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  • FSA county committee nominations sought

    Kentucky’s USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John McCauley wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency county committee nominations began Friday, June 15.

  • 4-H champions in the 2012 Carroll County Fair honored

      A big thanks goes out to all 4-H exhibitors and judges for participating in the 2012 Carroll County Fair last week.

    In the exhibit hall, the 4-H Grand Champion went to Jessica Foster, who entered a senior black and white drawing. The category consisted of items made through the use of drawing lines using pen, pencil, charcoal, markers or chalk.

    The 4-H Reserve Grand Champion went to Haley Hendrick, who entered a photography collection.  This category consisted of three photographs, each from three different points of view of the same subject.

  • Grand champions, division winners honored for exhibits

     We are pleased to announce the grand champion and department winners in our open class exhibits at the 2012 Carroll County Fair.

  • Resources help protect farm animals from summer heat

    Humans are not the only ones that suffer from the heat of summer.  Farm animals feel the heat too.  With summer temperatures already upon us, it is time to think about ways to know when your livestock may be in danger from the heat and what to do to reduce their plight.

  • Hembree becomes angus association member

    Cody C. Hembree of Carrollton is a new junior member of the American Angus Association

    Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  • Summer bounty: Memories of good and fresh eating

    One of my favorite things about summer is having fresh “vineripe” fruits and vegetables available. It’s too good to miss.

    Growing up on a farm in southwestern Michigan meant a large part of my spring and summer involved picking (harvesting) an endless bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables and helping my mother can and freeze them for our winter enjoyment. 

    My father was not only a fruit farmer — as were many of his relatives and other families in that region of Michigan — we had a small herd of about 40 prized Guernsey cattle.

  • Exhibits for Carroll County Fair to be accepted June 1

     We invite all interested Carroll County youth and adults to enter exhibits at the 2012 Carroll County Fair. Exhibits will be accepted for entry on Friday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at the exhibit trailer inside the fairgrounds to the left of the entry gate. Items must be hand-crafted, homemade, or grown by the exhibitor this past year.

  • Follow safety rules to protect against injury on an ATV

     Kentucky is known for its rolling hills, but these hills can pose great dangers when navigated by inexperienced all-terrain vehicle drivers. 

    Under-standing how to safely ride on hills is important for ATV drivers of all ages and experience levels.

    Realize that some hills may be too steep for safe travel, regardless of driver age and ability.

  • Totally Tractors

     Pioneer Power Tractor Club celebrated the heritage of farming at its 10th annual show in Carrollton Saturday, May 12. The three-day family event puts the spotlight on antique tractors, but also features family fun, music, demostrations and farm animals

  • Three Rivers Gun Club hosts shoot on June 3

    Three Rivers Gun Club, 3041 Hwy 55 in Carrollton is sponsoring a Shotgun Shoot, (50 clay targets), Sunday, June 3, 2012, starting at 2 p.m. Cost is $15 for 50 targets or Three River Member cost is $10. Tied score at end of regulation 50 targets will result in a 10 shot shoot off to determine the winners. Prizes: high shooter gets return of entry fee or $1 for each shooter whichever is greater. For more information contact Derrick Willis at (502) 525-8724 or Cody Human at (502) 377-6451. Everyone welcome, please park across road from range.