Today's Features

  • Some of the best ideas tend to be extremely simple. 

    As I open almost all packages I receive in the mail, I can’t tell you how many times I thought, “Man, I wish I had thought of bagged air to protect packages.” It is a simple, genius, practical idea that solved a problem effectively.

  • It’s that time of year again for the Kathryn Winn Primary annual fall festival. But this year, it will be a little different than in past years.

    The school will be having its first “Sharpen the Saw” Fall Family Fun 3K Saturday, Oct. 17 at Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    Registration will be at 11 a.m., and the walk will be anytime between 12-2 p.m.

    Registration is the day of the event and is $5 per child/adult. The first 100 children to register will receive a goodie bag.

  • The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Kentucky is encouraging landowners, farmers and producers to visit their local NRCS office now to receive information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible financial funding opportunities.

  • Despite our best attempts at home organization, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

    You can get a handle on this type of clutter by following these tips:

  • Carroll County 4H Shooting Sports had 20 students compete at the recent state shoot. They competed in shotgun trap, pistol, BP Percussion rifle, 22 sport rifle, 22 target rifle and the four archery disciplines. Top finishers for the weekend were Luke Heveline, BP percussion rifle for 9-11-year-olds, third place; Willie Pierce, target rifle for 12-14-year-olds, fourth place; John Glauber, shotgun trap for 12-14-year-olds, sixth place; and Kennedy Daigle, archery target for 9-11-year-olds, eighth place.

  • Bring your family – two-legged and four-legged – for a day of fun Woof at General Butler State Resort Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. All proceeds benefit Carroll County Animal Support.

    Skybound Canine Entertainment will give three shows during the day. Five-time World Champion Frisbee freestyle dog trainer Todd Duncan and his dogs will perform acrobatic tricks and amazing Frisbee footwork.

  • The Medicare Open Enrollment for drug and health plans begin Oct. 15 and goes through Dec. 7.

    If you are currently enrolled, thinking of switching or just want to see if you are getting the best plan for your money; Medicare Open Enrollment is the time to do just that. Comparing plans during the open enrollment period ensures that you have the health or drug plan that will fit your needs for 2016. 

  • Last week, we focused on the importance of soil sampling and how this is the perfect time to test the soil for next year’s growing season.

    This week, let us continue the discussion about fertilizer in regards to alfalfa production and the uptake of potassium.

  • October is National Energy Awareness Month. This is an annual national effort to underscore energy’s importance to our prosperity, security and environment.

    Energy efficiency means performing the same job using less energy. New technologies and processes make this possible. Energy efficiency is the fastest and cheapest solution for reducing energy use, saving money and preventing greenhouse gas emissions.