Today's Features

  • Few plants can liven up a winter day like the amaryllis.  The large pink, white, red, orange, and variegated flowers are truly spectacular.

    A member of the lily family, the amaryllis rises from a large bulb.  The growth habit makes it well suited for blooming during the colder months of the year.

  • New events

    Saturday, Dec. 19: Kroger Relay for Life team will hold a bake sale from 10 a.m. until ? For more information call (502) 347-9742.

    Weekly, monthly events

    Thursday, Dec. 17

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

  • Food pantry seeking volunteers

    Holiday Food Pantry needs help, volunteers are needed to help with the collection and distribution of Christmas food baskets on Thursday, Dec. 17, first shift starting at 9:30 a.m.; second shift 6:30 p.m.; On Saturday, Dec. 19, volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. until noon to add fresh food items to the Christmas food baskets and deliver them in Carroll County.

    St. John Catholic Church holiday mass schedule

  • On Christmas Eve, Nathan thought it would be nice to buy his wife a little gift for the next day. Always tight with his money, he thought long and hard about what that present might be. Unable to decide, Nathan entered a store in the mall and over in the cosmetics section he asked the girl, ‘How about some perfume for my wife for Christmas?’  The clerk showed him a bottle costing $150. “That’s way too expensive,” Nathan said.

  • My mother and I recently went to see the musical rendition of “Dirty Dancing,” and the costuming was amazing. There is a scene where Baby’s sister is getting dressed and she puts on not one, not two, but three crinolines. After the play was over, I asked mom how accurate the costuming was and she confirmed that multiple crinolines, gloves and hats were a way of life.

  • Santa Claus returns to the city of Ghent this week to visit with children at the home of Joe and Sandy Beall, 704 Liberty St. The annual event allows children to share their wishes with the jolly old elf for Christmas each year.

    Santa will be there from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, Saturday, Dec. 12, Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. The visits in Ghent continue Monday through Thursday, Dec. 21-24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.