Today's Features

  • It has sure been wet over this past week in Carroll County.  The local Mesonet system has recorded 2.11 inches in just the first seven days of July.  Last year, we saw 2.36 inches for the entire month.

    With these rains can come lightning, and safety precautions need to be taken.

    Check out some of the myths and facts about lightning:

    Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

  •  Carroll County Extension Homemakers will host a Christmas in July Workshop from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Registration with fees due by July 19.

    Five holiday crafts will be taught: radiant star, Santa yo-yo hanging, folded Christ-mas tree, a yo-yo tree and origami holiday flowers.

    For registration information, stop by or call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030, or e-mail me at gangotti@uky.edu. We invite all interested people to attend.

    Diabetes support
    group tomorrow

  • Television interviewer and journalist Larry King describes three farmers who gather daily in a field during a horrible drought. The men are down on their knees, looking upward and praying the skies will open and pour forth a much-needed rain.

  • Wednesday, July 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.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the middle school media center.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com


    Wednesday, July 3: Red, White and Blue day, corn hole, hillbilly golf, 10 a.m.; homemade ice cream, noon.

    Thursday, July 4: Closed for the holiday.

    Friday, July 5: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; tempt your taste buds, fruit, 11 a.m.

    Monday, July 8: Euchre/Rook, 9:30 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.

  • Fairview Place Senior Living in Carrollton received the 2013 Excellence In Civic Involvement Award from the Kentucky Assisted Living Facilities Association.  The award was presented during the association’s annual Conference in Louisville on May 15.

    To celebrate the award, Fairview Place will be hosting a “Community Celebration Day” on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 p.m. The public is invited to attend and learn about the award winning programs and services provided by the staff of Fairview Place, 433 Floyd Drive in Carrollton.

  • Wednesday, July 3:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 10 a.m. until noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, July 4: Closed for July 4th holiday.

    Friday, July 5: 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, “ 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea,” 2 p.m.; artist reception for Jimmy Supplee and Carrollton Main Street’s First Friday, 5 p.m.

    Saturday, July 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

  • 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.