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Today's Features

  • A lot of the time, stink bugs get a bad rap, and many producers associate this type of insect as one that is difficult to manage.  While some stink bugs found in Ken-tucky are indeed very harmful to agriculture production, there are some that are quite beneficial.
    So, what is a stink bug and why do we call it that?
    Stink bugs have piercing and sucking mouthparts and are in the order Hemiptera, which also includes assassin bugs and plant bugs.  

  • Are you enjoying all our fresh ripe summer produce available in Carroll County?
    If so, I invite you to participate in a special challenge being conducted from Aug. 1-31 by the Northern Kentucky and Louisville area Family and Con-sumer Sciences Extension.  
    We are asking you to track your fruit and veggie intake for seven consecutive days, make a “Plate it Up” Kentucky Proud recipe with local produce available and tell us what you think of it.
    I have more than 50 excellent Kentucky Proud recipes available in my office for your selection.

  • Thursday, July 31
    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.
    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.
    Friday, Aug. 1
    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    AA Big Book study groups meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Carroll County High School agriculture teacher Joe Vessels recently was awarded the Kentucky Department of Conservation Teacher of the Year.

    Vessels, originally a Payneville native from Meade County, began working in Carroll County in 2007 after he was offered the agriculture teacher’s job at the high school. He said farming was engrained in him at an early age, when he lived with his parents and five brothers and sisters on a corn and soybean farm.

  • The end of July is upon us, and with the close of the month also comes the winding down of summer.
    Sure, we have a few sweltering days ahead of us, and yes…the last day of summer is not until Sept. 21, but really, it is the coming of the new school year that signals the end of summer.  
    I know it is not necessarily a happy time for students and teachers, but for the rest of us, the beginning of school brings us back into a routine.

  • If you ask many 4-H alumni to name one of the most valuable life skills they learned during their 4-H careers, many would list the confidence gained through participating in communications projects. 4-H youth development strives to equip young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful adults. Effective communication and public speaking skills are vital to tomorrow’s leaders.

  • 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.