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Today's News

  • Red Cross to hold March blood drives

    The American Red Cross will hold four area blood drives during March.

    The following are upcoming blood donation opportunities:

    • March 13 at Cornerstone Christian Academy gym, 3850 Frankfort Road, Shelbyville, 1-6 p.m.

    • March 17 at Ballardsville Baptist Church, 4300 S. Hwy. 146, Ballardsville, 2-6 p.m.

    • March 18 at Mt. Byrd Christian Church, 68 Peck Pike, Milton, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

    • March 23 at Southeast Christian Church (Red Cross bus), 6201 Crestwood Station, Crestwood, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • Ready for competition
  • Calving is an important part of breeding program

    A successful breeding season actually begins with management decisions made at calving.  Cattle-men can impact rebreeding efficiency by focusing on a number of different things, but body condition score (BCS) is what we are going to take a closer look at today.

    Reproductive management begins with evaluation and management of BCS.

    Body condition score is a numerical estimation of the amount of fat on the cow’s body.  Body condition score ranges from 1-9, with 1 being emaciated while 9 is extremely obese.

  • Tips offer healthy options for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

    This coming Monday, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day – a time for celebrating St. Patrick, wearing green and lots of good food friendship and frolic.

    When we lived in Chicago, watching them pour orange dye (yes, orange colored crystals) into the Chicago River and the river turning green was a great part of the Big St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | March 13, 2014

    Thursday, March 13

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the high school library.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

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

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

  • When a religious reputation goes bad

    For modern people living within reach of hand sanitizers, there may be no stranger element in our Bibles than the Old Testament definitions of clean and unclean.

  • Fun with firefighters
  • Families can use Casey’s Law to help loved ones in the battle with drugs

    If you were able to attend the Heroin Town Hall meeting sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, you heard a lot about Casey’s Law. 

  • Shooting sports program begins

    The Carroll County 4-H program is so blessed to have such great volunteers.

    This week, I want to focus on the shooting sports program.  This program has five disciplines — archery, shotgun, rifle, target rifle and pistol.

    Tim Tritsch is now the shooting sports coordinator and has a Facebook page to keep everyone in Carroll County abreast of the events. 

  • Student of the week: Penny Jones, Second grade (Stark) (March 6)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Recess because it’s fun!”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Art because I like to draw!”

    What is your favorite book? 

    “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”

    What is your favorite movie?

    “Thor”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Wants to go to college, but not sure where yet