Today's Features

  • The “instant pot,” a small kitchen appliance, is the latest craze to hit the culinary world with consumers touting health benefits and ease of use in the trendy appliance.

    The Instant Pot is just one brand of multicooker. Several companies manufacture multicookers, such as the Instant Pot.  

    Multicookers have several different functions all contained in one unit. A single appliance can be used to steam, sauté, brown, slow cook, pressure cook, make yogurt or stir food while it is cooking. It depends on the unit design and brand. 

  • New events

    Thursday, Feb. 15

    Carroll County High School Wall of Fame induction ceremony. The reception will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the unveiling at 6:45 p.m. CCHS boys basketball senior night is at 7 p.m. before the varsity game. Inductees Carroll Yager and John Travis also will be recognized at halftime.

    Saturday, Feb. 17

  • Soup supper Friday, Feb. 16, at Relevant

    Relevant Apostolic Church, 2505 Highland Ave., Carrollton, will host its annual Spring Soup Supper Friday, Feb. 16, from 4-7:30 p.m.

    The soups that will be served are taco, vegetable beef, chili, potato, cream of broccoli, chicken noodle and bean soup. Assorted sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks also will be served.

    Pastor Rusty Bennett welcomes everyone. Donations accepted.


    Couples retreat at Carrollton Christian

  • No matter how many times we remind ourselves that “words can never hurt me,” we know better. We are careful about words, forbid certain words, and help people recover from certain words, because words obviously hurt us. Why else would people use them against their enemies? Why else do we fire people for using certain words? Why do we still remember most of the unkind words used against us? No, words work. And Jesus suggests in Matthew 5:21-26 that they work so well we should guard against them with the same energy we guard against the commandment against murder.

  • Westside Volunteer Fire Department will host a Valentine Buffet and Silent Auction Saturday, Feb. 17, from 5-9 p.m. at the firehouse, 680 Carlisle St., Prestonville. The meal is $5 for adults and children ages 18 and under are free. The menu consists of roast beef, pork, ham, green beans and corn, mashed potatoes, noodles and gravy, mac and cheese, hot rolls, and desserts. The event benefits needy children in Prestonville.

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    Here are five things to remember about IRS Free File:

    Access Free File at IRS.gov. IRS Free File is available only through IRS.gov. Taxpayers can choose a Free File company offer that they qualify for and then click on that link to prepare and e-file the return.

  • Although it has been bitterly cold recently, spring is less than six short weeks away! Already, I have seen sweet little daffodils starting to emerge. Oh, how exciting!

    With spring on the horizon, it is time to start planning for this year’s vegetable garden. There are many items to consider when planning a garden. The decisions made can directly impact the potential for disease and other pest issues, in addition to overall yields. Here are a few areas to consider:

    Planting site

  • Carroll County High School juniors and seniors are gearing up for one of the biggest events of the year: the prom. Transportation is available for students who need a ride to the prom this year, which will be held out of town for the second straight year. This year’s junior/senior prom will be held from 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, May 5, at The Prickel Barn in Verona, Ky.