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Today's Features

  • Join the Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America Feb. 17, for a night of fellowship and memories, as the current FFA chapter hosts a reunion. The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 17, at the CCHS Ag shop.

    No matter what year of your membership or your level involvement, you are welcome to come see the changes being made as well as help FFA to keep the history of its program strong.

    There will be dinner, old chapter scrapbooks and yearbooks to look over, and a brief overview of the program from Mackenzie Wright.

  • Ongoing severe winter weather has more than doubled the number of canceled American Red Cross blood drives and the resulting blood and platelet donation shortfall since earlier this month. The Red Cross now considers the situation critical and is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors.

  • Mold and mildew are two fungi that may appear from time to time in your home. They can trigger allergic reactions or asthmatic complications for certain people, so prompt removal is critical to protect your family’s health.

    Both mold and mildew are types of fungi that grow in moist environments, spread easily and live on various surfaces. Mildew is a type of mold that usually has flat growth and remains on the surface. Mold contains multiple identical nuclei and grows in patches of various colors and can penetrate beneath the surface of an infected material.

  • Record keeping may not be every farmer’s favorite activity, and probably not the reason someone chooses farming as a career. With time, patience, and a commitment to get it done, it can make your financial life a lot less stressful.

    Record keeping does not have to be difficult. It is a way to keep track of things about your operation that will help you make better long-term decisions. You can use a ledger book or a computer—whatever helps you maintain consistency. Software programs can make your data more meaningful.

  • Although we live in a country where we are sometimes divided by politics, theories, and even perceptions of right and wrong, we still have 48 states in one location, plus Hawaii and Alaska added. We have the opportunity to go from state to state by simply driving on through. State roads, interstates and even county two-lane highways have a sign entering and leaving whatever state that you are in.

    Now, what does that have to do with our lives?

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., or as noted, breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Kentucky has been given an extension to allow Kentucky identification cards and driver’s licenses to be used at Federal facilities, military bases and airports until Oct. 10, 2018. This means you have until October to get a Passport book or card if you plan to travel by air after that time, as it is uncertain when new Kentucky driver’s licenses will be available to meet federal standards.

    Current passport applications are taking 4-6 weeks for processing.

  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the American Legion Post No. 41 Saturday, Feb. 10. Family-friendly activities will be held from 6-8 p.m., including a D.J., treats and games. An adults only event, including music and dancing, will be held from 8:30 p.m.-midnight.

  • New events

    Saturday, Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) host a town hall meeting at 10 a.m., at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room. This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met Jan. 19, at the Two Rivers Restaurant with sixmembers in attendance. The minutes of the November meeting were read and approved. The treasurer reported that 46 people had paid their dues. This is a record membership for the association. The treasurer’s report was approved.