Today's Features


    The Daily News, Bowling Green

    James Comer has a message for both farmers and consumers: Be prepared.

    In the face of one of the worst droughts in history, farmers should brace themselves for small yields and money losses. And consumers should prepare for soaring grocery prices, said Comer, Kentucky commissioner of agriculture.

  • Third Annual Poker Run, helping kids in our neighborhood, Christmas in August will be held Sunday, Aug. 19. Registration will be from 10:45-11:45 a.m. The ride will start and end at the Sunset Grill in Warsaw. Cost is $15 per bike, $5 per rider and $5 extra poker hand. Door prizes, raffle items and 50/50 split the pot will be offered. Rain date is Aug. 26.

  •  Wednesday, Aug. 1

    Carrollton Main Street is inviting Carrollton’s Downtown business/property owners to a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Library.  

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park at noon.

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

  • The drought that first hit western Kentucky and spread to the rest of the state in late June has taken a toll on this year’s corn crop.  Many grain farmers are looking at options to salvage especially poor crops.  Cutting silage for cattle feed is an option. 

    Before cutting corn for silage, there are two things that should be done:

    1) Test the corn for potentially high nitrate levels.  High nitrate levels in silage can kill animals.  Although proper ensilaging can reduce levels by half, it can still be potentially high.

  • Despite health promotions, such as MyPlate, MyPyramid and Eat Five a Day, children still aren’t consuming the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Two recent studies from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offer some insight to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables in children.

    The first study found that if the portion size of fruits and vegetables are larger, children are inclined to eat more of them. Thirty children ages 4-6 increased vegetable intake by 37 percent and fruit intake by 70 percent when portions were doubled.

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

    Wednesday, Aug. 1: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 2: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 3: Commodity pick-up, 8 a.m.; learn to play Rook or ping pong with Amy, 9:45 a.m.