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Today's Features

  • Many of us are planning to take part in more outdoor recreational activities as the weather continues to warm up.  Remember that spending unprotected time in the sun increases your risk for skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.

  • Despite the rain this week, the warm temperatures have finally reached the county, and pastures are really starting to green up.

    As it is certainly nice to see that green arrive, now is also a time when livestock producers need to watch out for grass tetany, also called spring tetany or grass staggers.  It can also be referred to as wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany.

    Regardless of name, it is a condition caused by an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood of livestock.

  • Public speaking is one of Americans’ biggest fears. 4-H gives youth a chance to conquer this fear at a young age by giving them public speaking experience through the speech program. By the end of the program, some of the shyest young people can feel the accomplishment of conquering this fear.

  • Thursday, April 9

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, contact Life in Carrollton Ministries Director Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

  • Kroger Relay for Life held its annual “Cutie Pie” contest.

    In the boy’s category, the winner was Mason McMurry, son of Natalie McMurry and great-grandson of Gene and Sue McMurry.

    In the girls category the winner was Genesis Hollingsworth, daughter of Holly Hollingsworth.

  • Thursday, April 2

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

    Gamblers Anonymous host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Road.

  • The Carroll County Public Library will be presenting the Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show during the months of April and May.

    For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.

     

    Thursday, April 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; open at 10 a.m. for Staff Training.

  • RiverRunArtGallery, 449 Main St., in Carrollton is offering a lunch and learn every Friday at noon in April.  Participants are invited to bring a lunch if they choose and watch as Sharon Graves,  local artist and gallery owner teaches them about painting.  Classes are free. There will be no lunch and learn on Friday, April 24.

  • Cove Hill Baptist holds its Easter services

    Cove Hill Baptist Church, 4751 Mound Hill Rd. invites all to attend their annual Easter services: 7 p.m., Maundy Thursday, April 2, “Do This In Remembrance of Me” details the reason we honor Christ in partaking of the Lord’s Supper (Communion) and how it is an essential of celebrating the Risen Lord; and Easter Sunday, April 5, 7 a.m., Sunrise Services, and 9:45 a.m. Sunday School; and 11 a.m., Morning Worship. All are welcome.

     

  • Jesus forever challenges us to think “outside the box.” He says to bear fruit the grain of wheat must first die. He says divine light is present in human darkness. He says to be a leader is to be a servant who washes feet. For Jesus, and for those who would follow him, “mystery” is not a problem to be solved but truth to be forever discovered and lived. This is the antithesis of soft, comfortable religion; it is rather quite gutsy, challenging, worth the journey of a lifetime.