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Today's News

  • Celebrating Reading

     Carroll County Public Library Summer Reading Program finished up on July 25 with a performance by juggler and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn from Dayton, Oh. The Summer Reading Program is designed to help children keep up their reading level when school is not in session. 

  • 1,000 books before kindergarten

     SARAH BEACH

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Aiden Lilley, 5, was the first person to complete the Carroll County Public Library program called “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.”

    While children of ages one to five are elligible for the program, Lilley was already five before he began. This left him only from January to August to read the allotted 1,000 books.

  • Veterans Recognition event Aug. 9

    On Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5-7p.m., The Seventh Annual Veterans Recognition Event will be held at the Jon Black Community Center in Buckner in Oldham County.

    All veterans, current military personnel, their families and those who support our military are invited to this free event.

    The featured speaker is a two-tour veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who will talk about his time in Iraq and his current issues with PTSD and TBI. His wife will participate in the presentation along with his service dog that is specifically trained to help with PTSD.

  • Courthouses closed, court services shut down statewide on Aug. 6

    Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Monday, Aug. 6, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the first of three furlough days in 2012. This will be the first time since Kentucky’s modern court system was formed in 1976 that the Judicial Branch must close courthouse doors to balance its budget.

    The furloughs will affect only non-elected court personnel, who will be off work without pay as part of the Judicial Branch’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Reduction Plan.

  • Paid in full - Jesus died so our sins would be forgiven

  • Community Calendar

     Wednesday, Aug. 1

    Carrollton Main Street is inviting Carrollton’s Downtown business/property owners to a meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Library.  

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park at noon.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Readers on vacation - Aug. 1, 2012
  • Cutting corn silage an option to feed cattle in drought

    The drought that first hit western Kentucky and spread to the rest of the state in late June has taken a toll on this year’s corn crop.  Many grain farmers are looking at options to salvage especially poor crops.  Cutting silage for cattle feed is an option. 

    Before cutting corn for silage, there are two things that should be done:

    1) Test the corn for potentially high nitrate levels.  High nitrate levels in silage can kill animals.  Although proper ensilaging can reduce levels by half, it can still be potentially high.

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  • Children may need help to eat enough fruits and vegetables

    Despite health promotions, such as MyPlate, MyPyramid and Eat Five a Day, children still aren’t consuming the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. Two recent studies from the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offer some insight to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables in children.

    The first study found that if the portion size of fruits and vegetables are larger, children are inclined to eat more of them. Thirty children ages 4-6 increased vegetable intake by 37 percent and fruit intake by 70 percent when portions were doubled.