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  • Roberts, First National Bank, JCTC big winners at banquet

    Carrollton native Leigh Ann Roberts joined the long list of recipients of the Raymond Ray Community Service Award. Roberts has been involved in the community Christmas programs since 1995. She has been part of the changes in the program when all the community partners came together in 2000 to create a better structure to serve those in need. The change she is most proud of has been the addition of the completing life skill classes to be eligible for the Christmas distribution program.

  • Memorial bench donated to CCHS
  • Martin’s book explains the real meaning of Christmas

    There is a novel, story or poem buried inside of us. Some are fortunate enough to have the time and skills to put the words on paper and create a published work.

    Pamela Love Martin, a first grade teacher at Christian Academy of Carrollton, is the most recent Carrollton author to publish a book.

    The release of “Where’s Christmas?” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Carroll County Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Martin and illustrator Trinika Laughlin will be signing copies at the library on Oct. 28.

  • Walk of art

    Carrollton Main Street Program held its third annual Art Walk Oct. 14. Prizes and photos were sponsored by Carroll County Arts Board. Photos will be on display during November at the Carroll County Public Library. At the end of the month, the artists can take their photos home.

  • Fundraiser for injured student

    A fundraiser will be held Oct. 21, for Kalynn Bright, a sophomore at Carroll County High School who was in an ATV accident Oct. 7. She suffered a head trauma, two compressed fracutres in her back, a broken bone in her jaw area and hearing loss in her right ear, according to a Facebook page for the benefit. She also has suffered some short-term memory loss. She was hospitalized and will need rehabilitation.

    The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 21, at the American Legion Post 41, 123 Fifth St., Carrollton. The event includes games, a cake walk, dunking booth and more.

  • New Christmas decorations; animal shelter receives grant

    Carrollton Main Street manager Sam Burgess updated Fiscal Court on the downtown Christmas decorations request.

    “I have seen the downtowns of other communities and our square is less attractive during the Christmas season,” Burgess said. «The decorations being used were purchased in 2002 and were not commercial grade and have a lifespan.»

    Burgess said the major change was going from a 90-inch banner to a 36-inch banner for the light posts with a cost savings of $368.

  • Friends hosts paranormal tours and pumpkin trail

    For those who are brave enough to get in touch with the spooky-spirits of Halloween, Friends of Butler is hosting its annual paranormal event at the Butler-Turpin Historic House.

    Kentucky Paranormal returns to help people get in touch with the spirits that call the historic house their home.

    “The group is very good,” Friends of Butler president Deborah Garrett said. “They actually found voices and paranormal activity in the house last year.”

  • Fatal wreck in Carroll County

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision on I-71 North, in Carroll County.

    On Oct. 8, at approximately 11:40 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 5 received a 911 call in reference to a single vehicle collision on I-71 north near the 51-mile marker. 

  • Missing man found dead near Ghent

    The body of a man reported missing in Carroll County in early September was discovered by a fisherman near Ghent on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

    The body of Frederick A. Parr III, 49, who had been living in the county was found floating in McCool’s Creek on Duiguid Farms at 6800 Hwy. 42 in Ghent, according to Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    The Kentucky State Police received a missing person report Sept. 9, on Parr, who had worked in the county, but was unemployed, Whilhoite said.

  • Save your plastic caps

    Kathryn Winn Primary second-grader Madison Having is doing her part to help save the world by collecting plastic caps and lids that will be used to create a new park bench. Her goal is to fill 10 garbage cans full of caps from drink bottles, milk jugs, toothpaste tubes, flip-tops from ketchup and mustard bottles, deodorant, spray cans, and detergent and caps with recycle No. 2 and 5. Acceptable lids include mayonnaise jars, peanut butter jars, cottage cheese tubs, cream cheese tubs, ice cream tubs, coffee cans and butter containers.