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Today's Features

  • The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits.  Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles, and horticulture.  Carroll County Fair catalogs are available the Extension Office.

  • For most people, the upcoming months signal the arrival of fresh, seasonal produce, which promises eating at its finest. However, sometimes that produce isn’t as ripe as you need it to be. Some produce that has traveled a great distance is picked while it is still green and will not be ripe when it reaches the store. For some fruits, you can speed up the ripening process at home.

  • Thursday, May 28

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4 p.m. an the school.

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at 1208 Highland Ave.

  • As we approach the season of graduation, I pause to reflect on when I graduated high school. Fourty-three years ago I walked across the stage and received a high school diploma from Owen County High School.

    At the age of 18, I thought I knew what I would be doing for the rest of my life. As high school and college graduates who have completed “required classes” begin to step into the next place in our lives, we often stop and question if it is right.

  • Open Door Baptist Church, 1476 Hwy. 36 East, Carrollton, will host the 11th annual Deaf Conference June 6-7. 

    The event begins at 5 p.m. June 6, with a cookout, followed by services at 6 p.m. On Sunday, June 7, Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. and church service at 11 a.m., followed by food and fellowship. Guest speakers are Mike and Candy Bader, pictured.

  • Katrina’s School of Dance held its 22nd annual recital May 16 at Carroll County Middle School.

  • Thursday, May 21

    Champions For A Drug Free Carroll County hosts a heroin town hall meeting at the park in Sanders. Kentucky State Police Det. Dave Roberts will be speaking.

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Animal Support meets at 6:30 p.m. at the second floor meeting room of the Carroll County courthouse.

  • Once again, after going through my column ideas folder of scribbled notes on church bulletins, saved emails and starts of columns I haven’t finished, I’m turning these random bits of miscellany into today’s column.

    I hope some of these thoughts will be helpful to someone reading this.

    • “How could a thorn ever be grace?” That’s from a song, “Strong,” that I heard at a church recently. Thorns hurt, and I was hurting that day.

  •  4-H members are working diligently to get their projects ready to exhibit at the Carroll County Fair.  So many lifelong skills are learned through participating in 4-H.  There will be items displayed in many areas, including photography, recycled items, horticulture, home environment, clothing, food, electricity, arts and crafts, consumer and financial education, crops, needlework and then our animal science shows in the barn on the fairgrounds.

    Open livestock show information is listed above.