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Today's Features

  • A benefit to aid Jimmy and Melinda Jones is set for 2 p.m. June 11 at Happy Hollow Resort in Worthville. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Jones family, who lost everything in a recent house fire.

    Organizers are seeking donation items for the family and to raffle to raise money. Several bands are set to play at the event, and others that are interested in assisting are urged to contact benefit organizers.

    For more information, contact Leanne at (502) 713-7944.

  • MADISON, Ind. – Matt Bickers may not be a large man, but he’s becoming a powerful force in the world of professional wrestling.

    A teacher by day, Bickers is the new owner of the once-defunct Supreme Championship Wrestling in Madison, Ind.

    As a boy, he fell in love with the sport during the “WrestleMania” years, watching such television wrestling stars as Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper and Jesse Ventura (before his stint as Minnesota’s governor) beat their competition in the ring.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, June 1: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; fruit facts: watermelon, 11:45 a.m.
    Thursday, June 2: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.
    Friday, June 3: Commodity pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; Movie day, 9:45 a.m.
    Monday, June 6: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; corn hole, 10 a.m.

  • Wednesday, June 1: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; creative Wednesdays (teens welcome), 10 a.m. until noon.

    Thursday, June 2: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; summer reading program kick-off and scholastic book fair, all day.

    Friday, June 3: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; meet Clifford (Carrollton Main Street First Friday), 5:30-6:30 p.m.

    Saturday, June 4: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, June 6: Walk-away-the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; young writer’s connection, 5:30 p.m.; the writer’s connection, 6:30 p.m.

  • Do you ever let your mind wander back to earlier times — reminiscing about your past and how far you have come? 

    The other day, Bob mentioned he will be retired 10 years in August. It is hard to believe. We then started talking about all the things, good and bad, that have happened in those 10 years and how we got through it all.

  • Frances Osterhout of Wichita, Kan. and Patrick McNamara of Sanders, Ky.,  parents of Roxie Morgan McNamara, along with Jennifer Schulte, mother of Daniel Keith Vories of Ghent, Ky. would like to announce the upcoming wedding of their children.

    The bride-to-be, Roxie Morgan McNamara,  is a student at Northern Kentucky University  and the groom-elect, Daniel Vories, is a correctional officer at La Grange, Ky.

  • The first in a series of four pasture walks hosted by the Eden Shale Grazing Network Initiative will take place June 2 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Eden Shale Research Farm in Owenton.

    The grazing network, overseen by a committee of forage experts, is designed for participants who have an interest in managing their forages and pastures for improved profitability. The walks provide an opportunity to see how others manage their forages, pastures and livestock while providing a chance to critique and question the operator.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will unveil a new food icon Thursday, June 2 that will serve as a reminder for consumers to make healthier food choices. 

    This new food icon will be part of a comprehensive nutrition communication initiative that provides consumers with easy-to-understand actions, a new website with expanded information, and other tools and resources will be available from the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion. There will be press coverage. So, it looks like today’s “MyPyramid” will be a thing of the past. 

  • The Family Worship Center in Carrollton is spearheading a relief effort in support of those affected by the recent tornado in Joplin, Mo.

    Currently, many of the residents of Joplin are without electricity and water, so many of the items being sent (canned goods, boxed foods, etc.) are currently unusable.

    Those wishing to support the relief efforts may donate the following items:

    •Gift cards from Home Depot, Lowe’s, Target or Walmart

    •Bottled water and protein bars