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  • Groundbreaking ceremony for new campus

    A rainy afternoon could not dampen the spirits for an event that was 48 years in the making, as the ground breaking for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus was moved indoors to the General Butler State Resort Park mezzanine Friday, April 22.

  • Carrollton man dies in fatal house fire Saturday

    A house fire at 814 Fourth Street claimed the life of a Carrollton man Saturday, April 23.

    Jack Wilson, 55, of Owensboro had lived in the duplex for about a year, Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said. No one else was injured in the fire.

    Carroll County Dispatch alerted CFD at 3:46 p.m. Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow also arrived on scene and communicated to Terrell about the status of the fire.

  • Officers face contempt of court charges

    Despite an acquittal in their criminal case, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow still face contempt of court charges related to the Adam Horine case.

  • Commissioner of Education visits iLead, CCATC

    iLead Academy is the first school of its type in the state and has garnered its share of visitors this year. The face asking the questions this time belonged to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt.

    Pruitt was hired as the sixth commissioner of education in September 2015 and started on the job Oct. 16.

    Pruitt migrated straight to the students as they prepared to share their work.

    One of the first questions he asked was what an average day was like for a student.

  • City of Carrollton presents new budget, amends current

    A new city fire truck, police K-9 unit and a salt spreader are top purchases slated for the city of Carrollton’s 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend this fiscal year’s budget were held at the city council meeting Monday, April 25. The second readings will be held May 9.

    In his budget address, Mayor Robb Adams said he believed 2016-2017 would be an exciting budget year. “I’m proud of what we do, and it’s all of us, together.”

  • New building tops Carrollton Utilities budget

    A new administration building highlights Carrollton Utilities’ 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend last year’s budget were held at Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting. The second readings will be held at the next council meeting May 9.

  • Daniel Boone came to life at Kentucky Chautauqua
  • Fiscal Court awards road work to low bidder Hennecke Drilling

    Carroll County Fiscal Court opened two bids for the FEMA projects on Indian Creek Road and two sites on Wrights Ridge Road at a special court meeting April 15.

    The two bidders were Luhn and Oak of Carrollton and Hennecke Drilling of Argillite, Ky.

    Luhn and Oak bid $11,110 for the Indian Creek project, $86,413 for Wrights Ridge Site 1 and $58,020 for Wrights Ridge Site 2. The total for all three projects was $155,543.

  • Queen, King of 2016
  • Panthers three-peat as 8th Region All ‘A’ champs

    Carroll County baseball captured its third consecutive 8th Region All “A” title April 16, with an 11-3 win over Trimble County at Gallatin County High School.

    Senior Justin Ray turned in the Panthers’ third strong pitching performance of the tournament with a 13-strikeout performance. Ray gave up six hits and walked three in six and a third innings of work.