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Today's Features

  • Most folks over the age of 60 are familiar with the term Required Minimum Distribution (RMD), however, many don’t understand all the rules associated with taking your RMD. Let’s examine RMDs in this month’s column and hopefully answer any questions you may have on the subject.

  • “Being prepared before going to the polls makes Election Day run smoothly for everyone. This is an important election with our constitutional officers on the ballot, so I encourage Kentucky voters to take note of these helpful tips,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official.

    DO verify your voter registration status before you head to the polls. Registration status is available GoVoteKY.com, Kentucky’s one-stop voter portal.

  • Spring rains can create growing conditions that are devastating to most landscape plants. Wet soils are favored by a group of pathogens called water molds, or oomycetes, which cause a range of root and stem diseases.

    Water molds are found in most soils, but plant stress and high pathogen numbers can lead to severe disease. One common water mold is Phytophthora. This pathogen is common in Kentucky and has recently been diagnosed causing root rot on numerous plants, such as blueberry, arborvitae, and Colorado blue spruce.

  • This past week end was a busy one for our Carroll County 4-H members.

    Getting ready for Carroll County Fair exhibits, the members used their creativity to decorate trash cans and bulletin boards that will be placed in the home environment category at the fair.

    Joe Hamilton and Terry Cauley taught the electricity class where the members made a galvanometer (an electromechanical instrument used for detecting and indicating an electric current).

  • A week or so ago, I went to a celebration of life service at a church I’d never been to before.

    Behind the altar was a huge glass wall with a huge glass mosaic crucifix in the middle.

    While I waited for the service to start, I studied the crucifix, the intricate pieces of colored glass fit together to form Christ’s body.

    Unlike a jigsaw puzzle, these glass pieces didn’t fit together smoothly and perfectly. The edges appeared to be rough. Perhaps the artist had used broken bits and pieces? I couldn’t tell.

  • *New events in bold. Carroll County High School home games are bold and italicized.

    Ongoing Community Services/Centers

    Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court Street, Carrollton is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays. For more information, Call 502-732-7020 or fax 502-732-7122.

  • The Carroll County Neighborhood Center garden project will be from 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, May 21 at the Northern Kentucky Community Action office, 1302 Highland Ave., Carrollton.

    Plants available this year include: tomato, peppers, squash, cucumber, watermelon and flowers. Plants are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

    Stop in for a ticket today. Anyone without a ticket may still receive plants after 3 p.m. until they are gone.

  • Carroll County School Nutrition is participating in the summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at a first come, first serve basis, at Carroll County High School, breakfast 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Tuesday – Friday, June 4-7: Monday – Friday, June 10- 14 and Monday – Friday, June 17-21.

  • Carroll County Chamber of Commerce holds its 16th annual golf scramble Wednesday, May 15, at Fairway Golf Course in Wheatley. This year’s event is sponsored by Hinkle Contracting Co.

    The event begins at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start.

    Entry fees are $320 per team (4 per team), or $80 per person.

    There will be goody bags for each golfer, which include a Yeti cup.

    A lucky hole-in-one winner could walk away with a new car, if they make the shot on the desginated hole.