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Today's Features

  • It is always my first instinct to hibernate during January and February. Sweater weather and the potential of a white Christmas are exciting in December. But the novelty can wear off quickly.

    As the deep freeze of winter sets in, I long more and more for the sunshine. Early sunsets and grey days can get the best of me sometimes. I love a good sweater, so I don’t think it is the cold weather that bothers me as much as the missing sun. I find myself grabbing my favorite sunglasses, hoping that I am going to need them.

  • Call for Student Art, Submit your art for display in the library. Work from high school students must be submitted by Feb. 19, for competition in GFWC student art contest of No. Ky. Middle and Grade School artists may submit by Feb. 27, for display in March. Please contact Patricia for more information. Categories: painting, drawing, prints, watercolor, computer design, ceramics, textiles and sculpture.

     

    New events for February:

    Thursday, Feb. 12: PHd’s (projects half done), 10a.m.-noon.

  • 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, Feb. 11: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 12: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; YMCA/Silver Sneakers Splash, gym, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; chair volleyball,, 12:30 p.m.

  • Is fat a bad word?  Not necessarily.  Simply put, fat is just the body’s storage form for energy.

    If an animal consumes more energy than it uses, their body will store the excess calories as fat—like money in the bank they can use in an energy shortage (think cows calving in late winter).  Fat imparts flavor to food (like a T-bone steak) but it also adds calories.  Managing fat can be a delicate issue in the cattle business.

  • The new dietary guidelines were released in January and encourage all of us to make healthy eating choices throughout our lives to minimize our risks of becoming overweight or obese or developing a chronic disease like heart disease or diabetes. These conditions are often linked to poor diets and physical inactivity.

  • Carroll County is so fortunate to have two sets of horse clubs.

    One horse club, under the leadership of Marla Bickers and Danielle Hickey, has been very productive and has really put Carroll County on the map in the world of horse competition. Their members (Kassandra Hickey, Mallary Bickers, Cassidy Buchanan and Shelby Ackerman) are very competitive and always bring home many champion ribbons. 

  • New events

    Friday, Feb. 12

    Carrollton Police Department and Kroger hosts Operation Valentine from 3-7 p.m. in the Kroger parking lot. Help share the love by supporting the Food Pantry of Carroll County with food donations.

    Wednesday, Feb. 17

    Earl Floyd Ford hosts a water collection drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Water and donations collected will benefit the residents in Flint, Mich.

    Wednesday, Feb. 24