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Today's Features

  • The Port William Historical Society met on May 23, at the Masterson House with 22 guests and members in attendance. President Deborah Garrett introduced the guest speaker, Jerry Raisor, curator at the Kentucky Department of Parks. He discussed the history of the Kentucky River as it pertains to geology and commerce.

    The March meeting minutes were read by secretary Cassandra McBurney and approved as read. Treasurer Sam Burgess handed out a copy of the financial report and it was approved.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Smith will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Ike and Mary Lou were married at the Ghent Baptist Church in 1957 where they are still active members.

    Ike retired as general manager from Kentucky Ladder Company after 42 years. Mary Lou retired after 30 years as secretary of Cartmell School and two years of teaching in Carroll County. They enjoy gardening, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

  • The John Guill-Polly Hawkins Craig Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) held their May meeting at the Two Rivers Restaurant, General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton, Kentucky on May 24.

    In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the chapter welcomed Mr. John Osborne of Dry Ridge as its guest speaker.

  • U.S. Army veteran Clay Cable was the featured speaker of the “Honoring our heroes” event. He opened his speech by explaining that the definition of a hero is a common man doing uncommon things. This can be out of fear, out of love or because he or she was ordered to do so. Firefighters, police officers, EMS workers and other first responders are every day heroes.

  • From our county fair to the arrival of summer, June is a special time of the year. Do you know what else we celebrate this month? The dairy farmer! June is national dairy month and it is a great time for us to talk about cows and Kentucky dairy farmers.

  • If you haven’t had time to visit the Carroll County Fair this week, it is still open through Saturday night. The Carnival rides have been great and the Livestock Barn has been busy with lots of 4-H and open livestock shows. There have been Pageants and music on the big stage along with events in the ring. Pick up a fair catalog to see what events are still scheduled for the rest of the week.

    The Exhibit Building has many items displayed from local and surrounding areas. Participants have brought in their best items to display for everyone to see.

  • New events

    Friday, June 9

    Carrollton Utilities Commission will have a special meeting at 9 a.m. at the Carrollton Utilities office.

    June 10-11

    Two Rivers Bass Tournament at Point Park. Cost is $200 for a two-person team. Pre-tournament meeting at 6 a.m. and fishing from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. First place winners guaranteed $6,000. For more information, contact Tourism Director Misty Wheeler, (502) 732-7036.

    Saturday, June 10

  • By the time you read this, this will be old news and the nation will most likely have already moved on to the next outrageous thing.

    However, as I’m writing this, Kathy Griffin is making headlines.

    Who is Kathy Griffin (and why should you care)? She’s a 56-year-old comedian and self-identified “D-list celebrity” known for being abrasive, brash, crude and sarcastic.

    Most recently she made the national news when she posed for a photo, holding up the fake, but realistic, bloody decapitated head of President Donald Trump.