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Today's News

  • Reason for Christmas often is lost

    Holiday merchandise bursts into color on shelves of every wholesaler and retailer three months in advance of Christmas. Holiday exchanges and sales carry the spirit of gift giving right into the New Year. We are hard pressed to find public reference to why celebrating Christmas is such an all-consuming yearly experience, except that successful marketing throughout the Christmas season is crucial to reaping the lion’s share of business’ yearly profits.

  • Easy steps can help winterize the home

    Winterize your home, take the time now to get your home ready for the winter season by following these tips:
    1. Have your heating system checked by a professional annually. This will ensure that your system is working safely and efficiently, which in turn, will save you money. If you heat by wood, clean your fireplace or stove. Have your chimney flue checked for any buildup of creosote and then cleaned to lessen the risk of fire.

  • Wood completes ROTC program

    Second Lieutenant Eli Wood, formerly of Carrollton, graduated Carroll County High School in 1995 has completed the ROTC program while getting his BA in Political Science from Cameron University in Lawton, Okla. He is the son of  Allen Wood of North Carolina and Connie Wood of the Virgin Islands. Wood will be assigned to the 101st Airborne Division in  Ft. Campbell, Ky. after Quartermaster training in Ft. Lee, Va. Wood will attend jump school training in Ft. Bragg, N.C. He has had previous duties in Germany and Iraq, and is currently stationed at Ft. Sill, Okla.

  • 2011 offers a new start for those who want to change

    For God’s grace, we will live a New Year. God always loves to give us the best.

  • SENIOR CALENDAR

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Jan. 5, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; massage, 10:30 a.m.


    Thursday, Jan. 6, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.


    Friday, Jan. 7, Commodity pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.


    Monday, Jan. 10, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; Guardian medical presentation, 10:30 a.m.

  • Woman’s club holds holiday luncheon

    The Carrollton Woman’s Club met at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge at noon on Dec. 7, 2010, for the annual Christmas luncheon. Members Dorothy Buckner and Carolyn Stout served as hostesses and had decorated the tables with poinsettias and greenery. Guests of the club were Julie Lewis, Alice Long, Susan McEuen, Donna Parrish and Pat Perkins.

    Karen Claiborne, Vice Governor of the district presided and members told what each remembered as Christmas memories during World War II.

  • Beckham family welcomes son

    Nicki and Jason Beckham would like to announce the birth of their son, Ryan Charles Beckham, born Sept. 19, 2010, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces and was 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are David Morgan of Milton, Ky. and C.W. and Angela Courtney of Carrollton, Ky. maternal  great-grandparents are Sue Morgan of Carrollton and the late Charles Morgan, maternal step-great-grandparents are Dorothy Courtney and the late C.W. Courtney.

  • Texting while driving law now in effect

    Kentucky lawmakers and police are putting a greater emphasis on reducing distracted driving in 2011.

    As of Jan. 1, fines will be levied against anyone caught texting while driving and against anyone under 18 years old caught using a cell phone while driving. Violators must pay a $25 fine for a first offense and $50 for each subsequent offense, plus court costs.

    Kentucky was the 22nd state to ban texting while driving. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia ban text messaging for all drivers. Twelve of these laws were enacted in 2010 alone.

  • Cattlemen’s meeting moved; educational sessions set

    The Carroll County Cattlemen’s Meeting that I mentioned in my article for Jan. 6 will now be Jan. 27 as part of the presentation by Ray Smith about decisions and options for our pastures and hay fields following the drought. 

    There will be a meal starting at 6 p.m. with the forage program starting at 7 p.m.

     

    Small Ruminant
    Grazing Conference

    Small ruminant production is on the rise in Kentucky, as farmers realize the potential of raising sheep and goats in the commonwealth.

  • Spinach quiche is a great luncheon menu recipe

    A couple of years ago, I prepared a holiday brunch for a local board meeting that was held at the beautiful Richwood Plantation, in the carriage house.

    This makes a great meal, especially when served with other recipes I have written about such as pork with Texas cranberry chutney on cornmeal biscuits, homemade cinnamon rolls, a wonderful green salad with dried cranberries and pears, Mountain Top bacon, chicken crepes, hot brown casserole and mini blueberry muffins,

    I give to you:

    Spinach Mushroom Quiche