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Today's Features

  • Saint Paul encourages us in 1 Thessalonians, “Rejoice always…for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

    It takes conscious decision making to stay focused on this message as Christmas gallops toward us like a deer in headlights and the days get more and more hectic. When we are most preoccupied, most overwhelmed, most disheartened, it’s the perfect time to “take five.”

  • Randall Biehl will hold a book signing for “A Survey of the Bible’s Minor Prophets” 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17, at Carroll County Public Library in the local history room.

    Biehl has been working on the book since moving to Carrollton in 2006.

    He said the material in this study guide is a result of his desire to personally study and teach the minor prophets books of the Bible. The book was written to serve as a reference to aid in quickly locating desired material in the Bible.

  • Karen Pribble does not know a stranger. If you have made a late-night trip to Carrollton’s Walmart in the last few years, she probably greeted you at the front door or in the checkout lane with a friendly smile and a “How are you?”

  • The Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s Office will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 13 and reopen Wednesday, Dec. 14 on normal schedule.

    Chief Justice John D. Minton has announced the judicial branch of state government will join the executive branch in closing for business on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, to observe the inauguration of Gov. Steve Beshear.

    Gov. Beshear has declared Dec. 13 to be a state holiday in recognition of the inauguration for his second term in office.

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

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 7: Rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; 12 days of Christmas, noon.

    Thursday, Dec. 8: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon; 12 days of Christmas, noon.

    Friday, Dec. 9, Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; 12 days of Christmas, noon; dancing at the Madison Senior Center, 5 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library is offering some free “perks” this holiday season.

    The entire month of December will be Amnesty Month. Below are the details:

    • An overdue item returned with a non-perishable food item will have fines forgiven.

    • Lost items.  Two non-perishable food items will have fines/processing fees forgiven and 50 percent of the replacement value forgiven.

    • One non-perishable food item will forgive any outstanding fines, if all items have been returned.

  • A friend asked if I knew of a really good recipe for the old-fashioned type of chicken and dumplings, the kind Cracker Barrel  makes. 

    I’ve been searching for something like that too because I’ve tried many recipes and I haven’t been very satisfied. After some time, through the help of my friend, Mary, and combining recipes, I think I’ve got it.  Try them and see what you think. They are easy to make and much better than the Bisquick kind.  I give you:

    Slick Chicken and Dumplings

  • Sanders Baptist Church will celebrate the Christmas season with special  music by its youth team at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, followed by treats to  take home.

    Brother Hardin Lowe and the congregation also invite you to join for morning  worship on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. when the adult choir will present its annual cantata.

    A “make and take craft workshop” for children will be held Wednesday, Dec.  21, at 6 p.m.

  • The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service hosted its first Legislative Appreciation Breakfast Tuesday, Dec. 6.

    The event, held at the Extension office, was attended by a range of government officials including Joe Williams, central/northern Kentucky field representative for the governor; Sen.Ernie Harris, Carroll County Magi-strates Floyd Bowling and Mark Bates and Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry.  In addition, members of the Carroll County Extension Council attended.

  • The Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service has been receiving many questions about the articles and recipes for using raw eggs in making eggnog that has been printed in the media.

    I am sharing the following item to inform my readers of the dangers of consuming raw eggs and to help you adjust your favorite eggnog recipes to be safe.   

    Happy, healthy holidays