Today's Features

  • Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is a small, grain-like seed native to the Andes Mountains of South America. It was grown by the Incan people thousands of years ago and is often called the “mother grain.” 

    It is not a true cereal grain, but actually the seed of a plant related to beets, Swiss chard and spinach.

    We call it a grain because it can be prepared and used in the same way as traditional grains. 

  • It has been a long, hard and cold winter for Carroll County. With the snow and ice we have experienced this week, the beginning of March has certainly lived up to the age-old saying, “in like a lion.” Let us all hope it will go “out like a lamb.”

    Believe it or not, spring really is on the way, causing homeowners to begin turning their attention to the landscape.

    To ensure healthy spring plants, consider pruning trees and shrubs around the home that have been affected by the weather.

  • Thursday, March 6

    National Alliance for Mental Illness families and friends will meet 6-8:30 p.m. upstairs at the old courthouse.

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

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, March 7

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., March 6, at the Milton United Methodist Church.

  • “Chippie the Parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, blown over.

    The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck it in the cage. The phone rang, and she turned to pick it up. She’d barely said ‘Hello’ when ‘sssopp!’ Chippie got sucked in.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and King’s Daughters’ Health is once again providing free, take-home fecal-occult colon cancer screening kits. Kits are available from KDH primary care providers that offer care for adults (family practice/internal medicine).

    To request a free take-home testing kit, patients need to stop by their provider’s office.

  • There will be a benefit  for Leona Henderson with chili, games, cake walk, karaoke and a live auction from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Vevay Fire House. Auction items include gift baskets, gift cards and a one night stay at Belterra with two buffet diners and two show tickets. All proceeds will assist with medical expenses for Henderson, who was injured in car accident.  For more information, contact Rebecca McBurney at (502) 525-1209 or (502) 732-4653.

  • 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. 27: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-o, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 28: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 27: 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. 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; UFO quilt day, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Saturday, March 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at Kathryn Winn Elementary, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; genealogy class, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

  • The American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood to help avert a shortage. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

    Red Cross blood donations may be made from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave., Carrollton.

    A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.