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  • Head back to prom at annual senior event

    The annual Senior Event will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, at the National Guard armory. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the event will be held from 5-8:30 p.m.

    Bring a date or come stag for a wonderful evening of dinner, music and dancing. The event is free to all area senior citizens.

    Guests are encouraged to dress up for prom night. Prom pictures will be taken, and guests will vote on the Prom King and Queen.

    The event will include dinner, prizes and music by the Ovation Orchestra, which plays Glen Miller-type music.

  • Volunteers needed for Ohio River clean up Sept. 27-Oct. 1

    An exciting opportunity that involves the Ohio River is coming to Carrollton at the end of this month! Living Lands & Waters is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has worked with more than 97,000 volunteers to remove 8.7 million pounds of marine debris from America’s rivers. LL&W operates a one-of-a-kind fleet of barges including five barges, two towboats, five workboats, a crane, an excavator, and two skid loaders.

  • 4-H Shooting Sports: Muzzleloader
  • 4-H results from Ky. State Fair

    Where did the summer go? So many projects, so many meetings and so many activities that the time just flew by.

    The Kentucky State Fair just ended and Carroll County 4-H was well represented. Thirteen country ham members gave speeches and had their hams judged at the state fair on opening day. The next day, Andrea Searcy was there selling her items, as she is a member of the Entrepreneur club.

  • Late season caterpillar stings can be painful

    Late season caterpillars are out in full force. Many use camouflage or secretive behavior to avoid predators. In contrast, stinging caterpillars have brittle, hollow spines connected to venom glands. These spines easily penetrate and break off in the skin. Then, the irritating venom goes to work.

    Reactions to the chemicals vary from slight irritation to pustules, inflammation, and intense pain. Contact usually comes when a person accidentally brushes against a caterpillar that they did not see.

  • Create a nutrient management plan for manure

    Manure can be a valuable fertilizer, if used correctly. Having a nutrient management plan (NMP) can help you to understand how much manure your farm produces, to pinpoint what areas need manure and to identify crops that can best use the manure without losing nutrients via leaching or runoff.

    There are two types of NMPs, a Kentucky plan and a Comprehensive plan. You can write your own Kentucky Nutrient Management Plan. The UK publication ID-211, Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines, is available to help create your own plan.

  • Timely tips provided for beef cattle producers

    Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Extension Professor, offers timely tips for beef cattle producers:

    Spring-Calving Cow Herd

    Fescue pastures do not generally produce much in August, however rain in July has given us some forage going into the usually dry months. Keep rotating pastures to permit calves to continue gaining weight. Keep minerals available at all times.

  • It’s not too late to plant a full-garden crop

    Although we are still a little over a month from the official start of autumn, now is the time to add some new plantings to extend your fresh produce well into the fall.

    Cooler nights later in the year can increase the sugar content of many crops and thus increase their quality. Cooler nights also slow growth, so crops can take longer to mature than in the summer. Keep this slower pace in mind when checking seeds for days to maturity.

  • Dealing with bullying

    It’s that time again to be excited about a new school year. It will be a year of learning and meeting new friends. However, being bullied can take away the excitement of going to school and cause the child to not do well.

    A new school year presents a great time for new beginnings and exciting expectations for what lies ahead. Unfortunately, bullying can make a new school year not so great if you are the victim.