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Today's Features

  • With an aging population and chronic disease rates increasing among children and young adults, local communities need tools to help people deal with chronic diseases. 

    Three Rivers District Health Department is meeting these challenges by getting staff and community partners trained to facilitate the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. These are evidence-based workshops designed to give patients and their caregivers more education on management techniques, in addition to traditional medical care. 

  • Darrell Lykins and Retta Craig, both of Ghent, were married on July 2, 1985, at Ghent Baptist Church in Ghent, with Brother Robert Ferguson officiating.

    The bride’s sister; Vicki Craig Harmon, was the maid of honor and best man was Billy Pruitt.

    Darrell retired from Carroll County Water District in 2008 and Retta has been with the Ghent Post Office since 1978.

    They have two daughters, Shannon Lykins Skirvin and Kimberly Lykins Jett. The couple still resides in Ghent.

  • Do friendships require money? The simple answer is no.

    But when it comes to a mentoring initiative that provides structure and oversight, candidate interviews and background checks, and home visits and accountability, the answer is yes. These friendships require money.

  • The Carroll County Senior Event planning team announces that this year’s event on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Point Park in Carrollton will bring back memories of when the railroad and trains regularly ran through Carrollton, Worthville, Sparta and other points from Covington to Louisville and beyond. Yes, “It’s Train Time!”

    This year our senior citizens will enjoy great music, food and entertainment in tune with our railroad theme.

     

    Old memorabilia wanted  

  • This is a critical time for getting cows breeding. Cows should be on good pasture with clover and preferably low endophyte levels in fescue for the spring breeding season. Keep pastures vegetative by clipping or making hay. Cows should have abundant shade and water; heat stress can ruin the breeding season.

  • Wednesday, July 3

    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.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Thursday, July 4
    Independence Day

  • As we celebrate another Independence Day as Christians, the Fourth of July has a double meaning. This day reminds us of the long journey this country has followed to get to where we’re at.

  • Angela Franklin of Carrollton has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance at the Carroll County Agency. She became an agent with Kentucky Farm Bureau in January 2009 and was named the 2011 District 3 “Agent of the Year” and the 2012 District 6 “Agent of the Year” for Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance. Franklin was previously an agent in the Oldham County–Goshen Agency. She and her husband, Chad, have two children, Taylor and Seth.

  • Wednesday, June 26

    Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Carrollton will host a golf scramble at Cardinal Hill Golf Course in Bedford, Ky. beginning at 9 a.m. with lunch provided. Cost for a four-person team is $225. All proceeds benefit Big Brothers & Big Sisters. For more information contact Jason Stephenson (502) 525-1874.

  • For more information call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Wednesday, June 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mad Science of Ky. – at Cartmell Elementary, 10 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, June 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Stories and Crafts, age 6-11 years old, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 28: 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, “The Borrowers,” 2 p.m.