Today's Features

  • Happy Halloween! It is that time of year for all the ghouls, goblins, princesses and superheroes to frolic around the neighborhoods. With all that fun, let us also be safe with a few Halloween safety reminders:

    •Make sure children travel in groups and/or with an adult.

    •Give children flashlights for added visibility.

    •Accessorize with glow-in-the-dark necklaces or bracelets, or use reflective tape.

    •Check collected items before allowing children to eat them.

  • Today is Halloween and as the leaves continue to fall and the nightly temperatures dip, we know the big holiday season is just around the corner. It seems the holiday season starts earlier every year; you have probably already noticed holiday decorations on display and carols playing in stores you visit. To help reduce holiday stress and after-holiday bills, often known as the holiday financial hangover, now is the time to start preparing for upcoming holiday expenses.

  • In February, Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture James Comer asked farmers across the Commonwealth to step up and make an “Ag Tag” donation, which benefits the Agriculture Program Trust fund. This is divided equally among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud.Farmers had the option to donate $10 when they renewed their license plates. I want to thank Carroll County residents who purchased them.

    The 4-H Foundation is excited to announce the 4-H share for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, was $160,895. These funds benefit all levels of Kentucky 4-H.

  • 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, Oct. 24: Billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bunk-o, 10 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, noon.

    Friday, Oct. 25: Billiards, 8:30 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, 9 a.m.; scary movie day with Halloween treats, 9:30 a.m.; walking with Peg, 10 a.m.

  • The Carroll County High School class of 1988 will hold its 25 year reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Down On Main (upstairs).  If interested in attending, please contact Katrina Bartley Baute at (502) 732-5945, Tracy Wright Stewart or Gwen Montgomery Abbott.  A Facebook page titled CCHS Class of 88 has also been created.

  • Thursday, Oct. 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; SHIP Medicare enrollment assistance, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.; music makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; Homework Help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; play day, 11 a.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; C.A.F.F.E, Character Day, come dressed as your favorite character from fiction or from history, games and activities designed for fun and learning, all ages welcome, 1-2 p.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • It’s hard to believe that as I’m typing this the weather is calling for frost the next few nights. Maybe I’m getting old, but it sure seems like time flies anymore. I can distinctly remember rolling my eyes as a child when older people would talk about time and how it seemed to fly by. Now, I’m one of those people. I guess life is funny like that. If I start reminiscing about walking to school with no shoes in three feet of snow I’ll know I’ve truly graduated. So, on to this month’s topic.

  • Thursday, Oct. 24

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

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.

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

    Friday, Oct. 25