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Today's Features

  • The drought that first hit western Kentucky and spread to the rest of the state in late June has taken a toll on this year’s corn crop.  Many grain farmers are looking at options to salvage especially poor crops.  Cutting silage for cattle feed is an option. 

    Before cutting corn for silage, there are two things that should be done:

    1) Test the corn for potentially high nitrate levels.  High nitrate levels in silage can kill animals.  Although proper ensilaging can reduce levels by half, it can still be potentially high.

  • Despite health promotions, such as MyPlate, MyPyramid and Eat Five a Day, children still aren’t consuming the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Two recent studies from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offer some insight to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables in children.

    The first study found that if the portion size of fruits and vegetables are larger, children are inclined to eat more of them. Thirty children ages 4-6 increased vegetable intake by 37 percent and fruit intake by 70 percent when portions were doubled.

  •  The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Aug. 1: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 2: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 3: Commodity pick-up, 8 a.m.; learn to play Rook or ping pong with Amy, 9:45 a.m.

  •  Congratulations to Dustin Rosenbaum, member of the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports Club, for his great success at the 2012 Kentucky Blue Grass Games, held July 15th in Anderson County.

    In the Three Position Small Bore Rifle Match, Dustin scored 508 points out of a possible 600 points. Not only did he win his age group with this score, but he also was the overall match winner.

    In the Dewar’s Rifle Match, Dustin scored 375 points out of a possible 400 points, earning him the top spot in his age group, and second overall in the match.

  •  Last week, Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 mornings, we held our first Youth Sewing Camp and taught 14 girls and one boy ages 8-12 years old the beginning steps in sewing. What a fun week. At 9 a.m. on Monday the children arrived bright and eagerly looking forward to the fun-filled week as they learned to sew.

  •  Last week, Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 mornings, we held our first Youth Sewing Camp and taught 14 girls and one boy ages 8-12 years old the beginning steps in sewing. What a fun week. At 9 a.m. on Monday the children arrived bright and eagerly looking forward to the fun-filled week as they learned to sew.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, July 25: Trip to Belterra Casino and lunch, 10:45 a.m.; watermelon, 11:45 a.m.

    Thursday, July 26: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken pot luck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, July 27: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; ping-pong, 10 a.m.; tour Carroll county Detention Center and have lunch, 9:50 a.m.

    Monday, July 30: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; ladder ball, 10 a.m.; ice cream bars, 11:45 a.m.

    Tuesday, July 31: Sweet tooth bingo, 10 a.m.

  • On July 3, 2012, the Carrollton Woman’s Club met at Pat’s House at 7 p.m. to begin its 98th year in Carrollton. The first organizational meeting was in 1914.

    Karen Claiborne presided at the meeting and gave some of the club history.

    Lil Howe was the first president of the Carrollton Woman’s Club.

    Peggy Barnes is the new president of Kentucky Federation of Woman’s Clubs. Patricia Shoemaker is the new governor of the Fifth District.

    Plans were made for the Fifth District Fall Conference that will be held Sept. 22.