Today's Features

  • Medicare Open Enrollment for Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is right around the corner. 

    Each person or someone they care about who has Medicare, should mark their calendars. 

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.

    This is your opportunity to review all Medicare choices and make sure each person has a plan that is right for them for 2014. 

    The SHIP Program will be providing comparison assistance free of charge.  SHIP is a non-profit organization and does not sell insurance. 

  • At the Thursday, Oct. 10, meeting of the It’s About You! Diabetes Support Group, the program will be “Your Body Language is Telling.”

    The session runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Exten-sion office.

    Body language can support or clarify what you are saying verbally, or it can negate or lessen a verbal message. We invite residents with diabetes or others interested to attend this monthly meeting. A light sampling a food with lower carbohydrates, fat or sugar will be provided. 

    Texiles update

  • Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 3-5

    The 2013 Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton. 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10-11 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a carnival, vendors, food, entertainment, a parade, bucket brigade, sing-off competition and more. See pages 8-13 for additional information.

    Friday, Oct. 4

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Wesleyan church plans 90th year celebration

    The Carrollton Wesleyan Church, 216 Third Street, is celebrating 90 years at a special service during its revival Sunday, Oct. 20.

    District Superintendent Marlin Hotle will serve as the evangelist and speak at the church.

    All former pastors and district superintendents have been invited. There also will be an afternoon concert with Jay and Amber Wisler.

    Apostolic church sets anniversary services

  •  There is a Muslim Billy Graham in America, and he recently drove me from my hotel to Houston’s Hobby Airport.

  • Carroll County woodland owners and other interested individuals are invited to attend the Forestry Fall Webinar Series at the Carroll County Extension Office beginning Oct. 1.

    The Forestry Fall Webinar Series is an excellent opportunity for woodland owners and those with an interest in forestry to get a significant amount of information in a relatively short time, without having to drive great distances to attend.

    The webinar will start at 7 p.m., last about one hour, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The first topic will be tree identification.

  • Football season is time for good food, tailgating, and family times with lots of good food. With changing weather from cool to warmer temperatures, it can also be a time for the risk of foodborne illness to increase. Keep your family safe from foodborne illness this season by following these on-the-go food safety tips:

    • Carry cold perishable foods in an insulated cooler with several inches of ice or frozen gel packs. Never let raw meat, cooked food or cut fresh fruits or vegetables sit out for more than two hours.

  • Sanders Baptist hosting fall revival Oct. 6-9

    Sanders Baptist Church will host a fall revival in October. The public is invited to attend.

    The event starts with the Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. Oct. 6 and will continue at 7 p.m. each evening through Wednesday, Oct. 9.

    Pastor Dwight Parker of New Liberty Baptist Church will be the featured speaker. There will be special music for each service. 

    Additional information is available by calling Pastor Hardin Lowe at (859) 643-5167.


  • The next time you feel like GOD can’t use you, just remember the stories of these people from the Bible:

    Noah was a drunk.

    Abraham was too old.

    Isaac was a daydreamer.

    Jacob was a liar.

    Joseph was abused.

    Moses had a stuttering problem.

    Gideon was afraid.

    Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer.

    Rahab was a prostitute.

    Jeremiah and Timothy were too young.

    David had an affair and was a murderer.

    Elijah was suicidal.

  • 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, Sept. 26: Bunk O, 10 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, noon.

    Friday, Sept. 27: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; crafts, 10 a.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 28: Ride the ducks and lunch at Tom and Chee, Newport, Ky., cost $15 plus cost of lunch, depart Senior Center at 10 a.m., $15 fee is due when you sign-up. Deadline Sept. 12.