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Today's Features

  • Now that it is spring, I have started thinking about gardening. It has been such a long time since we last put in a garden, and I cannot wait to get one going where we live now. 

    The ground was plowed a few days ago, so I know we are going to do it. We are planning ways to deter the deer, and I have also been told I must also try to repel the raccoons, possums, squirrels and whatever other critters there may be out there. 

  • At the time of this writing, I have just spent another incredible dinner at our West Palm Beach clubhouse for our annual Italian Night Dinner.

  • Amanda Oneal and Paul Weeks announce the birth of their son, Walker Henry Weeks, born Feb. 4, 2011, at Baptist Northeast Hospital in La Grange, Ky. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    Maternal grandparents are Eugene and Fonda Oneal of Carrollton. Maternal great-grandparents are Judy May and Mary and Joe Oneal, all of Carrollton.
    Paternal grandparents are Pamela Weeks of Eminence and the late Patrick Henry Weeks Sr.

  • The third annual Carroll County Health and Safety Fair is 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 26, at the Kentucky National Guard Armory on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    The free event is sponsored by the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s Health and Safety Partnership, in collaboration with Carroll County Memorial Hospital, Three Rivers District Health Department and Green Valley Care Center.

    The event provides family friendly information to residents in Carroll and surrounding counties about how to be healthy and stay safe.

  • Wednesday, March 16: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 10 a.m.-noon, sewing room.
     

    Thursday, March 17: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds;11 a.m., music nakers, for ages 18 months and up; 1:30 p.m., story hour, for ages from 4-6 years old; 4 p.m., yoga group; 4 p.m., GED help; 5 p.m., homework help; 6 p.m., ESL class.
     

    Friday, March 18: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 6 p.m., Friday night music, Open Mic Night.
     

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

  • Dr. Georgia Heise and Jim Thaxton receive an award on behalf of the Three Rivers District Health Department at the Kentucky Public Health Association Conference last week. Three Rivers received one of the coveted Commissioner of Public Health awards from Dr. William Hacker, center, Kentucky's Commissioner of Public Health.

  • Applications are available today, Wednesday, March 16, to sign up for Phase I funding. The deadline is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, to turn in a completed application.
    Applications will be available at the Extension Office and those on my mailing list should expect to receive one in the mail.
    The sign-up this time has a 25 percent to 75 percent match, up to $2,500. We will be able take receipts dated from Sept. 21, 2010, through the end of the program.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently reviewed standard large eggs from across the country and found that, in the past decade, the average nutrient content of eggs has changed.
    Cho-lesterol levels have de-creased while vitamin D levels have increased. What caused this change? The USDA estimates that the diet of hens has changed over the years, altering nutrients within the egg as a result.