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Today's News

  • 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.

  • JCTC program assists with completing financial aid forms

    It’s not too early to begin preparing for the fall semester. If applying for financial aid, the priority deadline for college financial aid is fast approaching and students needing aid for the fall 2012 or spring 2013 semesters should begin the application process now. 

    Jefferson Community and Technical College will hold free workshops to help.

  • Honor Roll | Jan. 25, 2012

    Third Grade

    All A’s

    Wyatt B. Adair, Devin S. Benecke, Emily P. Blackburn, Gabrielle A. Bowen, Tammy L. Butcher, KayLee A. Byrd, Isabell G. Campbell, Gracie E. Craig, McKenna Crutcher, Kennedy A. Daigle, Peyton A. Devine, Taylor D. Franklin, Brandie G. Garcia, Mallory F. Gross, Gabriella M. Hembree, Bailey N. Leap, Grace E. Long, Bailey L. Mefford, Aiden Nation, Deaton L. Oak, Kaitlyn R. Osborne, Landen O. Pence, Cameron Phillips, Hailey P. Robbins, Miguel Robledo, Jose Valle Garcia and Caitlain E. Voils.

    A/B’s

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 25, 2012

    Wednesday, Jan 25

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

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Jan. 26

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Church news - Jan. 25, 2012

    Calvary to hold monthly meal

    Calvary Full Gospel Church is offering its CAYR Dinner, end of the month meal Friday, Jan.  27 from 5-7 p.m. at Westside Firehouse in Prestonville. All are welcome for a free meal, fun and fellowship.

    Hymn sing set for Bedford church

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held the first Thursday each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held Thursday, Feb. 2 at Bedford Pentecostal Church.

  • Just when a person thinks he’s alone, God rides up on a tractor to the rescue

    Years ago, we had a neighbor, Sandy, who moved into the house around the bend from ours.

    She and her husband and two kids moved to Florida from New Jersey where her husband had struggled with a drug addiction — and a girlfriend.

    They came to make a new start, which only lasted a few weeks. Sandy’s husband decided he wasn’t ready to give up his girlfriend and moved back to New Jersey.