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Today's Features

  • Dear Mothers,

    As usual, this Mother’s Day we offer confession and ask for leniency.

    The “we” of this confession are men. You may have heard of us.

    We are usually referred to as he or him, Adam, son, husband, dad, brother, chap, mate, or, among friends, baron. We are those persons most likely to wear the same clothes two days in a row and then expect you to wash those clothes. We are the people of whom a T-shirt was once made: “A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.” Remember us now?

  • Quakers, the Religious Society of Friends, also known as “Friends,” will be  meeting for unprogrammed worship every Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m. beginning May 7 at the Port Royal Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road (State Hwy. 193), Port Royal. This informal group is under the guidance of the Lexington Friends Meeting. For information, contact Betsy Packard at dogbydob123@aol.com or (502) 529-1598.

  • On Thursday evening, April 28, Tom Dapron and Greg England, certified instructors with the National Rifle Assoc-iation, will present the national “Refuse to Be a Victim” program at the Exten-sion office. This interactive program will last from 6-9 p.m. Tom and Greg have worked with the Shooting Sports 4-H Club for years and are excellent instructors.

    Cost of the program is $10. If you are interested in attending, please call the Extension office at (502) 732-7030 so we have enough materials. Checks may be made payable to the Carroll County Extension Service.

  • The weather is a huge part of everyone’s discussion. We haven’t seen rain like this is quite some time and the river is quite the beast right now. Produc-ers will be making decisions before long as to how long can they wait on planting corn before switching to soybeans.

    The listing below is a location showing their current rainfall total through April 25, the most rain reported in April and the year and then the greatest monthly total and the month and year that occurred. January of 1937 wins three of the four locations.

  • The first shots of the War Between the States were fired upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., 150 years ago on April 12, 1861.

    The Louisville Journal speculated that Kentucky Gov. Beriah Magoffin would attempt to join the Confederacy in secession of the union of the United States of America. Magoffin was a state’s rights advocate and believed in each state’s right to secede. Further, he sympathized with the Confederate cause.

  • There is a story about a king who decided to set aside a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard.

    Four finalists were brought forward, and from these four, the king would select the winner. The first person presented was a wealthy philanthropist. The king was told that this man was highly deserving of the honor because of his humanitarian efforts. He had given much of his wealth to the poor.

  • Wednesday, April 27

    Carroll County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the courthouse.

     Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Bingo is held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Thursday, April 28

    Weight Watchers meets at Family Worship Center with weigh-in at 5 p.m. and meeting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Easter was such a wonderful day, in spite of the damp, rainy weather.  Having just returned three days prior from our long vacation in Florida, it was nice to prepare a wonderful family meal. 

    We had a great time with our daughter, her fiancé and our grandson just talking, eating and playing games.