Today's Features

  • General Butler State Resort Park will host its second Mudathlon® – a 3-mile, 40-obstacle course seeking as much natural and muddy terrain as possible – on Saturday, May 11.

  • Wednesday, April 10

    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 Utilities Commissioners will hold a special commission meeting at noon at their offices on Sixth Street.

    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.

  • Relay For Life Team Robbins will be hosting a 5K run/walk Saturday, April 13 at the back entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. 

    Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with the race beginning at 9 a.m.  Pre-registration fee is $15. Registration fee on the day of the race will be $20. 

    Anyone wanting to pre-register should contact Hayley Franklin at (502) 525-3571 or haleyfranklin@gmail.com

  • During the season after Easter, we read a lot of amazing stories about the appearance of Jesus to the disciples and others. The appearance of the Risen Lord made the disciples courageous fishers of men. Our challenge during this Easter season is to have the same experience of Easter joy that the disciples had. How do we prepare for this?

  • Last week, we focused on yellow buttercup emerging in fields and pastures.  This week, let us take a closer look at another weed that we may be seeing on the farm—poison hemlock (Conium maculatum).

    Altho-ugh this plant is often seen along roadways, abandoned lots, fence rows, and other non-cropland sites, in more recent years, poison hemlock has expanded into grazed pasture lands and hay fields.  The concern not only stems from its invasive nature, but the fact that it is one of the most toxic plants in the world.

  • This week we are having three very informative programs at the Carroll County Extension office that readers of this column might want to attend. There is no cost for any of these programs, but encourage those planning to attend to call the Extension office so I have enough copies of materials and samples for everyone.

    “Simply Vegetarian” program is Thursday.

    What is vegetarianism? Is a person who is a vegetarian getting all the protein and other nutrients that he or she needs for a healthy diet?

  • Carrollton Christian Church presented “The Last Supper” on Holy Thursday, March 28. The play was directed by Dwight Louden and co-written by Paul Livesay and Louden. John Romans constructed the table, and Virginia Simpson made the unleavened bread.

    Jesus was portrayed by Brad Becraft. The following
    portrayed The Twelve Apostles: Ron Lacefield, Alex Westrick, Mason Alsup, Al Fernald, Warren McEuen, Tony Gossom, Adam Raker, Brad Horner, Paul Shovlin, Jeff Dickow, Mike Willhoite
    and Patrick Booth.

  • Safety is an important word in all aspects of our life. 4-H stresses safety in all of their projects, but the one that is being focused on right now is gun safety. 

    I had the privilege of being included in the health and safety fair that was held at Cartmell Elementary on March 16.  Eddie the Eagle was in attendance where his message was when you see a gun you are to “stop, don’t touch, leave the area and tell an adult.”

  • One of the signs that spring has arrived is when yellow buttercups begin to appear, but it is during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercups actually takes place.

    As a cool-season weed, this plant often flourishes in over-grazed pasture with poor stands of desirable forages.  In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.