Carroll Digest

THE BALTIMORE SUN

Farm panel sets hearing on roving livestock

Carroll County's Right to Farm Committee, which helps mediate disputes between farmers and neighbors, has scheduled a public hearing to hear testimony about livestock roaming through a Marston neighborhood.

The committee met Tuesday with neighbors and the farmer who disavowed ownership of the roving animals, including pigs, goats and llamas. The animals are wreaking havoc on landscaping and lawns, residents complained.

The panel was unable to resolve the situation and set the hearing for 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in Room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.

"We will hear testimony from both sides of this disagreement and try to come up with a way to reconcile the problem," said Ralph Robertson, the county liaison to the three-member panel.

Information: 410-386-2241.

Klondike Derby begins tomorrow in Sykesville

The Carroll County District Boy Scouts of America will hold the 2005 Klondike Derby tomorrow through Sunday at Freedom Park in Sykesville.

Nearly 1,000 Scouts are registered to attend the annual event that includes two divisions this year - a regular division and a high-adventure division for Scouts older than age 14.

The main activities on Saturday will be a Mush Off at 9 a.m. for older Scouts and 10 a.m. for Cub Scouts. The Scout Derby will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the Cub Derby from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Events that have been added are a sled race for Scouts and an iron chef Dutch Oven Cook-Off for Scout Masters. Information: Bill Blonkowski at 410-552-1982.

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