Shorter days and yellowing leaves are about the only ways you can tell it is the third week of September. Temperature wise, it feels like August lasted six plus weeks.
“We are 10 degrees behind, water temperature wise, than usual for this time of year,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. “The water is usually cooler by now.”
Students in primary and secondary schools (public and private, K-12) are invited to design a poster for the 28th annual Ohio River Sweep 2017.
Fifteen prizes will be awarded. The grand prize is $500 and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award. A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official River Sweep t-shirt. There will be a $50 prize awarded to the winner in each of the 13 grade levels.
Grover Crawford was re-elected to the board of directors for United Producers Inc., effective June 22. As a director, he will represent the members of District 16, eastern Kentucky, for a three-year term on the board of directors. Elected during UPI’s district delegate meeting, he will help govern the largest livestock marketing cooperative in the United States.
“We are pleased to have Grover continue as a director,” said Mike Bumgarner, President and CEO of United Producers Inc. “He will continue to be a great asset to the board.”
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood and platelets this fall to help restock the shelves following a significant summer shortage to ensure an adequate blood supply for patients in need.
Through the first two weeks of September, the Red Cross is down more than 10,000 donations from what is needed to replenish the blood supply and be prepared for emergencies large and small. Declines in donations can lead to blood shortages and make it difficult to meet patient needs should a disaster or emergency occur.