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Today's Features

  • The fourth annual Christmas in August Poker Run, will be held, Sunday, Aug. 18 to benefit the Carroll County Ministerial Association.

    The ride starts and ends at Sunset Grill in Warsaw, Ky.

    Registration will be from 10:30-11:45 a.m. Cost is $5 per rider, $5 for extra poker hand and $1 per bike.

    After the ride, there will be free food, door prizes, raffle items and 50/50 split the pot will be offered.

    A rain date has been set for Sunday, Aug. 25. For information call: Kenny Jones (502) 513-2450.

  • Carroll County Girl Scouts registration night will be Tuesday, Aug. 20, starting at 5 p.m. at the Carroll County Park.

    There will be a parent meeting from 5-6 p.m. followed by a pool party for the girls from 6-8 p.m.

    For more information call Crystal (502) 525-1646. 

  • Last Friday, I had an opportunity to participate in the annual Watermelon Mania at First Friday sponsored by the Carroll-ton Main Street program.

    We demonstrated and gave out samples of a variety of recipes — including a fresh watermelon cooler beverage, watermelon salsa, watermelon feta salad, Asian watermelon salad, watermelon chunks enhanced with lime honey syrup and even fresh slices of watermelon.

    Hats off to our local producers and the RiverView Farmers Market – all watermelon used was locally grown right here in Carroll County.

  • School begins today and enrollment for 4-H will soon be taking place. Watch for the information to come home with your child. 

    Chances are if your young person has an interest, 4-H has a program that explores it. Not only does 4-H provide an opportunity for its members to try something they think they might enjoy, but 4-H’s programs are designed in a way that 4-H’ers will learn many valuable life skills in the process.

  • The 2013 Kentucky Grazing School is being held this month, Aug. 21-22, in Woodford County.

    This grazing school is an excellent educational opportunity for producers.

    Last year, I attended the school and was very impres-sed by the hands-on activities we worked through. In addition, I was able to meet and talk with producers from around the state, learning about their grazing operations.

  • In our everyday lives it is always a good idea to be in constant communication. Parents communicate with their children and children with parents. We always like to keep in touch with our relatives, co-workers, friends of the family and even casual acquaintances.

    There are many outlets that greatly facilitate the way we do this, cell phones, e-mails and text messaging. It is now actually harder to stay out of touch with someone, and there are fewer excuses we can make because it only takes us a few seconds to say “Hi, how you doing?”

  • Wednesday, August 7

    First day of school for students in the Carroll County School system.

    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.

    Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • By SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat

    Though Caleb Stephenson is young, he is already an active member of the agricultural community.

    The 13-year-old has worked in a garden since around the age of four.

    “Ever since I was little I liked being in my garden, like growing stuff, seeing what a seed can do,” Stephenson said.

  • J.R. Barnes, 12, of Carrollton and a student at Carroll County Middle School is becoming an outstanding entertainer. Barnes recently attended the Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention at the Airport Marriott Hotel near Florence, Ky.  Jeff Dunham, a renowned ventriloquist, was a special guest speaker.

    He gave a lecture on how to become a better ventriloquist to more than 650 attendees.

  • Wednesday, July 31: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.; Artist reception for Sharon Graves and First Friday, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.