Today's Features

  • As spring approaches, many homeowners thoughts will turn to landscaping.

    To ensure healthy spring plants, now is the time to start  pruning the trees and shrubs around the house. How-ever, do not just prune for the sake of pruning; make sure you have a valid reason for pruning before you begin.

    The winter months can be damaging to trees and shrubs.

  • This week I am asking readers to take a challenge and see how you measure up to eating healthy.

    Read the list below of ways to eat healthier and mark “yes” for those you already do and “no” for those you do not do.  Add up your “yes” replies and then your “no” replies.

    Which response is higher?

  • The Carroll County Conservation District is now accepting Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share applications on a continuous basis.

    This continual sign-up is designed to make the program more “landowner friendly” and help address the needs of a landowner at any time during the year. 

    As landowners plan conservation projects with the assistance of their local conservation district, they will be able to apply for financial assistance for those projects without having to wait for a designated sign up period.


    Kentucky Afield Outdoors

    Kentucky deer hunters will have lots of ground venison for chili this winter, roasts to bake with onions, celery and vegetables, and back strap chops to grill during the summer.

    That’s because a record deer harvest was posted for the 2012-13 deer season, which ended with the close of archery season Jan. 21.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6

    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.

    Thursday, Feb. 7

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Relatives Raising Relatives Support Group meets at noon at the Subway in downtown Carrollton. Guest speaker will be Dee Moore of Social Services. Lunch, youth craft provided.

    Friday, Feb. 8

  • Infinite Realm’s Week of Compassion concert is 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Everyone is invited to attend an evening of southern gospel.

    A love offering will be taken to benefit the needy throughout the world.

  • There were three people in heaven who decided one day to play a round of golf at the Heavenly Country Club.

    The first man stepped up to the tee, hit his drive, and watched as it headed straight for the water hazard. Just as the ball was about to land in the water, he raised his club, pointed it out over the water, and the waters parted, allowing the ball to land on dry ground. He walked out between the two columns of water and hit a perfect second shot, right in the middle of the green. One of his partners said, “Wow, good shot, Moses!”

  • Carroll County Senior Center, 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Jan. 30:Bunk-O tournament (five games), 10 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 31: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Feb. 1:Commodity pick up, 8 a.m.; Pictionary with Peggy and Mitzie, 10 a.m.

    Feb. 4:Morning muffins from Fairview Place, 10 a.m.; health presentation with Vickie from Gentivia, 10 a.m.

    Feb. 5:Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

    Feb. 6:Hot hand waxing and lunch provided by Missy Ireland with Burlington Pharmacy, 10 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library -  Call the library (502) 732-7020 for more information. 

    Wednesday, Jan. 30: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 31:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Feb. 1:Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Friday crafts,  3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday,  Feb. 2:Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, Feb. 4:Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; belly dance for fitness, 5:15 p.m.