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Today's Features

  • Although it has been bitterly cold recently, spring is less than six short weeks away! Already, I have seen sweet little daffodils starting to emerge. Oh, how exciting!

    With spring on the horizon, it is time to start planning for this year’s vegetable garden. There are many items to consider when planning a garden. The decisions made can directly impact the potential for disease and other pest issues, in addition to overall yields. Here are a few areas to consider:

    Planting site

  • Carroll County High School juniors and seniors are gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year: the prom. Transportation is available for students who need a ride to the prom this year, which will be held out of town for the second straight year. This year’s junior/senior prom will be held from 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, May 5, at The Prickel Barn in Verona, Ky.

  • Cartmell Elementary fifth-grader Brooklyn Prince is not your normal 10-year-old. First, she was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was two years old. She has been wearing an insulin pump since she was three. But she hasn’t let that slow her down. She also is recognized nationally as an up-and-coming Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor with plans to compete in the national tournament in November.

  • Libraries mean different things to different people. I do believe that it all depends on what you need from your library. It also means that we need to try to be many different things for different groups of people. There is the traditional view of libraries that I try to uphold. This includes books, programs for young children and cultural events for adults. While this view may not appeal to everyone, it really is the cornerstone of our industry. On the other hand, in order to stay relevant, we must shape our services to the demands of our community.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

    The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For more information call (502) 732-7020 or fax (502) 732-7122.

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  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before.

    Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) will host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

    This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues, as well as other Carroll County concerns, will be addressed.

    This forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. 

  • New events

    Saturday, Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m., at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room. This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • Mildred was the town gossip and self-appointed monitor of the town’s morals. She kept sticking her nose into other people’s business. Several people obviously did not approve of her extra-curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence.

    She made a mistake, however, when she accused George, a new resident, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old blue pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told George and others, that everyone seeing it there would know exactly what he was doing.