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Today's Features

  • The time is quickly approaching to consider renovation of pastures.
    The decision to reseed pastures can be based on multiple reasons, like renovating old stands that are dying out causing bare spots, reducing the number of undesirable weeds and forages, introducing a new forage species, and controlling forage-related disorders.

  • This past week, 12 people interested in learning food preservation methods attended our very successful food preservation workshop at the Carroll County Extension office. Local extension volunteer and food processor Bobby Giles of Carrollton was a great help in helping me teach the workshop. Thank you so much, Bobby! We gave them hands-on experience in canning green beans, strawberry jam and freezing sweet corn and concentrated on the USDA-approved techniques and information.

  • How can God, who is all-loving and all-powerful, allow evil to exist in a world that he created? This is the question that believers and unbelievers alike have been asking for generations.
    The nature of the problem of evil will never begin to be understood by this city or anyone else, until it is examined from a scriptural point of view, understanding that scripture interprets scripture. (2 Timothy 3:16 KJV)

  • Workshop planned on spiritual renewal
    Second Baptist Church, 611 Sycamore St in Carrollton will hold a Spiritual Renewal Workshop, 6:30 p.m. July 22-24, the speaker for Thursday, July 24 will be the Rev. Dr. Frank Houston.

    Monthly hymn sing set at Sanders church
    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing 6:30 p.m., Sunday, July 27. The congregation invites the public to attend.
     

  • Thursday, July 24
    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.
    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.
    Carroll County High School football boosters meet at 6 p.m. at the high school media center.
    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Thursday of the month on the second floor of the old court house.

  • The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission received an $87,000 contribution to help families and  children have enough to eat.  
    The donation – which was given to the non-profit organization through the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program – will work to keep the shelves stocked at a local food pantry and help families start and expand food gardens in Carroll County.

  • At a meeting toward the end of June, I had a discussion about how quickly the summer was going by and that it seemed like it was almost over. The funny part about this discussion is that summer had not actually even started.
    Our definition of the seasons is no longer determined by when they actually start, but by when our idea of them starts. Summer might be the most extreme example of this, but they all seem to follow the pattern ingrained in us by the schedule we followed from age 5 to age 18: the school calendar.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

    Thursday, July 24: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.
    Friday, July 25: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; scams, 11 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; dancing in Madison, Ind., 4:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, July 24: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fizz, Boom, Read, stories and a science experiment, ages 6-11, 11 a.m.; Shakespeare workshop, 1-4 p.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.
    Friday, July 25: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Shakespeare workshop, 1-4 p.m.; play: Midsummer Nights Dream, 3 p.m.
    Saturday, July 26: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; teen movie, “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, 2 p.m.

  • Feed the Children and Speedway Children’s Charities will host a free food distribution event Aug. 14 at Carroll County High School. Volunteers will need to be on site at 8 a.m. to unload the truck. A meeting for volunteers will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, at First Baptist Church in Carrollton.
    Eligible families will receive vouchers from Carroll County Schools for food, and pick up will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the high school parking lot near the athletics fields. Signs will be posted to help direct traffic, which will enter from Hwy. 227.