Today's Features

  • You may wonder what I have been doing since my last column.  I can honestly tell you…everything. I’ve taken up knitting again, which I probably haven’t done for more than 30 years. It really helps with the evening snacking issue, too. Who wants to get their hands all gooey with something sweet and knit at the same time? Me!

  • Applications will be available on Thursday, Dec. 6 for the 2012 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton.

    Applications must be returned to the Carroll County Extension Office Dec. 6-20. We cannot accept applications before or after these dates.

    A Farm Serial Number is required information for the application, and it is strongly recommended you contact the Farm Service Agency at (502) 732-6931 to receive or confirm that number.  Only the FSA can provide your Farm Serial Number.

  • If turkey was on your Thanksgiving menu, stuffing with sage may have been served.

    Herbs add flavor and color to any food, Fresh herbs are wonderful when you can go outside and select them from your garden. Grocery stores often have a selection of fresh herbs available when you don’t have fresh ones growing in your garden.  

  • Wednesday, Dec. 5

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon in the River Room at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge.

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

    Thursday, Dec. 6

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Dec. 7

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

  • Air National Guard Airman Jeffrey M. Moore graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • This Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7:15 a.m. in the Cartmell Elementary School library, we will host our second monthly All Pro Dad’s breakfast. 

    This breakfast occurs on the first Thursday of each month. Former Indianapolis Colts football coach Tony Dungy is one of the faces for the organization. According to the All Pro Dad website, “All Pro Dad’s Day is a simple idea with a profound impact.”

  • Throughout December

    Festival of Trees continues at General Butler State Resort Park. Trees will be on display at the Butler Lodge. The trees and or wreaths are supplied and decorated by local businesses, churches, schools, civic organizations and clubs.

    Wednesday, Dec. 5

  • 2012 Visions of Sugar Plum Bake-Off winners

    Grand prize: Phyllis Leach

    — CAKES —

    First place: Karen Short

    Second place: Lesa Logan

    Third place: Paula Washnock

    — PIES —

    First place: Phyllis Leach

    Second place: William Duncan

    Third place: Edie Butcher


    First place: Eva Ingram

    Second place: Mary Moore

    Third place: Erica Noble

  • Carroll County Animal Support will have a booth in the vendors tent at A Christmas Carroll this Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Additionally, several “meet and greets” are planned at the VF Outlet mall on Hwy. 227, during which adoptable pets will be available. Applications for adoption also will be available to anyone interested in giving one of the dogs or cats in foster care a permanent home.

    The meet-and-greets are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, in the mall lobby. For more information, call (502) 732-6040.