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Today's Features

  • It is officially summertime, which means it seems that we are all running in different directions and time seems to be flying at a rate that is unreal in comparison to winter. 

    The sun comes out earlier and stays out later, however that rarely equates to the ability to get more done.  In summertime, we often get so busy that we can forget there are activities going on in our community that we can get involved in. 

  • There will be a Farm Field Day Tuesday, July 12, at the Bob Luckhardt Farm on Pardue Road in Ghent.

    Signs will be at Sharon Road and Hwy. 47 and at Pardue and Sharon roads. I think the road sign may say Purdue Road.

    The day will begin at 6 p.m. and end with a twilight meal. Topics will be seeding techniques, restoring high traffic areas, warm season grasses, winter limit feeding of livestock, watering system options and dead animal composting.

  • Carroll County Extension Homemakers participated in the 2011 Relay for Life Friday, June 17 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. 

    Sister Teddy Nolan was the lucky winner of the beautiful caring lap quilt made by Home-makers’ president Gloria Lindsay. All funds were  donated to the Carroll County Relay for Life cancer effort.

  • The threat of severe storms Friday night and into Saturday morning didn’t deter the 15 teams participating in this year’s Relay for Life at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    County Relay Chairman Scott Niswonger said meteorologists earlier in the week forecast a 60 percent chance of severe thunderstorms, prompting him to call a special meeting with team captains and other Relay official Thursday night to determine options for the annual event, which was held from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.

  • Nominations for Farm Service Agency county committees will open on Wednesday, June 15, Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer has announced.

    Nominations must be postmarked or received in a local U.S. Department of Agriculture Service Center by Aug. 1. FSA will mail ballots to eligible voters on Nov. 4. Ballots will be due back to the county office by Dec. 5. Newly elected committee members and alternates will take office Jan. 2, 2012.

  • 4-H winners at the Carroll County were Jessica Foster with three art entries, Haley Hendrick with two photography entries, Tristan Louden with five entries in the crafts area and Haley Tharp with a ceramics and weaving project.

    All of these youth will be going to the Kentucky State Fair with their entries. Haley Tharp also had a sewing entry, but did not qualify for state.

    In the livestock section, it was a very hot evening and our beef kids had a state show this past weekend so they decided not to come out with the heat.

  • Carroll County Extension Homemakers will be participating in the 2011 Relay for Life this coming Friday at the Carroll County Fairgrounds with a Homemakers tent.  President Gloria Lindsay has made a special cancer lap quilt to be raffled off with money donated to the Carroll County Relay for Life.

    The Home-makers will be there from 6 p.m. (7 p.m. is opening ceremony) until after the luminaria ceremony to draw for the lap quilt.

  • Wednesday, June 15

    The Lighthouse, 21st Century Community Learning Center, Carroll County Middle School 408 Fifth St. in Carrollton accepts registration for Summer Camp, June 20-24 for ages, next school year’s third grades to eighth grades. Cost is $85 for one student, $145 for two siblings and $200 for three siblings. Breakfast, lunch and snack are included. Transportation is not provided. For information, call (502) 732-6834

  • I read recently of an experiment that took place in 1970. Two psychologists from Princeton University gathered a group of seminary students and told them that they were to give a brief message to a group of their professors.

    Some of the students were given adequate time to prepare and adequate time to get across campus. Others were not. The ones who were not were told that they were already running late. This group was given only a few minutes to put together a talk and to get to where they were to deliver their message.