Today's Features

  • With the New Year right around the corner, we have a full schedule of upcoming dates already set at the Extension Office.  All meetings will take place at the Carroll County Extension Office, unless otherwise noted.

    Carroll County Agricultural Development Council

    The next scheduled meeting of the Agricultural Development Council is at 7 p.m. Jan 6. The first Wednesdays of each month is reserved for the council meeting.

    Carroll County Extension Council

  • Often times there are many warnings about the hazards that happen when the temperature turns cold.  But did you know that there are actually some benefits too?

    We tend to be more social. When the nights are longer and colder, people tend to reach out to friends and family more often.  In fact, one study found that people actually talked on the phone longer during bad weather. So if you are stuck inside, call up a friend or family member and chat away!

  • 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

  • I have been blessed with a terrible memory.

    It’s a blessing because I don’t remember things that haunt other people with better memories. I can’t remember most of the fights I’ve had with my husband or kids, or hurtful things people have said or done.

    However, I also can’t remember people’s names or my passwords and PINs or what I went into the kitchen to do or came to the store to buy.

  • Isaiah 41:13 English Standard Version (ESV)

    13 For I, the Lord your God,
        hold your right hand;
    it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
        I am the one who helps you.”


    Recently when praying the closing prayer of our worship service, our small group gathered and held hands as to pray our closing prayer together. As we began to pray a small child’s voice spoke and said:

  • The following places in Carrollton are closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24-25 and New Year’s Eve and News Years Day, Dec. 31-Jan. 1, unless noted.


    Carroll Circuit Court, 732-4305

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office, 732-7005

    Carroll County Judge-Exec.  Office, 732-7000

    All Carroll County schools, 732-7070

    Carroll County Senior Center

    Christian Academy of Carrollton, 732-4734

    Carroll County Public Library, 732-7020

  • Emma Jean Pate celebrated her 85th birthday with her friends at Welch’s Restaurant in Carrollton, Saturday, Dec. 19.

  •  The Rev. Tim and Lynne Polley are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 28, 1985, at the First United Presbyterian Church in Moline Ill. They have two sons, Sean Polley, 25, of St. Louis, Mo. and Benjamin Polley, 18, of Carrollton.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, Dec. 24: Closed for the Christmas Holiday.

    Friday, Dec. 25: Closed for the Christmas Holiday.

    Monday, Dec. 28: 8:30 a.m., Breakfast;  9:30 a.m., Card and Games; noon, lunch; 12:30 chair volleyball; 4:30 p.m.