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Today's Features

  • Did you know that Kentucky is the largest cattle producing state east of the Mississippi River?

    As a Common- wealth, that is something to be proud of.

    Kent-ucky is home to about 1.1 million beef cows, and ranks fifth nationally in total number of cattle farms.

    Carroll County, even though small in land size, has about 8,000 cows and calves as reported in the 2010 cattle estimate conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service.

  • It’s the holiday season. If you hear, “stay off the SoFAS” during this holiday season, it doesn’t mean to stay off the sofa or get active. “SoFAS” are calories from solid fat and added sugars and is a new term used in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

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

     

    Wednesday, Nov. 9: Rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; luncheon provided by Burlington Pharmacy.11:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 10: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Nov. 11: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; movie day, 9:30 a.m.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; YAH book group, “Ship Breaker”, 4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Nov. 17, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; music makers, age 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, age 4-6, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Nov. 18, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; after school Lego fun, 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.; Friday night music, Dennis Wheeler, 6 p.m.

  • David M. Perry and Andria Y. Kyle of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Bristol Lynn Perry, born Monday, Oct. 3, 2011, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. She weighed 6 pounds and was 19.5 inches long.


    Her big sister, Mackenzie Perry, age seven, helped welcome her home.


    Paternal grandparents are Eddie and Sheila Perry of Carrollton.


     Maternal grandparents are Susan M. Kyle of Milton, Ky. and the late David L. Kyle.

  • Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County hosted a roundtable discussion with Rep. Geoff Davis Nov. 10. During that discussion, which lasted for 90 minutes, issues facing the Champions coalition and community on the local level were discussed, as well as some of the initiatives coming out of his Washington D.C. office.  During the discussion, Rep. Davis stressed to the community that he has never seen an initiative for D.C. that worked if it wasn’t owned on the local level. 

  • The Nov. 1 meeting of the Carrollton Woman’s Club was held at Pat’s Place on Seminary Street.

    The program was provided by Grace Angotti, Home Life Chairman.

    Angotti brought Christin Herbst, the new agricultural/4H Extension agent who spoke to them about the importance of family and how important her family had been to her. Both her father and grandfather had been Extension agents in Adair County.

  • As I write this column, it is Veteran’s Day.  Since this is a food column, it causes me to stop and reflect on all the service men who have sacrificed for our country, and the many holidays they have spent away from their families. As we gather with our families this Thanksgiving, let us not forget those who are not able to be with us and to share the wonderful meals we are so blessed to eat.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 16

    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.

    Dr. Faheem Abbasi presents a free community program, Understanding Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and early detection of lung cancer, 5:30 p.m. at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital Medical Office Building, 630 N. Broadway in Madison. Doors open at 5 p.m. For more information call (812) 265-0833.