Today's News

  • Community Calendar--July 25, 2012

     Wednesday, July 25

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

    AA Big Book study groups 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, July 26

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • At the Library--July 25, 2012

     Wednesday, July 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; YAH book group, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; end of summer reading, Mike Hemmelgarn, at CCMS auditorium,  6 p.m.

    Thursday, July 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer help, 2-4 p.m.; tin can luminary, 3 p.m.;  GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, July 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; playtime for children up to age five, 11 a.m.;computer help, 2-4 p.m.; beginning embroidery 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Super Soccer Skills
  • Outreach supports work to provide potable water

     Greetings in the Name of Christ. For my article this month I want to talk to you all about EDGE Outreach. 

    Since 2001, EDGE staff members and volunteers have been distributing and installing water treatment systems for use in developing communities. EDGE seeks to prevent waterborne illness with truly sustainable solutions by training local people, solving problems creatively in the field, and improving developing communities’ self-sufficiency.

  • Church News--July 25, 2012

     Hymn sing planned at Mt. Hermon church

    Trimble County Hymn Sing is held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held Thursday, Aug. 2 at Mt. Hermon Baptist Church.

    Jubilee service planned

  • Meadows celebrate 50th anniversary

     Carole Griffin and Raymond Meadows exchanged vows on July 31, 1962. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Hardin.

    Mr. Meadows retired from Operating Engineers Local No. 181, and Mrs. Meadows retired from Belterra Casino Resort and Spa.

    The couple have three daughters, Cheryl Buchanan, Tonya ( Allen) Rassman, Kelly (Don) O’Brien; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Marsh, McIntyre to wed Aug. 11

     Darrell and Alice Marsh of Carrollton, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Brandi Elizabeth Marsh to Joshua Wayne McIntyre, of Carrollton, the son of Richard and Tami Carrico of Carrollton and Robert and Tammy McIntyre of Sanders, Ky.

  • Peach crop makes some tasty summer salsa

     On the morning of writing this column, I was blessed with picking peaches from our very own peach tree. Why do I say blessed? I am blessed because one year we had several peaches on the tree one day, and the very next day they were all gone. 

  • Colorado shootings causes heartache

     Everything I begin to write tonight feels wrong. I want to write about the ache in my heart for those families touched by the events early Friday morning in Aurora, Colo. Words seem banal, not enough as I type, delete and type again.

  • Local drug problem can affect all of us

     We know there is a drug problem in Carroll County. We see the charges lodged against local residents week after week in the newspaper’s stories and public records.

    It’s so commonplace we might take it for granted. We shouldn’t.

    A couple of experiences Sunday got me thinking about how different the outcomes could have been.

    The first was on a trip to Madison, Ind., in the early afternoon to run an errand. As I made my way down Hwy. 36 toward Milton, I came up behind a car that could not stay in its lane.