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Today's News

  • REUNIONS

    The descendants of Ernst and Mary E. (Busher) Raker are planning a reunion picnic at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 30, at Lions Acres in Milton, Ky.

    The Raker family came to America from Hannover, Germany, settling in 1888 in the  Hunters Bottom area of Carroll and Trimble counties. The couple had eight children, who married into the Bulthaup, Obertate, Hoffmeyer, Diekmann, and Thieman families. Other descending family names include Bushman, Nordholt. Steele, Denny, Detmer, Schafer and Meier.

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Mike and Jennie Mauser of Clarksville, Tenn., announce the engagement  of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Mauser, of Carrollton to Eric Ferguson of Oldham County, Ky.

    The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School. She is majoring in disaster science and management at Louisiana State University in Eunice, La.

    The groom-to-be is the son of Leslie and Barry Ferguson of Westport, Ky. He is a 2005 graduate of Oldham County High School and recently was awarded an assistantship in the master’s program studying soil physics at LSU.

  • ENGAGEMENTS

    Diana Downey Mattingly and Timothy Davis announce their plans to wed at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at the English Christian Church in Carrollton, with Brother Gary Cotto officiating.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Alice Downey of Carrollton and the late Jerry Downey. She is the mother of Amiee, Chelsey and Christopher.
    The groom-to-be is the son of Jeanette and John Wolfe of Oaktown, Ind., and the late Jimmy Davis.
    A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. The couple will reside in Carrollton.

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, June 22

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, June 23

  • Catering recipes add flavor to engagement party

    Our family has been a busy one this week. We spent June 12 hosting an engagement party for our daughter and her fiancé.

    It was only for the family, but the groom’s family is quite large. It was fun for me because now that I no longer cater, I have the time to do more meals and parties for friends and family, which I love to do.

    Since I did not know the likes and dislikes of the group we were entertaining, I tried to include some very simple, but well-liked foods that I have served over the years. 

  • Funk attends seminar on family court rules

    District Court Judge Thomas M. Funk, who serves Carroll, Grant and Owen counties, attended a Local Rules Seminar on May 17-18 in Louisville.

    The seminar was to help courts update their local rules to comply with the new statewide “Family Court Rules of Procedure and Practice” adopted by the Supreme Court Jan. 1.

  • Becraft earns degree from Hanover College

    Jon Becraft, son of Bradley and Ethel Becraft of Sanders, was among 171 students who received bachelor’s degrees during Hanover College’s 178th annual commencement ceremony, held Saturday, May 28, at the Point on the college’s campus.

    Becraft, a theatre major, graduated from Carroll County High School before attending Hanover.

  • First Community Family Event set for Worthville June 23

    It is officially summertime, which means it seems that we are all running in different directions and time seems to be flying at a rate that is unreal in comparison to winter. 

    The sun comes out earlier and stays out later, however that rarely equates to the ability to get more done.  In summertime, we often get so busy that we can forget there are activities going on in our community that we can get involved in. 

  • Champions and winners
  • Ghent hosts July 12 farm field day; 4-H camp orientation set

    There will be a Farm Field Day Tuesday, July 12, at the Bob Luckhardt Farm on Pardue Road in Ghent.

    Signs will be at Sharon Road and Hwy. 47 and at Pardue and Sharon roads. I think the road sign may say Purdue Road.

    The day will begin at 6 p.m. and end with a twilight meal. Topics will be seeding techniques, restoring high traffic areas, warm season grasses, winter limit feeding of livestock, watering system options and dead animal composting.