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Today's Features

  • What would Thanksgiving be without the turkey? Traditionally, many of us plan our entire holiday dinner around turkey. That’s a lot of pressure on one bird.

    It is now only one day before Thanks-giving so frozen turkeys should probably be thawing. If you purchased a fresh turkey, it should be kept in the refrigerator until ready to roast.  

    The big thaw

  • Carroll County Relay For Life Team Robbins will be kicking off its 2013 fundraising campaign with a 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park, near the stone shelter.

    Registration begins at 7 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m  Registration fee the day of the race is $20, but if you would like to pre-register please contact Haley Franklin at (502) 525-3571 or hayleyfranklin@gmail.com and receive a discounted registration fee of $15.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program will again sponsor the 7th annual Visions of Sugar Plums bake-off at A Christmas Carroll on Dec. 1. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in four categories: cakes, pies, cookies and miscellaneous.Plus there is a youth cookie category for 12 and  under.

    The event will be held at McNeal’s, with a range to be given away as the grand prize.

    For information, contact the Main Street program at (502) 732-5713

  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is now seeking entries for the 2012 A Christmas Carroll Parade Dec. 1 at 11 a.m.

    It is free to enter and take part in the parade. The chamber welcomes any business, church, organization or individual wanting to particpate. Prizes will be awarded for the best entries. Contact the chamber for details.

    As a reminder, no entries are allowed to have Santa costumes because the real Santa Claus will be in the parade.

    For information, contact the chamber office at (502) 732-7034 or Cindy Dunn at (502) 732-6669.

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

    Wednesday, Nov. 14: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 15: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken pot luck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Nov. 16: Let’s play Euchre, 10 a.m.

    Monday, Oct. 22: Scary movie Monday, 9:30 a.m.; Euchre/Rook, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, Nov. 20: Gentiva bingo  9:30 a.m.;

    Wednesday, Nov. 21: Thanksgiving dinner provided by the Carroll County Detention Center, noon.

  • November is Fine Amnesty Month at Carroll County Public Library. Reduce your fines and support the Carroll County Ministerial Association Food Bank. Return an overdue item and donate  a nonperishable food item to have your fines forgiven. For more information,  call the library (502) 732-7020. 

    Wednesday, Nov. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; student resource fair, 1-6 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6-8 p.m.

  • It’s good to know that after a decade in the restaurant business I can still be surprised by food.

    On a recent trip to Florida to attend a cousin’s wedding, I was treated to some very authentic Indian cuisine. The flavors these foods brought to the table were both unique and delicious, so when I returned home I wanted to recreate what I had just discovered.

  • It is still not too late to get in your fall soil samples for next year’s growing season, and the recent rains make it an excellent time to collect samples.

    An interesting result of the dry weather conditions this past summer is that we may see lower soil pH and potassium levels in fall soil samples. 

    Measuring the accurate levels of pH and potassium in soil after harvest will provide the proper amount of potassium fertilizer and lime needed in the spring to supplement the soil’s nutrients to provide suitable growing conditions.

  • At the It’s About You! Diabetes Support Group November meeting Thursday, Nov. 15, the program will focus on healthy holiday foods.

    A presentation will be given on healthier traditional holiday foods for people with diabetes. We will discuss how favorite recipes can be adapted, and several recipes will be shared.

    People with diabetes often have a difficult time over any holiday, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas, as many of the traditional foods eaten are high in fat, sugar, carbohydrates and sodium – not the best foods to regularly eat.