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Today's Features

  • In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March, King’s Daughters’ Health will again be providing FREE take-home, DNA-based colon cancer testing kits through its physician/provider offices. Testing kits are available from physicians who care for adult patients - Family Medicine and Internal Medicine providers.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For more information call (502) 732-7020 or fax (502) 732-7122.

    Student 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.

  • Have you ever wondered how to make cheese or what is the difference between natural cheese verses processed cheese?

    The Carroll County Extension Office will be hosting a “Beginning Cheese Making Class” on March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., that will hopefully answer these questions. The class is going to be taught by Jim Graves, with hands on participation. The cost is $5 and lunch will be provided.

  • Returning to a flooded site can be quite devastating. Flood damage to your home or office may be quite extensive and overwhelming, but what about your landscape?

    Let us take a look at how we approach our landscape after the waters recede.

    After the floodwaters have receded, the landscape will be covered in thick silt and it may have a raw sewage-like odor, which indicates a lack of oxygen in the soil. Many plants will look dead.

  • 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.

    Thursday, Feb. 22: Arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; day trip/Madison Shopping/lunch at The Pines, 10 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.

  • 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.

    The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For more information call (502) 732-7020 of Fax (502) 732-7122.

  • Surviving Kentucky winters is a challenge for cold-blooded arthropods. A few species, such as the monarch butterfly, leave cold weather to the hardy and fly south for the winter. Those that remain use “diapause” to survive this inhospitable time of year.

  • Tax refund season: It’s like Christmas come early! Or late? Either way, tax refund season is an excellent opportunity to begin the new year making wise financial decisions.

  • This past Valentine’s Day, the newspaper ran a story I wrote about Harry and Charlotte Austin who have been sweethearts since Charlotte was 10 and Harry was 11.

    They recently celebrated their 70th anniversary.

    I’ve written about them before -- they sit behind me in church on Saturday nights.

    For the past five or so years Charlotte has had dementia, and in 2015 she had a stroke that affected her left side.