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Today's Features

  • A team from Dow Corning, Carrollton helped winterize homes for seniors to support “Project Comfort,” an annual effort to help those in need, organized by the Ministerial Association of Carroll County and coordinated by Bill Welty.

    Activities included caulking storm windows, installing weather stripping, repairing gutters, trimming trees and shrubs, as well as building a new crawl space door and repairing a garden gate.

     

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

     

    Wednesday, Oct. 26: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 27: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; SHIP presentation with Sharon Miskell, 11:45 a.m.

    Friday, Oct. 28: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; trip to Belterra Casino, 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, Oct. 31: Halloween bingo, 10 a.m.; fried chicken pot luck, 11:30 a.m.

  • Jamie and Danielle Kinman would like to announce the birth of their son, Kolt Charles Kinman, born Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011, at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

    Big sister, Kylee Kinman, age four, helped welcome Kolt home.

    Maternal grandparents are Charlie and Dru Maiden of Carrollton.

    Paternal grandparents are Ronnie and Margaret Kinman of Carrollton.

  • Rebecca Gibson and Dustin Conrad would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Gracie Ann Conrad born Aug. 13, 2011, at Suburban Hospital in Louisville, Ky. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 ¼ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jay and Ruthann Gibson of Worthville.

    Paternal grandparents are Yolanda Conrad of Turners Station and Andy Mefford of Carrollton.

  • I recently had a call regarding leaving meat in the microwave overnight and whether you can still eat it. Unfortunately, the answer is no. The microwave provides a warm environment for bacteria to grow and even though it may smell okay, you don’t actually know what bacteria has grown.

  • The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities. 

    The application process for 2008 Farm Bill conservation programs is continuous, but funding selections are made at specific times throughout the year.  The Kentucky NRCS application ranking cutoff date for consideration for 2012 funds in this sign up period is Nov. 15.

  • “Welcome to Kentucky, the Horse Capitol of the World!”

    Ever heard that phrase before?  Chances are you have.  From the historic Run for the Roses to the recent 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrians Games, people all over the United States and abroad associate the equine with Kentucky.  The horse industry is Kentucky’s signature industry, so keeping that in mind, let me pose a question:

    How many horses are in Kentucky?

  • “It’s So Easy Being Cheesy!” will be heard throughout the Carrollton area after local residents attend an all-day hands-on cheese making workshop taught by Jim Graves Thurs-day, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. here at the Exten-sion office. Jim raises his own goats and is a graduate of a three-day cheesemaking school at the University of Kentucky. 

    Participants will learn how to make butter, to make and handle buttermilk and different cheese cultures, why temperature is important and learn a lot of valuable information about cheesemaking.