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Today's Features

  • Each year Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission provides garden plants to families who want to start a garden. This year’s distribution will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, May 16, at 1302 Highland Ave., in Carrollton. Stop by or call (502) 732-5253 to sign up for your free plants. It is first come, first served on the plants. Plants available are tomato, peppers, zucchini, watermelon and cucumber.

    Visit www.nkcac.org for more information on programs the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission offers.

  • The Carrollton Lions Club is sponsoring the seventh annual Mike Gividen Poker Run May 19, at Camp Kysoc. The cost is $20 per person and $5 for an additional rider. The $20 includes a poker hand and a meal after the run is over.

    Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and the run starts at noon. All vehicles are invited to participate in the two-hour run.

    The winning hand will receive $100. All proceeds go to help the county's needy with the purchase of eyeglasses. For additional information, call Tony Gossom at (502) 525-7145 or e-mail tgossom@aol.com.

  • I often get questions from folks asking how much they need to save to be able to retire one day. In my experience most employees and business owners have no idea how much they need to retire and how much they need to maintain their current lifestyle in retirement. More concerning, many of them never seek professional advice to help them answer this question.

  • The Carroll County Homemakers are having a Spring Mother/Daughter Tea on Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

    The cost is $10 per person or $50 for a table of 6. Children under the age of seven are only $5 and will receive a gift. The money raised from the event will be donated to the University of Kentucky Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

    The program will include a light lunch, short program, silent auction, entertainment, and door prizes.

  • Be on the lookout next month for blueberries and blackberries at the Riverview Farmer’s Market. Blueberries, which are native to North America, are ready to harvest from early June through early August. Blackberries are ready to harvest from mid-June to early October. These delicious fruits offer health benefits, but best of all, they capture the essence of summer in their sweetness.

  • It’s time to start thinking about summer. This season is a great time to relax and spend time with family. One of the best ways to spend time with your family is during summer vacations, but planning for those can be expensive and time-consuming.

    To begin planning for a summer vacation, it is important to make a budget. This will help you decide where to go, where to stay and how to get there. A budget can also provide you with a spending guideline for once you reach your destination.

  • Just a reminder about the livestock clinic this Friday, May 4, starting at 5 p.m. Poultry and rabbits will meet first in the Extension office and then go to the 4-H livestock barn on the fair grounds. All other animals will begin at 5 p.m. in the 4-H livestock barn.

    Bring your animal(s) to the meeting. If you are planning on showing an animal in 4-H, you must attend this meeting. Pizza will be served.

    Also on Friday from 3:30-5 p.m. will be the bulletin board decorating project. Livestock will begin right after the bulletin board project.

  • Pollinator protection has become a common phrase we frequently hear. Those of us working in agriculture recognize that honey bees and other pollinators are as much a part of agriculture as cattle and corn. Losses of honey bees since 2006 have been at unacceptable and unsustainable levels due to a variety of causes and has led to creation of pollinator protection plans.

    One of the risks that insect pollinators face is pesticides. When it comes to protecting pollinators from pesticides there are a few key risks that need to be managed.

  • New events

    Friday, May 4

    General Butler State Resort Park hosts Park After Dark at the convention center from 6:30 p.m.-midnight. The event features music by Kirbys Dreamland. Food available from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Live music from 8 p.m.-midnight. Cover charge is $5 at the door. For more information, contact Melanie Stewart, (502) 525-0294.

    May 4-5

  • Trimble Hymn Sing

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at The Bedford Springs Church, 43 Shepherd Lane (near nursing home) in Bedford.