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Today's Features

  • The risk of falling and being seriously injured from a fall increases with age, but anyone can take a fall resulting in a minor or even a bad injury. I invite you to attend the program, “Don’t Let Falls Get You Down” at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at the Carroll County Extension office. Kate Vaught, our Campbell County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent will teach us how to lower our risk of falling – anywhere, anytime or at any age.

  • Due to the increase in volume of calls to the health department there will be an educational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office.
    The program will have information about prevention, what to do if you find bed bugs and the legal aspects of dealing of dealing with chemicals and pest companies. Due to the potential size of the audience, please RSVP to the Extension 0ffice by calling 732-7030. This program is free and open to the public. More information about the critters is below.

  • Among those veterans expected to be present at tomorrow’s Veteran’s Day commemoration at Point Park is Major John P. Tilley (retired). Well-known among older generations of Carroll Countians as a very active figure in local political circles, Tilley now spends his days in retirement at his home on Deatherage Drive in Carrollton.

    Tilley spent nearly all of his working career in public service. He joined the local U.S. Army National Guard unit at the age of 17 and remained active in the military until 1975.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 3
    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.
    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.
     Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.
    Thursday, Nov. 4
    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Do you have an elderly relative that you are fearful might someday fall and injure him or herself? Is this somebody you?
    Yes, the risk of falling and being seriously injured in a fall increases with age, but most adults are not falling because of age. Anyone can take a serious fall and be injured.
    Join us Thursday, Nov. 11 for a program, “Don’t Let Falls Get You Down” at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension office. This is the Extension Homemakers November lesson, but all interested residents are invited to attend.

  • Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to move forward to the next holiday, Thanksgiving. While writing this column, I started thinking about that pumpkin and Cushaw squash on my front porch, oh, and my butternut squash that I haven’t cooked yet. If squash, such as zucchini and pumpkin makes really good bread, why not try some of the others that I have in these recipes. I will have to get back with you on that and let you know what happened with them, but I have to finish this column first. I am really excited about my next experiment!

  • Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky gardens, but it can also be a messy one. The season brings 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. Gardeners commonly rake up and bag leaves to be hauled away to yard waste dumps.
    This option, while tidy, uses a lot of energy, both yours and the energy to transport the leaves and mixed garden waste.

  • Mt. Hermon Baptist Church will be holding a Fall Festival, Nov. 7, 2010, at 2 p.m.  at Kings Ridge Road, Hwy, 1226, in Bedford. Come join them for  hay rides, hotdogs and marshmallow roasts, with inflatables and games for the children.

  • As you read this article today, I know you have more important things to think about than beetles, but have you ever wondered why there are so many different species of beetles?  There are a lot of them, and the why of it has enthralled biologists for years.  You might even say it has “bugged” them.

  • Cecil Ellison is a walking history book. The residents and staff at New Horizons Assisted Living Center helped him celebrate his 100th birthday last Thursday with cake and ice cream. Retired from the ministry, Ellison has been a resident at New Horizons since October 2007.
    Ellison was born Sept. 2, 1910 in Casey County, Ky., “at a little crossroads called Mt. Olive, Ky., about 60 miles out of Liberty,” he said.