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Today's Features

  • A Carrollton woman is hosting a fundraiser called Shop for Chiari April 22, to raise money for her brain surgery.

    LeaAnn Routon, 28, has Chiari Malformation, a structural abnormality at the back of her brain and skull. It is a condition that is rarely diagnosed, and many doctors are not well educated on her condition, she said in an email. In July, she will be traveling to New York City for the first of several brain surgeries to treat this congenital birth defect.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program’s Easter on the Square returns to downtown Carrollton on Saturday, April 15.

    The festivities are set for the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse this year.

    New this year is the Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk, with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event begins at 10 a.m.

    Games, inflatables, music, food and more are planned on the rear lawn of the courthouse beginning at 1 p.m., when the Easter Bunny arrives.

  • New events

    Saturday, April 15

    Carrollton Main Street Program hosts Easter on the Square, 1-4 p.m. in downtown Carrollton. See pages 8-9 for more information.

    April 28-30

    Civil War Living History at Point Park.

    Regular events

    Thursday, April 13

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the First National Bank basement.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

  • “The Last Supper” at Carrollton Christian

    Carrollton Christian Church invites the community to attend its Maundy Thursday play “The Last Supper” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 13.

    First presented in 1970, the original script was written by the late Rev. Paul Livesay and Dwight Louden. Many of the lines are taken from the Bible scriptures and others are the authors’ vision of conversations between the disciples. The purpose of the play is to bring to life the scriptures and to bring the viewer to an attitude of worship.

  • Isaiah 53:10

    There has long been a debate over the question, who killed Jesus? Some are of the opinion that it was the Jewish leaders. Matthew 26:3-4 states “Then assembled together, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and consulted, that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill Him.”

  • Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann” is accepting two items that have never been displayed in previous shows in categories: drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography until Wednesday April 19. This is open to the public. The MAG show also will be exhibiting a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

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

    Thursday, April 13: Cards, games and color therapy, 8 a.m.; Nutrition sponsored by cooperative Extension Service, 9:30 a.m.; AARP Driving Class at CC Library, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/ Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.; night bingo, 6 p.m.

  • National Library Week started in 1958, and was based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support libraries. The first National Library Week theme was “Wake Up and Read!” Fast forward 59 years and the theme is “Libraries Transform.” This reflects the transformation of libraries over the years. As our lives, families and communities change, so must our libraries. We have so many resources at your disposal–some you associate with libraries and some you may not.

  • By KRISTIN BECK

    The News-Democrat

    The next time you head out to Robert Westrick Memorial Park, take a seat at one of the new benches or eat lunch at one of the new picnic tables next to the batting cages. The additional seating was made possible by local Troop 131 Eagle Scout Kameron Nab.

    Kameron, 15, worked on the project with Carroll County Fiscal Court, which purchased the new benches.