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Today's Features

  • Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann” is accepting two items that have never been displayed in previous shows in categories: drawings, paintings, sculpture and photography until Wednesday April 19. This is open to the public. The MAG show also will be exhibiting a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

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

    Thursday, April 13: Cards, games and color therapy, 8 a.m.; Nutrition sponsored by cooperative Extension Service, 9:30 a.m.; AARP Driving Class at CC Library, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/ Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.; night bingo, 6 p.m.

  • National Library Week started in 1958, and was based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support libraries. The first National Library Week theme was “Wake Up and Read!” Fast forward 59 years and the theme is “Libraries Transform.” This reflects the transformation of libraries over the years. As our lives, families and communities change, so must our libraries. We have so many resources at your disposal–some you associate with libraries and some you may not.

  • By KRISTIN BECK

    The News-Democrat

    The next time you head out to Robert Westrick Memorial Park, take a seat at one of the new benches or eat lunch at one of the new picnic tables next to the batting cages. The additional seating was made possible by local Troop 131 Eagle Scout Kameron Nab.

    Kameron, 15, worked on the project with Carroll County Fiscal Court, which purchased the new benches.

  • Cooking, eating and talking together are healthy mealtime habits the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is encouraging families to adopt with Recipes for Life. This nutrition and cooking program will inspire county residents to make mealtime family time, while equipping youth with kitchen experience and skills to create healthy foods at home.

  • Spring is in the air and warm weather is a nice welcome. We all need to get outside and enjoy the sunshine and get some exercise in the process.

    Walking is one of the easiest ways to be physically active. You can do it almost anywhere and at any time. Walking is also inexpensive. All you need is a pair of shoes and sturdy heel support. Walking gives you more energy, makes you feel good, helps you relax, reduces stress, helps you sleep better, and helps control your appetite.

  • The ultimate test of forage quality is animal performance. Producing high quality forages is vital to improved animal performance, whether your goal is more pounds of milk, a higher rate of gain, increased wool production or an improved conception rate.

    Forages provide a major percentage of the nutrients for beef cattle, sheep, goats, horses, and ruminant wildlife. If the quality is not right, you cannot feed animals enough forage to achieve production goals.

  • The world famous Harlem Wizards are bringing their “Slamtastic Tour” to Carroll County High School’s gymnasium on Thursday, April 20. The Wizards will face the “Carroll County Crushers,” a group of teachers, school administrators, former players and community leaders who have volunteered their time for the event. The event is being sponsored by Family Ties, the family resource center for Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary. Family Ties will use the proceeds to provide support for the students it serves.

  •  Attention fans of the long running television show “Hee Haw”: A speaker portraying one of the program’s stalwarts, Grandpa Jones, is coming to Carrollton.

    The Carroll County Arts Board and the Friends of Butler are bringing in Kentucky Chautauqua performer David Jones of Frankfort, Ky., to portray Grandpa Jones Thursday, April 20, at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

    Kentucky Chautauqua programs are sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

  • The Carrollton Police Department accepted the Autism Awareness Month Challenge from the New Rochelle Police Department in New York. The purpose of the New Rochelle Police Autism Patch Challenge is to promote autism awareness in every police department in the country during the month of April. Carrollton Police cruisers will bear a CPD Autism Awareness logo through end of the month.