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Today's Features

  • Republican candidate for Kentucky Secretary of State Ryan Quarles and Candidate for Kentucky Attorney General Whitney Westerfield are scheduled to speak at 7 p.m. at the community room at 1208 Highland Ave. Everyone is welcome to hear the future plans these candidates have for the respective statewide offices.

  • The Carroll County Public Library will be presenting the Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show during the months of April and May. For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, April 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; Court Street Cinema, “ Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”, 2 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; Homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.; Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils, 6 p.m.

  • I love Springtime! With the weather being so nice over the last few days, it has gotten me to thinking about getting things cleaned up and straightened up. Yep, it’s time to clean out the garage and bring things back up out of the basement and get ready for some fun and sun-filled days. I love springtime! Got to get the lawn mower serviced and ready to go. Won’t be long until the grass will need to be cut. And then you have those ladies who put a very strong emphasis on spring cleaning in and around the house.

  • Many of us are planning to take part in more outdoor recreational activities as the weather continues to warm up.  Remember that spending unprotected time in the sun increases your risk for skin cancer, the most common cancer in the United States.

  • Despite the rain this week, the warm temperatures have finally reached the county, and pastures are really starting to green up.

    As it is certainly nice to see that green arrive, now is also a time when livestock producers need to watch out for grass tetany, also called spring tetany or grass staggers.  It can also be referred to as wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany.

    Regardless of name, it is a condition caused by an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood of livestock.

  • Public speaking is one of Americans’ biggest fears. 4-H gives youth a chance to conquer this fear at a young age by giving them public speaking experience through the speech program. By the end of the program, some of the shyest young people can feel the accomplishment of conquering this fear.

  • Thursday, April 9

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

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, contact Life in Carrollton Ministries Director Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

  • Kroger Relay for Life held its annual “Cutie Pie” contest.

    In the boy’s category, the winner was Mason McMurry, son of Natalie McMurry and great-grandson of Gene and Sue McMurry.

    In the girls category the winner was Genesis Hollingsworth, daughter of Holly Hollingsworth.