 at Hwy. 227. They received assistance from Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable, who alerted any traffic in the area to slow down as the crew completed its work. This is the second year the store has undertaken this project in advance of the NASCAR races at Kentucky Speedway.

  •  Silent and live auctions to be held during Relay

    The annual Carroll County Relay For Life event will take place on Friday, June 15 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. 

    A silent and live auction will be a part of the activities scheduled for the evening. If anyone would like to donate an item or a basket for the auctions, bring it to the fairgrounds the day of the event or call (502) 732-5941 for additional information.

  • One of my favorite things about summer is having fresh “vineripe” fruits and vegetables available. It’s too good to miss.

    Growing up on a farm in southwestern Michigan meant a large part of my spring and summer involved picking (harvesting) an endless bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables and helping my mother can and freeze them for our winter enjoyment. 

    My father was not only a fruit farmer — as were many of his relatives and other families in that region of Michigan — we had a small herd of about 40 prized Guernsey cattle.

  •  The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

     

    Wednesday, June 6: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, June 7: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, June 8: Father’s Day outing, lunch @ Golden Corral in Florence, Ky., (men only).

    Monday, June 11: Ladies Day @ Burlington Pharmacy, (free manicures/lunch).