Today's Features

  • Ellen van Nagell hosted the Aug. 2 meeting of the Caby M. Froman Club at the Derby Café located in the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.

  • I started this column in 2004, when garlic was named the herb of the year by the International Herb Association.

    I wrote the first column about garlic. It is hard to believe I have been writing for eight years, starting out as a bi-monthly column and progressing into weekly.  My how time flies when you are having a good time, and I have certainly had that.

  • It was Bingo time at the Carroll County Senior Center on Tuesday morning, drawing at least 20 gamers who were vying for snacks and “The Big Cash Prize” ... which one player quipped might buy a gallon of gas this week for the winner.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 22

    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.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Aug. 23

    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.

  • When people ask me what I do at my job at the newspaper, specifically what topics I write about, I tell them the shorthand version: old people, dead people and God.

    Actually, I cover a lot more than that, but those three — old people, dead people and God — are the three areas that seem to fall to me. This past week I wrote stories about four people who had died, and only one of them I would consider old.

    Of those four people, I attended three memorial services. As I write this, I have two services to attend in the coming week.

  • Stahl, Helm to perform at Worthville Baptist

    Keyboardist/vocalist Dave Stahl and saxophonist Freddy Helm will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Worthville Baptist Church.

    The duo has entertained throughout the state for three years, performing regularly at  Kentucky State Parks, as well as community events, corporate events, conventions and the Scottsburg Jamboree.

    A love offering will be received. The public is invited to attend.    

    Ghent church hosts Family Fun Fest

  • The harvest season will reach Carroll County before we know it, and there are some key safety considerations to keep in mind as we work out in the fields.

    Use respiratory protection to safeguard your lungs against dust and debris as you harvest crops, clean out grain bins, open silos, strip tobacco, and perform other seasonal farming activities.

  • We are very happy to welcome Joyce Doyle as our new Extension agent for 4-H/Youth Development in Carroll County. Joyce started here Monday and hit the ground running. She has had extensive experience in education with the Grant County School System and as Grant County 4-H Agent the past five years.

    We know that she will be developing a strong 4-H/Youth program here.

    Please come and welcome Joyce at a reception in her honor from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the office.

    Homemakers Kick-Off

  • Regular children’s programing will be on vacation for the month of August.  Sign your child up for “1000 Books Before Kindergarten”, now, ask at the desk for details!


    Wednesday, Aug. 22: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 23: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; fairy garden workshop, 10-noon.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026. August 2012 is supporting the independence and dignity of older adults.

    Wednesday, Aug. 22, Ladder Ball, 10 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 23: Bunk-O 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 24: Learn to play Rook or ping-pong with Amy, 9:45 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 27: Monday movie, “Madness” with Roy Rodgers, Coke floats, 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, Aug. 28: Sweet tooth bingo, 10 a.m.