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Today's News

  • THIS WEEK AT THE LIBRARY

    Wednesday, Dec. 1: Walk away the pounds, 9:30 a.m.
    Thursday, Dec. 2:  Walk away the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; music makers,10 a.m.; story hour, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.
    Friday, Dec. 3:  Walk away the pounds, 9:30 a.m.; family movie, “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” 3:30 p.m.
    Saturday, Dec. 4:  Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; ugly wreath contest, all day; make and take Christmas crafts,10 a.m.
    Monday, Dec. 6: Walk away the pounds, 9:30 a.m.;

  • SENIOR CALENDAR

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

    Wednesday, Dec.1, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; rummy tournament, 9:30 a.m.; massage, 10:30 a.m.
    Thursday, Dec. 2, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; decorate the center for Christmas, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.
    Friday, Dec. 3, Commodity pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.
    Monday, Dec. 6, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; Christmas shopping trip, 9:45 a.m.; exercise bike challenge, 10 a.m.

  • Main Street Winner
  • Lonnie offers appetizer ideas for holiday entertaining

    It is Dec. 1 alreadyand only 24 more days until Christmas. Have you started thinking about what you will serve guests for a night of singing Christmas carols or just having a few of your neighbors over for a little get together? To help get you started, I have a few suggestions that have worked well for me, some of my favorites. I give you

    Ham and Cheese Quiche

    Makes 15 appetizers
    1 egg
    1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
    2 Tablespoons small diced cooked ham
    2 Tablespoons small diced red bell pepper

  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

    10 a.m. — Entry Deadline for Visions of Sugar Plums fourth annual Dessert Bake-Off
            All food entries must be dropped off at McNeal's in downtown Carrollton by 10 a.m. for judging.
    10 a.m. – 11 a.m. — Make-It and Take-It at Carroll County Public Library
    10 a.m. – 2 p.m. — Our Savior’s Nativity at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
    11 a.m. — Christmas Parade steps off at Marwill Drive and heads for the Courthouse Square

  • Holiday candy workshop set

    We are offering a holiday treat! On Tuesday evening, Dec. 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. I have asked Myrna Holloway to teach a special workshop on making Pulled Cream at our office. If you remember the puffy pillows of delightful sweetness that we associate with Christmas, and would like to learn to make it, please sign up at the Carroll County Extension office by Friday, Dec. 3. Bring an apron and your holiday spirit!

  • Win a new range from McNeal's Visions of Sugar Plums Bake-Off

    First, second and third prizes will be awarded in four
    Categories: Cake, Pies, Cookies and Miscellaneous
    Plus Youth cookie category for 12 & under!

     Just bake your favorite dessert and take it to McNeal's for judging by 10 a.m. on Dec. 4, 2010. Also bring a copy of the recipe on an index card. Official rules are available at McNeal's, The News-Democrat and Carrollton Main Street Office.
    Rules
    1. All entrants must be 18 years or older.

  • Carrollton Main Street Program presents A Christmas Carroll

    “A Christmas Carroll” comes to downtown Carrollton Saturday with a parade, a scavenger hunt, carriage rides, contests and a bake-off. Organizers encourage all county residents to attend the festivities.
    “A Christmas Carroll is the official kickoff to the Christmas season in Carroll County,” according to Sam Burgess, manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program which sponsors the event. “It’s the only public Christmas event going on countywide.”

  • CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Wednesday, Dec. 1
    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.
    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.
    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.
     Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.
    Thursday, Dec. 2

  • Our Savior’s Nativity featured at local church

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 501 Main St., Carrollton will hold  “Our Savior’s Nativity”  Thursday and Friday, Dec. 2-3, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.