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  • Live Your Passion | M - Mixed Martial Arts Fighter - Travis Branum

    Travis Branum has never been one to back away from a fight. Growing up, first in Owen County Schools and then transferring to Carroll County High School as a junior, he used to get in fights at school.

    “Football was the first way I could really get my aggression out safely. It was my first outlet,” he said.

    The son of Angie and Donnie Branum, Branum graduated from CCHS in 2012. He had a chance to play semi-professional football, but turned it down because of the number of concussions he had sustained over his four-year career.

  • Back In My Day | Janie Wilson

    Janie Wilson was born a Hoosier in New Albany, Ind., and her family moved to Carrollton when she was 2-years-old. That brief time spent in Indiana did not keep Wilson from being a rabid University of Kentucky sport fan.

    Her parents were Cleofus “Bud” and Rosalie Ehalt. She had one sister Helen Courtney.

    Wilson said her dad would jokingly say if anyone would name their child Cleofus he would buy them a bonnet. He never had to buy anyone a bonnet.

  • Historical Society hosts fundraiser Aug. 12, for Masterson House

    Port William Historical Society kicked off a fundraising drive to raise $50,000 for make much-needed repairs and improvements to the county’s oldest structure — the Masterson House.

    The group has planned a day filled with events for Saturday, Aug. 12 to help close in on its goal to fund projects at the historic house.

    Port William Historical Society President Deborah Garrett said the day will include a 5K walk run, a car wash, auction and all special sales set up at the Masterson House.

  • New JCTC building ready for school year

    What began in 1968 is finally becoming a reality in 2017. Carrollton has a new community and technical college building.

    A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the campus located on Hwy. 227, across the road from the main entrance to General Butler State Resort Park. Classes will officially begin Aug. 14.

    The state legislature approved the funding for a community college in 1968, but according to Dennis Goff there was some ‘horse-trading’ that went on and Carrollton did not receive its campus.

  • iLead, Trimble students to embrace new learning tool

    Summit Learning will be introduced to students at the iLead Academy in Carrollton and at two school facilities in Trimble County when classes begin this fall.

  • Trimble man was indicted on human trafficking

    Gallatin County Grand Jury indicted a Trimble County man July 24, on one count of human trafficking, a class C felony.

    On May 20, Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg received a complaint of human trafficking in Gallatin County. 

  • Livingood excited for new interim role

    Carroll County Schools interim superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., took over the district’s leadership position July 12. He has a one-year contract with the district as the board of education begins the search for a new superintendent.

    Livingood retired in December 2016 after serving as superintendent of Grant County Schools for more than five years.

  • TRDHD, UMC offer free snacks until Aug. 11

    The Three Rivers District Health Department has partnered with the United Methodist Church Food Ministry summer food service in Carroll County to offer free food service to all children through age 18.

    The program provides an enhanced snack for each child, health department grant writer and community development specialist Hayley Franklin said.

    The United Methodist Church Food Ministry in Owen County prepares the snacks, Franklin said, and then brings them to Carroll County Health Department in a mobile food vehicle.

  • Local officials believe data regarding youth smoking, alcohol, drug use is high

    Students responding to questions on cigarette, alcohol and other types of drug use in the 2016 Kentucky Incentive for Prevention report show higher numbers than some local officials believe to be the case.

    In fact, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coordinator Hayley Franklin said the numbers on usage by youth here have shown steady declines with the educational efforts and prevention programs offered here in recent years. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite agrees based on his department’s reports.