Local News

  • Ninja obstacle course set to visit CCMS this month

    The Urban Ninja Project Obstacle Course is coming to Carroll County Middle School from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22.

    CCMH will host the Urban Ninja Project Obstacle, which is an easier version of what you see on American Ninja Warrior.

    Students from elementary school age through high school and even adults can participate.  The cost is $3 for a single run, $5 for two runs or $10 for all day access. 

    Come show off your skills and let out that inner Ninja.

  • Chapman appointed to BOE; budget discussed

    Gwen Chapman was welcomed as the District 5 Board of Education member at the Sept. 22 meeting. Chapman fills the vacancy left when Mary Ann Pearson chose not to run for re-election when her term expired Dec. 31, 2014. Chapman’s appointment ends Dec. 31, 2016. She is unopposed on the ballot for the November election for the unexpired term of District 5 seat.

    2016-2017 budget

    The Carroll County Board of Education passed a working budget totaling $26,201,930 for this current budget year.

  • Carroll County Celebrates its Vets
  • Hospital celebrates opening of new MRI space

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital celebrated the opening of its new MRI facility with a ribbon cutting Thursday, Sept. 29. Representatives from NuMED Diagnostic Imaging, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and local government officials also were on hand.

    The hospital broke ground on the 850 square foot expansion in April. Previously, the MRI was housed in a mobile vehicle at the rear of the hospital, meaning patients and staff had to go outside to use it.

  • Willhoite assigned community mental health project

    A special district judge ruled Monday, Oct. 3, that Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow’s actions regarding Adam Horine’s transportation to Florida rather than to Eastern State Hospital were not contemptuous. However, she held her ruling on CPD Chief Mike Willhoite in suspension and ordered him to create a community collaborative addressing mental health issues in Carroll County.

  • CCHS students learn the importance of water quality

    elonging to Living Lands & Waters docked on the Carrollton side of the Ohio River last week, as the organization sponsored five days of community river cleanups.

  • Hearn chosen to replace Hendren on Ghent City Commission

    Ghent City Commission voted in Larry Hearn Jr., to replace David Hendren at a special meeting Sept. 23.

    Commissioner Joe Beall made the motion and it was seconded by Susie Crase. The vote was unanimous. Commissioner Caroline Reisner was absent from the meeting.

    Hendren resigned effective Sept. 20, after five terms on the commission.

    Hearn was in attendance when the vote was taken. Beall said “he showed up, showed interest.” Another candidate had expressed interest, but was not in attendance at the time of the vote.

  • River walk extension, bridge project to bid soon

    Grant funding has been released from the state for two projects in downtown Carrollton: the Bow Bridge repair and part of the river walk extension.

    Adams said the city had hired an engineer for the projects, but the company did not have a structural engineer on staff, which the state required for the bridge project. Therefore, the city hired American Engineering of Glasgow, Ky. The state approved the new engineer and gave notice to proceed.

  • Test scores show county earns a rank of proficient

    Carroll County Schools made great strides during the last school year as test scores improved 7.2 points, which resulted in the district’s first proficient rating under the new assessment process. Carroll County’s score improved from 59.3 in 2014-15 to 66.5 in 2015-2016.

    Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan said he was extremely pleased with the gains this year as each of the schools tested improved their scores. But he said they are not satisfied and the staff will continue to work to further improve the districts’ scores.

  • Hembree walks the runway in NYC

    New York Fashion Week. It’s an event even those who do not stay up to date on the latest trends have most likely heard of.

    One of the four most famous fashion weeks in the world, New York Fashion Week is held in February and September in New York City and features models showing off the hottest designs from internationally acclaimed designers.

    It’s not something every eighth-grader can say they have done in their life, but Carrollton’s Gabriella Hembree can now say she is one of the lucky few.