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Today's Features

  • Carroll County 4-H, in partnership with Carroll County Schools and Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, will host “Truth and Consequences,” a program geared toward eighth-graders to show the harsh truth of making poor choices and getting involved with drugs and alcohol.

    A parent night will be held at 7 p.m. March 19, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with special guest Mike Bosse. This event is open to the public.

  • For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020.

    Thursday, March 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; Homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 6: open at 10 a.m., staff meeting; walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Artist’s reception, 6 p.m., Steve Smith, Jill Mahoney and Howard Williams.

    Saturday, March 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, March 9: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; lunch-time, make and take, noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • During Red Cross Month in March, the American Red Cross reminds eligible blood donors that by donating blood, donors can become a hero for patients in need.

    Red Cross Month is dedicated to the everyday heroes who support the Red Cross mission by giving blood, volunteering their time, learning lifesaving skills or making a financial contribution.

  • In honor of Older American’s Month, KIPDA Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is planning a Centenarian Celebration. The goal is to recognize and honor citizens who live in the KIPDA region who are 100 years old or older.  Exceptions will be made for individuals who are 99 years old, turning 100 this year. 

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

    Thursday, March 5: Chair volleyball, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, March 6: Trip to “Our Best Restaurant”, 10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, March 9: Wii bowling, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; TOPS Support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

  • Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that a one-time extension will be provided to producers for the new safety-net programs established by the 2014 Farm Bill, known as Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).

    The final day to update yield history or reallocate base acres has been extended one additional month, from Feb. 27, 2015 until March 31, 2015.

    The final day for farm owners and producers to choose ARC or PLC coverage also remains March 31, 2015. 

  • Try this new take on an old family favorite on Saint Patrick’s Day, or any day that you want to add some color to your plate. Green peas add the festive color and slightly sweet flavor, while garlic and pepper add some zip.

     

    Green-Mash Potatoes

    7 potatoes (medium size, about 1 cup each), peeled and diced

    1 cup skim milk, divided

    2 garlic cloves, peeled

    1 cup frozen peas

    2 tablespoons butter

    1/8 teaspoon white pepper (optional)

    ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt

     

  • Thursday, March 5

    Life Beyond Abuse, a substance abuse class/group meeting, meets at 6 p.m. at The Pentecostals of Carrollton, 102 Park Lane Shopping Center. For more information, contact Life in Carrollton Ministries Director Donnie Dawes, (502) 732-0709.

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

    Gamblers Anonymous and Gamenon host an open meeting for family members every Thursday at 7 p.m. at Port Royal United Methodist Church, 8230 Port Royal Rd.

    Friday, March 6

  • It is hard for us to appreciate the generosity of Jesus at the Last Supper.