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Today's News

  • Riding for scholarships
  • Winner, Winner!

    The annual Carroll County Tobacco Festival was held Sept. 25-27, in downtown Carrollton. 

    Tobacco judging

    The 2014 tobacco judging competition saw the most entries that it has had in many years, organizers said. In the green tobacco category, Bobby Graves won top prizes, followed by the children of Donnie Leach in second place and Jerry Leach in third place.

    In the cured tobacco category, Trevor Welch won first place. Steve Simmons took home the honors for second and third places in this category.

  • It’s Magic!
  • Pickleball workshop offered Saturday at Butler Park

    General Butler State Resort Park will host a Pickleball Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 4 at the tennis courts next to the lodge. Tom and Linda Irwin from Lawrenceburg, Ind., will be the instructors. The program is designed for adults. Cost is $3 per person.

    Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in communities in the Southwest and Southern states. The sport puts less stress on the body than activities such as tennis or racketball.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Oct.2, 2014

    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, Oct. 2: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Oct. 3: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; special needs presentation – diabetes/heart disease with Hans Engelhardt, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Oct. 2, 2014

    Thursday, Oct. 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class 6 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 3: (Opening at 10 a.m. for staff training)

    Saturday, Oct. 4: Magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Oct. 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Kynect assistance, 3-6 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • Readers on vacation | Hughes and Spencer Oct. 2, 2014
  • Delve into the arts; no one is too old to learn

    Did you have piano lessons as a child and wish you had stuck with it  Did you always want to be an artist, but the adults told you to find something more “practical?”

     You can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but people aren’t dogs. You can be a very successful older beginner.

  • Ribbon Cutting | Oct. 2, 2014
  • Concrete to be removed at old CCMS gym

    Uneven flooring in the old gymnasium required the Carroll County Board of Education to approve a fifth change order Monday, Sept. 29, for the Carroll County Middle School renovation.

    The board unanimously approved a motion to demolish the existing 38-foot by 88-foot concrete slab in the old gym, at a cost of $23,905. In about a week, another change order will need to be approved to install the new flooring materials, RossTarrant Architects Project Manager Eric Steva explained.