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Today's Features

  • Marisa Ruckel and Benjamin Watts of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their son, Sawyer Taylor Watts born Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 9 pounds 7 ounces and was 21.5 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jay and Michelle Montgomery of Carrollton  and Monty and Debra Ruckel of Somerset, Ky. and his great Aunt Kathy Ruckel of  Somerset.

    Paternal grandparents are Chuck and Kathy Watts of Carrollton.

  • Feeding an average of 120 people each month has taken a toll on the Community Food Pantry housed at St. John’s Catholic Church. 

    “We’ve had to take cash donations and buy food to have enough for area families,  so Scouting for Food could not have come at a better time,” Ruth H. Baxter, treasurer for the food pantry said.  “We are out of everything that fills a basic food basket – from spaghetti sauce to macaroni and cheese.”

  • Something is happening to me since colder weather has set in and I think I have it figured out. 

    I must have lived in an earlier time when we had to prepare our bodies for cold weather because we didn’t have the luxury of furnaces that heat the whole house.

    In other words, we would eat more during the winter months because our bodies needed more fat to keep us warm.  I am sure you understand. It’s like when animals get a heavier coat of fur to protect them from the hardships of winter.

  • Our country witnessed a devastating storm “Sandy” just last week claiming more than one hundred lives and loss to property. Around the same time the people in our Carroll County also suffered the tragic death of two children in a bus accident. 

    Several questions can pop up in our minds during such occasions. Why did the innocent children get killed in this way? Why is nature getting so cruel and violent — sweeping away the lives of people and damaging properties? Why is it happening to my family, to my beloved ones, in my neighborhood and country?

  • Wednesday, Nov. 7

    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.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge.

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

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 501 Main St. Carrollton is again planning for “Our Savior’s Nativity,” a re-creation of what a street in Bethlehem might have looked like when Christ was born and a display of more than 50 Nativity Sets.

    Anyone with a nativity set who would like to have the church to display it should contact Sharon Graves at (502) 523-0663.

    Each set will be safely handled, displayed and returned promptly.

  • The first scheduled 4-H program was the livestock clinic that was held Oct. 13, which focused on sheep, goats and beef.  The next one scheduled is a “Poultry and Rabbit Clinic” in the livestock barn on Nov.10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carroll County Fairgrounds 4-H Barn.

    During the Poultry meeting, the 4-H youth will be able to identify the parts of their chicken, select an appropriate breed for them, handle a chicken properly and learn to care for their chicken. They will learn how to show their chicken at the county fair.

  • There are many myths and old wives tales concerning fruit and vegetable crops that have become part of Kentuc-ky lore.  

    Several myths that still exist today involve grape coloration and fall frosts.

    A number of grape growers believe it is necessary to pick the leaves off the vine to expose the grape clusters to the sun so the grapes will color. 

    This myth probably originated from growers removing leaves to improve air-circulation and reduce fruit rot.