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  • A young couple decided to wed. As the big day approached, they grew apprehensive. Each had a problem they had never before shared with anyone, not even each other.

    The groom-to-be, overcoming his fear, decided to ask his father for advice. “Father,” he said, “I am deeply concerned about the success of my marriage. I love my fiancée, very much, but you see, I have very smelly feet, and I’m afraid that my future wife will be put off by them.”

  • We just spent a week of vacation with our son, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren — ages 1, 2, 4 and 10 — in Florida.

    In that group we have some very picky eaters, including the adults. As much as I love them all, I do get a little disturbed because they all eat a lot of snack foods. The general menu for the 2- and 4- year-olds is chicken fingers and French fries, no vegetables. Their mother is trying to get them to eat better, but their habit of eating snack foods that it makes it very difficult for her.

  • This year’s Carroll County Fair is June 2-11. I know this is more than a month away, but it is not too early to start thinking of what you might like to enter in the fair.

    What flowers or vegetables might you grow? What items have you made or are making that you could enter? Do you paint or take photographs? Start thinking ahead for what you might want to exhibit. We like to see lots of entries in the open and 4-H classes at the fair. You can win money and ribbons for items that showcase your abilities.

  • Workers who sustain injuries on the job will find a new face at Carroll County Memorial Hospital ready to assist them with their recovery.

    Dr. Sherrell Nunnelley assumed his full-time role as medical director of occupational medicine two weeks ago, but he has been working at CCMH a couple of days each week for the past two months.

    “For the past 20 years, I have been taking care of all kinds of injuries,” Nunnelley said.

  • Multi-talented Sharon Graves is like the Martha Stewart of Carroll County: She can paint, take pictures, sew, quilt, cross-stitch, create jewelry and is currently learning how to cut maps and make picture frames. “For me, to see something come out of nothing is so exciting,” she said.

    Graves’ landscape acrylic paintings and photography will be on display at the Carroll County Public Library during the month of April. There will also be an artist’s reception for her on Monday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the library.

  • Multi-talented Sharon Graves is like the Martha Stewart of Carroll County: She can paint, take pictures, sew, quilt, cross-stitch, create jewelry and is currently learning how to cut maps and make picture frames. “For me, to see something come out of nothing is so exciting,” she said.

    Graves’ landscape acrylic paintings and photography will be on display at the Carroll County Public Library during the month of April. There will also be an artist’s reception for her on Monday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. at the library.

  • A  Shining STAR Customer Service training program that I attended a couple of weeks ago is even more important to us now with the announcement that Kentucky Speedway will host a NASCAR Sprint Cup race July 9, 2011. Carrollton and Carroll County have just a little more than 10 months to prepare fo

  • Journeyman Steve Young recently visited Carrollton during one of his journeys across the country to raise awareness for the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for sick and terminally ill children in Randleman, N.C. According to their website, the camp opened in 2004 and has served more than 11,000 children and families from 47 states and th

  • Auctions are a place where learning to detect and interpret even the most minute change of body language is key.  As the amplified voice of the owner and auctioneer, David Neville, rambles the increment prices of the merchandise, most of the communication on the floor of Capstone Produce Market was being done through looks, small nods of the head and quick hand gestures. Othe

  • There were quite a number of steamboats in the 19th and early 20th centuries named for various cities and towns sprinkled along America’s inland waterways. Famous boats operating on the Ohio and Mississippi included namesakes for Louisville, Cincinnati, Madison, St. Louis, Natchez, Memphis and many others. Carrollton had a namesake packet for just under five years near the e

  • The property stands idle after a 50-year history of service as a summer residential camping facility for special needs individuals from the summer of 1960 until May 29, 2010. When first opened, Camp Kysoc was considered to be a premiere camping facility for special needs children and the first of its kind in the nation. During the years of o

     

  • Shawn Keeton’s life has been a “Culinary Expedition.” After a lifetime of exposure to and learning about good cooking, Keeton has two cookbooks and a cooking show in the works, and he teaches cooking classes once a month at the local extension office. His love of cooking was conceived as a child when he watched his grand

  • Carrollton residents Willie B. and Mary Ricketts reached a major milestone in their journey through life together, celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary July 4. Their achievement was recognized in letters from President Barack Obama and Gov. Steve Beshear. The couple has three children, 12 grandchildren, six step grandchildren, 17 great-grand and step great-grandchildren, tw

  • Carroll County was well represented in this week’s Miss Madison Regatta pageant. The present Miss Carroll County, Christin Stoops, and her immediate predecessor, 2009 Miss Carroll County Hayley Franklin, are the latest in a long line of Carroll County representatives to compete for the regatta crown. The most recent winner from this county was Dee Ann Patton, Miss Madison Reg

  • On Tuesday, Bedford Elementary School was abuzz with children, even though school has been out now for a couple weeks. The school is hosting the Trimble County Migrant Education summer program, which is intended to help children of families who have moved into the district within the past three years. Activities are designed to help children, from preschool and beyond, advance in

  • Cheerful. Positive. Happy. Energetic. Dedicated. Strong. Wonderful. Missed. Just a few words that friends and co-workers have used to describe Jennie Weaver who will be retiring from the Carroll County Board of Education on June 30 after 30 years of work with the district. Weaver started in 1980 at the Carroll County Middle School working

  • To look at Kyndal Curry’s high school resume of scholastic, athletic and extra-curricular activities and accomplishments would make one wonder when she makes time to eat and sleep. What is more remarkable is the fact that Curry’s extensive resume has been written in three, not four, years of high school achievement. Nominated by

  • The Trimble Banner Meetings have been held monthly, teams have been chosen, yard sales, cookouts, bake sales and bike runs have been going on for months. All to benefit the 2010 Trimble County Relay for Life. Friday night will start the third continuous year in Trimble County. And it’s the third year to use the front parking lot of Be

  • Will Yager is justifiably proud of his accomplishments in four years at Carroll County High School. Will represented his school and community capably in golf, contributed to a successful baseball program with his performances on the mound and had a stellar basketball career for the Panthers. The senior News-Democrat Student Athlete of the Yea