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Today's Features

  • 2012 is officially here, and with it comes new opportunities to gain knowledge through the UK Cooperative Extension Office.

    One such opportunity is through the “Carroll County Agri-culture News.” I have developed this Exten-sion newsletter to be delivered on a quarterly basis. The inaugural newsletter is being sent out at this time, and it will include information from the UK Cooperative Extension Service, as well as reminders and announcements for upcoming programs. If you would like to receive my newsletter, please contact the Extension office.

  • This year, 4-H agents will receive hands-on training at 4-H camps so they can teach youth about the benefits of rain gardens.  Rain gardens are landscaping features adapted to provide on-site treatment of stormwater runoff, according to the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Residential rain gardens are usually small, “homeowner sized” (averaging 60 to 100 square feet) plots that utilize in-place or native soil.  They generally cost $2 to $5 per square feet (without under-drain) and create habitat for wildlife such as birds and butterflies.

  • New Year’s is a great time to make a fresh start at living a healthy life. However, anyone can start over on any day of the year. Here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics that we can use to help middle and high school age kids put into practice. As adults, we can be good models by also trying them out ourselves:

    •                  Eat more fruits and vegetables

  • The following offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 30 and Monday, Jan. 2 in celebration of the New Years holiday: Carroll County Clerk’s Office, Carroll County Judge-Executive’s Office, County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, City of Carrollton offices, including Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Utilities.

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

     

    Thursday, Dec. 29: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; bingo, 10 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 30: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; New Year’s Toast with dessert, noon.

  • Adrian and Norma Owen of Ghent, Ky. will celebrate their 60th anniversary on Dec. 29, 2011. Children include the late Sharon Clifton, the late Debra Lane Owen, Anita and John Wood of Milton, Steve and Tina Owen of Ghent, Patty and Johnny Vannarsdall of Carrollton, Sandra McDole of Ghent and Deana Owen of Bedford. The have eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. They are both graduates of Carroll County High School. They will celebrate at home with family.

  • Wednesday, Dec. 28, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Harry Potter Film Series, “ The Half-Blood Prince”, 2 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Court Street Cinema, Glee: The Concert Movie”, 6:30 p.m.


    Thursday, Dec. 29, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Harry Potter Film Series, “The Deathly Hallows, Part 1”, 2 p.m.


    Friday, Dec. 30, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Creative Fridays, 10 a.m. until noon; Harry Potter Film Series”, The Deathly Hallows, Part 2, 2 p.m.

  • I wish you a Happy New Year, and, above all, please stay safe. We spent a wonderful holiday with our four grandchildren from Georgia. What a blast, and thankfully, I had conserved some of my energy before we saw them.  Oh my! But I would do everything all over again in a heartbeat, even being so tired because it was such a joy to be with them.  Special moments!

  • Wednesday, Dec. 28

    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.

    Thursday, Dec. 29

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Dec. 30