Today's Features

  • The 1963 Class of Carrollton High School will hold its 50th Class Reunion at the Butler State Resort Park Conference Center on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6-11 p.m. All class members are invited plus their guests. If you have not registered there is still time, contact Mary Sue Wilson, 850 Hicks Pike Walton, KY, 41094 or call (859) 485-7210, or (859) 630-4005.

  • Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., challenges the youth of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties to compete for up to $3,000 in cash awards for service projects to their respective communities in conjunction with “Make A Difference Day” Saturday, Oct. 26.

  • September and October is a busy time for Kentucky’s apple growers—both for the commercial and home operation. In fact, I have received a couple of calls already about the best time to harvest apples this season.

    The best and most time-tested method of judging when to pick fruit is the taste method. When enough starch has been converted to sugar and the flavor is developed, the fruit is ready to eat.

  • All young people need opportunities to develop leadership skills. By learning to interact with others and becoming engaged members of their communities, they learn they can make a difference. 

    In order for youth to be prepared to work in partnership with adults, they need to develop and/or enhance their leadership skills. Leadership education prepares youth to:

    l Manage time

    l Work as a team

    l Set goals

    l Start conversations

    l Facilitate meetings

    l Solve problems

  • The Food and Drug Administration recently finalized the definition of the term “gluten-free” on food labels. All manufacturers that want to use the gluten-free wording on their products must adhere to strict guidelines.

    According to the FDA, the term gluten-free now refers to foods that are either inherently gluten-free or foods that do not contain any ingredient that is:

    • A gluten-containing grain (e.g., spelt or wheat)

    • Derived from a gluten-containing grain that has not been processed to remove gluten (e.g., wheat flour)

  • 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, Sept. 11: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; crafts, 10 a.m.; Farmer Field Day at Fairview Place, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 12: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon; deuce’s wild rummy, noon; Senior Event, “We’ve been Working on the Railroad”,  4 p.m.; sign up for ride the ducks at Newport, Ky., $15 fee due today.

  • The Carroll County High School class of 1993 will hold its 20 year reunion at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Down on Main (upstairs). If interested in attending, please contact Amy Booth Campbell, amoslee24@gmail.com; Jeaneen McGuire Crutcher, k.crutcher@insightbb.com; or Stewart G. Washburn, stufu22@hotmail.com. A Facebook page titled “1993 20 Year Class Reunion” has also been created.

  • Donnie and Maggie Ball of Carrollton announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Chasity Taylor to Travis Snow, son of Bobby Snow of Carrollton and the late Alice Snow.

    The bride-elect is a teacher for Carroll County Schools. She is the granddaughter of Harriett Sharp Johnson of Carrollton and the late Owen “Billie” Sharp.

    The groom-to-be works at PMC Organometallix as a chemical operator. He is the grandson of Margaret Smoot of Carrollton and the late David Smoot, and Margaret Abbott of Hanover, Ind. and the late Norman Abbott.

  • Lenny and Cindy Chadwell of Carrollton, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter,  Lyndsey Marie Chadwell of Richmond, Ky., to Brandon Xavier Chamalian of Richmond, Ky., son of Karen Svatos and John Chamalian of Kinnelon, N.J.

    The bride-elect graduated from Carroll County High School in 2011. She works at University of Kentucky as a patient care technician.

    The groom-to-be graduated from Kinnelon High School in 2010 and works at Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation.

  • Wednesday, Sept. 11: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Lego Mania, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 12: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, (birth to 5 years old),11 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.