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Today's Features

  • Carroll County will be participating in the KY 120 United Bible Reading Marathon Jan. 1-4, sponsored by the Kentucky Prayer Focus.

    Volunteers from local churches and organizations will participate by starting to read Genesis, the first book of the Bible, at midnight Jan. 1, and read publicly and continuously in 15 minute segments until the last chapter of Revelation, finishing at 6 p.m. Jan. 4. The event will be held in a tent at the downtown courthouse lawn.

  • Christian Academy’s second through 12th-graders performed their Christmas program Dec. 8, in front of family and friends in the school gymnasium. 

  • Police, first responders and volunteers helped bring Christmas joy to 57 area children at the annual Shop With A Cop event Dec. 15. Children shopped for shoes, brought to the National Guard Armory by Shoe Sensation in Madison, Ind., before leaving to shop for clothes, toys and other items at VF Outlet and Wal-Mart in Carroll County. Organizer Penny Maiden said $14,001 was spent this year on the children.

  • The Carroll County Public Library held its 16th Nutcracker Tea on Dec. 10. Hot tea and finger foods were on the tables for children. 

  • Donations worth an estimated $20,000 plus a $1,500 check were taken Dec. 12, to the Jubilee Distribution Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to help in the fire relief efforts.

    Donation organizer George Moore said he collected donations at Wal-Mart for two days, plus local churches also collected donations. “I was shocked” by the amount of donations, he said. Donated items included diapers, clothes, household items, food and water.

  • Carroll County Middle School hosted a band concert, art show and Project Lead The Way open house Dec. 12.

  • The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy, but for some older adults, especially those living alone or in long-term care, holidays can be met with stress, confusion, and feelings of sadness and loneliness, often intensified because holidays can be further reminders of the loss of loved ones, health and even independence.

    During this time of year, older adults can become isolated from their friends, family and community, leading to an increased risk of depression.

  • Having a live Christmas tree in the home over the holidays is one of my favorite traditions. Sometimes, when we bring those trees into our homes, we may also encounter a few extra visitors.

    A number of arthropods live on Christmas trees while others may use them for winter shelter. Most are inactive or sluggish at outdoor temperatures but become active when their tree is brought indoors.

  • As 2016 comes to an end I am reflecting on my greatest gift for which I am so grateful. In Kentucky 4-H, one of the things we are most grateful for is the volunteer support we have throughout the commonwealth.

    Our volunteers are leaders, cheerleaders, mentors and advocates for our youth. It is with their help and service that many young people find their voice or passion and become healthy, capable, caring and productive adults.