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Today's Features

  • Potential counselors, today is the deadline to get in your application for 4-H Camp to the Carroll County Extension Office.  Counselors include:  Adults, ages 18 and over; teen, ages 15 to 17; counselor-in-training, age 14.  There are a limited number of positions, so contact the Extension Office at (502) 732-7030 if you are interested.

    The deadline for camper applications is May 30.  Spots are filling up quickly!  4-H Camp is a four-day, three-night camp held on July 2-5, 2012.

  • Sewing is enjoying newfound popularity thanks to shows such as “Project Runway” and “Fashion Star.” If you have a basic knowledge of garment construction, want to perfect your skills and help others learn to sew, I invite you to look into the Master Volun-teer in Clothing Construction Program. From now until the end of June we are recruiting for the next class of Master Clothing Volunteers.

  • Baby bottles, diapers and day care. These are things Melissa Walker thought she was done with. She and her husband, George, have an 11-year-old son, Jeremy. She also has two stepchildren who are in their 20s and do not live at home.

    But about two years ago, the family dynamic changed when they began raising their granddaughter, Audrey, who is now 2 1/2 years old.

  • The Carroll County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program May 14 through June 15.          

    The Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program along with the Environ-mental Stewardship Program are created to help agricultural operations protect the soil and water resources of Kentucky. 

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, but a recent Consumer Reports survey shows that only about 30 percent of Ameri-cans are getting their “five-a-day”. 

    Accord-ing to data from a 2009 report from the Kentucky Found-ation for Health, only 17.2 percent of Carroll County adults ate five or more fruits and vegetables a day.

  • Gregory Mears, MD, FACEP, was a recipient of the annual Dr. Jeff Clawson Leadership Award presented during the Navigator 2012 conference sponsored by the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch, held April 18-20 in Baltimore, Md.

    The award, named for Jeff Clawson, MD, inventor of the Priority Dispatch System (PDC) and co-founder of the NAED, is given annually to one or more individuals or to a group making a significant contribution to the emergency dispatch profession.

  • Charities in Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties have until noon on May 31 to apply for funding through the Ohio Valley United Charities for 2013 year projects. 

    Non-profit organizations with an IRS 501-c-3 approval letter that serve the general public in the five counties are eligible for funding, fund raising vice-president Malcolm Carraco said. To apply, the charity must complete an application and provide supporting documentation on its financial operations and the programs or projects that it is requesting funding for.

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

     

    Wednesday, May 9: Euchre, 10 a.m.; computer class with Amy, 1 p.m.

     Thursday, May 10: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits and gravy, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, May 11: Learn how to play Rook, 10 a.m.

    Monday, May 14: Movie day, 9:45 a.m.; Euchre, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, May 15: Gentiva bingo, 10 a.m.; presentation with Vicki from Gentiva, 11:20 a.m.

  • Rick and Radonna Thornton, of Bardstown, Ky.  announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Felicia Marie Smith of Port Royal, Ky. to Michael Dale Rabourn of Port Royal, son of Rodney and Nicole Rabourn of Carrollton Ky.

    The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Henry County High School and currently attends Jefferson Community Technical College in Carrollton where she is majoring in nursing. She is employed part time by both Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton and Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville as a nurse’s aid.