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Today's Features

  • We are in that time of the year when we start renovating or establishing our pastures and hayfields. There are several useful Univer-sity of Ken-tucky publications that can help you with selecting forage species and varieties.

    Forage species, as well as varieties within a species, vary significantly in yield, quality and stand persistence, which combine to greatly impact performance and economic return to the operation.

  • All Carroll County Extension Homemakers and anyone interested in learning more about becoming an Extension Homemaker member are invited to attend the annual kick-off from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thurs-day, Aug. 22 at the Exten-sion office.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 21: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; finger crochet, 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 22: Bunk O, 10 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 23: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; nutrition, 11:45 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 26: Christmas crafts with Debbie, 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; TOPPS support group, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Aug. 27: Sweet tooth bingo, 9:30 a.m.

  • The 1963 Carroll County High School football team will be hosting a 50-year reunion at the Friday, Aug. 30, home football game against Henry County. The team, which won the NCKC championship that year, will be honored at halftime. All former players from 1962-1966 are invited to be a part of the celebration.

    For more information, contact Jim Froman at (502) 693-2599.

  • Patrons may bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to the library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items through the end of August. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to Carroll County Animal Support. For more information, call (502) 732-7020

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Lego Mania, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • A new Honey Boo Boo Look Alike Contest will be held at the Sept. 6 First Friday at the Courthouse Square in downtown Carrollton.

    The event is sponsored by Carrollton Main Street Program and First Friday series sponsors Kentucky Utilities and Earl Floyd Ford.

    As part of the National Honey Month celebration, the Honey Boo Boo Look Alike Contest will be held for children ages 3 to 10.

  • Days are getting shorter, but not too short. Kids are back in school, and our community is buzzing with activity.

    High school and peewee football have started and soon you will see boys proudly wearing their football jerseys on game day.  Volleyball and soccer are in full swing, as evidenced by all the cars at the high school, middle school and county park.

    For me, this is the sweet spot of the year. It still is warm, but there is a little chill to the air. Mornings are covered with a fog that lifts off to reveal a beautiful late summer day.

  • Carroll County Library will offer the AARP Driver Safety from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22.

    Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Lunch is provided. The course teaches valuable defensive driving skills and provides a refresher of the rules of the road. Plus, you may qualify for an automobile insurance discount by completing the course. Participants should check with their auto insurance agent for details.