Today's Features

  • My mother and I recently went to see the musical rendition of “Dirty Dancing,” and the costuming was amazing. There is a scene where Baby’s sister is getting dressed and she puts on not one, not two, but three crinolines. After the play was over, I asked mom how accurate the costuming was and she confirmed that multiple crinolines, gloves and hats were a way of life.

  • Santa Claus returns to the city of Ghent this week to visit with children at the home of Joe and Sandy Beall, 704 Liberty St. The annual event allows children to share their wishes with the jolly old elf for Christmas each year.

    Santa will be there from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, Saturday, Dec. 12, Friday, Dec. 18 and Saturday, Dec. 19. The visits in Ghent continue Monday through Thursday, Dec. 21-24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

  • Carroll County Middle School students Megan Perkinson and Heaven O’Neal are starting an animal supplies drive at CCMS to support animals in the Carroll County Animal Shelter without homes.

    Some supplies needed are leashes, collars, grooming tools, water and food bowls, portable kennels, and dog and cat food. Items can be dropped off in the front office of the Middle School. Any donations are appreciated.

  • That special someone you are looking to meet up with under the mistletoe this holiday season apparently is not the only thing out there waiting for a “kiss.”

    An insect called a “kissing bug” has made local news stories over the past couple of weeks that may have made the thought of kissing a little unsettling.  Thank you to those who have shared the stories with me.  Let us take a moment to learn a little more about kissing bugs.

  • Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 238,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking,through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • Developing ideas for creative holiday gifts or making them is an enjoyable, economical way to remember friends and family members during the upcoming season.

    A babysitting gift certificate may be one of the best gifts a young mother receives, especially if she has infants and very young children.  Several hours of babysitting will enable her to enjoy some free time.

    If there’s a handyman or gardener in your household, give elderly friends and relatives certificates for home repairs and yard work they may be unable to do.