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Today's Features

  •  Heat —it surrounds us, aggravates us, fuels our conversation, dominates our news, impacts our entire earth—gives us pause to think.

    Besides constantly figuring out the best ways to stay cool, we are asking ourselves where all this excessive heat comes from, and if it will become the order of the day. Nobody seems to be talking about global warming publicly, but plenty of us have been projecting it forward in our thinking.

  • The city’s first annual Fourth of July Celebration was held last Wednesday at Point Park in Carrollton. An estimated 4,000-5,000 people turned up at the event. The night included fireworks, food, live music and local vendors.

  •  Kentucky’s USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director John McCauley wants to remind farmers and landowners that local Farm Service Agency county committee nominations continue through Aug. 1.

    To be eligible to serve on an FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in a program administered by FSA, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area in which the person is a candidate.

    To become a candidate, an eligible individual must sign the nomination form, FSA-669A.

  •  A new state law will provide Kentucky agritourism destinations with limited liability protection when it takes effect on July 11.

    The law requires venues such as wineries, orchards, and corn mazes to warn visitors that they are assuming the risk of participating in the activities of the operation. The law, filed as House Bill 440, was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law earlier this year.

  •  Due to the extreme drought conditions throughout Kentucky, it is important to be aware of nitrate poisoning that may occur as a consequence of nitrate accumulation in certain forages.  

    Nitrate concentrations tend to be higher at the base of the plants and higher in the stalks than the leaves.

    Grains, seeds and leaves do not accumulate significant nitrate levels.

    Plants with high stem-to-leaf ratios are the most likely to cause nitrate intoxication. 

  •  This Saturday, July 14 is the first session of a series of four Saturday morning Yoga classes to be held at the Extension office. Each class will run from 9-10 a.m. which gives you the rest of Saturday for yourself.

    The instructor is Carol Romero who has been practicing Yoga for over 15 years and is a Certified Yoga instructor with the Royal School of Yoga. This week’s topic is “Yoga for Managing Stress”.

  •  State Auditor Adam Edelen is shining a light on special taxing districts.  But sometimes all the rhetoric, statutes and technical jargon starts to sound like Greek to me. 

    There are several different types of special taxing districts, and your public library is one of them. As a special taxing district, we can and do collect a property tax. 100 percent of the funds collected go to the daily operation of your public library. 

  •  The second annual Race Fest event was held in downtown Carrollton Wednesday night. Locals and visitors enjoyed music, food, a car show, a motorcycle show and vendor booths while at the event.