Today's Features

  • Hello once again, my friends. As I sit typing this article, I can’t help but look out the window. The snow-covered ground is glistening in the faint light. My first thought when looking out is this: if you can’t get excited about cooking this time of year, when literally nothing else is going on, you might be a lost cause.

  • Relay for Life, Carrollton will kick off the Relay season with a unique Quarter Auction, 6-8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, at Carrollton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 310 Highland Ave. in Carrollton.

  • The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors. Eligible blood donors of all types are needed, especially those with O, AB, B negative and A negative.

  • New events for January:

    Friday, Jan. 29:  Shawl Knitting Workshop II, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. 

    Saturday, Jan. 30:  Family Movie Day:  “Goosebumps 2015,” 2 p.m.

    Regular programming for February:

    Monday – Friday: Walk-away the Pounds, 9:30 a.m.

    Every Monday and Wednesday: Legos, 3:30 p.m., Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Every Tuesday:  B4K Club, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; Homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • 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, Jan. 28: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; Cooperative Extension Service, nutrition, 9:30 a.m.; bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, noon; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.

  • The three most important things we can do to protect livestock in cold weather are providing sufficient water, giving ample high-quality feed, and offering weather protection.  Cold stress reduces livestock productivity, including rate of gain, milk production and reproductive difficulty, and can cause disease problems.

  • Heart disease is the No. 1 cause of illness and death for North American women and kills more women than all forms of cancer combined. February is Women’s Heart Health Month, and it is a great time for women to start taking better care of their hearts all year round.

    It’s important to know your personal risk for heart disease and family history. Common risk factors for heart disease include elevated blood pressure, high cholesterol levels, smoking, diabetes, a sedentary lifestyle and overweight or obesity.

  • Saturday, Jan. 30

    Carrollton Rotary Club Winter Ball, 6 p.m.-12 a.m. at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center. The event is in support of JCTC-Carrollton Campus and features music from The Tymes. 

    Wednesday, Feb. 3

    Sanders City Commission will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. at the Sanders firehouse, due to scheduling conflicts. All future monthly meetings will be held on regular dates on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m.


    Weekly, monthly activities

  • Many food companies try to persuade people to purchase their brand by marketing with the phrase “Accept no substitutes!” In other words, their product is the best and all others are inferior. In many instances, we will only purchase the “real thing” because we believe the substitutes don’t taste as well. 

  • Carroll County Public Library and Carroll County Panther Tots hosted a “Frozen” party Jan. 13, at the library. An estimated 182 people attended, with 82 children signed up. The event provided a meal catered by Ma Tiller’s Catering and several activities for children ages birth to five years old. Children were encouraged to dress up as their favorite “Frozen” character.