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Today's News

  • "It's Sew Fine" Sewing Expo returns for fifth year at park

    More than 100 sewing enthusiasts will convene at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13 to take part in the fifth annual “It’s Sew Fine: for Home and Family” Sewing Expo.

    Grace Angotti, Carroll County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences and co-chairman of the expo, said sewing is making a big comeback as women return to quilting, sewing for the home, and even sewing for themselves and their families. 

  • A good diet is key to healthy living

    The newly released food guidelines from the U.S. Department of Agriculture address our current American health situation and make some important recommendations.

    An increasing percentage of our population suffers from overweight, poor diet, obesity, forms of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses. The USDA’s revised guidelines should raise awareness of the inherent risks prevalent in American lifestyle choices, characterized by an over-consumption of non-nutrient-dense highly processed foods and a sedentary lifestyle.

  • Signups underway for Phase I, 4-H Camp, woodland workshop

    Applications are currently available at the Carroll County Extension Office for Phase I funds.

    You have until 4:30 p.m. on Wed-nesday, March 30 to complete the application. The sign-up this time has a 25 percent to 75 percent match up to $2,500.

    We will be able to take receipts that are dated from Sept. 21, 2010 through the end of the program. 

    The applications will be scored the evening of March 30 and letters will go out by April 1 notifying you if you have been  approved for the cost-share program.

  • Kathryn Winn Primary data are more than numbers

    Three-quarters of the way through her first year as principal of Kathryn Winn Primary, Gerda Wise believes the students are making real progress, and she has the data to back her claims. In fact, she has a whole wall of data managed by Instructional Coach Debbie Cull that lets teachers and school administrators know exactly how students are progressing.

  • Candidate visits Carroll County
  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of March 23, 2011

    Wednesday, March 23

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

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

    Carroll County Animal Support holds registration for its SNIP clinic at Carroll County Public Library, 6-7:30 p.m.

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

    Thursday, March 24

  • Jordan Baptist hosts March 26 hymn sing

    Jordan Baptist Church will host a Hymn Sing, Saturday, March 26 at 5 p.m. Cove Hill Band will be featured along with other music. A light meal will be served afterward. All are welcome.

  • English church plans spring revival services

    Spring revival at English Baptist Church, 3449 Hwy. 389 will be held March 20-23. Scheduled to speak Wednesday, March 23, 7 p.m. is preacher Glenn Smith.

    A nursery will be provided each evening for children four years old and younger.

    For information, contact Pastor Jason Owenby, (502) 732-5710 or email them at: enghlishbaptistchurch@gmail.com.

  • God’s mercy and grace act much like Priestley’s eraser

    You have probably never heard of Joseph Priestley. If you have ever made a mistake in writing, you owe him a bit of thanks because he is the man who invented the eraser. 

    Priestley lived in the 1700s in England and was the son of a minister. As an adult, he came to America and was, for a time, a Unitarian minister.  He seemed more interested in chemistry than theology, however, and the invention of the eraser came to Priestley when he studied the sap of a South American tree newly introduced to Europe. 

  • CCHS holds registration, conferences