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Today's Features

  • 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.

  •  The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Wednesday, July 31: Bunk-O tournament with coffee and cake, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 1: Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; bugs/rodents presentation with Christin, 11 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 2: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; manicures with Missy from Burlington Pharmacy, 10 a.m.

  • David A. Smith of Carrollton and Kathy and James Brindley of Carrollton,  announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter,  Kristen R. Smith to  J. Jourdan See of Carrollton, son of John W. See, of Perry Park, Ky. and Cindy Ellis-Hill of Carrollton.

    The bride-to-be is a  graduate  of Jefferson Community and Technical College and is employed at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in LaGrange, Ky.

    The groom-elect is a graduate of Jefferson Community and Technical College and is  employed at North American Stainless in Ghent, Ky.

  • Father Allan Ramon Frederick is the new spiritual leader for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Carrollton. He is originally from Miami, Fla., where his mother Eneida still lives. Father Allan credits his mother as the strongest influence in his decision to be ordained a priest.