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Today's Features

  • Among the most well-established and accepted nutritional advice from health professionals is to eat more fruits and vegetables. Juicing, the latest and greatest thing to hit the market is encouraging consumers to eat — or rather, drink — your daily fruits and vegetables through juices made yourself. Is this new “juicing” trend actually worth it?

    First, know the difference between a smoothie and juicing. These two processes are different and the nutritional value and health benefits are different.

  • As tobacco producers make their way to receiving stations, chances are they will be encouraged to sign up for a Grower ID through an organization called GAP Connections.

    GAP stands for Good Agri-cultural Practices, and GAP Connect-ions is a nonprofit organization aiming to create awareness and cultivate positive environmental and social impact through good agricultural practices in the tobacco industry.

  • While the public is being bombarded with messages to drink fluids during exercise, research evidence is lacking that sports drinks, over plain water, are actually necessary to stay hydrated.

    According to the advice of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietet-ics, Sports Nutrition manual, individuals exercising 45 minutes or less, even at a moderate rate, don’t need sports drinks in place of water during their workout.

  • The John A. Roebling Bridge, located in Kenton County, will be featured in a brief segment on Kentucky Life on KET Saturday at 8 p.m. It will repeat on KET at 4 p.m. Sunday and on KET2 at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. 

    The show also will be carried on KETKY at 6 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Sunday, at 8 a.m. Feb. 12, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 6 a.m. Feb. 15.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program is sponsoring a Chocolate Walk on Saturday, Feb. 8 in honor of February National Chocolate Month and Valentine’s Day during regular business hours.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Thursday, Feb. 6: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.: Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 7: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.: chair volleyball with Peg, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; arm knitting, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Feb. 8:  All day Chocolate Walk, with Carrollton Main Street; walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; genealogy class, 10 a.m. until noon; game day 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Feb. 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • The Circuit Court Clerks of Kentucky made 2013 a record year in the fight to save lives. With more than 900 Kentuckians on the waiting list for an organ transplant the need is greater than ever. The circuit clerks and their driver’s license staff make a significant impact by asking important questions while residents obtain a license or ID.