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Today's News

  • Research ‘scratched surface’ of locals in Revolutionary War

    As a history geek, I really had a great time delving into the lives of those men, long forgotten, who served in the Revolutionary War and had actually lived here in Carroll County – Gallatin County, of course, at the time.

    I have a Revolutionary War solder on my father’s Hackett line. Josiah Hackett, born 1754 in Middleboro, Plymouth, Mass., first signed an oath against being in the war as a Quaker but later was lured into service while living in Westmoreland County, N.H.

  • Operation Shoe Box collection set for next week in Carrollton

    First Baptist Church in Carrollton is again organizing Operation Christmas Child Shoebox locally, as part of the world’s largest Christmas project of it’s kind.

    Organizers say the shoeboxes demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children in 88 different countries, including the Unites States. Last year they were able to reach 92.8 million children around the globe.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Nov. 14, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Thursday, Nov. 14: All day Deuces Wild Rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.;  Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon. 

    Friday, Nov. 15: All day Deuces Wild Rummy; All day Deuces Wild Rummy; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Christmas crafts, 8:30 a.m.; Senior breakfast bingo, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Nov. 14, 2013

    Thursday, Nov. 14: 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, Nov. 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; make Perler bead coasters, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Nov. 16: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Nov. 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Court Street Cinema, “Parkland”, 6 p.m.

  • School Menu | Nov. 14, 2013

    Thursday, Nov. 14: Taco on tortilla, lettuce, tomato, cheese salsa, refried beans, orange and applesauce; breakfast: Sausage biscuit.

    Friday, Nov. 15: Hamburger cheeseburger, bun, lettuce, tomato, pickle, French fries, Apple and diced pears; breakfast: mini French toast sticks.

     Monday, Nov. 18: Chicken nuggets, rice pilaf, glazed carrots, steamed broccoli, apple and Mandarin oranges; breakfast: bacon, egg and cheese biscuit.

  • Support of nation’s veterans recognizes their sacrifices for American freedoms

    On Monday, we again marked our nation’s reverent observance of Veterans Day; the 87th anniversary of the Armistice ending the carnage of World War I.

    This year, as in years past, our nation finds itself at war. Young men and women, volunteers in the uniform of our armed forces, continue their unbroken legacy of service to our nation; a service conceived during the revolutionary cause of our fore- fathers.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Nov. 14, 2013

    Thursday, Nov. 14

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Nov. 15

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • Sports Calendar | Nov. 14, 2013

    Thursday, Nov. 14

    CCMS basketball vs. Walton-Verona, girls home and boys away, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 15

    CCHS football vs. Gallatin County in Warsaw in the Class 2A playoffs, 7:30 p.m.

    CCMS 8th grade girls NCKC tournament at CCMS

    Saturday, Nov. 16

    CCMS 8th grade girls NCKC tournament at CCMS

    Tuesday, Nov. 19

    CCMS basketball vs. Eminence, boys away, 6 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 21

  • Schools to collect food, compete in Scouting for Food

    In conjunction with Scouting for Food, the Carroll County School District will hold its annual canned food drive Nov. 18 through Nov. 22.  All items go to the Carroll County Ministerial Association’s food pantry, located at St. John’s Catholic Church, and count as part of the Scouting for Food initiative. 

  • Scouting for Food begins Saturday to fill shelves in local food pantry

    Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts from Troop 418, Girl Scouts, Brownies and high school volunteers will hit the streets of the community as the 27th annual Scouting for Food project beginns Saturday, Nov. 16.

    Scouts will provide each home with a front door notice reminding them that they will return at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 23 seeking donations of non-perishable food for the Community Food Pantry, which is housed at St. John’s Church basement and at the Carroll County Crisis Center.