Today's Features

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


    Wednesday, Dec. 19: Birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 20: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 21: Movie day, “It’s a Wonderful LIfe”, 9:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 24: Closed for Christmas Eve.

    Tuesday, Dec.25: Closed for Christmas Day.

    Wednesday, Dec. 26: Euchre,  10 a.m.

  • Corina and Adam Beach of Carrollton are proud to announce the birth of their son, Waylon Lee Beach, born Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at Norton’s Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    He weighed 10 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Nicolee and William Shandy of Worthville, Ky.

    Paternal grandparents are Susan and Larry Beach of Carrollton.

  • On Dec. 4, the Carrollton Woman’s Club met at Pat’s Place on Seminary Street for a Christmas Program.

    Nine members and two guests were present. Carolyn Stout and Dorothy Buckner were hostesses and had decorated and planned the program.

    Nancy Jo Grobmyer introduced guests Janice Chilton and Sister Paula Gohs.

  • We are leaving this year of 2012 behind and I wonder: Have we achieved the goals we set for ourselves? Did we overcome certain family troubles? Do we have a better job? Is our family better socially, economically and spiritually? Do we feel proud of our children?

    Perhaps we are asking ourselves many more questions – how many goals that we set for ourselves this year have we achieved and are we the same or worse than the year before.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 19

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon in the Burley Room at the Lodge in General Butler State Resort Park.

    AA Big Book study groups meets 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, Dec. 20

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

  • One of the seven areas of the 4-H program to be taught is communications. I have had the most wonderful two weeks by going into Cartmell Elementary and presenting the communications assignment to the fourth- and fifth-grade students.

    So many mixed emotions occurred in the classroom when the students were told that they would be giving a speech or a demonstration in front of their classmates. I sure did not want to add more stress to the students, teachers or to the children’s parents or guardians.

  • Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. 

    Phora-dendron, the scientific name for this plant, means “tree thief.”  We commonly find these small, leafy plants on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern two-thirds of the United States. 

    Mistletoes extract water, mineral elements and food from their host trees by way of a parasite nutrient-uptake organ; hence the name, tree thief. 

  • Nothing signifies the holidays like festive colored stockings hanging on the fireplace mantle.

    As with many traditions, the exact origin is unknown but the most recognized is the one honoring the generous nature of Saint Nicholas in the 1823 poem, “A Visit from Saint Nicholas,” by Clement C. Moore. Historically, Saint Nicholas was a charitable bishop in the third and fourth century living in Myra, now Turkey.