Today's Features

  • The Kentucky Public Service Commission has accepted a proposed settlement in a rate-adjustment case filed by Owen Electric Cooperative Inc.

    Owen Electric reached a settlement with the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General that grants a $4 million increase in annual revenue, which is about $74,000 less than its original request and $1.07 million less than a subsequent revised request. Owen Electric’s annual revenue will increase by about 2.7 percent.

  • It won’t be long until 4-H will be taught at Cartmell Elementary and in afterschool programs at Kathryn Winn Primary and the Carroll County Middle School. Many lessons will be taught during the school day, but remember 4-H can go beyond the classroom.

  • The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a tent at the 2013 Tobacco Festival in Carrollton, Oct. 3-5.

    In this year’s tent, we will spotlight each area of the Cooperative Extension Service through demonstrations and informational sessions. 

    On Thursday night, Oct. 3, we will provide an introduction of the Extension Service, explaining our role in the community and highlighting what the rest of the weekend will bring.  A schedule of our events will be posted throughout the festival.

  • Medicare Open Enrollment for Part D and Medicare Advantage plans is right around the corner. 

    Each person or someone they care about who has Medicare, should mark their calendars. 

    Medicare Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.

    This is your opportunity to review all Medicare choices and make sure each person has a plan that is right for them for 2014. 

    The SHIP Program will be providing comparison assistance free of charge.  SHIP is a non-profit organization and does not sell insurance. 

  • At the Thursday, Oct. 10, meeting of the It’s About You! Diabetes Support Group, the program will be “Your Body Language is Telling.”

    The session runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Exten-sion office.

    Body language can support or clarify what you are saying verbally, or it can negate or lessen a verbal message. We invite residents with diabetes or others interested to attend this monthly meeting. A light sampling a food with lower carbohydrates, fat or sugar will be provided. 

    Texiles update

  • Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 3-5

    The 2013 Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton. 5-11 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 10-11 p.m. Saturday. The event includes a carnival, vendors, food, entertainment, a parade, bucket brigade, sing-off competition and more. See pages 8-13 for additional information.

    Friday, Oct. 4

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Wesleyan church plans 90th year celebration

    The Carrollton Wesleyan Church, 216 Third Street, is celebrating 90 years at a special service during its revival Sunday, Oct. 20.

    District Superintendent Marlin Hotle will serve as the evangelist and speak at the church.

    All former pastors and district superintendents have been invited. There also will be an afternoon concert with Jay and Amber Wisler.

    Apostolic church sets anniversary services

  •  There is a Muslim Billy Graham in America, and he recently drove me from my hotel to Houston’s Hobby Airport.

  • Carroll County woodland owners and other interested individuals are invited to attend the Forestry Fall Webinar Series at the Carroll County Extension Office beginning Oct. 1.

    The Forestry Fall Webinar Series is an excellent opportunity for woodland owners and those with an interest in forestry to get a significant amount of information in a relatively short time, without having to drive great distances to attend.

    The webinar will start at 7 p.m., last about one hour, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The first topic will be tree identification.