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Today's News

  • 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

  • New regulations gift cards will protect consumers

    Did you receive a “gift card” for Christmas this year? If so, your card is one of around $100 billion gift cards given yearly.

    Gift cards have increased yearly since they were first introduced, but many are never used. As one study showed, “27 percent of people receiving gift cards had not used them nearly a year later.” In 2006, $8 billion worth of gift cards were never used.

  • Panthers win one, drop two in Jackson Co. tournament

    The Panthers picked up a victory, but fell in two close match-ups, taking fourth place in the PRTC Holiday Classic in Jackson County.

    Head coach Carroll Yager said he thought the players grew together as a team and was proud that they were competitive in each of the games.

  • County swearing-in ceremony
  • Lady Panthers take Lady Blackcats Tournament title

    While other students were spending their Christmas break sleeping in and watching television, the girls’ basketball team spent at least part of the break winning a championship.

    The Lady Panthers won four games in three days to win the Lady Blackcats Holiday Tournament in Prestonsburg, Ky.

    “It was an excellent trip for us,” head coach Randy Mefford said. “We played very well throughout the tournament.”