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Today's Features

  • By the end of the month, do you wonder where your money went? Many of you reading this column will hope that you can manage your money better this year than you did last year. 

    The start of a new year is the perfect time to get better control of your money. Under-standing how and where you spend your money is important for everyone for financial success and to have enough money available for necessities - especially in tough economic times. There are several key steps you can take to stretch your money a little farther each month. 

  • As you are aware, the 4-H program could not exist without the support of caring adults. I have been the Carroll County 4-H Youth Development Agent for four months and I am absolutely so impressed with the encouragement that the citizens of this great county have given to this wonderful program.

    Now is the time of year we resolve to make changes for the better. This year, you can resolve to be a positive influence in the life of a young person by volunteering with 4-H.

  • Study the performance of last year’s calf crop and plan for improvement. Plan your breeding program and consider a better herd sire(s).  Select herd sires which will allow you to meet your goals and be willing to pay for superior animals. 

    Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours.

    Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon.  Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10 percent crude protein.  If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now. 

  • Carroll County Public Library. Children’s regular programming will resume in February call the Library (502) 732-7020 for info. Wednesday, Jan. 16: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; Friday crafts, curly scarf class, sign-up please, $5 yarn kit charge,  3:30-4:30 p.m.

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

    Wednesday, Jan. 16: Birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 17: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Jan. 18: Cabin fever bingo, 10 a.m.

    Monday, Jan. 21: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Tuesday, Jan. 22: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

  • The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program’s crisis component continues through March 31 or when funds have been exhausted.

  • By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    Lillian Eaves celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

    According to Barbara Long, this would make her the same age as U.S. President Richard Nixon, had he lived. Both Eaves and Nixon were born on Jan. 6, 1913.

  • Kentucky Afield

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – It’s the time of year for resolutions that make us feel good for a few days after making them, but lie in the junk heap of our actions by Valentine’s Day.

    For those who love to hunt and fish, a few resolutions for next year that should be kept will make each hunting or fishing trip much better in 2013.

  • Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter.  Others use it to supplement their heating sources.

    For many families, that means purchasing wood.  To gain the most from your investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood.