Today's News

  • 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.

  • Senior Calendar--August 1, 2012

     The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Aug. 1: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 2: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 3: Commodity pick-up, 8 a.m.; learn to play Rook or ping pong with Amy, 9:45 a.m.

  • Budget cuts hollowing out court system

    As chief justice, I find it disheartening that I can no longer assure you that the courts in Kentucky will be open when you need them. For the first time in modern history, we will have to close every courthouse in the state to balance the Judicial Branch budget. For three days in 2012, we must furlough all court personnel and close all courthouse doors because the General Assembly has not allotted enough money to fund court operations at current levels.

  • At the Library--August 1, 2012

      Regular children’s programing will be on vacation for the month of August. Sign your child up for “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.” Ask at the desk for details.

    Wednesday, Aug, 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 10-noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.;  GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • Readers on Vacation
  • Liven up a summer party with Bloody Mary tomatoes

     I spent several hours with my Club Sisters this past weekend discussing a menu we were going to prepare together.  Of course, we got off on our many tangents, because that is what talking about food does for anyone.  It started with us reminiscing about foods we had had throughout the years and oh how good they were.