Today's Features

  • The Master of Illusion Magic and Variety Show Lions Club Eyeglass Fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, with Dinky Gowen Master of Illusion at the Carroll County Middle School. Tickets are  $8 in advance $10 at the door, children five and under are free.
    The Carrollton Lions Club is asking the community for help in their local Eyeglass Fundraiser charity.  All money raised stays in the Carrollton Community and benefits the Eyeglass Program.

  • Mercedes “Sadie” A. Smith graduated from Naval Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Illon Oct. 2, 2015. In attendance at her graduation were her mother, Dana, her sister, Asia both of Independence, Ky. and her grandparents, Doug and Carol Ball of Carrollton, Ky.

    Smith completed conditioning, swimming, marching, drilling and attending Navy classes. She learned the meaning of Honor, Courage and Commitment. She studied simulated emergency shipboard situations meant to save lives.

  • Quilts will be displayed during the month of October. For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, Oct. 8:  Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Quilt classes, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 10: Make a Pizza party, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Pokemon card game, 1-4 p.m.

  • Albert and Alma Beach celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at the Ponderosa Banquet Room in Madison, Ind. with their family. Their children are Joyce  (John) Burns of Carrollton, Leona (Bill) Henderson of Worthville, Ky., Gail Beach of Louisville, Ky., Ida Lynn (Chuck) Adkins of Waverly, Ohio, the late Robert W. and Nancy Beach, and the late William A. Beach. They have 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

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

    Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, Oct. 8: Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Rummy, 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 9: Health rhythm drumming, 10:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.; Rummy, 12:30 p.m.

  • Some of the best ideas tend to be extremely simple. 

    As I open almost all packages I receive in the mail, I can’t tell you how many times I thought, “Man, I wish I had thought of bagged air to protect packages.” It is a simple, genius, practical idea that solved a problem effectively.

  • It’s that time of year again for the Kathryn Winn Primary annual fall festival. But this year, it will be a little different than in past years.

    The school will be having its first “Sharpen the Saw” Fall Family Fun 3K Saturday, Oct. 17 at Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Registration will be at 11 a.m., and the walk will be anytime between 12-2 p.m.

    Registration is the day of the event and is $5 per child/adult. The first 100 children to register will receive a goodie bag.

  • The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • Despite our best attempts at home organization, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips: