Today's Features

  • Summer is here, and before you know it, the Kentucky State Fair and Cloverville will be in full swing. This year, the state fair is from Aug. 20-30.

  • Beef cattle production is a year-round job. There are certain things you can do to make things more organized, whether you have a spring-calving or a fall-calving herd.

    For the spring-calving herd, consider cutting warm season grass pastures for hay if your reserves have not yet been restored. Fescue pastures tend to go dormant in July and August, so look for alternatives like warm-season grasses during this time period. Try to keep young calves gaining weight. Use pastures that you cut for hay; they wil have higher quality regrowth when it is available.

  • If we lived in a perfect world, we and all of our children would consume the daily recommended serving of five fruits and vegetables every day, but we don’t. As with many adults, getting children to eat healthier is easier said than done. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get your family eating more nutritious foods.

    • Offer vegetables every day. Children will not eat vegetables if you do not have them prepared and available to them.

  • The Carroll County Public Library Pay off your fines with food for the Carroll County Food Pantry beginning July 15.

    For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.


    Thursday, July 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; superhero stories and craft, 11 a.m. for ages 6-11.

    Friday, July 10:  Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; PHd’s, (projects half done) 10-noon.

    Saturday, July 11:  Magic Tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, July 9: Chair volleyball, 9:30 a.m.;  Switzerland County, UMCA tour, Amish Store, and lunch at Sunset Grill, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, July 10: Chair volleyball, 9:30 a.m.; Health Rhythm Drumming, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; fruit bars, noon.

  • The Raker reunion picnic will be held Saturday, July 25, at the American Legion shelter on Jefferson Avenue in Madison, Ind.

    All descendants of Ernst and Mary E. Buscher Raker, and related families, (Strautmann, Dieckmann, Titkemeyer, Obertate, Bulthaup, Thieman and more) are invited to attend.

    Plan to come early, about 11 a.m., and be ready to eat at 12:30 p.m.

  • Carrollton native Patty Perkins has been named executive director of Fairview Place Senior Living.

    Fairview Place provides elegant and comfortable assisted living services to seniors from Carrollton and surrounding areas at affordable rates. Patty brings many years of experience and passion for providing care, so she is a wonderful fit for the family-owned business with a similar history of expertise and compassion.

    Please call (502) 732-7677 or stop by to see Patty and to tour Fairview Place at 433 Floyd Drive across from the Carroll County Fairgrounds.