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Today's Features

  • In an effort to better protect the identities of people on Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have changed Medicare cards. Starting in June 2018, Kentuckians on Medicare will be receiving a new Medicare card! No longer will a social security number be used as your Medicare ID number, instead you will be receiving a new Medicare ID number that is unique to you. The new card will not change your coverage or benefits.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    In June there will be live animal shows every Friday from 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. with lunch provided.

    B4K is held on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and will offer garden crafts for children age up to five, for ages 6 and up garden crafts will be held Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.

    The summer Reading Program Finale will be Friday, June 29, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. with prizes, lunch and inflatables.

  • So far, I’ve blathered on about DNA testing for genealogy. It’s big business these days, and has been in the news because of the possibilities it holds for solving cold cases and “John/Jane Doe” cases.

    Don’t worry, I’ll have more on this fascinating branch of genealogical research, but this week I’m going to talk a bit more about the basics: How to start researching your own family.

  • 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