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Today's Features

  • Thursday, March 6

    National Alliance for Mental Illness families and friends will meet 6-8:30 p.m. upstairs at the old courthouse.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, March 7

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

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., March 6, at the Milton United Methodist Church.

  • “Chippie the Parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, blown over.

    The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck it in the cage. The phone rang, and she turned to pick it up. She’d barely said ‘Hello’ when ‘sssopp!’ Chippie got sucked in.

  • March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and King’s Daughters’ Health is once again providing free, take-home fecal-occult colon cancer screening kits. Kits are available from KDH primary care providers that offer care for adults (family practice/internal medicine).

    To request a free take-home testing kit, patients need to stop by their provider’s office.

  • There will be a benefit  for Leona Henderson with chili, games, cake walk, karaoke and a live auction from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, March 1, at Vevay Fire House. Auction items include gift baskets, gift cards and a one night stay at Belterra with two buffet diners and two show tickets. All proceeds will assist with medical expenses for Henderson, who was injured in car accident.  For more information, contact Rebecca McBurney at (502) 525-1209 or (502) 732-4653.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Thursday, Feb. 27: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-o, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 28: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, Feb. 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; UFO quilt day, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

    Saturday, March 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Dr. Seuss Birthday Bash at Kathryn Winn Elementary, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; genealogy class, 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

  • The American Red Cross is looking for eligible donors of all types to give blood to help avert a shortage. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

    Red Cross blood donations may be made from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, at Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave., Carrollton.

    A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.

  • Hello once again, my friends. Once more I come to you from the frigid arctic plains of Kentucky. Despite all of our good intentions, we still can’t seem to escape the inevitable forces of nature. Yes, I’m being Mister Obvious and talking about how cold it is, despite the fact that no one really wants to hear that the weather is going to continue its trend for the next couple of weeks. But, I’m over it now, so I’m moving on to a topic we all love: food.

  • Concern always arises in cold periods over winter about the effect of the low temperatures on alfalfa winter survival. This is of some concern because certainly the alfalfa plant will die if exposed to cold enough temperatures.

    However, generally alfalfa survives the winter and its periodic cold spells. The folowwing are reasons why:

    • Alfalfa can survive temperatures of -10 degrees to -15 degrees.

    • This is the temperature of the crown not the topgrowth.