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Today's Features

  • The USDA released a portion of the national and state 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture data on Feb. 20, with the remaining data (including county-level data) due in May.

    The preliminary data reveals the following:

    United States

    • The number of U.S. farms (still defined as $1,000 or more of sales) totals $2.1 million, down 4.3 percent from the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

    • The average U.S. farm size increased from 418 acres in 2007 acres to 434 acres in 2012.

  • The 4-H shooting sports program opened with shotgun this past Sunday and what a great turn out. The weather was beautiful, the adults were supportive, the 4-H members were shooting and the leaders were so excited.

    The following is the schedule for shooting sports:

    • Shotgun will meet every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. on Hwy. 389 at the Michael Walls/Cody Human property. 

    • Rifle will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10.

    • Pistol will start at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 13 and meet every other Sunday.

  • If you have diabetes and often wish you could talk with someone about your diabetes and your health, the “It’s About You!” diabetes support group usually meets the second Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. until noon at the Carroll County Extension Service, 500 Floyd Drive. The meeting includes discussion of participants concerns, time for answering questions and a short program and a healthy food sample. 

  • The Carroll County Public Library will present the Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show during the month of May.

    The show consists of framed or mounted paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs or multimedia items.

    New artists are welcome as well as new pieces from those who have participated in previous years. Only two pieces will be accepted per person.

  • 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, April 3: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch 11 a.m.

    Friday, April 4: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Thursday, April 3,: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 4: Walk-away the pounds. 9 a.m., artist reception, Greg and Haley Dameron, 5:30-8 p.m.

    Saturday, April 5: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m., game day, 1-4 p.m.

    Monday, April 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Court Street Cinema, “Saving Mr. Banks”, 6 p.m.

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    The fifth annual Operation Prom Dress event was held March 22, at The Carrollton. This was the biggest year so far, with more than 40 girls walking away with dresses and all the accessories they need to go to prom, all for free. The Carrollton provided the space, DJ service and refreshments free of charge for the event. 

  • In last week’s article, we focused on greening pastures with the warmer temperatures arriving. I also mentioned being aware of grass tetany, so this week, we are going to take a closer look at this condition.

    Grass tetany is a condition caused by an abnormally low level of magnesium in the blood. It is also called spring tetany, grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany.

  • More than 160 sewing enthusiasts will converge at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton Monday, April 14, through Wed-nesday, April 16.

    Nine years ago the Louisville and Northern Kentucky area Cooper-ative Exten-sion Agents for Family and Consumer Sciences wanted to give sewing enthusiasts in this region of the county exposure to renown national sewing professionals and a chance to increase their sewing knowledge through an array of expanded sewing classes.  The “It’s Sew Fine” sewing expo was the result.