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Today's Features

  • Both fall 2013 and spring 2014 feeder cattle futures have added more than $5 per hundredweight, or cwt, since early September.  Prices for feeders in Kentucky have been very impressive with many groups of 7wts well into the $150s and several groups of 8wts well into the $140’s.

    It is impossible to estimate carry right now, because the CME Feeder Cattle Index has not been available since the end of September.  However, November and January continue to trade at a $1 to $1.50 premium to October, suggesting a late peak in the feeder cattle market.

  • Thursday, Oct. 17

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Oct. 18

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.

  • Mr. Dick Humphrey is in heaven now. I knew him as a senior citizen in my neighborhood many years ago. He moved slowly and deliberately, always with a cane. He depended on those around him to help get groceries into his house and snow off his porch.

    People looked out for Mr Humphrey and offered to help him in many creative ways. My “thing” was to walk with him to church. He was always happy and grateful for the community who cared for him.

  • Fall soup supper set at Relevant Church

    The annual fall soup supper will be held from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at the Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave. in Carrollton. Soups, sandwiches, chips, desserts and drinks will be served. Pastor Rusty Bennett welcomes everyone. Donations accepted.

     

    Carrollton church celebrates 90th year

  • A Canadian couple who found themselves in Carrollton during last year’s Carroll County Tobacco Festival parade liked it so much, they came back for the celebration this year.

    Don Parish and Eilleen Cowell of Kingsville, Ontario, have struck up a friendship with local resident Emma Jean Pate and decided to return for this year’s festivities.

    During a lunch outing at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant on Friday afternoon, Parish said he and Cowell spend a lot of time traveling in the United States.

  • Thursday, Oct. 10

    • Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    • Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.
    • Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the high school library.
    • Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Oct. 11

  • The beginning of fall and cooler temperatures bring warm visions of pumpkins, mums and hot apple cider. But fall also brings an increased risk of prussic-acid poisoning in ruminants.

    This condition also is known as cyanide, hydrogen-cyanide or hydrocyanic-acid poisoning.

  • With the fall weather here, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky warn consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” Conway said in a news release.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or asking for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

  • Thursday, Oct. 10

    • Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.
    • Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.
    • Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the high school library.
    • Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.
    • Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Oct. 11

  • I hope this confession will surprise you, although it probably won’t, but the truth is, I’m not very smart.

    When I was a kid I was a lot smarter, and when I was a teenager I knew everything. But now that I’m in my 50s I realize that I’m not all that smart.