Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Extension Professor, offers timely tips for beef cattle producers:

    Spring-Calving Cow Herd

    Fescue pastures do not generally produce much in August, however rain in July has given us some forage going into the usually dry months. Keep rotating pastures to permit calves to continue gaining weight. Keep minerals available at all times.

  • New Events

    Friday and Saturday,

    Aug. 19-20

    The 5th anniversary of the Carrollton Idol singing competition will be held at Carroll County Middle School beginning at 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 20

    Kentucky Kruizers cruise in at Cooper’s Restaurant parking lot on Gillock Ave. beginning at 6 p.m. For more information call Brent Stucker (502) 732-5010.

  • ALJC World Missions rally Aug. 20

    The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in

    Bedford, will host the ALJC World Missions Kentucky District Rally on

    Saturday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information contact Pastor Bobby Wade at (502) 255-7510.

  • Years ago I visited with a woman who sold biblical toys, action figures of Bible characters like Moses, David and Goliath and Jesus.

    The Jesus doll, about twice the size of a G.I. Joe, had movable fingers and joints, and if you pressed a button on Jesus’ back he talked.

    As the woman demonstrated, Jesus started reciting Bible verses -- and wouldn’t stop.

    I was there to interview the woman for a newspaper story and tried to have a conversation with her but couldn’t concentrate because Jesus wouldn’t stop talking.