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Today's Features

  • 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, April 2: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, April 3: Closed for Good Friday.

    Monday, April 6: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, April 7: Free bingo, 10 a.m.;  lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Carroll County Area Technology Center will host a healthcare expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18. See what local healthcare services are available in the area. The CCATC is located at 1704 Highland Ave., Carrollton.

    Healthcare students will be available to provide blood pressure screenings, and different businesses will be on hand to provide information and to answer questions. If you are a business and would like to attend, contact Candy Gibson or Kristie Beatty at (502) 732-4479 or email Candice.Gibson@carroll.kyschools.us or Kristie.Beatty@carroll.kyschools.us.

  • Last Friday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provided farm owners and producers one additional week, until April 7, 2015, to choose between Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC), the safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill.

    The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres also will be April 7, 2015.

  • We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings. Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

  • News-Democrat readers who traveled to Nashville for the SEC Tournament or to Louisville for the NCAA Tournament to see the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team play sent in their photos from the stands.

  • Shooting Sports - Held at Rafter 7 Farm on Hwy. 389

    April 12 and every other Sunday: Shotgun at 2 p.m. and pistol at 4:30 p.m.

    April 13 and every other Monday: Rifle at 5:30 p.m.

    April 15 and every other Wednesday: Archery at 5:30 p.m. and muzzle loader at 6:30 p.m.

     

    March 30: Sewing orientation at 6 p.m. at the extension office

    April 6, 8: Beginning sewing from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the extension office

  • Spring has finally arrived!

    How nice to see temperatures on the rise (despite the chilly next couple of days we will be experiencing) and that grass continue to green up.

    As the soil temperatures also warm up, planting season is definitely on its way.

    Do you know what that means?

    Farmers’ market season will be opening soon.

  • Diabetes is a disease that affects the body’s ability to control blood sugar (blood glucose). The effects of diabetes can include blindness, kidney disease, heart disease, stroke, and nerve damage. To understand diabetes, you first need to understand normal blood sugar.

    Normal blood sugar

  • Carroll County High School drama performed “Pirates of Penzance” March 20-21.

  • For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, March 26: 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, March 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Quilling Spring Bouquet, (learn use of paper scrolls to make a charming spring bouquet), 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 28: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”, 2 p.m.