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Today's Features

  • Ashley and Dustin Kyle of Carrollton announce the birth of their son, Logan James Kyle, born May 26, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

    His brother, 2-year-old Jackson Kyle, helped welcome him home.

    Maternal grandparents are Debbie Gardner of Loveland, Ohio; Bradley Ogburn of Carrollton; and great-grandmother Paulette Wilson, also of Carrollton.

    Paternal grandparents are Susan Kyle of Milton, Ky., and the late David Kyle.

  • I hope you are surviving the heat. I also hope everyone has finally been able to get their gardens planted.

    Our tomato plants look like they have been beaten to death from all the wind and rains, but we are hoping they will come back to life with a vengeance and produce fantastic fruit.

    I have some very cool and refreshing recipes to give you, some I printed some time ago, so you will get a little reminder. Sometimes we forget about some of our old recipes, so it’s time to get them out and use them.

  • The Lighthouse, 21st Century Community Learning Center at Carroll County Middle School, 408 Fifth St., Carrollton, is accepting registration for Summer Camp , from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 20-24 at the school.
    The program is for students who will be enrolled in the third through eighth grade in the 2011-12 school year. Cost is $85 for one student, $145 for two siblings and $200 for three siblings.
    Breakfast, lunch and a snack are included. Transportation is not provided.

  • A benefit to aid Jimmy and Melinda Jones is set for 2 p.m. June 11 at Happy Hollow Resort in Worthville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jones family, who lost everything in a recent house fire.

    Organizers are seeking donation items for the family and to raffle to raise money. Several bands are set to play at the event, and others that are interested in assisting are urged to contact benefit organizers.

    For more information, contact Leanne at (502) 713-7944.

  • MADISON, Ind. – Matt Bickers may not be a large man, but he’s becoming a powerful force in the world of professional wrestling.

    A teacher by day, Bickers is the new owner of the once-defunct Supreme Championship Wrestling in Madison, Ind.

    As a boy, he fell in love with the sport during the “WrestleMania” years, watching such television wrestling stars as Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura (before his stint as Minnesota’s governor) beat their competition in the ring.

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

    Wednesday, June 1: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; fruit facts: watermelon, 11:45 a.m.
    Thursday, June 2: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.
    Friday, June 3: Commodity pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Movie day, 9:45 a.m.
    Monday, June 6: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; corn hole, 10 a.m.

  • Wednesday, June 1: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; creative Wednesdays (teens welcome), 10 a.m. until noon.

    Thursday, June 2: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; summer reading program kick-off and scholastic book fair, all day.

    Friday, June 3: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; meet Clifford (Carrollton Main Street First Friday), 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Saturday, June 4: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, June 6: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; young writer’s connection, 5:30 p.m.; the writer’s connection, 6:30 p.m.

  • Do you ever let your mind wander back to earlier times — reminiscing about your past and how far you have come? 

    The other day, Bob mentioned he will be retired 10 years in August. It is hard to believe. We then started talking about all the things, good and bad, that have happened in those 10 years and how we got through it all.