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Today's Features

  • Two employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently used the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov to glean information on catching saugeye.

    They used the 5-foot contour maps on the “Find a place to fish” to study the bottom of Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and determine a place to fish. They later fished those areas and caught their first saugeye.

  • The 4-H trap shooters practiced at the range behind Herb Kinman Chevrolet, July 9. 

  • Applications will soon be available for the 2017 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1804 Highland Avenue, Carrollton or the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The application period is July 31, through Aug. 18. Applications may NOT be picked up until July 31. All applications must be turned into the Conservation District Office by Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m.

    Office hours for the Conservation District are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon a.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Most children love playing outdoors. However, they do not know the importance of sun safety. Excessive, unprotected sun exposure is especially dangerous to children. Did you know 80 percent of lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18. One in five Americans develops skin cancer. Too much lifetime exposure increases the risk of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, later in life.

  • Fifty-three cyclists will pedal through Carroll County on July 22, as a fundraiser for the work of Rosedale Mennonite Missions. These riders are participating in the 12th annual Ride for Missions. This year’s 360-mile route runs from Shelbyville, Ky., to Kidron, Ohio.

  • The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.

    The Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division. There are six divisions, broken down by number of officers within the agency, and a division for Kentucky State Police.

  • Michelle Barnes of Milton has been named to compete as part of Team Kentucky at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games next summer. She will be part of the bowling delegation at the Games, competing in the singles, doubles and team competitions.

    Barnes, 27, has been a Special Olympics athlete for 13 years, competing in track and field, alpine skiing and snowshoeing in addition to bowling. She is making her first appearance ever at a Special Olympics competition above the state level. Barnes is the first athlete from Carroll County ever to compete at the USA Games.

  • The Caby M. Froman Club began its new year of study at the beautiful Owl Creek Country Club in Anchorage, Ky., on June 9. The members and their guest were all adorned in their hats in honor and respect of club traditions.

    Sandra Scott Thomas, president, welcomed everyone to the meeting and all stood and sang “My Old Kentucky Home.” The blessing was given by Dr. Elizabeth Tharp Jones. The menu for the luncheon was salmon served on a bed of rice pilaf, roasted asparagus, salad, rolls and a decadent dessert of ice cream served with a brownie and sauce.