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Today's Features

  • Many parents worry for their families, and especially for their children’s future. But the actual question would be, what is really being done for them?
    We think that having a good job, a good house and a good car, providing them with food, buying them clothes and giving them an education so that they face the future on their own, means that we have accomplished our job as parents. But what about moral principles and, most importantly, what about God’s principles?

  • Carroll County resident Marjorie Bowers conquered her fear of heights by trekking a mountain range in the Tibetan Himalayas.

    Last year, she conquered clostrophobia – fear of tight spaces – by crawling 250 feet down a 3-foot-by-3-foot shaft into the depths of an Egyptian pyramid.

    Now she is fearless, she says with a smile.

    But conquering those fears actually has been more of a serendipitous by-product of her travels to such far-flung, exotic places. Rather, Bowers is attempting to quench her deep thirst for knowledge.

  • The Carroll County Extension Homemakers hosted a tea Feb. 16 for the residents of New Horizons Assisted Living
    Residents were treated to tea, sandwiches and cookies, and former members shared their memories of belonging to the Homemakers Club.
    Stories of days gone by and of hobbies and interests brought smiles to everyone.

  • The News-Democrat

  • Community business leaders can access the knowledge and experience of 11 internationally acclaimed leaders by attending the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Family Worship Center in Carrollton on May 6.
    The Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leadership training event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga. to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including Carrollton. Speakers for the event include:

  • A 10-hour Kentucky hunters education class will meet from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Carroll County Extension Building, 500 Floyd Ave., Carrollton.
    The class is required for all hunters born after Jan. 1, 1975. Topics include survival, first aid, firearm safety, ethics, wildlife identification.
    The class is free to anyone 9 years old or older on the day of the class. Another class is set for Aug. 26-27.
    For information, call (502) 732-5120.

  • I hope you noticed the ad in the paper recently about the sign-up period for the Phase I cost-share money.
    Applications will be taken from Wednesday, March 16, through 4:30 p.m. March 30; they will be available at the Extension Office, and anyone on my mailing list will receive an application in the mail. They will be sent out Tuesday, March 15.
    The sign-up this time has a 25- to 75-percent match, with a limit of $2,500. Receipts dated from Sept. 21 through the end of the program will be eligible.

  • March 14-20 is Brain Awareness Week, so start thinking about your brain.
    The brain is an amazing organ. It controls all organs and bodily functions, all of our thoughts, emotions and memory, and gives us the ability to be self-aware.
    Like other body parts, it is natural for the brain to lose some its sharpness; but it can deteriorate even faster without proper care.
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, staying physically active and maintaining a “brain-healthy” diet is important, as is staying socially active and mentally alert.

  • The Carrollton Woman’s Club met Tuesday, March 1, at the Carroll County Extension Office. Members enjoyed a pot-luck dinner and held the group’s annual business meeting.
    Hostess Nancy Jo Grobmyer opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. Nancy Ellis gave the blessing.
    Grobmyer presided at the business meeting; eight members were present.