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  • $4 million goal reached for JCTC campus

    In less than eight months, the BuildSmart Regional Campaign Steering Committee met its goal of raising more than $4 million for the construction of a new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

  • Shoppers at 4-H Vendor Blitz
  • Hornback says heroin a top issue in legislature

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) told a small crowd Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Carroll County courthouse he expects heroin legislation to become law during this year’s 30-day legislative session. The heroin bill was one of four pieces of legislation to pass in the Senate during the session’s first week, Jan. 6-9. After almost a month off, state legislators returned to Frankfort Tuesday, Feb. 3, with the session ending March 24.

    “Heroin is kind of a scourge, not just on one particular community, but on the state as a whole,” Hornback said.

  • Carroll artists featured in calendar

    Carroll County student artists Johana Cotero and Addison Polley had their work featured in the 2015 Lindamood-Bell Kid’s Calendar.

    The Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary students had their works selected from 195 entries from five nations in the international art contest.

    In addition to art from youth in the United States, the calendar includes works from children in Honduras and Australia.

    Polley, a second-grader at Kathryn Winn, is the daughter of Brittany Walls and Jason Polley and has two older sisters.

  • Totally Awesome Academics


     Carroll County High School hosted its annual academic pep rally Friday, Jan. 30, highlighted by the CCHS faculty dressing and dancing in 80s style.

  • 2015 Homecoming Court
  • Rotary Club raises more than $11,000 for JCTC campus
  • Relay For Life kicks off 2015 with chili supper

    The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Carroll County will host a kickoff event from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 13, at Carroll County High School as volunteers and participants launch fundraising efforts for the year.

    The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers, and will feature speakers from the community as well as the American Cancer Society. Those interested will also be able to register to participate for the day’s event to be held on May 30, beginning at noon and ending at midnight at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

  • School district holds town hall Jan. 29

    Carroll County School District Superintendent Bill Hogan is opening the floor for questions Jan. 29, in a town hall meeting at the Ninth Street offices of the Carrollton Housing Authority. This moderated event will give community members a chance to get answers to anything and everything to do with the Carroll County School District.

  • Highest bidder: New makes auction business his career

    Becoming an auctioneer was a lifelong dream for Robert Lee New, owner of New’s Auction Service in Carrollton. New recalls going to sales as a child and listening to the auctioneers sell tobacco.

    “We raised tobacco, sold tobacco, and I always was fascinated by the tobacco market,” he said. “That’s what I really wanted to be.”

    While he was actually born in Owen County, New was raised on a farm on Dividing Ridge in Carroll County.