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  • Carroll County Community Calendar | July 24

    Thursday, July 24
    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 Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.
    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.
    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month on the second floor of the old court house.

  • Future soccer stars
  • Walmart Foundation grant to help NKCAC feed children, families in Carroll County

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission received an $87,000 contribution to help families and  children have enough to eat.  
    The donation – which was given to the non-profit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will work to keep the shelves stocked at a local food pantry and help families start and expand food gardens in Carroll County.

  • Library’s resources aid local students as school resumes

    At a meeting toward the end of June, I had a discussion about how quickly the summer was going by and that it seemed like it was almost over. The funny part about this discussion is that summer had not actually even started.
    Our definition of the seasons is no longer determined by when they actually start, but by when our idea of them starts. Summer might be the most extreme example of this, but they all seem to follow the pattern ingrained in us by the schedule we followed from age 5 to age 18: the school calendar.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | July 24

    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, July 24: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.
    Friday, July 25: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; scams, 11 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; dancing in Madison, Ind., 4:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 24

    Thursday, July 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fizz, Boom, Read, stories and a science experiment, ages 6-11, 11 a.m.; Shakespeare workshop, 1-4 p.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.
    Friday, July 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Shakespeare workshop, 1-4 p.m.; play: Midsummer Nights Dream, 3 p.m.
    Saturday, July 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; teen movie, “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 2 p.m.

  • Childhood mortality continues its decline with state’s efforts

    From a historical perspective, one of our country’s greatest success stories over the last century has been the steep decline in childhood mortality.
    Between 1907 and 2007, the number of children who did not make it to their fifth birthday dropped from about 1,400 out of every 100,000 to less than 30, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  For those ages five to 14, the mortality rate went from 307 to 15.

  • Conference provides insight into battle with drug epidemic

    As you’re reading this, as your Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County Coordinator, I’m with assistant coordinator Kimberly Fain finishing up our last day of Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America training.
    CADCA hosts an annual mid-year training institute for coalitions all across America and even some from other countries.
    As you all know, Champions Coalition in Carroll County is not the only organization that cares about diminishing drugs in their communities.

  • Food distribution Aug. 14; planning meeting July 29

    Feed the Children and Speedway Children’s Charities will host a free food distribution event Aug. 14 at Carroll County High School. Volunteers will need to be on site at 8 a.m. to unload the truck. A meeting for volunteers will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at First Baptist Church in Carrollton.
    Eligible families will receive vouchers from Carroll County Schools for food, and pick up will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the high school parking lot near the athletics fields. Signs will be posted to help direct traffic, which will enter from Hwy. 227.

  • Bluegrass in the Bluegrass