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Today's Features

  • With the 2012 tobacco growing season wrapping up, growers are working hard to get their crops into the barns.

    On one hand, the dry conditions of this past summer have kept leaf diseases such as frogeye and target spot in check, and we have not seen any blue mold across the state.

    On the other hand, we saw more black shank and Fusarium wilt across the state than we have for the past three to four years.

  • Kentucky agricultural producers who are adding value to what they are producing, either through processing or marketing, may be eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value Added Producer grant.

    Independent producers, farmer cooperatives, agricultural-producer groups, and majority-controlled producer-based businesses are eligible to apply for the grant.

    Special consideration is given to beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers and small- and medium-sized family farms.

  • The 2012 “Christmas in August” poker run raised $7,700, with 295 people who participated on 200 motorcycles, and a total of 306 poker hands played. In its three years, this event has raised more than $16,000 for the Carroll County Ministerial Association to use for its community Christmas project benefiting local children and led by Leigh Ann Roberts. Christmas in August Poker run is an annual event held on the third weekend in August.

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

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 5: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 6: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Sept. 7: Commodity pick-up, 8 a.m.; Euchre/ Rook, 10  a.m.

    Monday, Sept. 10: Euchre/Rook, 10 a.m.; ice cream cookies, noon.

    Tuesday, Sept. 11: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.; aging in place, 11:30 a.m.

  • Children’s programming will begin the second week of September.

     

    Wednesday, Sept. 5:Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support SNIP sign-up, 10 a.m. to noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; First Friday event: Hot Wheel drags, 6 p.m.

  • After more than three years, Carroll County finally has a 4-H Youth Development agent at the Extension office.

    Former Grant County 4-H Youth Development agent and Grant County Schools’ veteran Joyce Doyle took the reins, starting Aug. 20.

    And not even a car wreck could keep her away from coming back for day two.

  • After more than three years, Carroll County finally has a 4-H Youth Development agent at the Extension office.

    Former Grant County 4-H Youth Development agent and Grant County Schools’ veteran Joyce Doyle took the reins, starting Aug. 20.

    And not even a car wreck could keep her away from coming back for day two.

  • General Butler State Resort Park will hold their Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, rain or shine, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. A family fun event with no admission fees to festival grounds, and free parking. This one day arts festival will feature handcrafted items, local merchants, civic clubs and organizations, variety of demonstrators, food concessions, all day music entertainment, farmers market, plus mini-golf, Ky. Flyer Train and boat rentals are just a few of what will be offered.