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Today's Features

  • Unfortunately when looking forward to snapping up great deals on holiday specials, consumer fraud and theft never take a holiday. Each year, crime tends to increase throughout the nation as Christmas and Hanukkah approach. This is because people are more likely to be carrying large sums of cash or packages with expense gifts.

    An important part of being a smart consumer is knowing how to protect yourself from theft, no matter the date on the calendar. The National Crime Prevention Council provides these tips for shopping safely:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 28

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon in the River Room at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    Thursday, Nov. 29

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Nov. 30

  • Program celebrates Our Savior’s Nativity

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 501 Main St., Carrollton, will celebrate Our Savior’s Nativity from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Everyone is welcome to come and experience Bethlehem and see what it might have looked like the night of the Savior’s birth. Numerous nativity scenes also will be on display.

    Anyone who would like to display a nativity set may call Sharon Graves at (502) 523-0663.

  • When I gave my heart to wisdom and to seek the task which has been done on the Earth — even though one should never sleep day or night — and I saw every work of God, I concluded that no one can comprehend what goes on under the sun. Despite all his efforts to search it out, he will not discover its meaning. Even if a wise man claims he knows, he cannot comprehend it.” Ecclesiastes 8:16-17

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

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 28: White elephant auction, 10 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 29: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Nov. 30: Mystery lunch, 10 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 3: Morning muffins from Fairview Place, 10 a.m.; health presentation with Vickie from Gentivia, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 4: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, Dec. 5: Decorate senior center, snacks will be served, 9:45 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library -  November is Fine Amnesty Month, reduce your fines and support the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Bank, an overdue item returned with a non-perishable food item will have fines forgiven, call the Library (502) 732-7020 for more information. 

    Wednesday, Nov. 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, ages 3 1/2-5 years, 1:30 p m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • Stephanie Miles Ucan and Marcos Corchado-Castaneda of Carrollton announce the  birth of their son, Denver Alexander Souix Corchado, born, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Marcos Alejandro Corchado 20, of Torreon Mexico helped welcome his little brother home.

    Maternal grandparents are  Phyllis and Larry Sculley of Port Royal, Ky. and Tommy and Denise Miles of Owenton, Ky. Maternal great grandparents are James Dempsey of Carrollton, and Irene Duncan of Amelia, Ohio.

  • Jarrett Boyd of Madison, Ind., the retired director of Carroll County Public Library, was elected in November to a term on the board of directors for the Friends of Kentucky Libraries Inc. 

    FKL is a statewide non-profit organization that advocates for Kentucky public libraries on the local, state and federal levels. It also provides support for the formation  and success of local Friends chapters.

  • The Kentucky League of Cities recently elected its officers for the coming year and Carrollton City Councilwoman Ann Deatherage was elected to its board of directors.

  • Ome of the first soups that I ever learned how to make was French onion.

    Although it contains few ingredients, French onion is one of the most complex and satisfying soups out there. 

    The combination of a rich onion soup paired with crunchy bread and melted, gooey cheese creates a dish that is better than the sum of its parts. 

    The ratio of soup to cheese to bread is a very important concept in a good French onion. 

    The earthenware crocks that French onion soup is commonly served in helps keep this ratio in check.