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Today's Features

  • Aaron and Michelle Whitt of Ghent, Ky., announce the March 22, 2011, birth of their identical twin sons, Landon McCall Whitt, born at 12:23 p.m., and Braydon McCall Whitt, born at 12:24 p.m., at the St. Elizabeth Health Care Center of Edgewood, Ky.

    Landon weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and Braydon weighed 7 pounds, Both were 21½ inches long.

    Big sister Heidi Whitt, 3, helped welcome her brothers home.

    Maternal grandparents are Steve Carrico of Carrollton, Ky., and the late Debbie Carrico.

  •  I ahave been very impressed by the Apple program beginning in the Carroll County School System.

    Each high school junior and senior will have the opportunity to receive a MacBook for use at school and, more importantly, at home. I am a huge fan of Apple products. You can come into my office anytime and see an iPod, iPhone or iPad connected or being used in some way or another. The products are intuitive, fun to use and very creative. But, they are also different. 

    A Mac and a PC do not work the same, which can be intimidating at first.

  • Watermelon was the theme at last week’s First Friday, held monthly on the lawn of the Carroll County Courthouse in downtown.

    Coordinated by the Carroll-ton Main Street Program led by Sam Burgess, Jeff Moore and Deborah Garrett and anchored by the RiverView Farmers Market, this team has worked hard to provide entertainment and an interesting program for everyone attending.

    On Friday night, Garrett organized a watermelon bash with demonstrations of watermelon dishes and a seed spitting contest.

  • Things have been a little strange lately, don’t you think?  With the heat for all of the country reaching well into the 100s and higher and all of us worrying about what Congress was going to do about the budget. On top of that, at the time of this writing, we have had no rain.

    It is only natural that people might just be a little testy. Actually, I think everyone has done well  considering how long  we have been dealing with all of this.

  • Jonah 1: “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying,  ‘Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.’ But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.”

  • Carrollton United Methodist Church recently welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Drew Oakley.

    Oakley, 26, is a native of Milton, graduating from Trimble County High School in 2003. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky shortly after accepting his call to the ministry.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 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.

  • For years, Sherry Stamper was haunted by something she saw during her first home visit when she worked as a school nurse in her hometown of Hazard, Ky.

    It was more than the filth that permeated the home – and the vision of a baby crawling through that filth, putting into its mouth old potato peels and anything else it found on the floor.

  • The Carroll County Extension Service is offering several programs that will be of interest to local residents.

    There are other programs offered in the region too, that residents may want to attend.

    On Aug. 10, a special program, “Resi-dential Rain Garden Design for Homeowners” will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kenton County Cooperative Extension Service office in Covington.

  • In this month of July we have been through a very hot summer here in Carrollton. And almost everywhere in the United States, the weather stations have advised us to be careful when we go outside, to have water handy and to have functioning air conditioning units in our cars to be prepared for the hotter days.

    This reminds me that as Christians we have to be like the weather stations, informing and warning the people that if their ways of living do not change and they keep doing whatever they want they are heading to a very hot place, “Hell.”