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Today's News

  • Make a patriotic basket for the summer holidays

    Would you like a special basket to use for Memorial Day or for the Fourth of July? Basket maker Kathy Watts is teaching a class in weaving the red, white and blue “Patriotic Drum Basket” from 6–9 p.m., Thurs-day, May 21, at the Exten-sion office. To see a picture of the basket, stop by the Extension office for a flier publicizing the class.

    If you are interested in taking this class, please call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030 by Friday, May 16, so enough materials can be ready for you. 

  • Safety must be top priority with chemicals

    May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month, and as agricultural producers, high- quality water is very important to us.

    Agricultural chemicals are also an important part of many farm operations.  Used properly, they help produce an abundant, safe food supply.  If mishandled, however, they can contaminate groundwater, which is a source of drinking water for most residents.

    Reduce the chance that improperly used agricultural chemicals might contaminate groundwater by following these steps:

  • ‘Steel Magnolias’ entertains at English Schoolhouse
  • Dance, Dance
  • Nutrition important for fitness

    In this month’s Health Matters, we are going to hit a few topics and tidbits to help with nutrition and training.

    Eggs

    The question arises at least once a week, what about eggs? I love them and want to eat them daily, but should I limit my consumption, due to the fear of cholesterol consumption?

  • Vote Tuesday to set county’s future course

    Carroll County voters face some important and difficult choices Tuesday as they head to the polls for the primary election.

    The county will see new leadership at the top with the upcoming retirement of Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Five Democratic contenders want the county’s top job.

    Voters need to select a candidate who can fill Tomlinson’s shoes and provide the strong leadership the county needs. The next judge-executive comes into office with the county financially strong, but facing many challenges.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of May 15, 2014

    Thursday, May 15

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

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

    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, May 16

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • Apostolic church plans community day event

    The First Apostolic Church will host a Community Day Event at Point Park from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 17.

    There will be gospel singing including the Chase Condon Band from Columbus, Ohio. Games for the children, hotdogs, chips, cookies, and drinks will also be served. 

    This event has been planned by the church members to let the Carrollton area see what the church is all about.  Everyone in the community is invited. 

  • Don’t prejudge; take time to see for yourself

    Have you ever thought that someone was really different than what they really were because of suppositions you made or things someone told you? Have you ever prejudged someone and then learned that they are not like what you thought — at all? Have you ever negatively stereotyped someone because of what they looked like, who they hung out with, or what they stood for and then found that they were actually a better person than what you thought they were? I mean, you even found out you liked them! 

  • 2014 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees