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Today's Features

  • This past weekend, many college basketball fans sat and watched the tournament seedings for what is known as “March Madness.”

  • As our days get warmer and our snow vanishes, we start to see fast food wrappers, soda cans, cigarette butts and plastic bags littering our roadsides, floating in creeks and even hanging from trees.

    According to a research study conducted by Keep America Beautiful, a non-profit organization devoted to community improvement, littering has decreased in the past 40 years but still continues to be a serious issue across the United States.

    The study estimated that $11.5 billion is spent each year on decreasing and clean-up activities related to litter.

  • A recent article released by Dr. Michelle Arnold, DVM, of the University of Kentucky Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is notifying cattle producers of the danger this winter has posed on beef cattle of a variety of ages.

    Near the end of most winters, Dr. Arnold says the UKVDL frequently receives diagnostic submissions for necropsy (an autopsy performed on an animal) of aged beef cows. These cattle are often broken-mouthed or toothless and are heavily pregnant or in peak milk production. 

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com

     

    Thursday, March 13: All day deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, March 14: All day deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walking program, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, March 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.; music makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Kynect Healthcare signup assistance, 9:30 a.m. until noon; knit and crochet, 3:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • The American Red Cross will hold four area blood drives during March.

    The following are upcoming blood donation opportunities:

    • March 13 at Cornerstone Christian Academy gym, 3850 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, 1-6 p.m.

    • March 17 at Ballardsville Baptist Church, 4300 S. Hwy. 146, Ballardsville, 2-6 p.m.

    • March 18 at Mt. Byrd Christian Church, 68 Peck Pike, Milton, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

    • March 23 at Southeast Christian Church (Red Cross bus), 6201 Crestwood Station, Crestwood, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • A successful breeding season actually begins with management decisions made at calving.  Cattle-men can impact rebreeding efficiency by focusing on a number of different things, but body condition score (BCS) is what we are going to take a closer look at today.

    Reproductive management begins with evaluation and management of BCS.

    Body condition score is a numerical estimation of the amount of fat on the cow’s body.  Body condition score ranges from 1-9, with 1 being emaciated while 9 is extremely obese.

  • This coming Monday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day – a time for celebrating St. Patrick, wearing green and lots of good food friendship and frolic.

    When we lived in Chicago, watching them pour orange dye (yes, orange colored crystals) into the Chicago River and the river turning green was a great part of the Big St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

  • Thursday, March 13

    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.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

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