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Today's News

  • Isaacs welcome baby daughter

    Nicholas and Amanda Isaacs of Bedford, Ky. would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Madilyn Ruth Isaacs, born Jan. 22, 2012, at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, Ky.

    She weighed 6 pounds 12 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Debra Smith of Bedford.

    Paternal grandparents are Don and Brenda Isaacs of Springville, Ind. and Rosalie Isaacs of Nashville, Tenn.

  • Banana cream pie recipe mirrors restaurant taste

    We have just ended a wonderful week with my cousin and his wife who were visiting us from California. We were in a constant whirlwind — sightseeing and eating out.

  • Owen Electric wins approval to alter its rate structure

    The Kentucky Public Service Commission has approved a request by Owen Electric Cooperative Corp. to alter its rate structure to more accurately reflect the cost of serving its residential and small commercial customers.

    The changes are designed to leave Owen Electric’s total revenue unchanged. Bills for individual customers will change, depending on the amount of electric consumption. The PSC ordered that the new rates be phased in over the next three years.

  • Ghent farm recognized by Pathfinder

    Luckhardt Inc Farm, located in Ghent, has been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association for having two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report.

    Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 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.

  • Shiitake mushroom demonstration set for Trimble County

    A Shiitake mushroom demonstration will take place at the home of Dan and Perla Harkins in Trimble County at 1:30 p.m. March 8. 

    Organ-ized through the Trimble County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service, the demonstration will involve inoculating logs with shiiktake mushroom spore.

    For more information on the demonstration and directions to the Harkins’ home, call the Carroll County Extension Office at (502) 732-7030.

     

    Tobacco production update

  • Shiitake mushroom demonstration set for Trimble County

    A Shiitake mushroom demonstration will take place at the home of Dan and Perla Harkins in Trimble County at 1:30 p.m. March 8. 

    Organ-ized through the Trimble County Cooper-ative Exten-sion Service, the demonstration will involve inoculating logs with shiiktake mushroom spore.

    For more information on the demonstration and directions to the Harkins’ home, call the Carroll County Extension Office at (502) 732-7030.

     

    Tobacco production update

  • Food safety is important after a weather emergency

    Our area was hit by tornadoes and other severe weather last week. Many families and individuals had homes, farms and businesses damaged,  including weather damage, power outages and numerous other loses.

    If you have had power outages and were without electricity or a cold source, foods stored in refrigerators and freezers can become unsafe. Bacteria in food grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 and 140 degrees. If these foods are eaten, people can become very sick.

  • Senate passes bills on safety issues

    Another week goes by in a whirl of legislative meetings, visits from hometown folks and organized groups such as 4-H and the 874K Coalition. Even though the House has yet to act on the budget proposal, senators continue to educate ourselves and monitor the budget meetings in the House. In addition, senators continue to meet in small groups to review the different budget needs of the various agencies. We expect to receive the House proposal next week.

  • House OKs measures to stop illegal drug sales, use in Kentucky

    As it normally does during the first full week of March in even-numbered years, the Kentucky House of Representatives will vote on its proposed budget this week to run state government.

  • Transportation officials discuss county road projects for 2012

    Kentucky Transport-ation Cabinet representatives discussed secondary roads and county projects at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Feb. 29.

    District 6 Maintenance Supervisor Ken McCarty presented the program on secondary roads. Carroll County will be allotted $614,328 in fiscal year 2012-13 from the state and have $57,991 in undistributed funds from last year. About one-third ($246,100) will be spent on maintenance and traffic for the 48.3 miles of roads, while $3,862 is designated as county judge-executive expenses and $122,866 in “flex funds.”