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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • The Caby M. Froman Club meeting was held Sept. 9, at General Butler State Resort Park, with Patricia Hersey and Peggy Ogburn serving as hostesses.

    President Sandra Thomas presided over the meeting and welcomed the 10 members and guest Janet Bunge, sister to Patricia and Peggy.

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, Sept. 22: Cards and games, 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 9:30 a.m.; Sit and Fit, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping/Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • During the week of Oct. 2-8, 2016, more than 6 million young Americans will celebrate National 4-H Week. The week will showcase the great things that 4-H offers young people and will highlight the incredible 4-H youth who make a positive impact on their communities.

  • Kentucky State 4-H Competition results

     

    22 Pistol

    William Wallace 100

    Cameron Darnold 112

    Madeline Watts 111

    22 Sport Rifle

    William Wallace 65

    Cameron Darnold 64

    Rileigh Darnold 51

    22 Target Rifle

    Tony Mouzakitis 113

    Nick Barry 106

    Willie Pierce 173

    Air Pistol

    Cameron Darnold 118

    Rileigh Darnold 117

  • Every year, health care plans can change, just as a person’s health care needs may also change. The Legal Aid of the Bluegrass SHIP Program helps Kentuckians 60 years or older in comparing Medicare plans and making informed health care decisions.

  • Today is the Autumnal Equinox—the first day of fall, which means it is the optimum time to take soil samples for fertility analyses.

    Fall sampling allows for plenty of time to follow fertility recommendations before planting season. Upon receiving the soil test results, look at the recommendations for lime and pH, a measure of soil acidity that affects plants’ uptake of all nutrients. If the soil pH is too low, it decreases the uptake of essential nutrients, and elements such as aluminum and manganese can become toxic to growing plant roots.

  • Weather conditions during July were favorable for infections by a couple of fungi that are known to cause ear rots of corn.  Diplodia ear rot has been observed in some corn fields in Kentucky this year, but Gibberella ear rot has yet to be seen. Let us learn a little more about both.

    Ears affected by Diplodia may have a white mold growing on and/or between the rows of corn kernels.  Ears affected within two weeks after silking may be completely “mummified,” while in later infections, a light, cottony growth may be observed growing on the ear.