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Today's Features

  • The Iron Man is one of the toughest competitions an athlete can tackle. At 140.6 miles of swimming, cycling and running, it tests an athlete’s strength, endurance and will. Heather Ray has accepted that challenge – and she’s not letting her heart condition stop her.

  • The following road projects are occuring in Carroll County, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

     

    • KY 227 (Carrollton-Worthville Road) – A bridge maintenance project was scheduled to begin on KY 227 over Whites Run on Oct. 10. The project will include a new bridge deck overlay and bridge joint repairs.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.

  • Monarch butterflies are fascinating creatures, and we have been rearing them over the past several weeks at the Extension Office.

    Monarchs are distinct and easy to recognize with their dark orange wings with black or dark brown veins, and dark borders with white spots. They belong to the family Danaidae, and butterflies in this family are collectively known as the “milkweed butterflies.” The Monarch, Danaus plexippus, is the only member of this family that occurs in Kentucky.

  • Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Week is Oct. 8-14, and the state’s more than 850 clubs are celebrating their accomplishments from the past year.

    Extension Homemakers are firmly rooted in community service with more than 14,000 members contributing more than 300,000 volunteer hours for Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service-sponsored activities.

  • What did our 4-H teen officers do during fall break? Leadership!

    At the beginning of fall break, Madeline Watts and Andrea Searcy attended “Issues Conference” at Lake Cumberland 4-H Leadership Center in Jabez, Ky. While there Andrea gave a presentation on the grant that she wrote and completed. Madeline served on the Issues planning committee and was completely in charge of Sunday’s activities. These two girls are amazing.

  • New events

    Friday-Saturday, Oct. 13-14

    Fall Brawl Demo Derby, 7:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. For more information, call John Peck at (859) 393-8693.

    Saturday, Oct. 14

  • Missionary to speak at Apostolic Pentecostal

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford has invited Missionary Jordan Stumbo from the Baltic Nations in Russia, to speak, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. He will talk about his mission in the Baltic Nations. He is originally from Medora, Ind. and has been in the Baltic Nations with his parents for several years.

    Revival at White’s Run

  • Chance discoveries are some of the best stories. Take the timely “invention” by the 3MCorporation. In the 1960s, a scientist working on adhesives ignored recommended levels of polymers and concocted a weak glue strong enough to stick, but just barely. Enter another employee who wanted his notes to stick to his hymnal pages but not rip them. These two men got together. And so was born the Post-lt Note.

  • 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 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, Oct. 12: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingocize, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping Walmart, Kroger and pay bills, 1:30 p.m.