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Today's Features

  • Moving houseplants outside in late spring or early summer is good for them because they get better air circulation and light exposure. This also is a good time to repot your container-bound plants.

    Wait to move plants outdoors until at least mid- to late-May, or when the weather is consistently warm.  Since most houseplants have a tropical origin, temperatures below 40 to 45 degrees Fahrenheit might damage them.

  • Carroll County Extension Homemakers will travel to Danville to the Great American Dollhouse Museum Wednesday, May 9. While there, they will also do some touring of the Danville area. The group departs the Carroll county Cooper-ative Extension office at 9 a.m., and returns around 5 p.m. There are still spaces available on the trip. 

  • General Butler State Resort Park will host its first Mudathlon – a three-mile, 40-obstacle course with a muddy terrain from start to finish – on Saturday, June 2.

  • Wednesday, April 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, April 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers (age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; story hour (age 4-6 years) 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basic, 10:30 a.m.; beginning embroidery 3:30-4:30 p.m. (sign up please).

    Saturday, April 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.

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

    Wednesday, April 25: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; computer class with Amy, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, April 26: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 27: Walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.; volunteer recognition lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, April 30: Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; walk to Point Park, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, May 1: Bingo, 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, May 2: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer class with Amy, 1 p.m.

  • Michael and Amber Wilson of La Grange, Ky. would like to announce the birth of their son Derek Nolan Wilson, born March 24, 2012, at 8:29 a.m. He weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

    Grandparents are Rob and Amy Johnson from Campbellsburg, David and Karen Wilson from Smithfield and Billie Jo Sexton from New Castle.

  • We are approaching another busy season of fun in the sun, weddings, backyard parties and more. 

    With food costs going up by the minute, having a garden might help. Which means more things to do, but oh, the benefits of having your very own stash of food.  It certainly will help to keep the summer food costs down.

    On the news the other day, they said flour has gone up about 35 percent. A local restaurant owner told me that some of his food has gone up 100 percent.

  • Springtime, with its warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, is typically the time when winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from the colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.

    From now through May, swarms of winged termites may be seen inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Because “swarmers” are attracted to light, they are often seen around windows, doors and light fixtures.