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Today's Features

  • Regular children’s programing will be on vacation for the month of August.  Sign your child up for “1000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Ask at the desk for details!

    Wednesday, Aug 8: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6-8 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10-noon; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 10: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Spinner is blind and deaf.

    He got his name because he cannot walk in a straight line. Instead, he goes around in circles because he cannot see or hear.

    Spinner is a 4-month-old chihuahua/terrier mix under the foster care of Leah Hill. Leah is a member of Carroll County Animal Support, which she says can be a “full-time job.”

    Her other full-time job is at Carroll County Dispatch.

  •  By JENNA MINK

    The Daily News, Bowling Green

    James Comer has a message for both farmers and consumers: Be prepared.

    In the face of one of the worst droughts in history, farmers should brace themselves for small yields and money losses. And consumers should prepare for soaring grocery prices, said Comer, Kentucky commissioner of agriculture.

  • Third Annual Poker Run, helping kids in our neighborhood, Christmas in August will be held Sunday, Aug. 19. Registration will be from 10:45-11:45 a.m. The ride will start and end at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw. Cost is $15 per bike, $5 per rider and $5 extra poker hand. Door prizes, raffle items and 50/50 split the pot will be offered. Rain date is Aug. 26.

  •  Wednesday, Aug. 1

    Carrollton Main Street is inviting Carrollton’s Downtown business/property owners to a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Library.  

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park at noon.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • 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.