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Today's Features

  •  A new state law will provide Kentucky agritourism destinations with limited liability protection when it takes effect on July 11.

    The law requires venues such as wineries, orchards, and corn mazes to warn visitors that they are assuming the risk of participating in the activities of the operation. The law, filed as House Bill 440, was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law earlier this year.

  •  Due to the extreme drought conditions throughout Kentucky, it is important to be aware of nitrate poisoning that may occur as a consequence of nitrate accumulation in certain forages.  

    Nitrate concentrations tend to be higher at the base of the plants and higher in the stalks than the leaves.

    Grains, seeds and leaves do not accumulate significant nitrate levels.

    Plants with high stem-to-leaf ratios are the most likely to cause nitrate intoxication. 

  •  This Saturday, July 14 is the first session of a series of four Saturday morning Yoga classes to be held at the Extension office. Each class will run from 9-10 a.m. which gives you the rest of Saturday for yourself.

    The instructor is Carol Romero who has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years and is a Certified Yoga instructor with the Royal School of Yoga. This week’s topic is “Yoga for Managing Stress”.

  •  State Auditor Adam Edelen is shining a light on special taxing districts.  But sometimes all the rhetoric, statutes and technical jargon starts to sound like Greek to me. 

    There are several different types of special taxing districts, and your public library is one of them. As a special taxing district, we can and do collect a property tax. 100 percent of the funds collected go to the daily operation of your public library. 

  •  The second annual Race Fest event was held in downtown Carrollton Wednesday night. Locals and visitors enjoyed music, food, a car show, a motorcycle show and vendor booths while at the event.

  • Tuesday, July 3
    Life in Carrollton, a faith-based alcohol and chemical dependency treatment series, meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Pentecostals of Carrollton, 1207 Highland Ave. Enrollment is open. Call (1-888) 718-3174 for information.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the city hall building.

    Depression Support Group meets 6:30 p.m., Campbellsburg Professional Building, 8910 Main St. (U.S. 421), Campbellsburg, Ky. Call Ken at (502) 525-7506.

  •  Carroll County’s Kroger and Walmart stores celebrated Race Week by hosting events at their stores on Thursday and Friday. 

  • English Baptist Church, 3449 Ky. Hwy 389 in Carroll County will hold Vacation Bible School “Amazing Wonders Aviation...” Monday-Friday, July 9-13, from 6-8 p.m. Children four years old through eighth grade are invited to learn about God’s awesome power through bible study, crafts, music, snacks and games. For more information call (502) 732-5710 or email: englishbaptistchurch@gmail.com.

  • He came running from the cemetery screaming…dried blood still all over his arms and legs from where it appeared he had been intentionally cutting himself with sharp rocks-maybe hoping to ease some of the emotional pain that he was enduring.

    Upon seeing the boat from the hillside, he ran to Jesus from the tombs because that was his home — his residency since being banished there-banished from cookouts, family get-togethers and all other functions of society.