Today's Features

  • Approximately 60-70 volunteers gathered at the Food Pantry of Carroll County Saturday morning to add perishable food items to the Christmas food baskets and deliver them to Carroll County families. This year, 211 families received food through the program, ranging from one person up to 14 people per family.

  • Leigh Ann Roberts said it was another successful year for the Community Christmas Project. So many children and families got so many neat gifts thanks to the work of many volunteers. It truly is a blessing, she said. Thanks to the anonymous donors that made a child’s life better as every angel on the Wal-Mart Angel Tree was sponsored.

    Each family that participated in any of the Community Christmas programs had to complete 12 hours of educational programs through the Carroll County adult education program.

  • On this Christmas Eve, I imagine many families will gather tonight for that annual tradition of reading “The Night Before Christmas.”  It’s one of my favorite traditions from my childhood.  Here is a rendition of the timeless classic called, “The Farmer’s Night Before Christmas.”  Enjoy!


    ‘Twas the night before Christmas when down on the farm
    The animals were resting in the warm, cozy barn.

  • Thursday, Dec. 31

    Friends of Butler and General Butler State Resort Park present “New Year’s Eve at the Bad Habit Club,” a slapstick comedy sketch at the conference center. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner buffet at 7 p.m., play at 8 p.m. and a concert by The Rigbys, a Beatles tribute band. Tickets are $60 per person, $110 per couple or $400 per table of eight, plus taxes. For tickets, call (502) 732-4384.

    Monday, Jan. 19, 2016

  • Years ago I read about a college student in the middle of final exams, distracted and distraught because her mother was ill and she wanted to be home with her.

    The mom assured her daughter that she was fine, that she would be OK. 

    After her last exam, the college student raced home, and as she walked in to see her mom, her mom opened her eyes, smiled -- and died.

    It was the day before the young woman’s 21st birthday.

  • St. John Catholic Church Mass schedule

    The holiday Mass schedule for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is as follows: a children’s mass will be said  6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24, and at 11:30 p.m., a Midnight Mass will be said.

    On Friday, Dec. 25, there will be mass at 10 a.m.and a Spanish Mass will be offered at noon; and Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, New Year’s Day Mass, will be at 10 a.m.

    Transfiguration Church in Perry Park will celebrate Christmas Mass, Thursday, Dec. 24 at 4:15 p.m. 

  • Well, my friends, here we are. Right here, once again in the middle of the holiday season. Thanksgiving is barely out of sight and Christmas is fast approaching. It’s hard to imagine that 2015 is almost in the rear-view mirror. But, alas, we must move on and, frankly, a delicious time is quickly approaching.