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  • Chatham promoted to Cartmell assistant principal

    Krista Chatham has always been a leader and now she will be one in a different capacity as she assumes the role of Cartmell Elementary assistant principal.

    Chatham started at the Carroll County Middle School as a sixth grade math teacher. She graduated from Franklin College in Indiana with an elementary education degree and a minor in mathematics. She was certified to teach math grades K-9. After one year at the middle school she transferred to Winn Primary and taught third grade with Jeanie Rohrer. Chatham said they have worked together since then.

  • Butler lodge, restaurant, pool closed Aug. 14-16

    The lodge, restaurant and swimming pool at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will be closed Aug. 14-16.

    The temporary closure is so the service panel that provides power to the lodge can be replaced as part of the “Refreshing the Finest” initiative that is funding improvements at Kentucky State Parks.

    The park’s cottages and campground will remain open. The lodge is expected to be open for business on Aug. 17.

  • Devine makes an ‘impact’ with local summer camp

    Many of Carroll County’s best and brightest high school graduates leave the community to attend college and most of them do not return, due to a number of reasons. A recent exception is Hannah Devine, a 2017 graduate of Thomas More College.

    A 2012 Carroll County High School graduate, Devine had been debating about attending law school before deciding to attend the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work this fall. She said after she earns her master’s degree then she might attend law school and be a champion for kids.

  • School resource officer could be returning to CCHS

    The Carroll County Board of Education issued a directive to interim Superintendant Ron Livingood to pursue a School Resource Officer for Carroll County High School at a special meeting Aug. 4. Because it was a special meeting, the subject could only be discussed, not voted on.

    The board had worked with the City of Carrollton to have a resource officer last year, but the district did not receive the grant to pay the board’s share so it did not happen.

  • County increases pay, hires temporary help for EMS

    Staffing issues with the Carroll County Ambulance Service came to light the weekend of Aug. 5-6 when several patients at Carroll County Memorial Hospital could not be transported by ground ambulance, operated by the Carroll County EMS.

  • Fiscal Court hears presentation on air transportation; holds tax rates

    Carroll County Fiscal Court heard a presentation on insurance that covers the cost of emergency air transports for its employees.

    Darlene Phillips from the Kentucky Hospital Association said her organization has been working with Medical Air Services Association for about six months. KHA believes it is important and is working to provide solutions to hospitals because patient transportation is an issue.

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  • Live Your Passion | M - Mixed Martial Arts Fighter - Travis Branum

    Travis Branum has never been one to back away from a fight. Growing up, first in Owen County Schools and then transferring to Carroll County High School as a junior, he used to get in fights at school.

    “Football was the first way I could really get my aggression out safely. It was my first outlet,” he said.

    The son of Angie and Donnie Branum, Branum graduated from CCHS in 2012. He had a chance to play semi-professional football, but turned it down because of the number of concussions he had sustained over his four-year career.

  • Back In My Day | Janie Wilson

    Janie Wilson was born a Hoosier in New Albany, Ind., and her family moved to Carrollton when she was 2-years-old. That brief time spent in Indiana did not keep Wilson from being a rabid University of Kentucky sport fan.

    Her parents were Cleofus “Bud” and Rosalie Ehalt. She had one sister Helen Courtney.

    Wilson said her dad would jokingly say if anyone would name their child Cleofus he would buy them a bonnet. He never had to buy anyone a bonnet.

  • Historical Society hosts fundraiser Aug. 12, for Masterson House

    Port William Historical Society kicked off a fundraising drive to raise $50,000 for make much-needed repairs and improvements to the county’s oldest structure — the Masterson House.

    The group has planned a day filled with events for Saturday, Aug. 12 to help close in on its goal to fund projects at the historic house.

    Port William Historical Society President Deborah Garrett said the day will include a 5K walk run, a car wash, auction and all special sales set up at the Masterson House.