Features http://www.mycarrollnews.com/features/todaysfeatures en 2017 Calendar of Events full of fun for everyone http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/2017-calendar-events-full-fun-everyone <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/cal_fishing.jpg" alt="Participants in the Two Rivers Bass Tournament stand for the national anthem. This year’s event is scheduled for June 10-11." title="Participants in the Two Rivers Bass Tournament stand for the national anthem. This year’s event is scheduled for June 10-11." align="left" hspace="6" /> First snow day of the season http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/first-snow-day-season <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/burgin1.jpg" alt="Jessie Burgin, 15, has fun sledding. " title="Jessie Burgin, 15, has fun sledding. " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Carroll County children enjoyed their first snow days of the year Jan. 5-6. While there was not much accumulation, children (as well as adults and pets) had fun playing in the &ldquo;white stuff.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> Encourage children to play outside http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/encourage-children-play-outside <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/doylejoyce_4-h_rgb_54.jpg" alt="Joyce Doyle" title="Joyce Doyle" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> For many of us, our fondest childhood memories were made outdoors, swinging, running, fishing and exploring nature. That&rsquo;s not the case for many children today. Many of them spend very little time outdoors and too much time in front of computers, tablets and other electronic devices. Let&rsquo;s change these statistics by making getting outdoors a priority for our families in 2017.</p> Closing out 2016 with a look ahead http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/closing-out-2016-look-ahead <p> The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past 12 months and envisioning the possibilities for the new year.</p> <p> The directors of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Wildlife Diversity divisions at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently previewed what&rsquo;s ahead in 2017.</p> EPA approves two new dicamba formulations http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/epa-approves-two-new-dicamba-formulations <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/agherbst_christin_170.jpg" alt="Christin Herbst" title="Christin Herbst" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Dr. J.D. Green, UK Extension Weed Specialist, reports that two dicamba formulations, XtendiMax (Monsanto) and Engenia (BASF), received federal EPA approval in December for use with RoundupReady2Xtend soybean.</p> <p> In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be registered and approved within a state before it can be sold. The XtendiMax product received state approval in early January for applications in Kentucky. The Engenia product is still pending state approval, but is anticipated in the near future.</p> Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Getting to know your new hunting rifle http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/kentucky-afield-outdoors-getting-know-your-new-hunting-rifle <p> Lots of hunters receive a new rifle over the holidays or take advantage of the subsequent sales to add to their collection.</p> <p> The impulse is to immediately dash off to the shooting range. Fighting back that urge and instead taking time to familiarize yourself with your new rifle is a good first step toward safe and responsible ownership.</p> Community Calendar | Jan. 12, 2017 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/community-calendar-jan-12-2017 <p> New events</p> <p> Monday, Jan. 16</p> <p> The Carroll County Food Pantry will conduct their annual meeting at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.</p> <p> Tuesday, Jan. 17</p> Church News | Jan. 12, 2017 http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/church-news-jan-12-2017 <p> Gospel concert Jan. 14</p> <p> Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Ln. in Bedford, Ky. will hold a concert 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, with Gospel Singer Mark Bishop.</p> <p> No admission fee, a love offering will be accepted. For more information call Pastor Bobby Wade at (502) 255-7510.</p> <p> Worldwide Mom&rsquo;s Day of Prayer Jan. 14</p> <p> The First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton, will host the Worldwide Mom&rsquo;s Day of Prayer at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14.&nbsp;</p>