Today's Features

  • Throughout December

    Festival of Trees continues at General Butler State Resort Park. Trees will be on display at the Butler Lodge. The trees and or wreaths are supplied and decorated by local businesses, churches, schools, civic organizations and clubs.

    Wednesday, Dec. 5

  • 2012 Visions of Sugar Plum Bake-Off winners

    Grand prize: Phyllis Leach

    — CAKES —

    First place: Karen Short

    Second place: Lesa Logan

    Third place: Paula Washnock

    — PIES —

    First place: Phyllis Leach

    Second place: William Duncan

    Third place: Edie Butcher


    First place: Eva Ingram

    Second place: Mary Moore

    Third place: Erica Noble

  • Carroll County Animal Support will have a booth in the vendors tent at A Christmas Carroll this Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Additionally, several “meet and greets” are planned at the VF Outlet mall on Hwy. 227, during which adoptable pets will be available. Applications for adoption also will be available to anyone interested in giving one of the dogs or cats in foster care a permanent home.

    The meet-and-greets are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, in the mall lobby. For more information, call (502) 732-6040.

  • Robin Caldwell Welch president of Carroll County Animal Support, received several checks from local businesses earlier this month.
    This year’s winner of the Rev Up Your Engines sales contest in October was Earl Floyd Ford. The contest, between the Ford dealership and Herb Kinman Chevrolet, donates $25 to CCAS for every vehicle sold during the month. 

  • It’s time to apply for the 2012 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program.

    Applications will be available at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton, on Thursday, Dec. 6. They must be completed and returned to my office by Dec. 20. We cannot accept applications before or after these dates.

    A Farm Serial Number is required for the application. I strongly recommend that applicants contact the Farm Service Agency at (502) 732-6931 to receive or confirm your FSN. Only the FSA can provide that information.

  • Unfortunately when looking forward to snapping up great deals on holiday specials, consumer fraud and theft never take a holiday. Each year, crime tends to increase throughout the nation as Christmas and Hanukkah approach. This is because people are more likely to be carrying large sums of cash or packages with expense gifts.

    An important part of being a smart consumer is knowing how to protect yourself from theft, no matter the date on the calendar. The National Crime Prevention Council provides these tips for shopping safely:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 28

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon in the River Room at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups 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. at the school.

    Thursday, Nov. 29

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Nov. 30

  • Program celebrates Our Savior’s Nativity

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 501 Main St., Carrollton, will celebrate Our Savior’s Nativity from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Everyone is welcome to come and experience Bethlehem and see what it might have looked like the night of the Savior’s birth. Numerous nativity scenes also will be on display.

    Anyone who would like to display a nativity set may call Sharon Graves at (502) 523-0663.

  • When I gave my heart to wisdom and to seek the task which has been done on the Earth — even though one should never sleep day or night — and I saw every work of God, I concluded that no one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, he will not discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot comprehend it.” Ecclesiastes 8:16-17