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Today's Features

  • Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 238,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking,through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • Developing ideas for creative holiday gifts or making them is an enjoyable, economical way to remember friends and family members during the upcoming season.

    A babysitting gift certificate may be one of the best gifts a young mother receives, especially if she has infants and very young children.  Several hours of babysitting will enable her to enjoy some free time.

    If there’s a handyman or gardener in your household, give elderly friends and relatives certificates for home repairs and yard work they may be unable to do.

  • Saturday, Dec. 12

    Carroll County Public Library holds its annual Nutcracker Tea at 11 a.m. Come dressed in holiday outfits and enjoy traditional tea party favorites and a performance by students from Turning Pointe Dance Center. Reservations requested.

    Sunday, Dec. 13

    Kroger Relay Team will offer Pictures With Santa from 1-3 p.m. Donations welcome. For more information call (502) 347-9742.

    Wednesday, Dec. 16

    The Youth Services Center Advisory meeting will be held at noon at Carroll County High School. Lunch will be provided.

  • Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration Dec. 11
    The Hispanic celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be at St. John’s Catholic Church, 505 Fifth Street in Carrollton Friday, Dec. 11, a procession will start at 7 p.m. at the church to Polk Street, to Sixth Street, to Clay Street, back to Fifth Street; mass at 8 p.m.; dinner at 9 p.m. with music ending at 1 a.m.

    Volunteers needed Dec. 17 and 19 to deliver food baskets

  • Ever wonder why the old Chevy Chase movie “Christmas Vacation” is so funny?  It’s probably because we can relate to the Griswalds on some level or another when it comes to how we feel about Christmas.  Everyone gets busier this time of year.  We spend hours buying and wrapping gifts, creating cards, decorating our homes, attending parties, and everything else that comes with this season, all in an attempt to create the best Christmas we can. 

  • The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need.

    Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially around the winter holidays. To encourage donations, all those who come to donate Dec. 23, 2015, through Jan. 3, 2016, will get a long-sleeve Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.

  • “A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday, Dec. 6 with a parade, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.

    “A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”

  • Holidays can bring joy and fun especially to children. Children always look forward to receiving presents, often times costly and unnecessary ones.  Sometimes our children are more concerned about the presents they want to get and forget the true meaning of the holidays — shared time and enriching experiences.

    Here are a few tips for parents to help their children look beyond all of the seasonal product-driven marketing:

  • Applications are now available for the 2015 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1804 Highland Avenue, Carrollton or the Carroll County Extension Office.

    All applications must be into the Conservation District Office by Dec. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

    Office hours for the Conservation District are as follows:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday– 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesday – 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, Dec. 5