Today's Features

  • The family of a former chief X-ray technologist donated a plaque in his honor to Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    Melissa (Marlette) Hazelwood presented the plaque to the hospital’s chief executive officer, Kanute Rarey, in honor of her father, Joe Marlette. 

    Marlette retired from the hospital in 1999 after a 36-year career. He started out as an orderly and a lab technician, eventually, rising to chief X-ray technologist in the radiology department.

  • Volunteering is the sense of carrying out tasks or providing services for individuals or community organizations without being paid to promote good or improve human quality of life. There is absolutely no way that the 4-H program can be successful without the help of volunteers.

  • The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service administers the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, a federal program that provides technical and financial assistance to land users to address natural resource concerns. NRCS is asking for local input for the fiscal year 2013 program.

  • What would Thanksgiving be without the turkey? Traditionally, many of us plan our entire holiday dinner around turkey. That’s a lot of pressure on one bird.

    It is now only one day before Thanks-giving so frozen turkeys should probably be thawing. If you purchased a fresh turkey, it should be kept in the refrigerator until ready to roast.  

    The big thaw

  • Carroll County Relay For Life Team Robbins will be kicking off its 2013 fundraising campaign with a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park, near the stone shelter.

    Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m  Registration fee the day of the race is $20, but if you would like to pre-register please contact Haley Franklin at (502) 525-3571 or hayleyfranklin@gmail.com and receive a discounted registration fee of $15.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program will again sponsor the 7th annual Visions of Sugar Plums bake-off at A Christmas Carroll on Dec. 1. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in four categories: cakes, pies, cookies and miscellaneous.Plus there is a youth cookie category for 12 and  under.

    The event will be held at McNeal’s, with a range to be given away as the grand prize.

    For information, contact the Main Street program at (502) 732-5713

  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is now seeking entries for the 2012 A Christmas Carroll Parade Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.

    It is free to enter and take part in the parade. The chamber welcomes any business, church, organization or individual wanting to particpate. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries. Contact the chamber for details.

    As a reminder, no entries are allowed to have Santa costumes because the real Santa Claus will be in the parade.

    For information, contact the chamber office at (502) 732-7034 or Cindy Dunn at (502) 732-6669.

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 14: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 15: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken pot luck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Nov. 16: Let’s play Euchre, 10 a.m.

    Monday, Oct. 22: Scary movie Monday, 9:30 a.m.; Euchre/Rook, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, Nov. 20: Gentiva bingo  9:30 a.m.;

    Wednesday, Nov. 21: Thanksgiving dinner provided by the Carroll County Detention Center, noon.

  • November is Fine Amnesty Month at Carroll County Public Library. Reduce your fines and support the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Bank. Return an overdue item and donate  a nonperishable food item to have your fines forgiven. For more information,  call the library (502) 732-7020. 

    Wednesday, Nov. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; student resource fair, 1-6 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6-8 p.m.