Today's News

  • Groups hosting golf scramble fund-raisers

    The Worthville Fire Departmentis hosting its first four-person golf scramble Saturday, Sept. 8, at Cardinal Hills Golf Course in Bedford.

    Cost is $40 per player and registration is open until tee time at 8 a.m.

    Winners will receive trophies. Proceeds will be used for the purchase of a tanker truck. For more information, call Ernie at (502) 525-0268.

  • Hopewell Church hosts homecoming

    Hopewell Community Church on Locust Road in Carroll County is having their annual homecoming celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9.

    Join the congregation for Bible study at 10 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m., followed by an afternoon of fellowship and music. The public is invited to attend.

  • Sometimes, there really is truth in advertising

    I came across a story in which a fifth-grade teacher asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about what God is like.

    Psalm 8:2 says “From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.”

    Below are some of the results of what the children wrote. Let these truths about God speak to your life and silence anything you are battling today:


  • Volunteers, others who serve to be honored

    The Pentecostals of Carrollton invite the public to join the congregation at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9,  to honor volunteers and others who serve the county.

    The church appreciates all that is done by volunteers, law-enforcement officials and others, and wants to say thanks.

    For more information, call Pastor Ron Tiller at (502) 732-8501.

  • ‘Learn with us!’ at Kentucky Proud ‘Plate it Up’ event Sept. 6

    Are you looking for new ways to prepare Kentucky fruits and vegetables?

    Rosie Allen, Gallatin County family and consumer sciences Extension agent, will present a fun learning and demonstration program called “Plate it Up” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    Included will be information on produce selection and storage tips, plus why fruits and vegetables are so important to your health and our Kentucky economy.

    Every-one attending will receive several recipes. This will be a fun time for everyone.

  • Plan next year’s crops now to reduce threat of several tobacco diseases

    With the 2012 tobacco growing season wrapping up, growers are working hard to get their crops into the barns.

    On one hand, the dry conditions of this past summer have kept leaf diseases such as frogeye and target spot in check, and we have not seen any blue mold across the state.

    On the other hand, we saw more black shank and Fusarium wilt across the state than we have for the past three to four years.

  • USDA offers grant for ‘value added’ agricultural producers

    Kentucky agricultural producers who are adding value to what they are producing, either through processing or marketing, may be eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value Added Producer grant.

    Independent producers, farmer cooperatives, agricultural-producer groups, and majority-controlled producer-based businesses are eligible to apply for the grant.

    Special consideration is given to beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers and small- and medium-sized family farms.

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  • Conventions attract our attention

    This week it’s the Democrats turn, and coverage of the party’s national convention begins. I watched a good bit of the Republican convention last week, but my real fascination has always been with the usually more raucous party.  Remember what Will Rogers said, “I am not a member of any organized party; I’m a Democrat.”

  • Get a head start on the holidays with a fitness, eating plan

    With Labor Day marking the end of summer, it is now time to think about fall and winter. I suggest that  you add just one more component to your seasonal preparations — a fitness and eating plan.