Today's Features

  • 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 8:30 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, Aug. 25: Cards and Games, 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, sponsored by signature of Carrollton, 10:30 a.m. lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • Hello once again, my friends. As I sit here typing this month’s article, the dog days of summer are in full force. Well, I say that, but this morning it’s 64 degrees with low humidity so what I should say is that the dog days of summer would be in full force. Would be if we had normal weather patterns anymore, that is. What is in full force for certain is that most of us are over our normal summer vegetable routine.

  • On most days as I’m on my way to work I see a car with a bunch of bumper stickers on the back.

    There’s a “26.2” and a “13.1” sticker that means the driver is probably a marathon/half-marathon runner. Other stickers say things like “Easy does it,” “One day at a time” and “Let go and let God.”

    I’ve seen those slogans before and they’re often associated with 12-step programs like AA, although they don’t belong to them exclusively.

  • Hymn sing Aug. 28

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing Sunday, Aug. 28, at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

  • New events

    Aug. 18-28

    The Kentucky State Fair is underway at the fairgrounds in Louisville. Stop by the Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism booth at the Pride of the Counties.

    Aug. 25-28

    Swiss Wine Festival. Annual wine festival in Vevay, Ind. Music, food, vendors and entertainment for the entire family. www.swisswinefestival.org.

    Wednesday, Aug. 31

  • Now there is a card just for you! Every child can check out up to three items even without a parent signature. Books, audio books, music CDs, magazines and downloadable books from the library’s website are just a few of the things available to every child ages 5-18.

    B4K Club and Music Makers will be on vacation for the month of August. For more information call (502) 732-7020.


    Friday, Aug. 26: PHd’s (Projects Half Done), 2 p.m.

  • Become a non-smoker using the Cooper/Clayton Method to stop smoking. This free 13-week program begins Monday, Sept. 12. Classes start at 12:30 p.m. and are one-hour each week. Classes are held at the Carroll County Health Department, 401 Eleventh St., Carrollton.

    The program uses nicotine patches or gum to minimize withdrawal. They are provided at no cost. Classes provide skills to help students learn to live without cigarettes.

    To register, contact Kara Sanders at the Hope Health Clinic, (502) 225-6711.

  • Manure can be a valuable fertilizer, if used correctly. Having a nutrient management plan (NMP) can help you to understand how much manure your farm produces, to pinpoint what areas need manure and to identify crops that can best use the manure without losing nutrients via leaching or runoff.

    There are two types of NMPs, a Kentucky plan and a Comprehensive plan. You can write your own Kentucky Nutrient Management Plan. The UK publication ID-211, Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines, is available to help create your own plan.

  • Family and enjoying the outdoors are two very important pillars in Patrick Underwood’s life. Born into a large family, he grew up traveling all across the country to visit family members. He enjoyed being outdoors more so than indoors and has continued that tradition on to his children.