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  • County receives $2.12 million grant for Early Head Start

    The Carroll County School District will soon offer an Early Head Start Program for its children under three years old. The school district will receive $1,044,140 in federal stimulus funding in 2010 as part of the $2.12 million two-year American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Early Head Start Expansion Grant, according to a Carroll County Sch

  • Former Carrollton resident sentenced to charges in South Dakota

    Brent McMahan, formerly of Carrollton, was sentenced to a one-year jail sentence with 180 days suspended on Dec. 1, 2009 in Edmunds County, S.D., according to Paige Wilbur, press secretary for South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. The conditions are that he pay a $2,000 fine and report to jail by early January, Wilbur said. McMahan

  • Fiscal Court boosts the Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraising

    A new Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carroll County chapter is a huge step closer to reality following action taken Tuesday by Carroll County Fiscal Court to contribute toward the agency’s startup budget. The court approved a $5,000 donation toward a fundraising effort that puts the steering committee past the $15,000 projected for a start

  • Santa Claus comes to Carrollton
  • Live Nativity
  • Hill released from jail, must register as a sex offender

    Patrick Hill, 48, was released from the Carroll County Detention Center on Monday, Nov. 29 after completing a 180-day sentence for a conviction on a class A misdemeanor second-degree sexual abuse.

    Hill registered with the local detention center as a sex offender following his release, but that registration was not recognized by Kentucky State Police officials in Frankfort as being with the proper authoritative office, according to Probation Officer Gary Marshall with the Carroll County Office of Probation & Parole.

  • High School play cancelled

    The Carroll County High School drama club production “Romeo, Juliet and Toto Too!” a twist on the traditional “Wizard of Oz” story has been cancelled. Two productions of the play were scheduled to have been held on Dec. 15 at Carroll County Middle School.

    The cancellation was announced due to insufficient cast participation.

  • Butler Lodge filled with Christmas spirit

    A chorus of little voices rang out, yelling “Santa! Santa!” as the Jolly Old Elf appeared at the Butler Lodge at General Butler State Resort Park on Thursday, Dec. 3. Two four-year-old Head Start classes — Ms. Brierly’s and Ms. Roth’s — visited to see the Christmas trees as a part of the Festival of Trees and to tell the jolly old elf what they wanted for Christmas.

    The Festival of Trees is an annual event held at the park where schools, churches, organizations and businesses can decorate trees to put on display at the lodge.

  • INNOVATIONS IN THE CLASSROOM

    The Trimble Banner Remember the good old days, when taking a language in high school meant endless hours of “My name is Fred,” translating vocabulary words and listening to the teacher repeat everything in English so you’d know what she was saying? And maybe, if you were lucky and went to a large school, you may have had a choice of languages to study &ndas

  • Budget, again, top issue for Legislature

    The Trimble Banner As the Kentucky General Assembly gears up for the regular session in January, a projected $1.3 billion shortfall in 2012 is weighing heavy on the minds of legislatures. State Rep. Rick Rand (D-47th District) of Bedford, Ky., said that the commonwealth’s budget for 2011 is “in pretty manageable shape,” thanks to $3 billion from the federal stim