Today's Features

  • We asked readers on Facebook to send us photos of themselves and their mothers and tell us why they are the best. Thank you to all who responded!

  • Meredith Russo and Misty Wheeler, both of Carroll County, were among eight citizens from Oldham, Henry and Carroll counties who recently completed the KSP Citizen’s Police Academy at Post 5 in Campbellsburg. Graduates were honored at a ceremony and dinner held at Our Best restaurant in Henry County Monday, April 22.

  • The Red Cross will hold two upcoming blood drive events in Carroll County to prepare for the summer months head.

    The donation opportunities are:

     • 9:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., May 21 at Dow Corning Corporation, 4770 U.S. Highway 42 East, Carrollton.

    • 11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., May 28  at North American Stainless, 6870 Highway 42 East, Ghent.

    A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

  • Music for the Cure Kids Afternoon, sponsored by Lots of Love Relay for Life Team from 2-5 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at Main and Third streets in Carrollton. 

    Cost is $5 for unlimited jumping on inflatable, $1 face painting. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available.

    All proceeds to benefit Carroll County Relay for Life and American Cancer Society. For more information, call Tracey Reynolds (502) 525-3885.

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

    Wednesday, May 8: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, May 9: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.;  Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, May 10: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Mother’s Day tea, hosted by Fairview Assisted Living Facility, 10 a.m.

    Monday, May 13: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.;  movie day, 9:30 a.m.

  • The Mary Ann Gentry Art Show will open Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m., at Carroll County Public Library with music by Dan Hardin and Jeff Thomas. All are invited. Call  (502) 732-7020 for more information.


    Wednesday, May 8:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; seminar series, “Recession Proof and the Math Hurdle,” 1 p.m.; after school Lego fun, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6 p.m.

  • Less than 5 percent of Americans consume the minimum recommended amount of whole grains.

    Although Ameri-cans generally eat enough total grains, most grains consumed are “refin-ed” grains rather than “whole” grains. Unfortunately, many refined grain foods are high in solid fats and added sugars.

    There is evidence that eating whole grains may reduce the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and certain types of cancer (e.g., colon) as well as help control body weight.

  • The presence of the Emerald Ash Borer, a serious invasive pest of ash trees, has been confirmed in Carroll County.

    The Emerald Ash Borer can attack all species of ash in landscapes, forests and woodlots. The insect will attack stressed and healthy trees greater than about 1.5 inches in diameter.