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Today's Features

  • The months of May and June make for two of the best for catching largemouth bass. The weather is warm, but not too hot, and the largemouth bass feed heavily as warmer water temperatures increase their desire to eat.

    Largemouth bass are one of the most popular sport fish in Kentucky. Two of Kentucky’s excellent state resort parks, Barren River Lake State Resort and Lake Barkley State Resort Park, lie on two of the best largemouth bass lakes in our state.

  • Carroll County High School band and Carroll County Middle School seventh and eighth grade bands performed a joint concert called “Picnic with the Pops” May 13, in the high school gym. The bands raised money by selling tables in the middle of the gym floor and allowing audience members to enjoy their picnic lunch during the performances. Prizes were awarded to the best-decorated tables. See more pictures at www.mycarrollnews.com.

  • The Carroll County Farmers Market is in full swing. Many of our local vendors have or will soon have strawberries available.

  • Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Extension Specialist, offers some cattle producers some timely tips in cattle management.

    Spring-calving herd

    Bulls should have a breeding soundness evaluation (BSE) well before the breeding season. They should also receive their annual booster vaccinations and be dewormed.

    Continue supplying a high magnesium mineral until daytime temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees F.

    Improve or maintain body condition (BCS 5) of cows before breeding season starts, if necessary.

  • Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 14. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun and make new friends.

  • Over the course our lives, our financial needs change. Marriage, growing a family, divorce, retirement, and widowhood present women with new financial circumstances. Despite making great strides, women typically earn less than men and work fewer years as a result of leaving the workplace to raise children or care for elderly parents. As a result, women often have contributed less to retirement savings accounts and Social Security compared to men. Therefore, women need to be proactive in managing their finances and preparing for future life events.

    Planning for retirement

  • New events

    Saturday, May 20

    KBF Bass Tournament, 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Craig’s Creek in Warsaw, Ky. For more information, call Mike Sullivan, (859) 393-7830; Greg Stevens, (502) 727-3474 or Tim Blythe, (502) 541-5315. www.kybassfed.com

    Saturday and Sunday,

    May 20-21

    Lucas Oil Carroll County Open at Point Park, Carrollton. Entry fee is $100. Eighty percent payback and Big Bass Award. Call Billy Brown, (859) 609-0374.

    Friday, May 26

  • Little Johnny said grace at family dinner one night. “Dear God, thank you for these pancakes ...” When he concluded, his parents asked him why he thanked God for pancakes when they were having chicken. He smiled and said, “I thought I’d see if he was paying attention tonight.”