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Today's Features

  • Once autumn leaves have fallen, mistletoe becomes highly visible on large trees throughout Kentucky. 

    Phora-dendron, the scientific name for this plant, means “tree thief.”  We commonly find these small, leafy plants on twigs and branches of many hardwood species in the southern two-thirds of the United States. 

    Mistletoes extract water, mineral elements and food from their host trees by way of a parasite nutrient-uptake organ; hence the name, tree thief. 

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

    As with many traditions, the exact origin is unknown but the most recognized is the one honoring the generous nature of Saint Nicholas in the 1823 poem, “A Visit from Saint Nicholas,” by Clement C. Moore. Historically, Saint Nicholas was a charitable bishop in the third and fourth century living in Myra, now Turkey.

  • The New Year in Christian circles begins four weeks before Christmas. We call this season of preparation Advent, which simply means “coming.”

    On each of the four Sundays of Advent, we light one of the four candles on the Advent wreath. It is a symbol of looking forward to the coming of Jesus. As the light on the wreath grows, so does our joy and anticipation for the feast of Christmas.

  • 9th Street Easy Holiday Brie
    
By Deborah Garrett

  • Wednesday, Dec. 12

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

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

  • Carroll County Public Library - No children’s programming after Dec. 14. Children’s regular programming will resume in February call the Library (502) 732-7020 for more information.  

    Thursday, Dec. 14: 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.

    Friday, Dec. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library - No children’s programming after Dec. 14. Children’s regular programming will resume in February call the Library (502) 732-7020 for more information.  

    Thursday, Dec. 14: 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.

    Friday, Dec. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.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, Dec. 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; seminar series, holiday metabolism, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; make-it & take-it crafts, at Kathryn Winn Elementary, 6-7 p.m.