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  • Live Your Passion | Out of the Darkness organizer - Holly Dawson

    On Aug. 25, 2015, Holly and Clint Dawson experienced something that no parents ever should: their 17-year-old daughter, Maddie, committed suicide.

    Now, more than two years later, Holly has dedicated her life to raising awareness about suicide and mental health through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the Out of the Darkness walks.

    Five weeks after Maddie’s death, Holly and Clint participated in the Out of the Darkness walk in Bardstown, Ky. Two weeks later, they joined Madison’s walk.

  • “Moving Wall” returns to Butler Park Sept. 7-10

    “The Moving Wall,” a half-size replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., is returning to Carroll County Sept. 7-10.

    An opening ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Afterwards, the wall will be open for viewing 24/7 until the closing ceremony at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Carrollton National Guard Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery will provide around-the-clock security for “The Moving Wall.”

  • CCHS resource officer finalized; CCMS parking lot progresses

    The City of Carrollton and the Carroll County Board of Education agreed to a contract at the Aug. 24, Board of Education meeting, placing a school resource officer at Carroll County High School.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said Wednesday that the school resource officer will be Officer Tim Gividen. Gividen is currently working in code enforcement, and his replacement has not yet been named, he said.

  • Lt. Governor visits CCHS
  • Council considers buying, renting new tasers for CPD

    With the hiring of two additional police officers, the Carrollton Police Department is requesting permission to upgrade its tasers.

  • Program to help families discuss end of life decisions

    Dignity is the universal word used most when describing how one would like to pass away. It is difficult to find that place when the family has not had that one conversation with their loved ones.

    No one wants to start that difficult discussion with a loved one about death. And the most difficult step is beginning the conversation. How does one address the topic?

    Bluegrass Care Navigators is hosting a complimentary dinner and program Sept. 7, for Carroll County families to take the first step in having the conversation with family members.

  • Basketball court renovations at Point Park approved

    Improvements are coming to Point Park, as Carrollton City Council at their Aug. 14, meeting, approved spending up to $10,000 on maintenance issues.

    Mayor Robb Adams said it has been a few years since Point Park has received any updates. One area most in need of repair is the basketball court, which is riddled with cracks, and the goals have rusty backboards and no nets.

  • “Painted Rocks” promotes exercise, creativity, family time

    One of the biggest trends sweeping the nation right now has also exploded in Carrollton.

    “Painted Rocks of Carrollton, KY” is a Facebook group based off The Kindness Rocks Project. According to the national group’s website, the goal is “to promote random acts of kindness to unsuspecting recipients… whether by painting and dropping inspirational rocks or some other cool creative way to bring kindness into the world.”

  • Ghent Baptist Church says goodbye to parsonage

    There are changes galore along U.S. 42, travelling from Carrollton to Ghent. Road construction dominates the landscape, as the Kentucky Department of Transportation widens the highway. But no longer tucked away in the middle of Ghent is a landmark that stood for more than 100 years, as the Ghent Baptist Church recently removed its parsonage.

  • Walls hired as part-time deputy; election filing deadline Nov. 9

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a request Aug. 22, for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office to hire a part-time deputy to fill the void when Deputy Danny Stivers moves from full-time to part-time status, which occurred at the end of June. Sheriff Philip Marshall said the department is set up to be staffed by four full-time deputies.

    The part-time deputy would be a limited duty position, assisting with prisoner transports, mental assessment transports, process service and assisting with accidents.