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Today's Features

  • Multi-talented Sharon Graves is like the Martha Stewart of Carroll County: She can paint, take pictures, sew, quilt, cross-stitch, create jewelry and is currently learning how to cut maps and make picture frames. “For me, to see something come out of nothing is so exciting,” she said.

    Graves’ landscape acrylic paintings and photography will be on display at the Carroll County Public Library during the month of April. There will also be an artist’s reception for her on Monday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the library.

  • More than 100 sewing enthusiasts will convene at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 to take part in the fifth annual “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo.

    Grace Angotti, Carroll County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences and co-chairman of the expo, said sewing is making a big comeback as women return to quilting, sewing for the home, and even sewing for themselves and their families. 

  • The newly released food guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture address our current American health situation and make some important recommendations.

    An increasing percentage of our population suffers from overweight, poor diet, obesity, forms of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses. The USDA’s revised guidelines should raise awareness of the inherent risks prevalent in American lifestyle choices, characterized by an over-consumption of non-nutrient-dense highly processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Applications are currently available at the Carroll County Extension Office for Phase I funds.

    You have until 4:30 p.m. on Wed-nesday, March 30 to complete the application. The sign-up this time has a 25 percent to 75 percent match up to $2,500.

    We will be able to take receipts that are dated from Sept. 21, 2010 through the end of the program. 

    The applications will be scored the evening of March 30 and letters will go out by April 1 notifying you if you have been  approved for the cost-share program.

  • Wednesday, March 23

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    Carroll County Animal Support holds registration for its SNIP clinic at Carroll County Public Library, 6-7:30 p.m.

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

    Thursday, March 24

  • Jordan Baptist Church will host a Hymn Sing, Saturday, March 26 at 5 p.m. Cove Hill Band will be featured along with other music. A light meal will be served afterward. All are welcome.

  • Spring revival at English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy. 389 will be held March 20-23. Scheduled to speak Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m. is preacher Glenn Smith.

    A nursery will be provided each evening for children four years old and younger.

    For information, contact Pastor Jason Owenby, (502) 732-5710 or email them at: enghlishbaptistchurch@gmail.com.

  • You have probably never heard of Joseph Priestley. If you have ever made a mistake in writing, you owe him a bit of thanks because he is the man who invented the eraser. 

    Priestley lived in the 1700s in England and was the son of a minister. As an adult, he came to America and was, for a time, a Unitarian minister.  He seemed more interested in chemistry than theology, however, and the invention of the eraser came to Priestley when he studied the sap of a South American tree newly introduced to Europe. 

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

     

    Wednesday, March 23, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; massage, 10:30 a.m.

    Thursday, March 24,  Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; Bunk-O 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken pot luck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, March 25, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; euchre 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, March 28, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; movie day with refreshments, 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, March 29, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; massage, bingo, 10 a.m.