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Today's Features

  • Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose some weight? Maybe you did, or maybe not. Think about it, would you still like to have fun with friends as you work on losing that extra unhealthy weight in ways you can keep it off?

  • The next Cooking with Shawn class will be Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office. I’m not sure what the topic will be but it will be good. This will be the last class for a while as Shawn will be having surgery on his elbow (see what extreme whisking will do to you). Classes will begin again when the doctor says he can safely whisk again. I am just giving Shawn a hard time but give him high kudos for his cookbook. Ruth Ann has read it cover to cover and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes.

  • Brittany and Steve Reynolds of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Evangeline Elisabeth Reynolds. She was born Dec. 17, 2010, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind. and weighed 8 pounds 1.9 ounces. She was 21 inches long.


    Her six year old big sister, Haven Rebecca, and four year old big brother Harley Scott helped welcome her home.


    Maternal grandparents are Mike and Debbie Supplee of Carrollton.


    Paternal grandmother is Rebecca Reynolds of Worthville.

  • Thomas Butcher and Karen Brooks announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Tara Beth Butcher to Paul Michael Warnott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Warnott.


    The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Carroll County High School. She is a 2009 graduate of Lexington Community College, Department of Nursing. She is currently employed at UK Hospital in Lexington, Ky.


    The Groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Henry Clay High School and is employed at UK Hospital in Lexington.

  • Clay and Lisa Cable of Carrollton, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jacklyn Kay Cable to Brandon Keith Brown, son of Grover and Linda Crawford of Sanders, Ky. and Bryan and Debra Brown of Radcliff, Ky.


    Jacklyn is a 2003 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2010 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She is currently employed with Mark Smith State Farm in Carrollton.

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

    Wednesday, Jan. 12, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; Massage, 10:30 a.m.; visiting physicians, 10:30 a.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 13, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; advisory meeting, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.
    Friday, Jan. 14, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; advocacy calls, 9:30 a.m.; nutrition with Grace, 10 a.m.
    Monday, Jan. 17, Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

  • Wedensday, Jan. 5

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Jan. 7

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Saturday, Jan. 8

  • Wedensday, Jan. 5

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Jan. 7

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Saturday, Jan. 8

  • Holiday merchandise bursts into color on shelves of every wholesaler and retailer three months in advance of Christmas. Holiday exchanges and sales carry the spirit of gift giving right into the New Year. We are hard pressed to find public reference to why celebrating Christmas is such an all-consuming yearly experience, except that successful marketing throughout the Christmas season is crucial to reaping the lion’s share of business’ yearly profits.

  • Winterize your home, take the time now to get your home ready for the winter season by following these tips:
    1. Have your heating system checked by a professional annually. This will ensure that your system is working safely and efficiently, which in turn, will save you money. If you heat by wood, clean your fireplace or stove. Have your chimney flue checked for any buildup of creosote and then cleaned to lessen the risk of fire.