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Today's Features

  • Wednesday, July 31: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.; Artist reception for Sharon Graves and First Friday, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

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

     

    Wednesday, July 31: Bunk-O tournament with coffee and cake, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 1: Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; bugs/rodents presentation with Christin, 11 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 2: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; manicures with Missy from Burlington Pharmacy, 10 a.m.

  • David A. Smith of Carrollton and Kathy and James Brindley of Carrollton,  announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter,  Kristen R. Smith to  J. Jourdan See of Carrollton, son of John W. See, of Perry Park, Ky. and Cindy Ellis-Hill of Carrollton.

    The bride-to-be is a  graduate  of Jefferson Community and Technical College and is employed at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in LaGrange, Ky.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Jefferson Community and Technical College and is  employed at North American Stainless in Ghent, Ky.

  • Father Allan Ramon Frederick is the new spiritual leader for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carrollton. He is originally from Miami, Fla., where his mother Eneida still lives. Father Allan credits his mother as the strongest influence in his decision to be ordained a priest.

  • Wednesday, July 31

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

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Aug. 1

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Years ago I wrote a book about idols, which is just another word for sin.

    An idol is whatever you turn to first — a person, possession, position, relationship, substance, belief or experience — for comfort, security, identity, meaning, etc. Basically, anything other than God.

    As I wrote the book, I got halfway through it and decided I was tired of being smacked upside the head with my own idolatry.

    Sheesh. All I wanted to do was write about other people’s idols/sin and make a boatload of money.

  • It’s been a wonderful summer, and there will still be many days when we are outdoors at a picnic, grilling or eating outdoors. But, don’t ruin that time by getting sick from foodborne illness.

    Keeping bacteria at bay
    on your grilling day

    Thunderstorms, insects and annoying relatives are not the only thing that could ruin a cookout. Many beloved summertime foods are susceptible to contamination by several foodborne bacteria.

  • This week is full of neat agriculture-related events in and around the county.  Here’s a preview of what is to come:

    A taste of the RiverView Farmer’s Market

    The RiverView Farmers Market is open two days a week during the growing season. Times are on Wednesdays, 2-5 p.m., at Point Park and Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon at the Hometown Pizza parking lot.

    This week, I will be out at the Farmer’s Market on both days, providing information about a staple in the summer garden:  tomatoes.

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     Carroll County Extension 4-H agent Joyce Doyle took 58 campers, six junior counselors and five adult counselors to North Central 4-H camp in Carlisle, Ky., July 15-19. Carroll County camps with Bracken, Grant, Harrison, Pendleton and Robertson counties. More photos will be in the July 31 issue.