Today's Features

  • The last thing anyone wants to think about is not being able to take care of oneself or having to depend on loved ones. Worse, yet, is having to be a loved one and not being able to take care of them.

    Even though these are not pleasant things to think about, they are things that every responsible adult should consider. Nobody plans on having a stroke, being in an automobile accident or developing Alzheimers or dementia. Sometimes life’s catastrophes cannot be avoided, but oftentimes, they can be planned for.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 13

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    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.

  • Pastor celebrates fifth anniversary

    The Pentecostals of Carrollton Church, 103 Park Lanes Center in Carrollton, will hold the fifth pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor and Mrs. Ron Tiller Feb. 22-24.

    The Friday evening celebration will start at 7 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

    Pastor Mark Copeland of Sebastopol, Mississippi will be one of the speakers.

    Compassion Week concert is Saturday

  • Planets are colliding as you read this. Beginning today, Wednesday, a 48-hour cycle will witness Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. Obviously, we cannot call this a seamless event. But they may be closer than we think. 

  • Last week I gave you a February challenge — to select a few ways that you can improve your eating habits from a list of 25 ways that I had in my column.

    Several Carroll County residents have taken up the challenge and you can too.

    Read over the list from last week. Select some you wish to do to prove your health.

    Send me an e-mail with what you are doing or stop by the Extension office with what you plan to do.   I have a small gift for you. At the end of the challenge we’ll see how many took the challenge. 

  • 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.