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Today's News

  • Agriculture Risk Coverage signup deadline extended to March 31

    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. 

  • Add some green to your plate

    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

     

  • First reading held outlining electrical inspection fees

    Carrollton City Council conducted a first reading on an ordinance setting electrical inspection fees at its Feb. 23 meeting.

    The ordinance imposes a fee of $60 for general inspections, with re-inspection after a failed inspection costing $30. If multiple inspections are needed at or near the same time, the initial inspection will cost $60 and $30 or less for each additional inspection, depending on the number of inspections needed.

  • God’s Special Little Hearts hosts 10th annual event

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    To look at Abby Lawson today, you wouldn’t know the 9-year-old was born with a hole in her heart or suffered from a mild stroke at the age of five.

    Before becoming the healthy, happy girl she is today, Lawson endured multiple surgeries to correct the small hole in her heart, the result of a congenital heart defect she was born with.

  • Lift assist chair catches fire

    A chair in a resident’s living quarter at River Reed Assisted Living caught fire Friday morning, Feb. 27.

    The lift assist chair had an electric motor and a cut in the power cord caused a short, catching the chair on fire reported Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell.

  • No one injured in local accident
  • The almighty rep: Where do you start?

    In all my years as a fitness professional I have lost track of how many times I’ve been approached with the following question: How many reps should I do?

    When referring to reps, we are talking about repetitions. For example, if you were performing a simple barbell bench press with 100 pounds and you perform the movement 10 times, that would be 10 repetitions. The method I have used to answer this question that I so often get is by first asking another question: What is it that you wish to accomplish?

  • Carrollton art gallery hosts student art show March 12

    River Run Gallery Fun Art Studio in Carrollton will host a benefit student art show/reception from 6-8 p.m.  Thursday, March 12. Students who have attended classes at the gallery in the last eight months can enter up to two pieces of their art.  Art must arrive in the gallery by March 7. 

  • How to identify drug evidence in child’s room

    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.

  • Carroll County Public Library | March 5, 2015

    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.