Today's Features

  • In high school, cross country was my life. I loved to run. I lived to run. I was team captain for Trimble County High School.

    My senior year my team was on course to make history. We had won every race leading up to regionals. We won our conference out right as well as the conference championship race. We even won the regional championship, which ended up being one of the best races I ever had personally.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, King’s Daughters’ Health is providing free take-home colon cancer screening kits through its KDH Carrollton Medical Building (formerly known as Riverborne) at 205 Marwill Dr. in Carrollton, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. now until April 4.

  • During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross will hold a blood donation drive 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 25 at Dow Corning Corp., 4770 U.S. Highway 42 East, in Carrollton.

    Like the emergency room of a hospital, the Red Cross must be prepared to respond to patient needs around the clock.

    Donors can assist by giving blood or platelets, volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation

    With the generous support of blood donors, the Red Cross can help ensure all patients have the blood products they need, no matter when or where.

  • Crystal and Derrick Willis of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their son, Levi Lane Willis, born Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at Baptist Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 21 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Janice and Tim Tritsch of Carrollton and  great-grandmother, Hazel Tritsch of Florence, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Bulinda and Larry Willis of Ghent, Ky. And great-grandmother Mary Willis of Carrollton.

  • Wednesday, March 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; seminar series, Dinosaurs and Disasters, presented by Carolyn Reisner from the Geology Department of JCTCS, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Social Media, for those new to the Social Media, i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin etc. 6:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • At the first sign of green grass in the spring, it is tempting to dust off the fertilizer spreader to apply nitrogen to the lawn.  If you applied nitrogen late last fall or winter there is no need to apply nitrogen this spring because the lawn already should be starting to green up.

    Applying nitrogen now also will make grass less heat and drought tolerant and cause more problems with weeds and diseases.  Weeds compete with grass for moisture and nutrients.

  • Do you have diabetes or a friend or family member with the disease? A special group, the It’s About You Diabetes Support Group, meets the third Thurs-day of the month at the Carroll County Exten-sion office for people like you.

    The next meeting is this Thursday, March 14, a program on the care of the feet and shoe selection.

    Ruth Kingkade, RN, a certified diabetes educator with Three Rivers District Health Department, will discuss the importance of proper care of the feet. Chuck Webster, owner of Webster Drugs, will discuss proper shoe selection.

  • Kroger’s Relay For Life “Cutie Pie Contest” has ended, and the winners are: first place girls, Grace Annabelle Davis, 6-week-old daughter of Nathan and Crystal Davis; second place girls, Lulu Tharp, 1-year-old daughter of Jeff Tharp and Glenna Dellaquila; third place girls, Kaylee Belle Kapecki, 1-year-old daughter of Robert and Katie Kapecki and first place boys winner is Channing Hays, three-month-old son of Deidra  Harlow and Jimmy Hays.
    Kroger’s Relay Team appreciates the support of all the Cutie Pies who participated in the contest.

  • Kroger’s Relay Team will have March basketball silent auction baskets March 1-24. Bid on your favorite team, University of Kentucky or University of Louisville. Highest bid wins.