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Today's Features

  • In a nation that seems to be internally breaking apart, one is inclined to ask what is going on. What is causing so much division, so much unrest and a seeming deterioration of the moral fabric of society? I imagine most people have some opinion about what is causing it. Just look to editorials, Twitter, blog sites, talk shows and whatever other means there are for people to opine about the condition of the country and what the real cause is.

  • Weekdays

    Walk away the Pounds, 9 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

    Thursday, Feb. 21

    Red Cross blood drive from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Kentucky Utilities, 9485 Hwy. 42 East.

    Getting to know your woodlands series: Part 1, 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office, 500 Floyd Dr.

    Carroll County Senior Center will offer bingo, 9:30 a.m.; pound, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m. and shopping at Walmart, Kroger and pay bills, 1:30 p.m.

  • Weekdays

    Walk away the Pounds, 9 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

    Thursday, Feb. 14

    Valentine Story Hour, 11 a.m. at Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court St.

    Carroll County Senior Center will offer bingo, 9:30 a.m.; pound, 10:30 a.m.; Valentine’s Dance/Swiss Villa Nursing Home, 1 p.m. No shopping.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. the second Thursday of the month at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

  • CAYR dinner will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday Feb. 22, at Calvary Full Gospel Church, 39 Mattick St., in Prestonville. All are welcome. The event is fun, free and offers fellowship opportunities.

  • I’m still thinking about Jonah and the whole swallowed by a fish thing.

    Here are some of my thoughts:

    • Sometimes you’re plankton. You’re minding your own business when all of a sudden a big fish swallows a smaller fish as its lunch and you, the microscopic plankton swimming nearby, get swallowed too.

    What’s up with that?

  • With Valentine’s Day today, we have once again been reminded of the various ways that people show their love for one another, jewelry, flowers, candy, cards, giant stuffed animals, nice dinners out, etc. Americans are projected to spend $20 billion on such signs of affection this year and while we might marvel at that number (and maybe shake our heads over how much money is spent on heart shaped boxes of chocolate), one thing that should not surprise us is the desire we have to demonstrate our love for those we care about. When you love someone, it should show.

  • University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service will offer a series of free webinars, Getting to Know Your Woodlands: A Primer for Beginners, on five successive Thursday evenings in February and March. The goal of the web-based series is to empower woodland owners to promote environmental and forest health through increased awareness, experience and access to resources.

    All sessions will be held at the Carroll County Extension Office.

  • Few things are better than coming home at the end of the day to a freshly prepared meal. Slow cookers can help us achieve that dream.

    While slow cookers may be synonymous with winter, you can use them any time of the year to safely prepare foods. In fact, using a slow cooker during the summer will help keep your home a little cooler as it keeps you from using a hot oven to prepare dinner.

  • February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Having healthy teeth will help children chew food, speak clearly and be confident. Many parents do not know what type of dental care their child needs. You might know that preventing cavities is important, but not the best way to do so.

    Tips for a healthy mouth

    Here are some guidelines for starting good oral health habits: • Teach your child to brush his or her teeth at least two times a day and floss. Flossing gets out the food bits that get stuck between the teeth.