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Today's Features

  • Does the time of day you train make any difference? Let’s talk about the science first because it is actually the less relevant aspect in this context, we will explain why later on.

    There are scientific studies that have said time of training makes no difference, morning is best and later in the day is best. What is trying to be said is that if you look for it, there will be a study which backs up the rhetoric you’re aiming to assert.

    From experience, it is believed the time of day you train makes a difference and here are some of the reasons why.

  • This week Americans celebrate Hemp History Week. Here in Kentucky, we know industrial hemp is a crop that connects our past to our future. A quick survey of the crop’s history proves it is time for us to make our own mark on hemp history and allow it to flourish.

    The history of the United States is entwined with hemp’s history. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are believed to have grown hemp on their farms. In the 1800s, Speaker of the House and later Senator Henry Clay grew hemp on his farm in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

  • The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association convened at the Crowne Plaza in Louisville May 7-9, for their 85th Annual Meeting. More than 590 attendees from across the state, including 110 first-time attendees, took part in the three-day meeting which focused on “Exploring Our Mountain Heritage.” Those attending from Carroll County were Patty Kost, Pat Kindoll, Georgia Miley, Pauline Batts, Pat Watkins and myself.

  • Tomorrow marks Opening Day for the 2018 Carroll County Fair!

    This morning, from 9-noon, Open Exhibits are being accepted at the Exhibit Hall on the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Exhibits will be judged this afternoon and open to the public for display at the Exhibit Hall starting Saturday, June 2 from 6-10 p.m.

    4-H/FFA/Open livestock shows begin this weekend:

    Saturday, June 2 – Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat/

    Beef Cattle

  • Rotary Club of Carrollton hosted and sponsored the Carroll County High School Academic Honors Banquet May 2, at the high school.

  • New events

    Thursday, May 31

    Carrollton Utilities Commission monthly meeting at noon at Carrollton Utilities.

    June 1-9

    Carroll County Fair at the fairgrounds. Event includes carnival rides, demo derbies, truck pulls, pageants, livestock exhibits and more. Call Kevin Craig, (502) 682-7241 for more information, visit www.carrollcountyfair.com or pick up a Fair Guide at The News-Democrat or Carroll County Extension Office.

    Friday, June 1

  • Spring giveaway at Sanders Baptist

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its annual spring giveaway of clothing and housewares 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, June 2, rain or shine. The event is open to the public.

    All items will be free of charge. No consigners please. Additional information is available by phone or text (502) 525-2070.

    Hymn sing June 7

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held at 7 p.m., June 7, at Antioch Baptist Church, 4247 US Hwy 421S. in Bedford.

  • A number of years ago I wrote a story about a man who was as lost as a soul could be.

    When I met him, he was a pastor, although he didn’t look like a typical pastor, if there is such a thing.

    I remember his shaved head and “ROUGH” tattooed across the back of his neck. I also remember thinking he was one scary looking dude.

    His wasn’t a sanitized, heartwarming story, although it started out that way.

  • The Spring Bash Demo Derby was held May 12, at Carroll County Fairgrounds. Karl Gullion won first place in the free for all demo derby. Robert Coffey was second, with Jeremy Riley third. Mad Dog was Ray Payton.