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Today's Features

  • Although we are still a little over a month from the official start of autumn, now is the time to add some new plantings to extend your fresh produce well into the fall.

    Cooler nights later in the year can increase the sugar content of many crops and thus increase their quality. Cooler nights also slow growth, so crops can take longer to mature than in the summer. Keep this slower pace in mind when checking seeds for days to maturity.

  • It’s that time again to be excited about a new school year. It will be a year of learning and meeting new friends. However, being bullied can take away the excitement of going to school and cause the child to not do well.

    A new school year presents a great time for new beginnings and exciting expectations for what lies ahead. Unfortunately, bullying can make a new school year not so great if you are the victim.

  • Carrollton Police Officer Andy Sisenstein organized a 4-on-4 basketball tournament July 30. Teams were allowed one substitute. Six teams of five signed up, and there was also a 3-point competition. The event raised $600 for Shop With A Cop.

    The team of Andy Sisenstein, Lonnie Mumphrey, Malachia Cole and Darrius Taylor won the 4-on-4 tournament.  

  • The Carroll County Library hosted Camp Shakespeare July 25-29. On July 29, the group performed “Romeo and Juliet.” The play stayed true to its theme, while also giving the participants the opportunity to do some improvisation as well. 

  • The Northern Kentucky Area Development District has been selected to receive $10,000 from Meals on Wheels America. This grant has been made possible through a generous donation from the Kellogg Twenty-Five Year Employees Fund. The Fund is seeking to expand its support of former Kellogg employees and their families by providing grant funds to local Meals on Wheels programs in Kellogg communities.

  • Apply effective mental strategies

    • Constantly search the road for changing conditions.

    • Give yourself space and time to respond to other motorists’ actions.

    • Give other motorists’ time and space to respond to you.

    • Use lane positioning to be seen; ride in the part of the lane where you are the most visible.

    • Watch for turning vehicles.

    • Signal your next move in advance.

    • Avoid weaving between lanes.

  • New events, programming

    Thursday, Aug. 4: Ready Fair, Kathryn Winn Elementary, 4-6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 5: St. Elizabeth Mammogram Van, 9-11 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 8: Lunchtime Make and Take, make decorator vases out of simple glass bottles, bring a glass bottle or use one of the library’s, noon.

    Monday, Aug. 8, 2016: Court Street Cinema, “Mother’s Day”, 6 p.m.