Today's Features

  • In the spring of 1871, a young man picked up a book and read 21 words that changed his life.

    At the time, this man was a medical student at Montreal General Hospital.

    He was worried about final examinations. He was troubled about what he should do with his life, where he should set up his medical practice and how he would build it.

    The 21 words that changed his life were written by Thomas Carlyle. The man who was worried was William Osler, founder of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Maryland.

  • After last week’s article on mulching and composting yard waste during the fall season, I suspect that your lawns and flower beds are clean as a whistle and ready for planting, right?

    Mulching and composting that yard waste will be an ongoing process during the fall, especially after the high winds we experienced this past weekend.

    The downed leaves will certainly give you plenty of mulching and composting practice.

  • Keep your Halloween safe from foodborne illness with these recommendations from the Partnership for Food Safety Education:

  • 4-H encompasses seven curriculum areas that include animal sciences, communications, family consumer sciences, health, leadership, natural resources, and SET – science, engineering and technology.

  •  Carroll County Public Library will display quilts during the month of October.

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

    • Wednesday, Oct. 10: Nutrition with Grace, 10:30 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1 p.m.
    • Thursday, Oct. 11: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.
    • Friday, Oct. 12: Trivia with Amy, 11 a.m.
    • Monday, Oct. 15:Scary movie Monday, 9:30 a.m.; Euchre/Rook, 10 a.m.
    • Tuesday, Oct. 16: Gentiva bingo 10 a.m.
    • Wednesday, Oct. 17: Birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1 p.m.
  • With the holidays approaching, everyone is looking for a nice dessert that will impress the relatives.  Well look no further. 

    This cheesecake is a spin on the classic pumpkin pie, while still having the same flavors as the original.

  • You are standing in the check-out line at your hometown grocery store and the clerk asks, “Paper or plastic?” You respond by saying, “Neither,” because you have reusable grocery bags.

    Reusable shopping bags definitely are a step in the right direction, but they require some care and attention. If not properly cared for, reusable bags can possibly nurture and spread bacteria.

  • Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky.  As you drive around Carroll County, take notice of the changing colors of the trees that are beginning to show.

    Our gardens and lawns can also be very attractive during this time, but they can also be messy, with piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds. 

    The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment.

  •  Wednesday, Oct. 10

    • Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.
    • Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Thursday, Oct. 11