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Today's Features

  • Thursday, Sept. 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 11 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, Sept. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Garden Club, make soft pots, materials supplied, sign-up please, 10 a.m.; teen movie, “World War Z”, 2 p.m.

  • Kristin Beck, news editor at The News-Democrat, was the September guest speaker at the Carrollton Woman’s Club meeting Sept. 3, which met at Pats Place.

    Beck talked about her job, which kept her busy taking pictures for sports events, community meetings, school activities and other events of interest to the community. Beck also talked about her personal photography business, Kristin Sherrard Photography. She photographs families, senior school pictures, events, sports teams and other occasions.

  • 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, Sept. 19: Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, noon.

    Friday, Sept. 20: Senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; crafts, 10 a.m.

    Monday, Sept. 23: Crafts, 10 a.m.; chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 24: Sweet tooth bingo, 9:30 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, noon.

  • The Kentucky Department of Corrections honored employees across the state at its annual Corrections Awards Luncheon held Sept. 4 in Lexington.

     Officer Stacy Warren started with Probation and Parole in the Carrollton office on Jan. 16, 2012, after transferring from RCC as a classification and treatment officer. 

  • The 1963 Class of Carrollton High School will hold its 50th Class Reunion at the Butler State Resort Park Conference Center on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 6-11 p.m. All class members are invited plus their guests. If you have not registered there is still time, contact Mary Sue Wilson, 850 Hicks Pike Walton, KY, 41094 or call (859) 485-7210, or (859) 630-4005.

  • Ohio Valley United Charities, Inc., challenges the youth of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties to compete for up to $3,000 in cash awards for service projects to their respective communities in conjunction with “Make A Difference Day” Saturday, Oct. 26.

  • September and October is a busy time for Kentucky’s apple growers—both for the commercial and home operation. In fact, I have received a couple of calls already about the best time to harvest apples this season.

    The best and most time-tested method of judging when to pick fruit is the taste method. When enough starch has been converted to sugar and the flavor is developed, the fruit is ready to eat.

  • All young people need opportunities to develop leadership skills. By learning to interact with others and becoming engaged members of their communities, they learn they can make a difference. 

    In order for youth to be prepared to work in partnership with adults, they need to develop and/or enhance their leadership skills. Leadership education prepares youth to:

    l Manage time

    l Work as a team

    l Set goals

    l Start conversations

    l Facilitate meetings

    l Solve problems

  • The Food and Drug Administration recently finalized the definition of the term “gluten-free” on food labels. All manufacturers that want to use the gluten-free wording on their products must adhere to strict guidelines.

    According to the FDA, the term gluten-free now refers to foods that are either inherently gluten-free or foods that do not contain any ingredient that is:

    • A gluten-containing grain (e.g., spelt or wheat)

    • Derived from a gluten-containing grain that has not been processed to remove gluten (e.g., wheat flour)