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Today's Features

  • Feed, and specifically winter feeding, is the single highest expense in cow-calf production systems. In many cases it can make up more than 50 percent of the total cow-calf budget.

    Traditionally, hay is the main feed that is used during the winter months. Producing hay that is high enough in forage quality to meet the nutritional needs of lactating brood cows can be difficult. Feeding that hay during the cold, wet and muddy winter months can also be a challenge, especially if you work off the farm since it is dark when you leave and dark when you get home.

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    Sept. 14-22

  • Dear friends, the Catholic Church celebrated the birthday of Blessed Mary on Sept. 8 (Nativity of Bl.Virgin Mary).

    Life magazine estimated that the prayer “Hail Mary” is said 2 billion times every day, and each year, 5-10 million people make a pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Many others visit Marian sites elsewhere in the world. Mary is prayed through as an advocate and helper, and even in the sports area there is a reference to her power: the last desperate pass by a losing football team is called a “Hail Mary pass.”

  • 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 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. 14: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.;Bingocize, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.; shopping at Walmart, Kroger and pay bills.

  • The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton.

    Entries for the “Call for Quilts” will be accepted Sept. 11-23, for the October Quilt Show.

    The library is open Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and closed on Sundays.

    The library will close Thursday, Sept. 28 at 5 p.m. for the Tobacco Festival.

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  • Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – In light of the devastation in Houston and surrounding parts of Texas from Hurricane Harvey and now the anticipated damage in the Caribbean and Florida from Hurricane Irma, the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s focus on September as the National Preparedness Month takes on new importance.

  • The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color, signaling the beginning of fall and the start of football season in Kentucky. With football comes tailgating.

    Football fans love to gather in the stadium parking lot and set up the grill to cook and eat while discussing football strategies to win that big game.

    However, the excitement of the game is no excuse for forgetting about proper food handling procedures.

  • Fallen, rotting fruit, along with plants infested with aphids and other sap-feeding insects, attract yellow jackets, hornets, paper wasps, bees and flies looking for a late season “sweet fix.”

    Let us look at some ways to try to reduce their numbers:

    Sanitation is an important management technique to limit the attractiveness of our homes and yards to these flying insects.

  • MADISON, Ind. – Hosted by Hanover College, King’s Daughters’ Health will present: FUEL UP! Current Trends in Sports Nutrition at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Horner Center on the Hanover College campus. The program is free for all and parents are encouraged to attend.

    The speaker will be Dawn Weatherwax, RD, CSSD, LD, ATC, CSCS, a Registered Dietitian with a specialty in Sports Nutrition. She is also a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics, which is the premier.