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Today's News

  • 155 fourth- and fifth-graders advance to county’s speech, demonstration competition

    What a wonderful two weeks! I had the opportunity to be at Cartmell Elementary School and listen as all fourth- and fifth-grade students presented speeches and demonstrations.

    You cannot believe how much was learned through research that the students did. Not only did the students learn, but the adults did, as well. 

    I was so fortunate to have three wonderful ladies (Gloria Lindsay, Robin Stephenson and Nancy Ellis) help with the judging, and I was the timekeeper. 

  • Angus Association registers Luckhardt Farm cow in report

    Luckhardt Farm in Ghent, Ky., has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having one registered Angus cow included in the association’s 2013 Pathfinder Report.

    Only 1,992 of the more than 25,000 American Angus Association members are represented in this year’s report, according to Bill Bowman, chief operating officer and director of performance programs of the association with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo.

  • Before applying as fertilizer, have manure tested for nutrients

    Properly using manure as a fertilizer can be economically and environmentally beneficial. 

    How-ever, nutrients in manure vary widely, and therefore it is important to have your manure tested before application.

    Testing allows for accuracy in nutrient management specific to your crop needs, and it minimizes water contamination caused by nutrient run-off or leaching.

  • Bring lunch, learn about versatile bamboo Feb. 26

    When you think of bamboo, do you think of the little bamboo plants for sale in Chinese restaurants? Some of us of a certain age also may remember using bamboo fishing rods at the lake.

    Bam-boo has moved to a higher level today; it is used in many different items for your home and clothing, and is our topic for the “Lunch ’n Learn” at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

  • Community Calendar | Week of Feb. 20, 2013

    Wednesday, Feb. 20

    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. Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4:15 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, Feb. 21

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

  • Church News | Feb. 20, 2013

    Revival services set at Relevant Church

    Relevant Church will hold revival services with the Rev. Norman Parsley of Cincinnati, Ohio, at 7 p.m. March 1-2 and at 11 a.m. March 3. Relevant Church is located at 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton.

    Harris to minister at Second Baptist

  • Saluting our seniors
  • When perfect isn’t enough, woman pressures her family

    A few weeks ago, I watched a movie on TV called “The Perfect Family.”

    Right away, just by the title, you know they’re not perfect.

    The main character is Eileen, the mother of the family. A devout Catholic, she attends Mass every day, and at confession she confesses every sin she can think of down to her gossipy thoughts.

    She serves communion and delivers food to the homebound. She’s careful to pray before meals and keeps a family altar in her home.

  • Senate OKs bills on many key issues

    The state Senate continued working hard this week passing bills addressing healthcare, the state’s debt, school safety, economic development and the justice system. Without further ado, let’s dive right in.

    Health care

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Feb. 20, 2013

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

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 20: Hypo-thermia presentation with Margaret Watkins, Pulmonary Partners, 11 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Feb. 21: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, Feb. 22: Lunch at Cracker Barrell, 10:30 a.m.

    Monday, Feb. 25: Ice cream social, noon.

    Tuesday, Feb. 26:Sweet-tooth bingo provided by the Waters of Clifty Falls, 10 a.m.

    Wednesday, Feb. 27: Bunk-O tournament, 9:45 a.m.