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Today's Features

  • Susie and Michael Brent of Carrollton announce the birth of their daughter, Baleigh Marie Brent, born Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. She weighed 6 pounds 11 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Also welcoming her home was 4-year-old big brother, Logan Kyle Brent.

    Maternal grandparents are Gary Rabourn of Turners Station and Rosey Meadows of Carrollton; maternal great grandparents are Bobby and Sarah Rabourn, Marjorie Rabourn and the late L.G. Rabourn.

  • Whether someone is among the 39 percent of the U.S. population with type O positive blood or the 2 percent with B negative, the American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood this summer to help avert a shortage. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

    Red Cross blood donations may be made, Tuesday, July 18, from 3-8 p.m. at the Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton.

  • It has sure been wet over this past week in Carroll County.  The local Mesonet system has recorded 2.11 inches in just the first seven days of July.  Last year, we saw 2.36 inches for the entire month.

    With these rains can come lightning, and safety precautions need to be taken.

    Check out some of the myths and facts about lightning:

    Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

  •  Carroll County Extension Homemakers will host a Christmas in July Workshop from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Registration with fees due by July 19.

    Five holiday crafts will be taught: radiant star, Santa yo-yo hanging, folded Christ-mas tree, a yo-yo tree and origami holiday flowers.

    For registration information, stop by or call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030, or e-mail me at gangotti@uky.edu. We invite all interested people to attend.

    Diabetes support
    group tomorrow

  • Television interviewer and journalist Larry King describes three farmers who gather daily in a field during a horrible drought. The men are down on their knees, looking upward and praying the skies will open and pour forth a much-needed rain.

  • Wednesday, July 10

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the middle school media center.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Wednesday, July 3: Red, White and Blue day, corn hole, hillbilly golf, 10 a.m.; homemade ice cream, noon.

    Thursday, July 4: Closed for the holiday.

    Friday, July 5: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; tempt your taste buds, fruit, 11 a.m.

    Monday, July 8: Euchre/Rook, 9:30 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.

  • Fairview Place Senior Living in Carrollton received the 2013 Excellence In Civic Involvement Award from the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association.  The award was presented during the association’s annual Conference in Louisville on May 15.

    To celebrate the award, Fairview Place will be hosting a “Community Celebration Day” on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn about the award winning programs and services provided by the staff of Fairview Place, 433 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

  • Wednesday, July 3:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 10 a.m. until noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, July 4: Closed for July 4th holiday.

    Friday, July 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m. until noon; pre-school Play Day, bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden, 11 a.m.; family movie, “ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” 2 p.m.; artist reception for Jimmy Supplee and Carrollton Main Street’s First Friday, 5 p.m.

    Saturday, July 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.