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Today's News

  • Don’t wait until it’s too late to gather info on family

    By the time I was born way back in 1962, both of my dad’s parents had already passed away. My grandmother, Lovina Amanda (Hackett) Codling, died in 1938 in her mid-50s. My grandfather, Charles Cicero Codling, died in 1952 in his mid-70s.

    My mother’s mother, Ola Ethel (Reed) Wherry, died days after my first birthday. We were living in a suburb of Washington, D.C., at that time. I really have no idea if she was ever well enough to travel down to see me or if our family went up to see them after I was born.

  • County attorney assists with guardian petitions to help local families

    The last thing anyone wants to think about is not being able to take care of oneself or having to depend on loved ones. Worse, yet, is having to be a loved one and not being able to take care of them.

    Even though these are not pleasant things to think about, they are things that every responsible adult should consider. Nobody plans on having a stroke, being in an automobile accident or developing Alzheimers or dementia. Sometimes life’s catastrophes cannot be avoided, but oftentimes, they can be planned for.

  • Lawmakers get to work key issues

    Under the rules that govern odd-year legislative sessions, much of the General Assembly’s work doesn’t begin until February and it ends about a week before the start of March Madness. With four days set aside in January for organizational matters and one or two days in late March used to consider any vetoes, that leaves about 25 days to cover what is often a long agenda.

    With that in mind, the Kentucky House of Representatives wasted no time in moving its major priorities forward when my legislative colleagues and I returned to the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

  • Community Calendar | Week of Feb. 13, 2013

    Wednesday, Feb. 13

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

  • Track team competes at Mason Dixon

    The Carroll County varsity track team competed in the Mason County Indoor Meet Saturday, Feb. 9. Head coach Joe Creager said the team had some good results and was able to compare times with the University of Kentucky meet two weeks ago.

    Senior Brandon Franklin led the team with a 9th place finish in the shot put.

  • Church News | Feb. 13, 2013

    Pastor celebrates fifth anniversary

    The Pentecostals of Carrollton Church, 103 Park Lanes Center in Carrollton, will hold the fifth pastoral anniversary celebration for Pastor and Mrs. Ron Tiller Feb. 22-24.

    The Friday evening celebration will start at 7 p.m., Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m.

    Pastor Mark Copeland of Sebastopol, Mississippi will be one of the speakers.

    Compassion Week concert is Saturday

  • Ashes and Valentines

    Planets are colliding as you read this. Beginning today, Wednesday, a 48-hour cycle will witness Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day. Obviously, we cannot call this a seamless event. But they may be closer than we think. 

  • 2013 Homecoming Crowning
  • Many local residents step up for the February challenge

    Last week I gave you a February challenge — to select a few ways that you can improve your eating habits from a list of 25 ways that I had in my column.

    Several Carroll County residents have taken up the challenge and you can too.

    Read over the list from last week. Select some you wish to do to prove your health.

    Send me an e-mail with what you are doing or stop by the Extension office with what you plan to do.   I have a small gift for you. At the end of the challenge we’ll see how many took the challenge. 

  • Grasses over option for ground cover in rough winter months

    Many areas in pastures are susceptible to severe damage between late fall and early spring. High traffic areas such as feeding areas, sacrifice lots, alleyways, gateways and waterers are often bare and muddy this time of year.

    To slow and reduce soil erosion, compaction, forage damage, and weed problems, these areas need to be renovated promptly.  It is also beneficial for animal health to reduce muddy areas.

    Both annual (Italian) and perennial ryegrass are good options when renovating these areas.