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  • CCMH, Fairview Place team up to provide support for senior citizens

    Are you caring for aging loved ones?

    Do you feel overwhelmed with the situation?

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Senior Living Program – Outpatient Mental Health and Fairview Place senior living are teaming up to provide a community-wide support group.

    Empowered Living explores the Six Stages of Wellness: physical, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, emotional and social.

    “We want to provide a confidential, open, comfortable setting for those needing support,” CCMH Senior Living Program coordinator Leslie Yocum said.

  • Looking back at 2014


    The annual Kentucky Kids Count Data Book, published by Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranked the counties in the commonwealth according to indicators that show where each county stands in terms of child well-being. At the state level, Carroll ranked 107th, overall, out of Kentucky’s 120 counties – lower than all four surrounding counties.

    Devon Ellison retired after 16 years as a bailiff for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Forestry says thanks, farewell to McMurry

    Carrollton’s Urban Forestry Board recently presented outgoing Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry with a plaque and flowers for his wife, Sue. The plaque thanked McMurry for outstanding work as mayor from 2011-14.

    After living in Carrollton since June 1969, McMurry is moving to Texas to live near family. He plans to “mostly retire,” but will likely work part-time somewhere, possibly a hardware store.

  • “Dinner for One”
  • Deputies and bailiffs sworn in
  • Building a snowman
  • One injured in Carrollton shooting

    A Worthville man was shot early Sunday morning after a confrontation in a Carrollton home.

    Carrollton Police Officer Andy Sisenstein was dispatched to Carroll County Memorial Hospital at 5:28 a.m. Dec. 28, regarding a gunshot victim, Kyle Akers, 18, of Worthville.

  • Fiscal Court allocates funds to sheriff’s office, college

    In a special called meeting Dec. 30, Carroll County Fiscal Court addressed the need for a loan for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and a contribution to the Jefferson Community and Technical College education foundation.

  • AG rules C’ton violated Open Meetings act

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway’s office issued a decision Dec. 17, stating the City of Carrollton violated the Open Meetings Act when three Council members met on multiple occasions for the stated purpose of discussing the Enterprise Incentive Program ordinance. Assistant Attorney General Michelle D. Harrison wrote the decision.

  • Parenting classes make a positive impact

    Change often carries a negative connotation, as it changes routine. An example of routine disruption is the change twice a year when time springs forward and falls back. 

    Last year the families of children who receive Christmas gifts from the Carroll County Ministerial Association’s Christmas Connection and Shop with a Cop had a change when the parents had a March 30, deadline to sign up for classes to qualify them to be considered for the 2014 programs.

    Julia Burgess was one parent that did not hesitate to sign up for the life skills classes.