Today's Features

  • A few weeks back I wrote about “What’s making me happy,” which got a great response from people.

    Some sent emails or stopped me in the market to tell me what’s making them happy. Seems everyone was riding the happiness train.

    But then someone pointed out that God never promised us happiness and that those who pursue it never obtain it.

    There’s always a buzz kill in every crowd.

    Still, the person had a good point and one worth exploring.

  • Being a buyer at North American Stainless wasn’t Kassie Winburn’s first career choice.

    The 2000 Carroll County High School graduate had planned on a career in human resources after earning a degree in that field from Northern Kentucky University.

    “It’s not what I saw myself doing,” she admits, but adds, “I love it.”

    An added perk is the chance to work at the same place as her mom, Connie Aaron, and her husband, John Winburn, who works in the melt shop and has been with the steel manufacturer 11 years.

  • With the warmer weather upon us, we need to take a closer look at pests that can be bothersome to our cattle. 

    Horn flies and face flies are two of those pests.

    Both species breed in fresh pasture manure piles but present very different threats and management problems.  Fortunately, there are a variety of fly control options.

  • The Carroll County Extension Homemakers 2013 annual meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the county Exten-sion office, 500 Floyd Drive in Carroll-ton.

    The meeting begins with dinner followed by a special program, installation of officers, a silent auction and awards.

    The program, “Stitch up a Memory” will bring back fond memories as members share earlier times as an Extension Homemaker member. Members should bring photos, handmade items, programs or anything other memories they wish to share.

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


    Wednesday, May 1: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; derby party atFairview Assisted Living facility, 11 a.m.

    Thursday, May 2 : Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 3: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; ice cream social, noon.

    Monday, May 6: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.;  morning muffins from Fairview Place, 10 a.m.; Gentivia health presentation with Mitzi, 10 a.m.

  • Kenneth and Opal Williams of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Ariel Lavon Williams born Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Baptist Health in LaGrange, Ky. at 12:08 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds 5 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Brothers, Kenneth, 5, and Steven Murphy, 24 and sister, Ashley, 19, welcomed Ariel home.

    Maternal grandparents are, Rita Frazier of Worthville, Ky. and the late Rev. Leonard Robertson.

    Paternal grandparents are, Jennie and Thomas Long and Kenneth and Nancy Williams all of Carrollton.

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


    Wednesday, May 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 10 a.m. to noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; after school Lego fun, 3:30 p.m.