Today's Features

  • Larry and Barbara Burkhardt of Milton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Aug. 28. Bro. K. Joines married them at the Whites Run Baptist Church on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1965.

    Mr. Burkhardt is an excavating contractor with Burkhardt-Crawford Contracting and Mrs. Burkhardt is retired from the office of the United States Department of Agriculture in Carrollton.

  • August is quickly coming to a close, and as we look over the past month, we have experienced much for dry weather compared to July’s rainy month.  Summer heat and dry weather can take a toll on your flower garden, but with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

  • The teenage years can be rough on teens and on parents, as young people strive for independence and parents learn how and when to let go. One of the most common stresses put on teens is peer pressure. While they want to be independent, they do seek acceptance from their peers.

  • It’s time to praise the 4-H youth of Carroll County who participated in the Kentucky State Fair and won many awards. Sixty-three projects were judged. Carroll County had four champions, 35 blue ribbons, 14 red ribbons and five white ribbons, and country ham projects yet to be judged. Country ham participants were Cameron Darnold, Adam Froman, Luke Heveline, Abigail Rose, Andrea Searcy, Evan Searcy, Clara Tuttle, Cyrus Tuttle and Madeline Watts.

    The following 4-H’ers won ribbons at the state fair:

  • I came across these letters the other day. Hope you enjoy it!

    A son away to college wrote his dad.

    The son’s letter:

    Dear Dad,

    $chool i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very hard. I $imply can’t think of anything I need, $o if you would like, you can ju$t $end me a card, a$ I would love to hear from you.


    Your $on

     The reply from the father:

    Dear Son,

  • Thursday, Aug. 27

    Kentucky State Fair runs through Aug. 30, at the state fairgrounds in Louisville.

    Swiss Wine Festival until Aug. 30. This is an annual wine festival in Vevay, Ind., and includes music, food vendors and entertainment for the entire family. Visit www.swisswinefestival.org.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. an the school.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street, in Carrollton, will hold only one service on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m.  The Jubilee Service will consist of congregational and special songs of various types.  After the service there will be a time of fellowship. Everyone is cordially invited to this service.  

  • The Norman Rockwell painting of the family sitting around the dinner table seems to have been relegated to bygone days. The busier we get, the harder it is to have a family meal.

    According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, some of the benefits of sitting down to a family meal include greater school success, instilling family values and dealing with weight concerns. 

  • We are in the third full week of August, and do you know what that means?

    It’s State Fair time!

    Today marks the opening of the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Located at the Kentucky Fair Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, the State Fair runs from Aug. 20-30.

    With all the sights and sounds, the State Fair has something for every member of the family:

    Livestock Shows