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Today's Features

  • Is fat a bad word?  Not necessarily.  Simply put, fat is just the body’s storage form for energy.

    If an animal consumes more energy than it uses, their body will store the excess calories as fat—like money in the bank they can use in an energy shortage (think cows calving in late winter).  Fat imparts flavor to food (like a T-bone steak) but it also adds calories.  Managing fat can be a delicate issue in the cattle business.

  • The new dietary guidelines were released in January and encourage all of us to make healthy eating choices throughout our lives to minimize our risks of becoming overweight or obese or developing a chronic disease like heart disease or diabetes. These conditions are often linked to poor diets and physical inactivity.

  • Carroll County is so fortunate to have two sets of horse clubs.

    One horse club, under the leadership of Marla Bickers and Danielle Hickey, has been very productive and has really put Carroll County on the map in the world of horse competition. Their members (Kassandra Hickey, Mallary Bickers, Cassidy Buchanan and Shelby Ackerman) are very competitive and always bring home many champion ribbons. 

  • New events

    Friday, Feb. 12

    Carrollton Police Department and Kroger hosts Operation Valentine from 3-7 p.m. in the Kroger parking lot. Help share the love by supporting the Food Pantry of Carroll County with food donations.

    Wednesday, Feb. 17

    Earl Floyd Ford hosts a water collection drive from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Water and donations collected will benefit the residents in Flint, Mich.

    Wednesday, Feb. 24

  • There is a story about a farmer and his donkey.

  • Calvary Full Gospel hosts group providing spiritual help 

    Next Step to Freedom, will meet 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at Calvary Full Gospel Church, located at the corner of New Castle and Mattick streets in Prestonville. The meeting is held for those men seeking spiritual help with addiction. For more information call Bimp (502) 817-3230.

  • The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carroll County will kick off its 2016 fundraising efforts with a quarter auction fundraiser. The event will be held at the Carrollton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

    A quarter auction is a particular type of auction where people bid on items using quarters instead of larger sums of money. Those who participate in the auction will pay a $5 admission charge that includes two paddles for bidding.

  • Carrollton resident George Moore is collecting donations of water for Flint, Mich., residents who do not currently have access to clean drinking water.

    Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with lead in April 2014 while the city was under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, according to USA Today.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation.

     

    Thursday, Feb. 4: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; YMCA/Bunko Social/Tailgate Food, 10 a.m.; lunch, noon; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.; night trip, come to the Hop/Swiss Villa, 6 p.m.

  • Call for student art! Submit your art for display in the library. Work from high school students must be submitted by Feb. 19, for competition in GFWC student art contest of No. Ky. Middle and grade school artists may submit by Feb. 27, for display in March. Please contact Patricia Hersey for more information, (502) 732-7020. Categories: painting, drawing, prints, watercolor, computer design, ceramics, textiles and sculpture.

    New events for February:

     Friday, Feb. 5: Shawl knitting class, 3:30 p.m.