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Today's News

  • Synthetic drugs: Legal does not mean safe

    Ashley Stillwell, now a 19-year-old freshman at Western Kentucky University, was feeling on top of the world during the summer of 2011. She had just graduated from Warren East High School and felt like ‘The Hulk:’ “Nothing could touch me,” she said.

    She had never used drugs or alcohol before in her life, but on the night of Aug. 21, she made a decision that would alter her life forever: She took one hit of legal synthetic marijuana and was paralyzed for three hours.

  • Rotary winter ball tickets available for Feb. 18 event

    Several locations around Carrollton will have tickets available for the Carrollton Rotary Club’s Feb. 18 winter ball, according to chairman, Nick Marsh. 

    Credit card purchases may be made at The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Jan. 25, 2012

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

     

    Wednesday, Jan. 25: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.;

    Thursday, Jan. 26: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken pot luck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Jan. 27: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; Bunk-O tournament, 9:30 a.m.;

    Monday, Jan. 30: Euchre, pool, Wii games, rummy, 9:15 a.m.; lunch in Madison, Ind., 10:45 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Jan. 25, 2012

    Wednesday, Jan. 25: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.;

    Thursday, Jan. 26: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; toddler time, 11 a.m.-noon; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Jan. 27: Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.; learn to knit, infinity cowl, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Friday night music, Damian Jimenez-Rico and Ana Victoria Jimenez:  A Night of Spanish Guitar, 6 p.m. 

  • Circuit court clerk aids effort to increase organ donations with 32 percent registered

    With more than 700 Kentuckians on the waiting list for a life-saving organ transplant, the Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s office plays a vital role in helping those patients waiting on a donor organ.

    “I am proud that my office has made an impact on patients in need of a life-saving organ transplant, and I am humbled at the generosity of our community,” Laman Stark, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk, said.

  • Miss Congeniality
  • Healthy changes can be made to most recipes

    Recently we have seen and heard a lot about Paula Deen and her diagnosis of Type II Diabetes. 

    People, mainly media, are so quick to criticize when we take a misstep, but remember what everyone was saying about Ms. Deen prior to her recent admission.  They were singing her praises. She does happen to have very good recipes, however, we can make changes.

    We all have choices in life and we can make our own choice as to how and what we eat.

  • Cooperative Extension, FFA have roots in agriculture education

    Agriculture has long been considered the backbone of all major civilizations for thousands of years. 

    A civilized citizenry understands the importance of being able to feed themselves; this is why we made the shift from being hunters and gathers to farmers and ranchers. For centuries the skills and knowledge of farmers was passed down from father to son and mother to daughter – but during the industrial revolution this all changed. 

    Agriculture education was born and has been a mainstay in educational institutions worldwide. 

  • Homebased microprocessor workshop for home producers

    I am coordinating a state home-based microprocessor videoconference workshop on Tuesday, March 27 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. here at the Carroll County Exten-sion office. 

    Pre- registration is required. 

    House Bill 391 and Farmers Market legislation allows Kentucky farmers who grow and harvest produce to process value-added products and sell them from designated farmers markets, certified roadside stands and the processor’s farm. There are two processing categories in HB 391, homebased processors and homebased microprocessors.

  • Sign up begins for EQUIP, Hoop, Houses On-Farm Energy initiatives

    USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service has announced that the first of three ranking period cut-off dates for the Environ-mental Quality Incent-ives Program Organic, High Tunnel (Hoop Houses) and On-Farm Energy Initiatives is Feb. 3.

    Producers interested in any of these three programs should submit applications to their local NRCS office by the deadline so that their applications can be considered during the first ranking period of 2012.