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Today's Features

  • The Kentucky Beef Network (KBN) and the University of Kentucky have developed a new program, funded by the state Agricultural Development Board, to enhance the value of feeder calves in Kent-ucky. 

    This project lasts for three breeding seasons — Nov-ember 2011 to January 2012, March-June 2012, and November 2012 to January 2013 — and it is a great opportunity for beef cattle producers in Carroll County.

  • Nothing signifies the holidays like the hanging of festive colored stockings on the fireplace mantle.

    As with many traditions, the exact origin is unknown.

    However the most recognized origin is the one that honors St. Nicholas. Stockings are mentioned in the 1823 poem, “A Visit from St. Nich-olas,” written by Clement C. Moore.  

    Histor-ically St. Nicholas was a charitable bishop from the third century in Myra which is the modern day Turkey.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 14

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, 1302 Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

  • Dean Memorial United Methodist Church in Worthville invites the community to join them in celebrating songs of the season being performed by local talent on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m.  For additional information, contact Pastor Cecilia Murray at (502) 525-5664.

  • Saint Paul encourages us in 1 Thessalonians, “Rejoice always…for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    It takes conscious decision making to stay focused on this message as Christmas gallops toward us like a deer in headlights and the days get more and more hectic. When we are most preoccupied, most overwhelmed, most disheartened, it’s the perfect time to “take five.”

  • Randall Biehl will hold a book signing for “A Survey of the Bible’s Minor Prophets” 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at Carroll County Public Library in the local history room.

    Biehl has been working on the book since moving to Carrollton in 2006.

    He said the material in this study guide is a result of his desire to personally study and teach the minor prophets books of the Bible. The book was written to serve as a reference to aid in quickly locating desired material in the Bible.

  • Karen Pribble does not know a stranger. If you have made a late-night trip to Carrollton’s Walmart in the last few years, she probably greeted you at the front door or in the checkout lane with a friendly smile and a “How are you?”

  • The Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 13 and reopen Wednesday, Dec. 14 on normal schedule.

    Chief Justice John D. Minton has announced the judicial branch of state government will join the executive branch in closing for business on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, to observe the inauguration of Gov. Steve Beshear.

    Gov. Beshear has declared Dec. 13 to be a state holiday in recognition of the inauguration for his second term in office.

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

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 7: Rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; 12 days of Christmas, noon.

    Thursday, Dec. 8: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon; 12 days of Christmas, noon.

    Friday, Dec. 9, Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; 12 days of Christmas, noon; dancing at the Madison Senior Center, 5 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library is offering some free “perks” this holiday season.

    The entire month of December will be Amnesty Month. Below are the details:

    • An overdue item returned with a non-perishable food item will have fines forgiven.

    • Lost items.  Two non-perishable food items will have fines/processing fees forgiven and 50 percent of the replacement value forgiven.

    • One non-perishable food item will forgive any outstanding fines, if all items have been returned.