Today's Features

  • Few things say fall better than pumpkins. Whether you use them to cook, decorate or carve, chances are a pumpkin in some form or fashion will be a part of your seasonal celebrations. In fact, 80 percent of the U.S. pumpkin supply is available in October.

    Here are some interesting facts about the season’s favorite gourd.

    •Pumpkins originated in Central America and get their name from the Greek word pepon, which means large melon. Pumpkins are in the same family with cucumbers, squash, zucchini and melons.

  • Animal projects are some of the longest-running and easily identifiable aspects of 4-H, but they are much more complex than what happens in the show ring. Many people may not realize the valuable skills that 4-H’ers receive as a result of participating in these projects.

    4-H animal projects help youth learn about the life cycle, growth and feeding of animals. In the process, they learn about animal selection and evaluation, nutrition and feeding, animal health, daily care, reproduction and marketing.

  • All summer they have remained hidden beneath a green cloak, but as fall continues, the parade of brilliant tree leaf colors will slowly put on a spectacular show across Carroll County.

    The fall colors have been in leaves all along, but they were masked by chlorophyll, a green pigment that combines with sunlight to produce food for tree growth.  It might surprise you to know that this rebirth of color is caused by fewer hours of daylight, not “Jack Frost.”

  • Hello once again, my friends. Here we are, staring at Halloween and cooler weather is upon us. And frankly, it doesn’t bother me one bit. I love hearty foods and nothing says hearty like cold weather. Oh, and I also make sure to write a chili article at the beginning of every year, just so everyone can get in the mood before cold weather hits. 


    Navy Office of Community Outreach

    A 2005 Carroll County High School graduate and Carrollton, Kentucky native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Wyoming (SSBN 742).

    Petty Officer 3rd Class Joshua Craig is an electronics mate serving aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines.  

  • Jake A. Thompson has joined the law firm of Crawford & Baxter, P.S.C., in Carrollton, Ky.

    A Carroll County native, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Kentucky College of Law in May 2015. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Northern Kentucky University where he received his bachelors of arts in criminal justice, after completing preliminary college classes at the Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton Campus.

  • Quilts will be displayed during the month of October.

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


    Thursday, Oct. 22: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; all day: Read for the Record!

    Friday, Oct. 23: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; stress relief coloring, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Oct. 24: Paint a Pumpkin, 10:30 a.m.; family movie, “Cinderella”, 2 p.m.