Today's Features

  • Many areas in pastures are susceptible to severe damage between late fall and early spring. High traffic areas such as feeding areas, sacrifice lots, alleyways, gateways and waterers are often bare and muddy this time of year.

    To slow and reduce soil erosion, compaction, forage damage, and weed problems, these areas need to be renovated promptly.  It is also beneficial for animal health to reduce muddy areas.

    Both annual (Italian) and perennial ryegrass are good options when renovating these areas.

  • February is Black History Month, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, a black surgeon and blood specialist who became the first medical director of an American Red Cross blood bank in 1941, the Red Cross reminds all eligible donors of the importance of diversity for patients who need their help.

    Local blood drives are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 at Dow Corning–Carrollton, and from 3-8 p.m. Feb. 28 at Relevant Church.

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

    Wednesday, Feb. 6:Hot hand-waxing and lunch provided by Missy Ireland with Burlington Pharmacy, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 7:Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 8:Learn how to play Uno, 9:45 a.m.

    Monday, Feb. 11:Trivia, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, Feb. 12:Valen-tines’ bingo, 9:30 a.m.; aging in place, 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, Feb. 13:Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

  • Shelby Energy Cooperative will award an educational trip for three high school juniors to Washington, D.C.

    The Washington Youth Tour provides an all-expense-paid educational trip for high school juniors, age 16-18. To be eligible, parents or guardians of students who enter must use Shelby Energy for electrical service to their primary residences.

  • February is “I Love My Library Month.” Tell the library why you love them between now and Feb. 14 and receive a sweet treat from the librarians. Cards available at the desk.

    Call the library at (502) 732-7020 for more information. 


    Wednesday, Feb. 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m. Music Makers, age 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; Homework Help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • As spring approaches, many homeowners thoughts will turn to landscaping.

    To ensure healthy spring plants, now is the time to start  pruning the trees and shrubs around the house. How-ever, do not just prune for the sake of pruning; make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin.

    The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs.

  • This week I am asking readers to take a challenge and see how you measure up to eating healthy.

    Read the list below of ways to eat healthier and mark “yes” for those you already do and “no” for those you do not do.  Add up your “yes” replies and then your “no” replies.

    Which response is higher?

  • 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 at any time during the year. 

    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.