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Today's Features

  • It is Kentucky Derby week, a fantastic time of year. Summer is around the corner and families start to go on summer vacations shortly.

    Taking your kids to catch some hand-sized bluegill is another great aspect of this time of year in our state.

    “A lot of your bigger male bluegill are moving up into the shallows,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “It is an excellent time to take kids out and get them excited and hooked on fishing.”

  • Thursday, May 11

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and Three Rivers District Health Department host a town hall meeting from 6-8 p.m. at General Butler State Resort Park’s convention center. Topics include Carroll County’s overall health and wellbeing and substance abuse and recovery. Guest speakers include Rep. Rick Rand and Ben Chandler of Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. This event is free and open to the public.

  • Dividing Ridge Apostolic hosts budgeting company

    Stress Free Budget, an internet-based non-profit incorporation, will host a town meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Dividing Ridge Apostolic Church. This meeting is free and is designed to show how the company can help the community.

  • You know it’s tough enough to live this life, with all the trials, tests, and resistances- with all that God has promised us a blessed life.

  • Raise your hand if you are willing to pay $275 plus travel costs to come to Carrollton for a week-long working vacation. Fortunately for General Butler State Resort Park, there are 15 volunteers and several crew leaders from the American Hiking Society who have done just that by giving a week of their time to make improvements to the park’s trails.

  • Scenes from the Mary Ann Gentry Art Show reception Friday, sponsored by the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Cartmell Elementary students visited the Civil War encampment April 28, at Point Park. The free event was sponsored by Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism. 

  • I will be hosting a new cooking program called “Lunch and Learn” starting on May 9th. The program will run for six months on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. It will be held at the Extension Office starting at 12:10 and running to 12:50. The premise of the program is for you to bring your lunch at noon and while you eat, I will be demonstrating new food recipes. The recipes will correspond with items you will be able to get fresh at the grocery store or at the Farmers Market.

  • Carroll County Cooperative Extension hosted a program for all fifth-graders from Cartmell Elementary School called “Recipes For Life.”

    Thanks to Superintendent Bill Hogan and Bus Transportation Director Nadena Mahoney for organizing bus transportation to bring the students to the Extension office.

  • Flowers in bloom, the sound of hooves thundering down the track, the whinny of a horse, the big and colorful hats, the taste of Derby Pie, the sweet sounds of “My Old Ken-tucky Home” playing in the background, the bugle call to the post, and “They’re off in the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby!”

    May is a very special time in Kentucky, and although this year’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby may be a little on the rainy and cool side, there is nothing like it in the world.