Today's Features

  • Thursday, Dec. 19

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

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

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Dec. 20

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

  • The story of Jesus’ birth is a familiar story, and that is a problem at Christmas.

    It is possible to believe we know a story so well that it is no longer a story with a message. It is possible to feel we know people so well that we no longer look at them with any real curiosity. And it is possible for God to be so present in a familiar story that we lose the ability to even see him.

    We know this to be true because familiarity with the story of Jesus was a unique hurdle Jesus faced when he returned to his hometown of Nazareth.

  • Apostolic church presents ‘The Gift’

    First Apostolic Church will host its Christmas program at 10 a.m., Sunday Dec. 22. This year’s program, titled “The Gift,” will be a puppet show for all ages.  A special Christmas gift will be given to everyone who attends the service. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please contact the Rev. Allen Croucher for a ride if needed at (502) 525-7515.


    Christmas cantata set for Sanders church

  • Food for Fines will continue through the month of December with proceeds going to the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Bank. Check at the desk for details of fine amnesty. Please check expiration dates on food items, outdated food will not be accepted.


    Thursday, Dec. 12: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m. (last one until Feb. 2014); computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; knit and crochet, 3:30 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


    Thursday, Dec. 12: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon; 12 Days of Christmas, noon.

    Friday, Dec. 13: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Dirty Santa game, 10 a.m.; Christmas dinner (Pot Luck), 11:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, noon.

  • Santa Claus will visit the Beall family house, 704 Liberty Street, Ghent, again this year.

    This year’s schedule is: 6-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14; 6-8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15; 6-9 p.m., Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 20-21; and 6-8 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 23-24.


    Everyone is welcome to stop by for a candy cane and some hot chocolate.

  • The winter months bring a wide variety of opportunities to extend your knowledge and network with other agricultural producers.

    Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show

    The 2014 Kentucky Fruit and Vegetable Conference and Trade Show will take place Jan. 6-7 in Lexington at the Embassy Suites Hotel.

    Highlights of this year’s meeting include pre-conference tree fruit and small fruit round table discussions.

  • As I go into Cartmell Elementary this month and in January, the students will be given information about the proper way to research and present a speech or a demonstration.

    In February each student will present their speech or demonstration in front of their classmates and community members who volunteer to judge their presentations. If they receive a blue ribbon, they will have the opportunity to continue to the county level and, from there, on to the district and state level.