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Today's News

  • Community briefs - Week of May 18, 2011

    Social Security ends visits to Carroll County

    The Social Security Administration will no longer visit the Carroll County Circuit Court office on the second Tuesday of each month.

    Local residents needing assistance may visit the SSA office at 140 Flynn Ave., Frankfort, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

  • Carroll County Public Library - May 18, 2011

    The following events are set for the Carroll County Public Library May 18-25:

    Wednesday, May 18: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 10 a.m.-noon, Creative Wednesdays; 4 p.m., YAH Book Group, “The Hunger Games”

    Thursday, May 19: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 4 p.m., GED help; 5 p.m., homework help; 6 p.m., ESL class.

    Friday, May 20: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 6 p.m., Friday Night Music, open mic night.

    Saturday, May 21: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 10 a.m. to noon, Extreme Couponing; 1-4 p.m., magic tournament.

  • Friends of Butler awarded nonprofit status

    Friends of Butler has been granted its 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. 

    “We were pleased to have received the news that our application had been approved on the first pass,” said Melissa Tharp, Friends treasurer. 

    Friends of Butler fosters and furthers the Butler heritage through supporting programs, restoration, collections, public awareness and promoting the Butler-Turpin State Historic House and General Butler State Resort Park. 

  • Three claim Gallatin titles

    Three Carroll County girls took home crowns from the 2011 Springtime of Hope pageant Saturday, May 14, at the Gallatin County Auditorium.

    The pageant was a featyre if Gallatin’s Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

    The girls participating wore evening gowns and answered an on- stage question. Courtney Powell was named Junior Miss Springtime of Hope, Caitlyn Burke was named Miss Teen Springtime of Hope and Ashlea Ramsey was named Ms. Springtime of Hope.

  • Attractive presentation makes punch taste best

    I was thinking the other day about having a refreshing beverage – it was 90 degrees outside, and my mouth was parched. My mind ran down the list of cool drinks I have prepared in the past.

    I began thinking of new beverages to prepare and how pretty and enticing I could make them look, which truly is a blissful experience for me.  Sometimes I am amazed by where my imagination can go.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of May 18, 2011

    Wednesday, May 18

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Bingo is 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Thursday, May 19

  • Carnival to raise funds for Relay

    River Valley Financial Bank and Fun Zone Inflatables are hosting a Relay for Life carnival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the parking lot behind the bank, 1501 Highland Ave.

    Proceeds will benefit Carroll County’s Relay for Life. Tables and chairs will be set up under a canopy to provide shade.

  • Easter ‘alleluia’ resonates until feast of Pentecost

    Have you seen the large wooden cross in our churchyard on Fifth Street? I watch people staring at the draped cross as they walk or drive by.

    Some people in the community have asked me why that “white rag” is hanging on the cross. Once in a while, young people rearrange the cloth just for fun.

    Periodically, I wash and iron the cloth because the wind and rain and birds take their toll on it. I am so happy that it is not being ignored.

  • Relay for Life donation
  • Drug prevention starts at home

    By MATT LIPE

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County

    Summer is nearly here. School will be out and teenagers will have a lot of leisure time. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that more teenagers try marijuana for the first time during the summer than at any other time of year.