Today's Features

  • Hello once again my friends. Another month has gone by, the snow and ice are still here and, well, not much seems to have changed. Winter doldrums are in full effect.

    On a brighter note, spring is just around the corner. I even noticed my Easter lilies popping up with the last warm spell we had. It is certainly nice to see some green when everything seems so brown and blah.

  • Your local Carroll-Gallatin-Trimble County Farm Service Agency office has the following announcements:

    • The Direct and Counter Cyclical Payment Program (DCP/ grain base) has been extended for another year. Signups started on Feb. 19 and will end on Aug. 2.

    • Farm owners, if you have changed or added new producers for 2013, please notify the FSA office at (502) 732-6931 or stop by the office at 1800 Highland Avenue in Carrollton.

  • The It’s Sew Fine for Home and Family Sewing Expo will be held April 1-17 in Carroll-ton at General Butler State Resort Park.

    More than 20 classes are available for the beginning, intermediate and advanced sewer.

    Nationally acclaimed quilt historian and documentarian Shelly Zegart will be the keynote speaker. She will share her passion for the history of quilting and insight into why quilts have been and continue to be at the center of Kentucky and American culture.

  • The announcement Pope Benedict XVI made on Feb. 11 stunned the whole world and it’s 1.2 billion Catholics.

    He declared: “After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty that my strengths, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to an adequate exercise of the Petrine ministry.” This week is the last week for Pope Benedict in his spiritual leadership as the Pope. He is planning to spend the rest of his life in prayer, studies and personal reflections.

  • Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held at 7 p.m. March 7  at the Milton United Methodist Church. The monthly hymn sing is held the first Thursday of each month at a different location.

  • The Raising Awareness Through Education Rock Fundraiser begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at Camp Kysoc in Carrollton.

    The purpose is to raise money for mental illness research and to raise awareness for the various types of mental illnesses through a non-profit organization known as the National Alliance for Mental Illness. 

    Team RATE’s goal is to raise $1,000 by the NAMI 5k walk/run in May that will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 27

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4:15 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Feb. 28

  • The Carroll County Conservation District is now accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share applications on a continuous basis.

    This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more “landowner friendly” and help address the needs of a landowner year-round. As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.

  • What a wonderful two weeks! I had the opportunity to be at Cartmell Elementary School and listen as all fourth- and fifth-grade students presented speeches and demonstrations.

    You cannot believe how much was learned through research that the students did. Not only did the students learn, but the adults did, as well. 

    I was so fortunate to have three wonderful ladies (Gloria Lindsay, Robin Stephenson and Nancy Ellis) help with the judging, and I was the timekeeper.