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Today's Features

  • Everyone has dreamed of something they wanted to achieve in life when they were younger. However, as we grow older, these ambitions start making us desperate because we haven’t completed them.

  • As the fall season progresses, leaves and other yard waste can pile up.  Composting is a practice that is beneficial to the environment and allows property owners to get rid of yard wastes in an effective manner.

    Fin-ished compost can be used for a variety of tasks:  improve soil structure in gardens and landscape beds, help soil hold nutrients, reduce erosion and water runoff, reduce weed problems as mulch, moderate soil temperatures, and conserve soil moisture. 

  • Several Carroll County Extension Homemaker members won awards at the Northern Kentucky Extension Homemakers annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Erlanger.

    The following members received first place in the following cultural arts: pen and ink drawing, Mary Ann Mitchell of Camp-bellsburg; mixed media jewelry, Jennie Smith of Milton; oil painting, Cookie Louden of Carrollton; acrylic painting, Brenda Price of Carrollton; decorative painting, Mary Ann Mitchell; and appliqued quilt, Cookie Louden.

  • Carroll County Public Library hosts its annual October Quilt Show, featuring more than 30 quilters. For more information, call (502) 732-7020.

     

    Thursday, Oct. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; Homework Help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; play day, 11 a.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton. Contact center ,anager Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026 or email carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Thursday, Oct. 17: Billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bunk-o, 10 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, noon.

    Friday, Oct. 18: Billiards, 8:30 a.m.; deuce’s wild rummy, 9 a.m.; scary movie day with Halloween treats, 9:30 a.m.; senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; walking with Peg, 10 a.m.

  • An American Heart CPR Class, hosted by Carroll County ATC’s Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), will be held from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Carroll County ATC, Health Science Room 112,1704 Highland Ave. in Carrollton.

    Cost is $20. Register by calling Tonya Lindsay, (502) 732-4479 or  (502) 514-1059. This is a fundraiser event to benefit Carroll County ATC’s HOSA.

  • Many households run generators during a power outage and homeowners should take extra precautions to avoid injury. Generators powered by gasoline or diesel fuel can produce potentially deadly levels of carbon monoxide and should be operated only in well-ventilated, covered, unheated areas. Never use them inside. 

    Homeowners should always practice extreme caution when using a generator to power the home.

    Make sure the generator is listed by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratory.

  • Levi Stephenson is a Carroll County 4-H member who has earned the honor of being on the State Livestock Judging Team.

    What a wonderful young man who has served our county well. Last week, Levi and the Kent-ucky team participated in the Keystone International Livestock Exposition where the team scored the second highest team in the competition.

    Levi was the top individual in the junior contest, scoring 832 points.

    There were 22 collegiate, 4-H and FFA teams, with 107 members. They judged classes of cattle, swine and sheep, and presented reasons.

  • Candy, costumes and frights! It’s fall again, and Hallo-ween is upon us. If you are getting your child’s costume ready or helping your grandchildren or other children get ready, remember these tips:

    • Children’s costumes should be made from flame retardant material. If children will be wearing a homemade costume, treat the fabric will a flame retardant spray.

    • Include a light reflector on the costume. If one is not on the costume, sew or glue one on.