Today's Features

  • Kentucky has been given an extension to allow Kentucky identification cards and driver’s licenses to be used at Federal facilities, military bases and airports until Oct. 10, 2018. This means you have until October to get a Passport book or card if you plan to travel by air after that time, as it is uncertain when new Kentucky driver’s licenses will be available to meet federal standards.

    Current passport applications are taking 4-6 weeks for processing.

  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the American Legion Post No. 41 Saturday, Feb. 10. Family-friendly activities will be held from 6-8 p.m., including a D.J., treats and games. An adults only event, including music and dancing, will be held from 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

  • New events

    Saturday, Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m., at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room. This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met Jan. 19, at the Two Rivers Restaurant with sixmembers in attendance. The minutes of the November meeting were read and approved. The treasurer reported that 46 people had paid their dues. This is a record membership for the association. The treasurer’s report was approved.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Events that cause negative stress are known as traumatic events. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic events are “marked by a sense of horror, helplessness, serious injury or the threat of serious injury or death…and affect survivors, rescue workers, and the friends and relatives of victims who have been involved.”

  • Dr. Les Anderson, UK Beef Extension Specialist, stresses that January is an important “check-point” in spring heifer development programs. The key to proper heifer development lies in understanding the factors that influence conception in yearling heifers.

    One key factor regulating heifer fertility is age at puberty. Most producers do not consider age at puberty of their heifers to be a major problem, yet few know how many heifers are actually cyclic at the beginning of the breeding season.

  • If you were to have an experience like George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, what would you discover to be the real meaning and purpose of your life on planet Earth.

    Living a life of purpose reflects who you are deep inside, your beliefs, values and passion for living. It is about following your heart and doing what you love to do with passion and purpose.

  • Thursday, Jan. 25

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

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

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at Collide Meeting Center, 1208 Highland Ave.