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Today's Features

  • The 2014 Carroll County Fair is over and several people went home with special honors. We know that a lot of hard work was involved and we appreciate this.

    Carroll County Fair department plaques are awarded to the person receiving the highest total number of points in each open class department. Congratulations to the following individuals for department awards this year: art, Jessica Foster; crafts, Rileigh Darnold; culinary, Eva Ingram; floral, Juanita Chilton; food preservation, Mandy Parker; horticulture, Kevin Bartram, photo, Jim Fothergill; and textiles, Kim Bowen.

  • Thursday, June 26

    Carroll County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the courthouse.

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

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

     

    Thursday, June 26: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, June 27: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; ice cream social, (bring your grandchildren), 1:30-3 p.m.

  • Every decision is important in life, such as studying for a higher profession, who will be the future fiancé, what car to buy or which house checks every item off our list. Moving away to another state could be caused by a variety of reasons including personal long term goals or the opportunity of a better job.

  • Thursday, June 19: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, June 20: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; senior bingo at Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, June 23: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.; TOPS support group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • Another successful 4-H/Open Livestock Show at the Carroll County Fair is officially in the books.

    This year’s shows included poultry, rabbit, sheep, swine, goat, beef and horse.  Joyce Doyle and I could not have had such great results from the livestock shows if it was not for the amazing volunteers who helped us — Jim and Sharon Graves, and Vince Sanchez.

  • As we begin the annual canning season, many questions arise regarding home canned products. Here are a few common questions from readers and answers giving accurate information.

    • How long will canned food keep? If properly sealed and stored in a cool, dry place, home canned food should keep for up to two years. However, for best quality, use within a year. Canned food stored in a warm place may lose some of its quality in a few weeks or months, depending on the temperature.  Dampness may corrode metal lids, causing leakage and spoilage of the food.

  • Thursday, June 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fizz, Boom, Read, stories and a science experiment, ages 6-11, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; family movie, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”, 2 p.m.

    Saturday, June 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern

    Jessica Embry’s story is a tale of her father’s lasting impact and realizing as an adolescent the need for people to help other people.

    Embry, 40, lives in Carrollton with her husband and two daughters. She said her large family has always been an inspiration to her career and personal life, especially after watching her father, Jackie Hughes, and working with her cousin who has Down syndrome.

    “When I was seven, my dad had a motor vehicle accident,” Embry said.

  • A poker run will be held Sunday, June 22, in memory of Eric Scott Mahoney who died on May 21, 2014, of Crohn’s Disease. Ride will begin at General ?Butler State Park at the Memorial Site, off Hwy 227. Sign up is from 10 a.m. until noon. Cost is $25 a couple or $20 single. $100 to Best Poker Hand. Ride will end at Freddie Yager’s Farm on Notch Lick Road. A hog will be cooked. Free to all riders, if not riding, cost is $5 a plate. For more information call (502) 750-0510.