The Carroll County Senior Center, located at 110 6th Street in Carrollton, offers a variety of events during the week. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Congregate meals are offered daily at noon. Call (502) 732-7026 by 2 p.m. to make reservations to eat lunch…

The Carroll County Senior Center, located at 110 6th Street in Carrollton, offers a variety of events during the week. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Congregate meals are offered daily at noon. Call (502) 732-7026 by 2 p.m. to make reservations to eat lunch…

This year’s daily online Lent Project from Biola University Center for Christianity, Culture and the Arts, is focusing on passages from the gospel of John. (

John20:19-31 records the disciples hiding in the upper room on Easter Sunday evening out of fear of the Jews. These are the men who had followed Jesus and listened to his parables and teaching, yet they all deserted Jesus in the garden on Holy Thursday as he was arrested. They all ran away a…

I have been blessed to live and see many parts on this world. I enjoy traveling in and outside the USA. But I love living in this great country. All my life I have lived in Midwest America, from Ohio to Kansas and in between. I enjoy seeing all four seasons of the year.

Between work, running errands and after-school activities, meals on the go have become a staple for many American families. You may not realize taking those few extra moments to sit down for a meal with your family fills more than just your stomach.

Let’s say you have a son who demands his inheritance, takes the money and runs far away.

Hello once again my friends. As we sit here, bundled up, looking forward to spring time and warmer weather let’s not forget that there are a lot of meals between here and there. That being the case, we might as well make them as delicious as can be. It’s also a good time of year to skip the …

Many years ago, the New Testament book of James fell out of my daughter Alison’s Bible.

Well … It’s all over … Christmas, it came and went just like that! Did you have a good Christmas? Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season I hope you had the opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends.

Christian Academy of Carrollton held its annual Live Nativity scene at the Carroll County Courthouse on December 2 and 3. Visitors enjoyed refreshments as Christmas music and the reading of the Christmas story were presented on the courthouse square in downtown Carrollton.

More than 20 years ago, my husband and his older brother had an argument — and didn’t speak for 20 years.

  • Updated

Did you ever hear the expression, “If you want to make God laugh just make a plan?” We read in Matthew’s gospel about one of the most important but little known men in our tradition, St Joseph who was engaged to Mary and had big plans for their life together.

Joy is a very popular word this time of year. We see it spelled out in lights on people’s houses. We hear it in songs as we listen to Christmas music. We sing about joy, ourselves, when we gather together for worship with our church families. We read the word “joy” on everything from Christm…

Lee Ann Hill was the winner of the 17th Annual Visions of Sugar Plums baking contest with her Holiday Cookies. She won a stove donated by McNeal's. Presenting Hill with her award is Rachel Mefford (left), owner of McNeal's.

Make plans to visit our Christmas at Santa’s Workshop on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call the library at 502-732-7020 to reserve your family time slot to participate in a variety of activities, make and take crafts, and a photo-op with Santa. Another holiday event is after-…

  • Updated

The Carrollton Main Street program hosts "A Christmas Carroll" the first Saturday in December. There are carriage rides, visits with Santa and the downtown businesses welcome shoppers. The Carroll County Courthouse was host to the Market Place, a space for local vendors to set up and have th…

Often, we associate environmental topics with springtime, but you can be environmentally friendly any time of the year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, United States household waste increases by about 25%. This amounts to approximately 25 million tons of garbage.

Do you ever wonder how much of your life is spent waiting?

Well, Thanksgiving has come and gone for another year. Yet the leftovers are still left-over. But so should remain our expressions of gratitude. Thanksgiving is more than a one-day remembrance and celebration. Thanksgiving is more than a state of mind. Thanksgiving is an expression of our he…

I love the story about a synagogue in Eastern Europe where, as the Shema (“Hear O Israel, the Lord is one …”) was recited each week, half the congregation stood with hands raised and the other half remained seated.

The holiday season is quickly approaching, and many of us are going to shop online for at least some of our holiday purchases. Being smart when and where you shop online this holiday season can help keep you from falling victim to cybercrime.

Years ago, an internet blogger posted a story about the time she, her two children and her husband all came down with a 24-hour stomach virus, and she also had a kidney stone.

  • Updated

The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service has two new extension agents filling the vacant Agriculture and Natural Resources and Family and Consumer Sciences positions.

  • Updated

Carrollton High School Class of 1962 held its 60th class reunion at General Butler State Resort Park on Oct. 15. Pictured are (from left) Front row — Billie Hotfil, Wanda Harsin, Cookie Louden and Barbara Suter; back row — Roger Brumback, Lynn Schutte, Lena Welch, Pat O'Neal, Sharon Hulette,…

  • Updated

I love sports — always have. I love the Lord — have since I was 14 years old. I have pondered over the years of my earthly existence what will heaven be like. I am well aware and excited about the description in the Bible that tells us what heaven will be like — street of gold, a dozen pearl…

The Agape Family Nurturing Center Inc. and the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Oct. 7. The Agape Family Nurturing Center, 519 Highland Ave., Carrollton, is a resource to equip, support and encourage parents and family by offering parenting classes, mentoring, life co…

ASHLAND, Ky. (KT) Ashland, Ky., native Greg Gibson is closing the book on a 24-year Major League Baseball umpiring career with no regrets.

The Little Mister picture from the Carroll County Tobacco Festival was left out of the pageant images published in last week's paper. Pictured are (from left) Little Mister Prince Wyatt Logan and Little Mister King James Raisor.

One of the most beautiful fall trees in Carrollton is the Maple tree on the 100 block of Sixth Street. There has been enough cool nights that the chlorophyll is leaving the leaves. The color changes for this tree will show up again in Carroll in Color. A reminder that readers are asked to su…

The Carroll County Public Library has more than 40 quilts on display for the month of October. Pay the library a visit to see this arts and crafts form. The pictured quilt was created by library director Leslie Sutherland.

October is a special month here at the library because the whole building seems to be cozied up for fall! It’s the beginning of our annual quilt show and every year I think the quilts are more beautiful than the last.

Note from Nancy: This week in Florida we've been preparing for a hurricane. By the time you read this, the storm will have passed and either we have escaped its danger or we haven't.

Crape myrtle in bloom at General Butler State Resort Park, a last reminder of summer.

As the Kentucky River flows through Franklin, Owen, Henry and Carroll counties, waters pass through four locks and dams, under bald eagle nests stories above, and through native marine-life habitat.