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Today's Features

  • Nothing is so bewildering as the failure of good intentions.

    You know the routine. Opportunities that seem so logical and advantageous at the time begin to melt and rot under closer inspection. Peel a few more layers and you see signs of impulsiveness and selfishness. Then the consequences set in. As if the lingering harm of bad decisions is not enough, there is the “Why? Why? Why?” we take to bed at night. Whether you measure regret in ounces or pounds, there is nothing to compare to its weight.

  • During the month of July and August, bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to Carroll County Public Library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to the Carroll County Animal Support Group. For more information, call (502) 732-7020

     

    Wednesday, July 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba! 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6 p.m.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, call Center Manager Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Wednesday, July 10: Rummy tournament, with donuts and coffee, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, July 11: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, July 12: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; tempt your taste buds, various water additives and samples, 11 a.m.

    Monday, July 15: Learn something new, Trivia, 11 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.

  • The descendants of Ernst and Mary E. Buscher Raker, Johann F. and Clara Buscher Strautmann and Henry M. and Marie E. Buscher Titkemeyer are planning to gather for a reunion picnic at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 27, at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Hwy. 36, in Hunter’s Bottom of Carroll County, Ky.

  • Susie and Michael Brent of Carrollton announce the birth of their daughter, Baleigh Marie Brent, born Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Also welcoming her home was 4-year-old big brother, Logan Kyle Brent.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary Rabourn of Turners Station and Rosey Meadows of Carrollton; maternal great grandparents are Bobby and Sarah Rabourn, Marjorie Rabourn and the late L.G. Rabourn.

  • Whether someone is among the 39 percent of the U.S. population with type O positive blood or the 2 percent with B negative, the American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood this summer to help avert a shortage. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

    Red Cross blood donations may be made, Tuesday, July 18, from 3-8 p.m. at the Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton.

  • It has sure been wet over this past week in Carroll County.  The local Mesonet system has recorded 2.11 inches in just the first seven days of July.  Last year, we saw 2.36 inches for the entire month.

    With these rains can come lightning, and safety precautions need to be taken.

    Check out some of the myths and facts about lightning:

    Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.