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Today's Features

  • Several calls have come into the office about the presence of silken nests or “tents” in trees over the last couple of weeks.

    These tents are the nests of eastern tent caterpillars (ETC).

    ETC populations fluctuate from year to year. Defol-iation of trees, building of unsightly silken nests in trees, and wandering caterpillars crawling over plants, walkways, and roads cause this insect to be a pest in the late spring and early summer.

  • Even though school will be out for most of Kentucky’s young people, learning thrives through play during the summer. You can do many educational and fun activities with your children to keep their minds working and imaginations flowing during the summer.

  • Thursday, May 7: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers 11 a.m.; GED Help, 4 p.m.; Homework Help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, May 8:  Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, May 9: Pokemon Card Game, 1-4 p.m. 

    Monday, May 11:  Walk-away the Pounds; 5:15 p.m.-Zumba! 6 p.m.-Court Street Cinema:  Selma.

    Tuesday, May 12:  Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; B4K Club, 11 a.m.; GED Help, 4 p.m.; Homework Help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

  • Kroger, Hwy. 227 in Carrollton, is holding a yard sale/cookout, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 23. The Relay for Life team will be selling purple bows for $5. 

    There will be a memory board located behind the U Scan. For a $1 donation, the name of a loved one who has been touched by cancer will be added. This board is on display now until May 30. 

    All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.  For more information, call (502) 347-9742.

  • “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” - Warren Buffett

    Last week Carroll County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Christin Herbst and I presented a lesson on trees at Cartmell Elementary School. The students constructed a “human” tree and were taught the importance of trees. 

  • The White Castle Crave Mobile will be back in Carrollton. The truck will be open from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Kroger parking lot. Proceeds benefit the Carroll County High School girls basketball team. 

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

     

    Thursday, May 7: Walk with ease, 9:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 8: Health rhythm drumming, 10:30 a.m.; free manicures with Missy Ireland, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Mother’s Day tea sponsored by Fairview Assisted Living facility, 1:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 7

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Friday, May 8

    The American Legion Post 41 will have Bike Night every Friday starting today from 6-9 p.m. weather permitting. For more information please call (502)732-4941.

    Saturday, May 9