Today's Features

  • I have said it more than once and I am going to say it again.  Carroll County is the greatest county on earth. There is not one project that 4-H has that there is not a true “expert” in Carroll County.

    One of the projects in 4-H animal science is the process of curing country hams. When I came to Carroll County curing country ham was a project I wanted for the youth.  Jim and Bob Froman gave of their time to talk with the members about the process and history of curing country hams.

  • It’s winter in Kentucky. This is a great time of year to turn up the heat and snuggle down by a warm fire in the fireplace, watch television or read a book. But, this can be costly.

    Heat-ing and cooling accounts for more than 50 percent of the energy usage in a typical U.S. home, making it the largest energy expense for most homes.

    It is no secret that energy usage often peaks in the winter with the use of more lighting and heat. Here are a few ways to offset excessive energy usage and electric or gas bills.

    Tips for saving energy

  • Wednesday, Jan. 30

    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.

    Thursday, Jan. 31

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Feb. 1

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Trimble County Hymn Sing is held the first Thursday of each month at a different location. This month it is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Bedford Baptist Church.

  • Like Indiana, Ohio and several other states, Kentuckians soon will have the option to have an organ donor heart printed on their drivers license.

    For more than 20 years, the Circuit Clerks of Kentucky have been educating communities about the life-saving mission of organ donation. Each day, 18 people die waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. Every 10 minutes a new name is added to the waiting list. Only 35 percent of Kentuckians are registered organ donors.

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

    Wednesday, Jan. 23: Learn how to play Wii bowling,  10 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 24: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Jan. 25: Lunch at I-Hop10:30 a.m.

    Monday, Jan. 28: Movie day with snacks, 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, Jan. 29: Sweet tooth bingo provided by the Waters of Clifty Falls, 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, Jan. 30: Bunk-O tournament, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 31: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

  • Children’s regular programming will resume in February. call the library at (502) 732-7020 for more information. 


    Thursday, Jan. 24: Thursday, Dec. 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Friday night music, Dennis Wheeler, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Jan. 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; DIY Spa day, 10 a.m. until noon; family movie, “Ice Age 4:Continental Drift” 2 p.m.

  • Mindy Hawkins and Zachary Miles of Worthville would like to announce the birth of their son, Landen Chase Miles, born Nov. 19, 2012, at Norton Suburban Women’s Pavilion in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Mariah, 7, and Rayden Hawkins, 3 and Layla Miles, 4, helped welcome their brother home.

    Maternal grandparents are Nick and Diana Riley of Sanders, Ky. and maternal great-grandmother is  Mollie Colston of Carrollton.