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Today's Features

  • Many households run generators during a power outage and homeowners should take extra precautions to avoid injury. Generators powered by gasoline or diesel fuel can produce potentially deadly levels of carbon monoxide and should be operated only in well-ventilated, covered, unheated areas. Never use them inside. 

    Homeowners should always practice extreme caution when using a generator to power the home.

    Make sure the generator is listed by an independent testing organization, such as Underwriters Laboratory.

  • Levi Stephenson is a Carroll County 4-H member who has earned the honor of being on the State Livestock Judging Team.

    What a wonderful young man who has served our county well. Last week, Levi and the Kent-ucky team participated in the Keystone International Livestock Exposition where the team scored the second highest team in the competition.

    Levi was the top individual in the junior contest, scoring 832 points.

    There were 22 collegiate, 4-H and FFA teams, with 107 members. They judged classes of cattle, swine and sheep, and presented reasons.

  • Candy, costumes and frights! It’s fall again, and Hallo-ween is upon us. If you are getting your child’s costume ready or helping your grandchildren or other children get ready, remember these tips:

    • Children’s costumes should be made from flame retardant material. If children will be wearing a homemade costume, treat the fabric will a flame retardant spray.

    • Include a light reflector on the costume. If one is not on the costume, sew or glue one on.

  • 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.