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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • In March, while basketball teams are fighting for the chance to be crowned champions, patients battling cancer and other illnesses are fighting for their lives. The American Red Cross is asking blood donors to help patients rebound by making a lifesaving donation this spring.

    Middle school basketball player Olivia Stoy received blood and platelet transfusions during treatment for T lymphoblastic lymphoma. With the help of blood and platelet donations, the 14-year-old was able to return to the basketball court this season.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Student Art Show, artists from Carroll County High School and other Northern Kentucky high schools will exhibit work through the month of March, beginning March 3, in a variety of media. Awards in several categories will be given by the general Federation of women’s clubs of Kentucky.

  • March is colorectal cancer awareness month. It’s a good time for us to raise awareness about the third-most common cancer in the United States and talk about possible ways to prevent it. Recently, scientists have begun to show that a healthy gut may play an important role in colorectal cancer prevention.

  • The Indian meal moth is one of the most common stored product insect pests but there are ways we can prevent this pest from becoming a problem.

    The adults are small but distinctive one-half-inch long moths. Two-thirds of the front pair of wings is reddish-brown while the remaining third is light gray. Hind wings are gray with no distinctive markings. The moths are attracted to light and may fly to rooms far from the infestation source.

  • New events

    Saturday, March 10

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary hosts a free chili give away from noon-2 p.m. at U.S. Bank, located at the corner of Fifth Street and Highland Avenue.

    Murder Mystery, “The Sword & The Spector,” General Butler State Resort Park. Call (502) 732-4384 for more information.

    Sunday, March 11

    Daylight Savings Time begins. Set your clocks forward one hour.

    March 12-23

  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-31

  • Reconciliation Service, guest speaker March 12

    St. John Catholic Church, 505 Fifth St. in Carrollton, invites everyone to attend a Reconciliation Service Monday, March 12, following the 6 p.m. Mass. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Msgr. William F. Cleves, past president of Thomas More College in Edgewood, Ky. and current pastor of Holy Spirit Church in Newport, Ky.

    Everyone also is invited to attend Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m. or in Spanish at 7:30 p.m. during Lent. There will still be the noon Mass during March.

  • Thursday, March 1

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Friday, March 2

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation Board of Directors meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park. (No meeting July)

    Caby M. Froman Club meets. Time and location varies. Call (502) 347-5460.

    Monday, March 5

    Community Advisory Panel meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Several years ago I began a column: “The other day a co-worker posted on Facebook that it had been the ‘week from hell.’

    “We had all felt it. It was as if a black cloud hovered over us, raining down all kinds of bad. We had made mistakes. Tempers flared. Fingers pointed.

    “Cranky people called, which didn’t help our own crankiness. We scowled. We sulked. We wished we were anywhere but here.

    “It was one B-A-D week.”

    That could be said of the past several weeks, locally and globally.