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  • Gohs celebrates her Golden Jubilee as nun

    As she approaches 50 years of service to God’s people through the Catholic Church as a nun in the Sisters of Divine Providence, Sister Paula Gohs still loves her job.

    “I love my work,” she said. “I feel sad for people who aren’t happy when they go to work, because my work has always been very exciting. I don’t dread getting up in the morning. I just enjoy what I do. When your ministry is to serve other people, you get back at least if not more than you give and that’s the hundred-fold of religious life.”

  • Manslaughter convict pleads guilty to new feloly charges

    A former Carroll County resident who spent 20 years in the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange for a 1986 double-manslaughter conviction now faces up to 20 more years in prison.

    Kevin Fitzgerald, 49, pleaded guilty on May 7 to a two-count indictment handed down Feb. 13 by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Ky. He was charged with possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Caucus hears of need for JCTC expansion

    State and local government officials and representatives from the major industrial plants in Carroll County on Saturday took members of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus on a tour of the Carrollton campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College to demonstrate the need for a new facility.

  • Celebrating Music
  • Motorcycle safety is important for everyone, not just riders

    Carroll County High School juniors learned about motorcycle safety from both the riders’ and motorists’ perspective from a presentation by Share the Road Kentucky.

    State coordinator and president Glenda Hobbic said the purpose of Share the Road Kentucky is to reduce and prevent accidents. The program was created in part by the Kentucky Motorcycle Association.

  • 2013-14 Fiscal Court budget includes funds for Park to Park trails, river walk to Point Park

    With a 3 percent pay increase to county employees and a 1.74 percent increase to elected county officials and increases in insurance premiums, the proposed 2013-14 budget presented by Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson still shows an overall increase of just $9,500 over this year’s budget.

    The budget, OK’d on the first reading during a special meeting Friday, May 3, shows $10.85 million in appropriations balanced by the same amount in estimated receipts for the year, as required by state law.

  • Head Start schedule reduced for final days of year

    Carroll County Head Start students will be on a limited schedule for the final days of the school year due to bus limitations.

    Beginning April 29 and through the last day of school May 16, school days have been cut in half. Rather than all students attending Monday through Thursday from 8-1 p.m., 4-year-olds are coming to school Monday and Wednesday and 3-year-olds are coming Tuesday and Thursday.

    Superintendent Lisa James said the Head Start bus fleet has been reduced from four to two because of two accidents.

  • Local man tazed after escaping from courthouse

    A Carrollton man arrested on burglary and drug possession charges was tazed by Carrollton Police after escaping from the William L. Wheeler Hall of Justice Wednesday, May 1.

    Michael Deaton, 24, of 1210 Seminary St., was at the courthouse at about 11 a.m. awaiting a court appearance when he climbed out a window and escaped, Chief Mike Willhoite said Monday. Assistant Chief Steve Abbott and Officer Tim Gividen suspected that he had gone to his girlfriend’s house at Carrollton Village, he said.

  • P’ville to conduct audits on city books

    Prestonville City Commission voted during a special meeting Monday night to pay Ross and Company PLLC of Louisville $18,900 to conduct audits on three recent years of the city’s books.

    City Clerk/Treasurer Debbie Wright told commissioners that state law requires an audit every other year due to the fact that Prestonville receives more than $75,000 a year from all of its revenue sources. That is what is required for sixth class cities, she explained.

    “I thought it was the law,” Commissioner Rae Stevens said.

  • Arts night at CCMS