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Today's Features

  • The first scheduled 4-H program was the livestock clinic that was held Oct. 13, which focused on sheep, goats and beef.  The next one scheduled is a “Poultry and Rabbit Clinic” in the livestock barn on Nov.10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Carroll County Fairgrounds 4-H Barn.

    During the Poultry meeting, the 4-H youth will be able to identify the parts of their chicken, select an appropriate breed for them, handle a chicken properly and learn to care for their chicken. They will learn how to show their chicken at the county fair.

  • There are many myths and old wives tales concerning fruit and vegetable crops that have become part of Kentuc-ky lore.  

    Several myths that still exist today involve grape coloration and fall frosts.

    A number of grape growers believe it is necessary to pick the leaves off the vine to expose the grape clusters to the sun so the grapes will color. 

    This myth probably originated from growers removing leaves to improve air-circulation and reduce fruit rot.

  • Having conversations with family members or significant others on handling “end of life” decisions is important.

    Serious illness, injury or death can occur at any age.

    At 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Exten-sion office, Patty Poor, Grant County family and consumer sciences agent, will share ways to use family “conversations” to plan ahead meeting the wishes of family members. This is a very interactive, informative session.

    It is the November “Learn with Us” lesson. Interested residents invited.

  • The First Baptist Church of Carrollton is participating this year in “Operation Christmas Child Shoebox,” a program sponsored by an international Christian relief organization.

    Participants first determine an age group for a girl or a boy to help – they are ages 2-4, 5-9 and 10-14.

    Then, they fill a shoebox with age-appropriate toys and other items – small toys, stuffed animals, jump ropes, balls, T-shirts, coloring books and crayons – even soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste.

  • The Family Readiness Unit of the Carrollton National Guard Armory is selling yellow ribbons to be displayed in front of homes and businesses throughout the community in honor of the deployed unit and its members.

    Ribbons are $5 each; larger custom ribbons also can be made. The money will go toward sending care packages to the soldiers while they are deployed.

  • The Caby M. Froman Club held its October meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Lexington Room of Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. 

    Harriet Cason was hostess for the event, during which 10 members and two guests enjoyed a luncheon, a beautiful day and racing. 

    The next club meeting is Friday, Nov. 2, in the Burley Room at the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park. Sally Diuguid will serve as hostess.

  • During November, a time to give thanks and celebrate Veterans Day, the American Red Cross invites eligible donors to give blood and honor those who have served our country in the U.S. armed forces.

    Carroll County residents are encouraged to donate blood from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Carroll County High School.

    All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.

  • PFC Cody Maiden and Ashley Dodson announce the birth of their son, Haylon West Maiden, born Thursday, July 5, 2012, at St. Elizabeth South Hospital. Haylon weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 20¼ inches long.

    He was welcomed home by his sister Stefany and his brother Ian, his Uncle Zack Maiden and Aunt Britnee Maiden.

    Haylon’s dad, Cody, left Oct. 9, to train with the National Guard in Fort Jackson, S.C. He’ll be home in December for two weeks and then on to Fort Sill, Okla., for more training.