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Today's Features

  • Baily Blackburn, a freshman at Carroll County High School, competed in the National Pleasure Equitation Olympics and the National United Professional Horseman’s Association competitions in Indianapolis on Sept. 11-12. Both horse shows were national competitions featuring the highest ranking riders from across the country. Baily came home with top ribbons, placing in the top five in the Olympics and in the top ten in UPHA.

  • A few weeks ago, a woman called me with an idea for my column.

    She had just read “In His Steps,” a book written in 1896 that sparked the “WWJD” (What Would Jesus Do?) phenomena in the 1990s, the WWJD bracelets, bumper stickers, refrigerator magnets, et al.

    The book, written by Charles Sheldon, is a fictional story about a pastor who challenges his congregation not to do anything for an entire year without first asking, “What would Jesus do?” and then do that.

  • Hymn sing Oct. 1, at Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held at The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1. For more information contact Pastor Bobby Wade, (502) 255-7510.

     

    English Baptist Church yard sale

    English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy 389, will hold a Yard Sale, 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3,  lots of miscellaneous items.

     

  • Thursday, Oct. 1

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, contact Life in Carrollton Ministries Director Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street.

  • The Beverly/Bruce reunion will be held Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Lockport Methodist Church. The potluck lunch will start around 1 p.m. All family and friends are invited. For more information call Wanda Browning (502) 930-8103.

  • Sept. 24-26

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival. Free festival on the courthouse square. Offers vending, parade, food and activities. See pages 8-12 for more information.

    Thursday, Sept. 24

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. an the school.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • The story I’m about to share with you is true. As they used to say on Dragnet for those of you old enough to even remember the TV show…”The names have been changed to protect the innocent.”

  • Carrollton Christian hosts free concert

    Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth Street will present a free concert featuring the Commonwealth Quartet at  7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and during Sunday worship service at 10:45 a.m.  A love offering is accepted. Non-perishable food for the Carrolton food pantry also will be accepted.

    Sanders Baptists hosts hymn sing

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

  • The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association  met on Sept. 18, at the Relevant Church gym with 16 members present. The group enjoyed a luncheon that was prepared by Cassandra McBurney to honor the new retirees, Leigh Leadingham and Cindy Wheeler. The proceeds from the luncheon will go to the scholarship fund.

    The minutes from the last meeting were read by secretary Donna Wallace, and they were approved. The treasurer’s report was given and approved.