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Today's Features

  • Hello once again, my friends. As I sit typing this article I can only think of days to come, days when the high temperatures are not 100 degrees with high humidity. The dog days of summer are upon us, but that doesn’t mean we stop eating. In fact, with birthdays, parties and summer cookouts we often eat just as much or more during the summer.

  • Cassidy Buchanan, 16, of Carroll County was invited to serve as an ambassador for the Arabian Horse breed to ride in three breed demonstrations at the 2017 Breyerfest-Gateway to India. She rode a pure-bred 14-year-old gelding named FA Soccer. 

  • The Three Rivers District Health Department has partnered with the United Methodist Church Food Ministry summer food service in Carroll County to offer free food service to all children through age 18.

    The program provides an enhanced snack for each child, health department grant writer and community development specialist Hayley Franklin said.

    The United Methodist Church Food Ministry in Owen County prepares the snacks, Franklin said, and then brings them to Carroll County Health Department in a mobile food vehicle.

  • Two employees of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently used the department’s website at www.fw.ky.gov to glean information on catching saugeye.

    They used the 5-foot contour maps on the “Find a place to fish” to study the bottom of Guist Creek Lake in Shelby County and determine a place to fish. They later fished those areas and caught their first saugeye.

  • The 4-H trap shooters practiced at the range behind Herb Kinman Chevrolet, July 9. 

  • Applications will soon be available for the 2017 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1804 Highland Avenue, Carrollton or the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The application period is July 31, through Aug. 18. Applications may NOT be picked up until July 31. All applications must be turned into the Conservation District Office by Aug. 18, at 4:30 p.m.

    Office hours for the Conservation District are as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon a.m. and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Most children love playing outdoors. However, they do not know the importance of sun safety. Excessive, unprotected sun exposure is especially dangerous to children. Did you know 80 percent of lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18. One in five Americans develops skin cancer. Too much lifetime exposure increases the risk of melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer, later in life.

  • Fifty-three cyclists will pedal through Carroll County on July 22, as a fundraiser for the work of Rosedale Mennonite Missions. These riders are participating in the 12th annual Ride for Missions. This year’s 360-mile route runs from Shelbyville, Ky., to Kidron, Ohio.