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  • Dunn enjoys driving her ‘kids’ on the school bus and being a part of each of their lives

    To be a successful school bus driver, it takes more than just knowing how to drive a bus.

    “Like they always say: ‘Anybody can drive a bus. It takes someone special to be a bus driver,’” Dianna Dunn said.

  • KSR brings its radio show to Carrollton

    University of Kentucky sports fans will have the opportunity Feb. 17, to be a part of a weekday radio show specializing in everything UK.

    Matt Jones, Ryan Lemming and the rest of the Kentucky Sports Radio crew will host its show from 10 a.m. until noon from the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine. Among other topics, the radio show will be previewing the UK men’s basketball team’s matchup with Tennessee at 7 p.m. in Knoxville.

  • Wheeler leaves a legacy of service

    It’s not often a person gets to see the legacy they will leave behind. Usually, streets, buildings or places are named for people who have long since passed, but Carroll County honored Bill Wheeler for his service by giving his name to the county’s then-new courthouse upon his retirement as circuit clerk in 2000.

  • Drug roundup nets 27 arrests

    Law enforcement officers from six agencies gathered at Carrollton Police Department headquarters early Wednesday morning to conduct a drug roundup in Carroll County and the region.

    A seven-month Kentucky State Police undercover drug investigation led to 34 indictments in the Kentucky State Police Post 5 district, according to KSP.

  • $4 million goal reached for JCTC campus

    In less than eight months, the BuildSmart Regional Campaign Steering Committee met its goal of raising more than $4 million for the construction of a new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

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  • Hornback says heroin a top issue in legislature

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) told a small crowd Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Carroll County courthouse he expects heroin legislation to become law during this year’s 30-day legislative session. The heroin bill was one of four pieces of legislation to pass in the Senate during the session’s first week, Jan. 6-9. After almost a month off, state legislators returned to Frankfort Tuesday, Feb. 3, with the session ending March 24.

    “Heroin is kind of a scourge, not just on one particular community, but on the state as a whole,” Hornback said.

  • Carroll artists featured in calendar

    Carroll County student artists Johana Cotero and Addison Polley had their work featured in the 2015 Lindamood-Bell Kid’s Calendar.

    The Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary students had their works selected from 195 entries from five nations in the international art contest.

    In addition to art from youth in the United States, the calendar includes works from children in Honduras and Australia.

    Polley, a second-grader at Kathryn Winn, is the daughter of Brittany Walls and Jason Polley and has two older sisters.

  • Totally Awesome Academics


     Carroll County High School hosted its annual academic pep rally Friday, Jan. 30, highlighted by the CCHS faculty dressing and dancing in 80s style.

  • 2015 Homecoming Court