Today's Features

  • The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • It’s time to get signed up for the many projects that the 4-H program has to offer. Please look over the schedule, and if your child wants to be a part of these programs, call (502) 732-7030 and put your child’s name and age on the list. The purpose of signing up beforehand is so we will have enough materials for the child. 

    Many of these projects will be entered into the county fair where ribbons and money can be earned. If you have not picked up your projects from this year’s fair, please stop by the office and pick up your check and your item.

  • The Carroll County Public Library has been designated as an official Passport Acceptance Facility for new and renewed passports. Application forms are available at the library or online. Those seeking a passport must bring a current passport photo (available at Rite-Aid), as well as proper identification and payment. For more information, call the library at (502) 732-7020.


  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com, Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, Aug. 6: Trip to Pioneer Village in Mitchell, Ind., 9 a.m.; chair volleyball, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; rummy 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Parks and Recreation is offering a free day at the county pool on Aug. 8. Free admission for everyone.

    Beginning Aug. 15, the pool will only be open on weekends for the remainder of the season.

    On Aug. 12, 13 and 14, the pool will be open for adults only. No one under 18 will be permitted.

    Parks and Recreation will hold an end of summer event Aug. 29. More details will be coming soon and available on the Parks and Recreation page on Facebook.

  • A number of different stinging insects are active during summer and their colonies are approaching peak numbers for the season.

    In many cases, control attempts are dangerous.  If nests are located in or near high-traffic areas, hire a professional who has the proper products and protective equipment for the task.

    Do-it-yourselfers should wait until after the nest has been abandoned in fall to remove it and make adjustments so the site is not used the following year.

  • From August 1 to Aug. 31, 2015, Kentucky Plate it Up Kentucky Proud is having their annual challenge.

    Plate it up Kentucky Proud’s objective is to increase consumer purchase, preparation, and preservation of Kentucky grown and value-added commodities through marketing and educational collaborations.

    Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, you can Plate It Up Kentucky Proud using recipes that put a new twist and a new taste on your favorite Kentucky Proud foods.

  • Thursday, August 6

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.