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Today's Features

  •  With a little understanding, Expected Progeny Differences may actually be the best tool producers have to address the genetics of their herds.

    While calculating EPD takes a lot of math, producers do not have to do the math; they just need to understand the answers. The calculation results usually appear in the first pages of a sire summary before the actual EPD tables. They may look a little confusing, but the information is very beneficial. It comes down to the fact that you are buying the DNA of a particular animal.

  •  This is the perfect time to take in the beauty in the state of Kentucky and the good news is that you can get in a lot of good exercise while we are doing it.

    In fact, walking and hiking can help you lose weight, decrease blood pressure and improve bone strength.

  •  This is the perfect time to take in the beauty in the state of Kentucky and the good news is that you can get in a lot of good exercise while we are doing it.

    In fact, walking and hiking can help you lose weight, decrease blood pressure and improve bone strength.

  • The Paragon Arts and Music Academy will host its annual Recital and Art Showcase on Saturday, May 19. The event is free and open to the public. The dance recital is 2-4 p.m. and the music recital from 6-8 p.m. The art gallery will be  open all day.
     

  • The Carroll County High School Chorus will present a Spring Choral Concert on Thursday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary School. A variety of songs will be performed that include “Fire and Rain,” “An American Tribute,” “Africa,” and “For Good.”

    Following the concert, awards will be presented by director, Mary Ellis Coombs. Refreshments will also be served. The concert is free and open to the public.

  • A poker run in memory of Mike Gividen will be held Saturday, June 2, with a rain date of June 9. The event starts and ends at Herb Kinman Chevrolet in Carrollton. Starting time is noon. Cost is $20 per hand, and $5 for each extra hand. Prize for the winning hand is $100. There will be a split-the-pot drawing. Registration is 10:45-11:45 a.m. Cars are welcome to participate; all proceeds benefit the Carrollton Lions Club. For more information, call Jamie Kinman (502) 682-1000. Bring old eyeglasses to recycle.

  • Wednesday, May 16: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m., Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, May 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers play group (Age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.; United Authors Group, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basic class, 10:30 a.m.: learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, May 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  •  Mr. and Mrs. James A. Gossom of Carrollton announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, to Brian Michael Stucker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stucker of Middleburg, Ky.

    The wedding is set for 6:30 p.m. June 16, 2012, at the Richwood Plantation in Milton, Ky. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

  • Angie and Steve Golden of Falmouth, Ky., announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter,  Nina M. Young of Sanders, Ky., to Jared Smith, also of Sanders. He is the son of Tamara Beach of Carrollton, Ky.

    The ceremony is set for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at the Stonewood Gardens in Falmouth. All friends and family are welcome to attend.

  • I remember one of the very  first columns I wrote for this paper was on herbs.

    At that time, I was just starting to learn how to grow them and use them in cooking. Now they have become such a part of my life that I use them in just about everything I prepare, in one form or another.

    Out on my deck, I have a potted rosemary plant that actually survived the winter in that pot and on that deck. Hurrah for me, because I have never been able to keep them alive in my herb garden.