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  • Wilsons welcome baby son March 24

    Michael and Amber Wilson of La Grange, Ky. would like to announce the birth of their son Derek Nolan Wilson, born March 24, 2012, at 8:29 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Rob and Amy Johnson from Campbellsburg, David and Karen Wilson from Smithfield and Billie Jo Sexton from New Castle.

  • Gardens may ease pinch of rising food prices

    We are approaching another busy season of fun in the sun, weddings, backyard parties and more. 

    With food costs going up by the minute, having a garden might help. Which means more things to do, but oh, the benefits of having your very own stash of food.  It certainly will help to keep the summer food costs down.

    On the news the other day, they said flour has gone up about 35 percent. A local restaurant owner told me that some of his food has gone up 100 percent.

  • Readers on vacation - April 18, 2012
  • Volunteers to be recognized at the senior center

    The Senior Center of Carroll County, 110 Sixth Street, will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Day luncheon Friday, April 27, at 11:30 a.m. at the center. The luncheon is planned for all volunteers who have worked for the Senior Center throughout the year.

  • Boosters plan scramble at Fairway Golf Course

    The Carroll County High School Football Boosters’ annual golf scramble is 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley, Ky. Cost is $45 per person; each team has four players. Lunch and a gift is included; door prizes will be awarded. To register, call Kathy McBurney at (502) 480-6326 or write to Kathy473@bellsouth.net.

  • Carroll County Public Library - April 18, 2012

    Wednesday, April 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m., Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, April 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers (Age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; Story hour (age 4-6 years) 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.; United Authors Group, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basic, 10:30 a.m.: learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Friday night music, “The Jimmy Mundanes,” 6 p.m.

  • Hydrant flushing set for April 19 in Carrollton

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Flushing will begin at 8 a.m. with completion by 5 p.m.

    Flushing of the hydrants is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly.

    Carrollton Utilities suggest that laundry should not be washed while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining of clothes could occur.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - April 18, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, April 18: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.;  pulmonary partners, 10:30 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.; computer class with Amy, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, April 19: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 20: Movie day, 9:30 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.

    Monday, April 23: Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 24: Sweet tooth bingo 10 a.m.

  • Gelatin salads make delicious dishes for Derby

    Since spring is here, I thought I would repeat some of the gelatin salad recipes I have previously printed in this column, plus add a new one that will also be delightful to serve for all those Derby festivities coming soon. 

    I was delighted to try it at our condo Easter dinner. It is delicious, and I was so honored to be given the recipe to share with you. 

    The first two recipes are reprints and the newest recipe is the very last one, but not the least because it fits so well with these other lovely gelatin salads or desserts.

  • Raising money for children's hospital

    David Day, 11, of Taylorsville sat outside Carrollton Sheet Metal on Friday, selling popsicles for 25 cents to raise money for the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. The company is owned by his grandparents Dave and Barb Clymer. His sister Emma, 5, suffers from seizures. Last year, David donated $15 to the hospital after one day of selling his wares. “I don’t want people to go through what I do,” he said.