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Today's Features

  • Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy.

    More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease. In Kentucky the prevalence of diabetes has increased from 6.5 percent in 2000 to more than 10.5 percent now. Diabetes may affect your quality of life. People with diabetes have a greater chance of increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, eye problems, and stroke.

  • Thursday, Jan. 18

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.

    Friday, Jan. 19

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

    Saturday, Jan. 20

  • John the Baptist said, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”(JN 1:35-42)

  • Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, I will continue to instill in the youth of Carroll County the importance of living every minute of every day following the words of the 4-H pledge.

  • The winter months can be a dreary time, especially with the icy and rainy weather we have experienced this week. When I took down all my Christmas decorations, my house looked a little cold and empty, and it felt like the dreariness outside was beginning to creep inside.

    What can be done to lift the mood? Add some plants!

    Having plants in the home and office can help reduce stress, improve health and purify the air.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

  • Did you receive a new camera for Christmas, want to learn more about the camera you have or is there one sitting around collecting dust because you do not know how to operate it?

    The Carroll County Public Library is offering free photography classes on Jan. 13, and Jan. 27, from 10 a.m until noon.

    The classes will cover basic camera functions, understanding camera settings, image composition, managing light, image storage and printing. The classes are open to all skill levels.

  • The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures that occurred between Dec. 24, 2017 and Jan. 6, 2018, may have inconvenienced many local residents, but it was a mild situation compared to harsh weather conditions endured by our antecedents a century ago.

  • Thursday, Jan. 11

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the First National Bank basement.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Carroll County Arts Board meets at 1 p.m. at Subway, 1207 Highland Ave.