Today's Features

  • If you are like me, then you are beginning to be a bit overwhelmed by the evil that has manifested itself in our country as of late. 

    The shootings at the elementary school in Connecticut are a stark reminder that there is true darkness in the world.

    Many of you have asked the question of ‘why?’  My 5-year-old son knows enough of the world to ask the question of why, and I am sure your children do, too.

  • Navy Seaman Samuel J. Ferguson has graduated from the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power School at Naval Nuclear Power Training Command in Goose Creek, S.C.

    Nuclear Power School is a rigorous six-month course that trains officer and enlisted students in the science and engineering fundamental to the design, operation, and maintenance of naval nuclear propulsion plants.

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


    Wednesday, Dec. 26: Euchre,  10 a.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 27: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Dec. 28: Take down Christmas decorations, 10 a.m.; mystery lunch? 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve toast with dessert, noon.

  • There will be no children’s programming until February. Call the library (502) 732-7020 for more information. 

    Wednesday, Dec. 26:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, Dec. 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days,” 2 p.m.

  • With the price of bacon and sausage said to increase within the next few months, making your own bacon will become not only a fun side project, but also a cost cutting tool. 

    The only difficult part about this recipe is having to wait five days for your bacon.

    Although pork belly is sometimes difficult to find at local grocery stores, many will order in pork bellies on special request. 

  • I hope you and your family are enjoying a wonderful holiday week. As we wind down the holidays, and if you have a live cut Christmas tree this year, the question may arise, “What should I do with my Christmas tree?”

    Instead of pitching that tree in the trash, consider recycling it.

    One way to recycle the tree is to use it as a wildlife habitat and spread some holiday cheer to the birds.

    Not only will the birds appreciate the gesture, but a tree in the yard covered with bird-food ornaments brightens the winter landscape.

  • We are now in the midst of the holiday season. I hope that you are enjoying a more relaxed week and will have time for some family activities or time with those special friends.

    Family time is so very important today. Sharing meaningful times together with your children, playing, talking or eating a family meal together can make a difference in their lives.

    These times together strengthen family bonds and create special memories for both you and your children.