Every year, I hear producers discuss calf scours in their herds, and every year, those same producers will complain about growth rates of their calves and calf death.
Scours is defined by neonatal calf diarrhea occurring within the first three weeks of a calf’s life.
Rotavirus, coronavirus, bacteria (E. coli K99; Clostridium perfringens Type C, Salmonella spp.) and the parasite Cryptosporidia are the most common causes of neonatal calf diarrhea.
Although no one wants to think about the dangers in the world around us, the fact is that they are closer than we think.
For example, there are 57 registered sex offenders in Henry County and another 171 in the surrounding counties.
According to the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center, in the United States, one in six women have experienced an “attempted or completed rape” and most rape victims are under 18 when first assaulted.
Rev. Michael Duncan received this year’s Ronnie Lucas Community Service Award for his long-time service as chaplain for the Eminence Fire Department. Eminence Mayor Drane Stephens presented the award at the November Eminence City Council meeting.
This year in time for the holidays, Beth and I decided to give ourselves a present. We adopted.
Perhaps it’s not the greatest outcome of all time for our new little one — he’s consigned to a small box for several hours most days; he eats like a pig, has already doubled in size and chews like a fiend; and strangers may well point and laugh at his antics.
October students of the month at Eastern Elementary School include, front, from left: Addi Cline, Karlie Woods, Dixie Jeffries.; second row: Eli Super, Azria Kelley, Conner Shaw, Josie Peyton; and, back: Arena Bohannon and Ellas Stivers.
It may not have generated much publicity, but Kentucky’s economy hit a high-water mark in October, when our civilian labor force saw its biggest one-month gain in at least 40 years. It grew by almost 15,000 during those 31 days, putting us just shy of two million people who are either working or actively looking for a job.