.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Today's Features

  • The Carrollton Fire Department/Rina Moore Vankleef Memorial WHAS Crusade for Children concert will be held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, May 27.

    The concert begins at 6:30 p.m. and features Captain Backfire, rock and funk band that plays rock and fund music covering four decades.

    Local musician Jordan Bales is bringing his band Bales and Twine to the show. Bales’s Facebook page said his band is going to start promoting more of their original music from here on out and performing some all original shows this year under the name Bales and Twine.

  • The average age of farmers in Kentucky is increasing, and over the next several years, many farm families will consider transitioning their farm to the next generation. The decision of when and how to begin the farm transition process can be a difficult topic to discuss.

    It is important to realize that at some point every farm business will experience a transfer of ownership, either with or without owner participation. The farm business can transfer in one of two ways: either as a viable farm business or as a set of assets.

  • With summer coming and school being out soon, there will be more and more traffic on the roads. Being aware of drivers around you and being extra careful will help cut down on accidents and could save your life.

    It is estimated that one in four car crashes involve cell phone use. There are many myths regarding cell phone use and driving. Many people know that using cell phones to text while driving is dangerous, but many underestimate the danger that is still present when using the cell phone for a conversation while driving.

  • As you know, Andrea Searcy wrote a grant to market 4-H as well as downtown Carrollton businesses.

    So far, the businesses that have supported 4-H with this grant have been Artful Gifts, Glauber’s Sporting Goods and Down on Main. The clues below describe this week’s business. There are three clovers hidden in this business. If you find a clover, the prizes are a $25 gift certificate for you to spend in the business, a 4-H camp scholarship (value $200), or a pass to the Carroll County Fair which includes rides.

    Here are the clues:

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, May 11: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; nutrition sponsored by Cooperative Extension Service, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Summer Reading Program Kick-off Party, May 15-June 30 offering lots of games, prizes and entertainers. It’s time to sign up for the summer reading program: Build a Better World. Inflatable bouncy houses, Sno-cones, Cotton candy and more surprises. Dinner will be provided to families who are signing up. Drop in Monday, May 15 from 4-7 p.m. All ages welcome.

    New events

    Monday, May 15: Summer Reading Kick-off Party, 4-7 p.m.

    Tuesday, May 16: Make a seed bomb and plant the sunflower circle, preschoolers, 11 a.m.

  • Do you know your risk for stroke, diabetes or osteoporosis? Find out your risk for these conditions as well as talk to medical professionals at a free Community Health Fair on Friday, May 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Baptist Health La Grange. Registration is not required.

    Free screenings include:

    • Blood glucose

    • Blood pressure

    • Bone mineral density – a measurement of calcium and other minerals in the bone

    • Grip strength

    • Balance testing

  • I love movies, and many of my life mantras come from John Hughes’ movies. I am not sure what that says about me except my age! But one mantra that has stuck with me lately comes from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

    Ferris reminds us that “life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.”

    While 2016 could not end fast enough, 2017 is on fast-forward! Believe it or not, it is time to kick off the Summer Reading Program.