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Today's Features

  • We live in a world that tends to focus on the negative. As an architecture student from the university of Kentucky, I know a little about what is called a critical review.

    I used to spend weeks including several sleepless nights preparing a set of drawings to clearly reflect my design ideas, only to have them ripped to shreds by my peers and professors. And it wasn’t just my ideas but everyone. The belief was that we needed to be able to defend ourselves against an onslaught of negativity.

  • The disease of addiction, whether it be to alcohol or prescription or illegal drugs, brings suffering not just to the addict, but to his or her family, as well. Family members often are left to pick up the pieces and clean up the messes and adjust their own lives to accommodate the addict, according to Matt Lipe, cooridinator of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. 

    Family members can feel as though they are all alone in this, Lipe said. There are classes and groups for the addict to receive help but often there is nowhere for family members to turn.

  • Potential counselors, today is the deadline to get in your application for 4-H Camp to the Carroll County Extension Office.  Counselors include:  Adults, ages 18 and over; teen, ages 15 to 17; counselor-in-training, age 14.  There are a limited number of positions, so contact the Extension Office at (502) 732-7030 if you are interested.

    The deadline for camper applications is May 30.  Spots are filling up quickly!  4-H Camp is a four-day, three-night camp held on July 2-5, 2012.

  • Sewing is enjoying newfound popularity thanks to shows such as “Project Runway” and “Fashion Star.” If you have a basic knowledge of garment construction, want to perfect your skills and help others learn to sew, I invite you to look into the Master Volun-teer in Clothing Construction Program. From now until the end of June we are recruiting for the next class of Master Clothing Volunteers.

  • Baby bottles, diapers and day care. These are things Melissa Walker thought she was done with. She and her husband, George, have an 11-year-old son, Jeremy. She also has two stepchildren who are in their 20s and do not live at home.

    But about two years ago, the family dynamic changed when they began raising their granddaughter, Audrey, who is now 2 1/2 years old.

  • The Carroll County Conservation District will accept requests for cost share funding under the Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share and Environmental Stewardship Program May 14 through June 15.          

    The Kentucky Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share Program along with the Environ-mental Stewardship Program are created to help agricultural operations protect the soil and water resources of Kentucky. 

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables every day, but a recent Consumer Reports survey shows that only about 30 percent of Ameri-cans are getting their “five-a-day”. 

    Accord-ing to data from a 2009 report from the Kentucky Found-ation for Health, only 17.2 percent of Carroll County adults ate five or more fruits and vegetables a day.