Today's Features

  • Kentucky State Police Post 5 will host the 2013 Trooper Island Golf Scramble June 12 at the Henry County Country Club in New Castle. Trooper Island is a non-profit organization that operates solely on private contributions.

    Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the scramble will begin at 9 a.m.

    The cost is $60 per person or $240 per team. It includes green fees, cart and lunch. The fee also includes a chance to win a 2013 Chevrolet Camaro.

  • Team plans hot dog lunch

    The Green Valley Crusaders’ will host a bake sale and lunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, June 14 at Green Valley Nursing Home, 1206 11th Street. The lunch will consist of hot dog or coney, chips and drink for $5.  The Green Valley team’s proceeds benefit Carroll County Relay for Life.

    Team Robbins sets yard sale

  • Thirty-two contestants representing local scholarship pageants from across the state will be vying for the title of Miss Kentucky 2013 and this year one of the semi-finalists will be determined by the public, rather than the panel of judges.   

  • Relay for Life Team Robbins held “Pageant Prep” Saturday, May 18, at the Carroll County Middle School. The day was dedicated to giving all girls the royal princess treatment. The girls received tips on make up and hair; self-confidence and self-esteem; walking, posing and poise tips; wardrobe tips; and etiquette lessons. They participated in mock interviews with public speaking advice. The girls also got their picture taken with pageant queens from across the state. All money raised benefited the Carroll County Relay for Life.

  • Gardening season is in full force with the threat of frost now behind us.  Before the garden went in, we had soil on our minds with testing the soil for fertilizer and lime.  How-ever, now is also a good time to think about your soil.

    I have talked about soil compaction in cropland, but soil compaction also creates an unfriendly growing environment for garden plants. 

    It is a serious problem for many home gardeners.  Thankfully, it is relatively easy to prevent.

  • The Carroll County Fair is June 7-15 and the Carroll County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service is getting ready for it.

    We encourage all residents to exhibit items you have made, grown and created so we can showcase the wonderful talents of our Carroll County residents in the exhibit trailer and at the livestock shows. 

    The fair catalog providing all exhibit guidelines and rules is available at the Carroll County Extension Service office and The News-Democrat.

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

    Wednesday, May 29: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bunk-O tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, May 30: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Bunk O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 31: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; ice cream social, noon.

    Monday, June 3: Walk to Point Park, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; morning muffins from Fairview Place, 10 a.m.; Gentivia health presentation, 10 a.m.; TOPPS, 4:30 p.m.