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Today's Features

  • The weather forecast calls for a redbud winter to hit this week. This old saying refers to cold snaps that occur in early April when the redbud trees bloom.

    The up and down nature of spring weather can cause consternation among anglers when planning fishing trips. Concern about the weather is one of three things to consider when planning fishing trips this spring.

    Barometric pressure is key to unlocking fish behavior in spring:

  • Does money burn a hole in your pocket? Does buyer’s remorse set in after your money is spent? If this pattern sounds familiar, you need to learn how to manage your spending so you buy the things you need now and save for the things you will need in the future.

  • Some questions have come through the Extension Office recently involving these moldy-looking “things” on the bark of trees. What are they? Do they hurt the tree? Let us learn a little more…

    These living organisms are called lichens. A lichen is actually composed of two different organisms, an alga and a fungus, which grow together for the mutual benefit of one another. The fungus provides the structure to the lichen and the alga provides the food through photosynthesis.

  • Last week Ryan and Colton Gosser attended the state 4-H shooting sports camp. Colton participated in all disciplines of shooting sports and also received his hunter’s education certification. What a great way for a father and son to spend quality time together enjoying what both of them love to do!

  • Harvested during April and May in Kentucky, asparagus is a nutrient-dense vegetable that you can eat raw, lightly boil, steam, stir-fry or grill. It can be seasoned with herbs, butter or Parmesan cheese to enhance its flavor. As you will see in the Plate It Up Kentucky Proud recipe below, it can also be an integral ingredient in many dishes.

    Asparagus is a good source of vitamins A and C, folate and fiber. A half-cup serving of fresh asparagus, which is about six stalks, contains 22 calories, 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of carbohydrates.

  • New events

    Thursday, April 20

    Kentucky Chautauqua features Hee Haw’s Grandpa Jones, portrayed by David Hurt of Frankfort at 6:30 p.m., on the mezzanine level at General Butler State Resort Park lodge. The event is sponsored by the Carroll County Arts Board and Friends of Butler. Free admission and open to the public.

    The Harlem Wizards play at 7 p.m. in the Carroll County High School gym. Tickets are $7 per person in advance or $10 at the door.

    Friday, April 21

  • Speaker to discuss Ethiopia mission work

    Join Carrollton Christian Church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, May 14, for “Sharing the Good News of God’s Kingdom in Ethiopia.” Guest speaker Pastor Samson Mulugeta will discuss God’s precious kingdom and how God is working in Ethiopia. A special love offering will be collected to support God’s ongoing work in Ethiopia.

    Worthville Pentecostal

    to hold revival services

  • It is the week after Easter. All of the decorations and candy are marked down fifty percent. The egg hunts are over. The big family meal after church has been eaten. The leftover ham and dinner rolls are gone. The worship service focusing on the resurrection of Christ has ended. It is the week after Easter, and life is back to normal…but should it be?