Today's Features

  • I have been blessed with a terrible memory.

    It’s a blessing because I don’t remember things that haunt other people with better memories. I can’t remember most of the fights I’ve had with my husband or kids, or hurtful things people have said or done.

    However, I also can’t remember people’s names or my passwords and PINs or what I went into the kitchen to do or came to the store to buy.

  • Isaiah 41:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

    13 For I, the Lord your God,
        hold your right hand;
    it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
        I am the one who helps you.”


    Recently when praying the closing prayer of our worship service, our small group gathered and held hands as to pray our closing prayer together. As we began to pray a small child’s voice spoke and said:

  • The following places in Carrollton are closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24-25 and New Year’s Eve and News Years Day, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, unless noted.


    Carroll Circuit Court, 732-4305

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office, 732-7005

    Carroll County Judge-Exec.  Office, 732-7000

    All Carroll County schools, 732-7070

    Carroll County Senior Center

    Christian Academy of Carrollton, 732-4734

    Carroll County Public Library, 732-7020

  • Emma Jean Pate celebrated her 85th birthday with her friends at Welch’s Restaurant in Carrollton, Saturday, Dec. 19.

  •  The Rev. Tim and Lynne Polley are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 28, 1985, at the First United Presbyterian Church in Moline Ill. They have two sons, Sean Polley, 25, of St. Louis, Mo. and Benjamin Polley, 18, of Carrollton.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, Dec. 24: Closed for the Christmas Holiday.

    Friday, Dec. 25: Closed for the Christmas Holiday.

    Monday, Dec. 28: 8:30 a.m., Breakfast;  9:30 a.m., Card and Games; noon, lunch; 12:30 chair volleyball; 4:30 p.m.

  • Approximately 60-70 volunteers gathered at the Food Pantry of Carroll County Saturday morning to add perishable food items to the Christmas food baskets and deliver them to Carroll County families. This year, 211 families received food through the program, ranging from one person up to 14 people per family.

  • Leigh Ann Roberts said it was another successful year for the Community Christmas Project. So many children and families got so many neat gifts thanks to the work of many volunteers. It truly is a blessing, she said. Thanks to the anonymous donors that made a child’s life better as every angel on the Wal-Mart Angel Tree was sponsored.

    Each family that participated in any of the Community Christmas programs had to complete 12 hours of educational programs through the Carroll County adult education program.