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Today's Features

  • “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.

  • I often wonder what it must have been like for the twelve disciples when Jesus washed their feet. I think Peter spoke for the group when he declared, “Never shall You wash my feet!”  Peter said this because he knew that it was unnatural for the leader of a group to humble himself and serve those who followed him. This was especially true when the leader of the group was no less than the Savior of the world.  But this is what Jesus did.  He became a servant and served His closest friends and followers.

  • Methodist church plans trunk-or-treat event

    Carrollton United Methodist Church, 310 Highland Avenue, will host a trunk-or-treat event on Monday, Oct. 31, in the parking lot on Fourth Street behind the church.  There will be candy and bouncies for the kids, and hot chocolate, cider and coffee for the adults.   Join us from 6-8 p.m. for an evening of fun and safe Halloween activities. Kids should be accompanied by adults.

    Fall Harvest Festival set for Prestonville

  • Wednesday, Oct. 26

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Bingo at American Legion, Fifth Street, Carrollton, every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. (502) 732-4941. Everyone welcome.

    Thursday, Oct. 27

  • 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.

  • Fertile soil is the foundation of all agricultural production.  Without healthy soil, crops cannot grow, pastures cannot prosper, livestock cannot be raised to their full potential, and gardens cannot produce.

    So, how do you know if you have fertile soil?

    By conducting a soil test.

  • Fall can be a very expensive time of year for families with back-to-school clothing and supplies, fall school activities and several holidays on the horizon. Often the holidays catch up before we have time to plan and one holiday coming up soon is Halloween.

    Halloween ranks as the third most expensive holiday, following Christmas and Valentine’s Day.  This might surprise some people, since typically the holiday does not involve large gift giving or family events. Nonetheless, the price of costumes, candy and decorations can add up. 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19

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

    Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Bingo at American Legion, Fifth Street, Carrollton, every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. (502) 732-4941. Everyone welcome.