Local News

  • 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.

  • New JCTC building ready for school year

    What began in 1968 is finally becoming a reality in 2017. Carrollton has a new community and technical college building.

    A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 2 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 9, at the campus located on Hwy. 227, across the road from the main entrance to General Butler State Resort Park. Classes will officially begin Aug. 14.

    The state legislature approved the funding for a community college in 1968, but according to Dennis Goff there was some ‘horse-trading’ that went on and Carrollton did not receive its campus.

  • iLead, Trimble students to embrace new learning tool

    Summit Learning will be introduced to students at the iLead Academy in Carrollton and at two school facilities in Trimble County when classes begin this fall.