• Teens get a taste of court life

    A 15-year-old Carroll County juvenile was sentenced Aug. 30, for underage drinking. But this was a unique situation. This was a mock trial for the newly created Carroll County Teen Court, where teens served as the prosecution, defense, jury and bailiff in a case before District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    While this may have been for practice, it was the last that would be pretend, as the Teen Court will begin hearing real cases in September.

  • Carroll 4-Hers win at state fair

    The Kentucky State Fair has ended, and Carroll County 4-H was in the spotlight.

  • Tips on how to make your own salsa

    Tomatoes are now in season, and soon you might have more on your hands than you know what to do with. A great way to use excess tomatoes, peppers, onions and other ingredients is by making salsa you can enjoy fresh now, or preserve for use throughout the year.

    To safely can salsa at home, you have to use proper food preservation techniques. If preserved incorrectly, the salsa could not only taste bad but also result in botulism, a deadly food-borne illness caused by toxins produced by bacteria in the canned food.

  • Limit weaning stress for calves

    Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, social, and nutritional. Practicing proper management can help them avoid or minimize stress.

  • Attention cattle producers: Timely tips for your cow herd

    Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Professor for the University of Kentucky offers cattle producers his “Timely tips” for the cow herd:

    Spring-calving cow herd

  • Grandparents raising grandchildren becoming more prevalent

    In the state of Kentucky, approximately 90,000 children under the age of 18 live with grandparents. (According to the 2015 census) Some grandparents have full custody, while others serve as parents on a less restricted basis.

    About 60 percent of grandparent caregivers are grandmothers and 40 percent are grandfathers. More than 75 percent are between 45 and 64 years old and are still in the workforce.

  • Carroll County 4-H’ers compete at the state fair

    The Kentucky State Fair is underway, and Carroll County 4-H members are letting people know that Carroll County has some mighty fine youth.

     Jackson Marsh competed in the state dog show on Sunday, Aug. 13, and received a red ribbon. This was Jackson’s first time showing Ben (his dog). Jackson did everything perfectly, but Ben did not want to sit. But it was really fun to watch, and Jackson did great.

  • Take an active interest in your child’s school work

    As a new school year starts, now is the time to develop some good habits to be the best supporter of your child’s learning that you can be. No, that doesn’t mean doing homework for your child. Here are some wise suggestions that help your child learn. By following these tips, you show your child that you are interested helping him or her succeed in school and, in turn be successful throughout his whole life.

  • Take time to visit the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 17-27

    We are in the third full week of Aug., and do you know what that means?

    It’s State Fair time!

    Today marks the opening of the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Located at the Kentucky Fair Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, the State Fair runs from Aug. 17 to Aug. 27.

    With all the sights and sounds, the State Fair has something for every member of the family:

  • Herbst outlines soybean diseases farmers could see

    Symptoms of some foliar soybean diseases are starting to become apparent. Variety susceptibility, field history, and weather conditions all play a role in the incidence and severity of foliar diseases of soybean, so scouting is important. Here are some of the foliar diseases to keep an eye on:

    Septoria Brown Spot