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Today's News

  • Keeping up with Medicare changes

    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.

  • Fall is the time to check farm soil pH and apply lime

    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.

  • Federal Reserve audit

    Congressional committees are jokingly referred to as the place where bills go to die. However, I’m happy to report that my bipartisan bill to audit the Federal Reserve passed the House Oversight and Government Reform committee by unanimous consent this summer, and is now eligible to come before the full House for a vote. Since 90% of bills die in committee, you could say that my legislation had a near-death experience, but that’s a good thing.

  • Football Panthers fall to Kentucky Country Day, 50-21

    It was a tough night for the Carroll County Panthers’ football team, as they fell to the visiting Kentucky Country Day Bearcats, 50-21, Sept. 9.

    “Going in, we knew KCD was going to be a tough opponent,” head coach Lee Downey said. “We did the best we could to prepare. They have a number of athletes that are being looked at at the college level.”

  • Nab presents Eagle Scout project, tax rates set

    Local boy scout Kameron Nab presented his proposed Eagle Scout project to the Carroll County Fiscal Court Sept. 13. He plans to place benches at the county park playground near the baseball fields and batting cages, as well as picnic tables under the oak trees by the walking track. Nab asked fiscal court to purchase three benches for the project, which fiscal court voted to do.

    Nab and the Boy Scout troop will build the picnic tables, set the benches and spread the mulch.

  • Ghent appoints Crase as commissioner; Hendren resigns as commissioner

    The city of Ghent chose Susie Crase at a special meeting Aug. 25, to fill the vacant commissioner position for the city. Crase was sworn in by City Attorney William Brammell at the regular meeting on Sept. 14.

  • Walkers take to the streets Sept. 17, to fight suicide

    Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide is preventable. More than 400 people from throughout Madison are expected to participate in the second annual Madison Out of the Darkness Community Walk hosted by the Indiana Chapter at 9 a.m. Sept. 17, at Bicentennial Park.

    This fundraising walk supports the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s local and national education and advocacy programs and its bold goal to reduce the annual rate of suicide 20 percent by 2025.

  • Benefit to be held Sept. 24, at Trimble

    By CHRIS BROOKS

    Landmark News Service

    Family and friends are throwing a benefit for Robert Brierly of Henry County, due to his living situation and continuing health issues, according to information from Jennifer Allgeier.

    Brierly lost his home after the death of his wife a few years ago, and he lived in a daughter’s basement until she sold her home, Allgeier said. For a little while after that, he lived in a camper.

  • Jill’s Wish
  • CCMS Volleyball