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Today's Features

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

    Wednesday, Jan. 18: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.; lunch provided by Burlington Pharmacy, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 19; Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Jan. 20: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; PACS nutrition, 10:30 a.m.; PACS nutrition, 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, Jan. 23: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; movie day, with refreshments, 9:30 a.m.

  • It’s official, I am now old because I have just hit the age of Medicare. Funny though, it doesn’t bother me, and I don’t feel that old.

    Two years ago, I almost missed this important milestone. But now I am walking more than a mile every day and doing Zumba at least once a week, and I feel fantastic. Besides, I have five grandchildren to keep up with, so I should keep active.

  • On Friday, Jan. 20, Carroll County Memorial Hospital along with Carroll County Area Technology Center’s HOSA will hold a uniform sale from 6 a.m.- 4 p.m., with 10 percent of the proceeds going to Carroll County Area Technology Center’s Health Occupation Students of America.
    Get scrubs and accessories at discounted prices and show your support to our future nurses.  

    For more information call Tonya at (502) 732-4479, Madell at (502) 968-2262 or Lisa at (502) 732-4321.

  • In the Gospel of St. John 17:21 we read Jesus praying “That they may all be one.” This week is dedicated for a week of prayer for Christian Unity.

    Last Saturday, the ministerial association organized an ecumenical gathering at St. John Church hall. Breakfast and talk by former pastor of Methodist church, Shannon Boaz, expressed our Christian unity. She asked everyone in the group to share a few words of appreciation about others. She reminded us the letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians chapter 12 ‘One Body, Many Parts.’

  • Kroger Relay for Life Cutie Pie contest will be held Jan. 15 to Feb. 14. Children up to age 3 are eligible. Trophies will be awarded to winners in first, second and third place for  both boys and girls. Bring in child’s photo with name, age and parents’ phone number. Kroger shoppers can vote for their favorite cutie by dropping money into cups that correspond with each photo. Winners will be announced Feb. 15. Photos may be picked up after that date. All proceeds raised will benefit Relay for Life. For more information, call (502) 347-9742.

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, Jan. 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

  • The sixth “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo will be held at General Butler State Resort Park Tuesday, April 17 and Wednesday, April 18.

    The expo begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 17 with registration followed by a make-it-take it session.

    That afternoon participants take a half day class. Classes include: Kanzashi embroidery, cosmetic sergery, a choice of 4 different quilt classes and a fabric dying class using procion MX dyes plus several other classchoices.

  • Keep replacement heifer calves gaining enough to reach their “target” breeding weight (65 percent mature weight) by spring.

    Get ready for calving season. See that all equipment and materials are ready, including obstetrical equipment, record forms or booklets, ear tags, scales for obtaining birth weights, etc. Prepare a calving area where assistance can be provided easily if needed. Purchase ear tags for calves and number them ahead of time if possible. Plan for enough labor to watch/assist during the calving period.

  • Music has been a part of Helen Mumphrey’s life since she began “piddling around on the piano” at age 3.

    At age 9, she began taking piano lessons with Mrs. Dewey Akers.

    “At that time, it was 75 cents a half hour,” Mumphrey recalls. “It was still hard to come up with it, but my mother did. She made sure I got that training.”

    Though she learned to read music, she initially learned to play the songs she was taught by memorizing the movements of Mrs. Akers’ hands when she introduced each piece of music.