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  • Pastors head up fund to meet families’ needs

    The Carroll County Ministerial Association is administering a fund to help the families of those involved in the tragic bus accident on Boone Road last Monday.

    The Rev. Dr. Chris White of First Baptist Church, who heads the ministerial group, said the fund came together to aid families with the financial burdens they are facing day-to-day.

    As of Monday, more than $10,000 had been collected in gift cards, pre-paid debit cards, cash and checks, White said.

  • Community begins to heal

    After one of the most tragic events in local history, the Carroll County community took time to mourn and to begin to heal this past week.

  • Carroll County Schools to Close Friday, Nov. 2

    The following statement is from Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District:

     

  • Group set to sweep area along Highland Avenue

    Carrollton Main Street Program is holding its fall sweep from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 3, as part of Kentucky Adopt-a-Highway cleanup.

    Project coordinator Alice Richter said the area stretchs on Highland Avenue (U.S. 42) from Cartmell Elementary School to the Prestonville bridge.

    Volunteers are encouraged to meet at the Cartmell parking lot to pick up their trash bags and gloves, Richter said. For more information, call Richter at (502) 732-0779.

  • Carroll woman killed in Trimble crash

    A Carroll County woman has died from injuries suffered in a crash on Friday, Oct. 26. Preliminary investigation shows that the car, driven by Norma Puckett, 76, of Carrollton, was traveling east on Hwy. 42 when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. Puckett, who was wearing a seat belt, was first transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital and later to the University of Louisville Hospital. Puckett died of her injuries at 7:03 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

  • STAND strength team to visit Carroll County

    The STAND Team is coming to Carroll County and to the Worthville Baptist Church, Nov. 2 through Nov. 4. 

    STAND is a national and international non-profit organization standing before thousands of people yearly. They go into public and private schools, prisons, churches and give concerts using feats of strength to illustrate a powerful message.

  • Adolescent substance abuse program opens

    Adolescents in Carroll County and the surrounding area have a new place to seek help for their substance abuse issues-an intensive outpatient program designed specifically for teens within walking distance of both Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School.

    Operated by the Brook Hospital at KMI, the Brook Outpatient Center is a new chemical dependency treatment center conveniently located behind the William L. Wheeler Hall of Justice on Clay Street. 

  • Riding to Give
  • Broecker, Rand face off for District 47 House seat

    Theodore “TK” Broecker

    Political party:  Republican

    Full name: Theodore “TK” Broecker

    Age: 34

    Occupation: Owner of TS Photo (MotoPhoto)

    City: LaGrange

    Web site: www.tkbroecker.com

    Family: Married to Shari Z. Broecker.  1 Child: Mary Elizabeth “ME” Broecker - 4 year old.

  • Chamber awards honors at its annual banquet

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce honored a local advocate for animals, a local businessman and a pastor and his church Thursday night with its top honors for 2012.

    More than 250 people filled the Convention Center at General Butler State Resort Park for the awards program and “An Evening of Laughter” featuring humorist Carl Hurley.

    But before the laughs filled the room, chamber leaders struck a more serious note by honoring those who have worked to make improvements in the community.