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Today's News

  • Locals sought peace during Civil War

    The first shots of the War Between the States were fired upon Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, S.C., 150 years ago on April 12, 1861.

    The Louisville Journal speculated that Kentucky Gov. Beriah Magoffin would attempt to join the Confederacy in secession of the union of the United States of America. Magoffin was a state’s rights advocate and believed in each state’s right to secede. Further, he sympathized with the Confederate cause.

  • Finding eggs and a bunny at the library
  • To the rescue

    Anyone who has been around me very much knows I like to plan. And that’s exactly what we do each year as the group of us on the Carrollton Main Street Promotions Committee prepare for the Easter on the Square event.

    We have it all mapped out — from the arrival of the Easter Bunny through the prize drawings after the egg hunt at the end of the day.

    I learned Saturday that any plan can be quickly adapted based on circumstances.

  • To recognize Jesus, simply open the eyes to see him

    There is a story about a king who decided to set aside a special day to honor his greatest subject. When the big day arrived, there was a large gathering in the palace courtyard.

    Four finalists were brought forward, and from these four, the king would select the winner. The first person presented was a wealthy philanthropist. The king was told that this man was highly deserving of the honor because of his humanitarian efforts. He had given much of his wealth to the poor.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of April 27, 2011

    Wednesday, April 27

    Carroll County Fiscal Court meets at 9 a.m. in the second-floor meeting room at the courthouse.

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

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

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

    Thursday, April 28

    Weight Watchers meets at Family Worship Center with weigh-in at 5 p.m. and meeting at 5:30 p.m.

  • Icing gives strawberry cake an update for Easter

    Easter was such a wonderful day, in spite of the damp, rainy weather.  Having just returned three days prior from our long vacation in Florida, it was nice to prepare a wonderful family meal. 

    We had a great time with our daughter, her fiancé and our grandson just talking, eating and playing games. 

  • CCHS alumnus Diane McKinney raises ALS community awareness

    Carroll County High School alumnus Diane Vannarsdall McKinney is coordinating a team of walkers to participate in next month’s Walk to Defeat ALS in Louisville. McKinney has a twofold determination for participating in the walk. She wants to raise money for ALS research and bring awareness to the local region about the disease. Her motivation for both is the fact that her husband, Bob McKinney, was diagnosed with ALS in 2009.

    What is ALS?

  • 2011 Easter on the Square winners
  • Job search success workshop planned

    Topics include resume and cover letter techniques, job search strategies, and skill analysis. 

    The class, sponsored by Brighton Center Inc. a partner of One Stop Northern Kentucky in Carrollton, is being held Thursday, May 12, Thursday June 9, and Thursday July 14 at the Carroll County Library, 136 Court Street, Carrollton. 

    All classes begin at 10 a.m. and end around 11:30 a.m.  Registration is required. Call Julie Stewart with Career Connections at (502) 732-8930 or (859) 428-8014.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - April 27, 2011

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, April 27: Rummy, pool, Wii games, 9:30 a.m.; euchre, 9:30 a.m.; bake sale, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, April 28: Rummy, pool, Wii games, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; euchre, 12:15 p.m.

    Friday, April 29: Rummy, pool, Wii games, 9:30 a.m.; euchre, 9:30 a.m.; volunteer recognition day, (ice cream social), noon.

    Monday, May 2: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; movie day, “John Wayne” The Son’s of Katie Elder, 9:30 a.m.