Today's Features

  • Study the performance of last year’s calf crop and plan for improvement. Plan your breeding program and consider a better herd sire(s).  Select herd sires which will allow you to meet your goals and be willing to pay for superior animals. 

    Consider vaccinating the cows to help prevent calf scours.

    Start cows on the high magnesium mineral supplement soon.  Consider protein supplementation if hay is less than 10 percent crude protein.  If cows are thin, begin energy (grain) supplementation now. 

  • Carroll County Public Library. Children’s regular programming will resume in February call the Library (502) 732-7020 for info. Wednesday, Jan. 16: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 17: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 18: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; Friday crafts, curly scarf class, sign-up please, $5 yarn kit charge,  3:30-4:30 p.m.

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

    Wednesday, Jan. 16: Birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Jan. 17: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Jan. 18: Cabin fever bingo, 10 a.m.

    Monday, Jan. 21: Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

    Tuesday, Jan. 22: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

  • The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program’s crisis component continues through March 31 or when funds have been exhausted.


    The News-Democrat

    Lillian Eaves celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.

    According to Barbara Long, this would make her the same age as U.S. President Richard Nixon, had he lived. Both Eaves and Nixon were born on Jan. 6, 1913.

  • Kentucky Afield

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – It’s the time of year for resolutions that make us feel good for a few days after making them, but lie in the junk heap of our actions by Valentine’s Day.

    For those who love to hunt and fish, a few resolutions for next year that should be kept will make each hunting or fishing trip much better in 2013.

  • Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter.  Others use it to supplement their heating sources.

    For many families, that means purchasing wood.  To gain the most from your investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood.

  • Your Carroll County Extension Service has many programs and activities planned to address your interests and needs. I am sharing some from family and consumer sciences that might interest you. Please stop by our office to check out other opportunities. 

    Champion Food Volunteer

    The Champion Food Volunteer training will be offered in February and March by our Northern Kentucky Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agents.  Next Tuesday, Jan. 15, is the deadline to register for the six-week program.  

  • Wednesday, Jan. 9

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    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, Jan. 10

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