Today's Features

  • Volunteers loaded up large boxes filled with individual shoeboxes that will be given to children around the world through the Samaritan’s Purse program. Organizer Stacie Darnold said Carroll County donated items and money for 619 shoeboxes. She thanked First Baptist Church for storing the items and McNeal’s Hardward for delivering the boxes to the collection center in Walton.

  • Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection began this week. Please stop by First Baptist Church in Carrollton if you would like to help fill a box and provide a small $7 fee to be shipped to a child.

    Boxes may be picked up at the church during business hours or in the evening during the following collection times: Nov. 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m.;

    Nov. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Nov. 19, 4-6 p.m.; and Nov. 20, 1-5 p.m.

  • Worthville Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a chili dinner from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 19, at the firehouse, 446 Hwy. 467 in Worthville. The cost is $5 per person. The fire department also will be accepting donations of new hats, gloves, scarfs, etc., for needy children in the area. 

  • With Thanksgiving upon us, let’s talk turkey.

    Turkeys are raised only for meat. They are not raised for egg production, as with chickens, ducks and quail. As a result, turkeys do not produce very many eggs.

    There is only one breed of turkey, but with several varieties. The most common type of commercial turkey raised in the United States is the Broad-Breasted White. It has a larger breast than the other varieties of turkeys.

  • Step inside some of the magnificent homes in Carrollton during the first Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 3-4.

    The Masterson House, Butler Turpin House and nine other private homes will be on this year’s tour.

    Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism is sponsoring the tour and the $10 tickets are only available at the Tourism office, located at 515 Highland Ave.

    Tour dates are from 1-6 p.m. on both dates. Guests will be able to use their tickets on Saturday or Sunday in any order, but can only visit each site once. Tickets are non-refundable.

  • Help feed the hungry of our community. Area Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Brownies and community volunteers return to the streets of Carrollton at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, to collect donated non-perishable food items in the second weekend of the annual Scouting for Food project.

  • The Splendid Sampler, sampler blocks, are a great way to learn new quilting skills one block at a time. Work at your own pace. New block patterns will be available each week. Tutorials for new techniques will be held during PHd afternoons. Ask Patricia for more details at (502) 732-7020.


    Friday, Nov. 18: Board of Trustees meeting, noon

    Friday, Nov. 18: PHd’s 2-4 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 19: Adoption Awareness Program, Annie, sponsored by students from Cartmell Elementary STPL, 2 p.m.