Today's News

  • JCTC offers free college classes to those 65 and older

     Pursue a new interest, follow a passion, go exploring, all completely tuition free. But there is a catch. You must be 65 or older.

    Jeffer-son Commun-ity and Technical College has dedicated itself to lifelong learning. 

    As part of that mission, all classes are free for students who are 65 years or older, in a program known as the Donovan Scholarship.

    There are no required test scores or previous college experience required to enroll.

  • 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.