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  • 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.

  • Witnessing history: Eclipse 2017

    The 2017 Solar Eclipse captured everyone’s attention Monday, Aug. 21, as Carroll County witnessed about 93 percent totality, meaning, the sun was not fully covered by the moon. Carroll County Schools extended its school day by 30 minutes as the peak time of the eclipse was about 2:30 p.m., and Christian Academy of Carrollton dismissed at noon.

  • Beck promoted to Carroll Co. dispatch supervisor

    Carroll County dispatcher Greg Beck has been promoted to dispatch supervisor. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said at the 911 Board meeting Aug. 11, the purpose of the position is so dispatch would operate more freely as a stand-alone department. He also said there would be less pressure on himself and assistant chief Tim Mitchell.

    Mitchell said that Beck would be the point of contact for recordings.

    Grant update

  • School resource officer position to return; CPD to hire position

    Through a partnership between Carroll County Schools and the city of Carrollton, a school resource officer will soon be patrolling the halls.

    Carrollton City Council approved the Board of Education’s proposal at its meeting Aug. 14.

  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. to visit CCHS, promote entrepreneurship

    Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton will speak to Carroll County High School students on Aug. 23, about entrepreneurship and the 2018 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). Hampton will be at CCHS from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

     “This is a great opportunity for our students,” said CCHS principal Tom Stephens. “Entrepreneurship represents a lot of the qualities that we want our students to have, and we hope to have several students participate in the 2018 LGEC.”

  • New JCTC campus ready for school

    They say the third time is a charm. A standing-room-only crowd was on hand Aug. 9, to witness the third ribbon cutting for the almost $16 million Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus, a facility nearly 50 years in the making.

  • First Friday
  • Rohrer promoted to top spot at Cartmell

    There is a new but very familiar face in the Cartmell Elementary School’s principal office as Jeanie Rohrer took over the position effective July 1, when former principal Jonica Ray became elementary instructional supervisor for Carroll County Schools.

    Rohrer has seemingly come full circle as her start in education was as the administrative assistant to Cindy Warrick, the first JCTC Carrollton campus coordinator when the campus first opened in 1989. “You could forget the job titles back then. We did it all,” she said.

  • Neikirk excited about new adventure at CCHS

    After 27 years of walking the halls of Oldham County High School, Andrea Neikirk will begin this school year as a Carroll County Panther, joining the CCHS staff as assistant principal.

    A Louisville area native, Neikirk graduated from Male High School. She majored in biology and minored in chemistry at Georgetown College, while also earning her teaching degree. After graduating in 1990, she immediately started teaching at OCHS and taught chemistry, as well as other science classes. She earned her master’s degree and Rank I at University of Louisville.