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Today's Features

  • Winter Reading Challenge for kids, take a challenge to complete six of the nine reading challenges for your age and win a free book of your choice, through the month of January for ages 0-4 and 5 and up. For all ages: there is a new list for 2017, if this is your first year, you can jump in by reading a new book each month from one of the categories and be entered to win fun prizes monthly and at the year-end. For more information, call (502) 732-7020.

    New events

    Friday, Jan. 20: Board of Trustees meeting, noon.

  • 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.

  • There’s always something new to click on Facebook and recently it’s been “What Has 2016 Taught You?”

    According to Facebook, here’s what I’ve supposedly learned this past year:

    “Forgiving is easy, it’s trusting them again that’s hard.”

    The folks or whoever/whatever at Facebook added, “The past year has changed you completely. You’ve seen your life from a completely different angle and this led you to new experiences.”

    Hmmm.

  • Regular events

    Thursday, Jan. 19

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. (winter) and 7:30 p.m. (summer) at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.

  • Carroll County children enjoyed their first snow days of the year Jan. 5-6. While there was not much accumulation, children (as well as adults and pets) had fun playing in the “white stuff.” 

  • For many of us, our fondest childhood memories were made outdoors, swinging, running, fishing and exploring nature. That’s not the case for many children today. Many of them spend very little time outdoors and too much time in front of computers, tablets and other electronic devices. Let’s change these statistics by making getting outdoors a priority for our families in 2017.

  • The end of the year is a time for reflecting on the past 12 months and envisioning the possibilities for the new year.

    The directors of the Fisheries, Wildlife and Wildlife Diversity divisions at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently previewed what’s ahead in 2017.

  • Dr. J.D. Green, UK Extension Weed Specialist, reports that two dicamba formulations, XtendiMax (Monsanto) and Engenia (BASF), received federal EPA approval in December for use with RoundupReady2Xtend soybean.

    In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be registered and approved within a state before it can be sold. The XtendiMax product received state approval in early January for applications in Kentucky. The Engenia product is still pending state approval, but is anticipated in the near future.