Today's News

  • School officials question CCMS project delays

    An air of uncertainty continues to swirl around the Carroll County Middle School construction project, as the general contractor was unable to provide firm dates at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, for substantial completion. Marrillia Construction and Design owner Josh Marrillia told the board he feels “very comfortable” that the renovation will be finished by no later than mid-October and the new gym will “likely” be complete in December.

  • Changing lives: Seizure alert dog gives Williamson greater independence

    Carroll County High School welcomed a unique new student this year. This one has four paws, a tail and loves to get rubbed behind his ears.

    Coffee is freshman Dylan Williamson’s seizure alert dog, the first–at least in recent memory–to grace the halls of CCHS. He is a one-year-old golden retriever, trained to mitigate disabilities, which means he is trained to alert for seizures, Dylan’s mom, Kim Dermon, said.

  • Carroll County At Work: Jennifer Dickow (P is for Paramedic)

    The first face many see in response to a 911 call is a paramedic. In Carroll County that face may belong to Jennifer Dickow, a paramedic with the Carroll County Ambulance Service.

    Dickow began working part-time for Carroll County in 1999, as an EMT. Then-emergency services director Seldon Scott hired her full-time in 2000. Dickow started the paramedic training in 2002. She finished her training in 2005, and has been a nationally certified paramedic for the past 10 years.

  • Yellow Jackets take the field

    The Carroll County Yellow Jackets played the LaGrange Jets in the Oldham County Youth Football League, Aug.15. The Yellow Jackets came up on the short end of the score, dropping a 26-6 decision to the Jets.


  • Poker run raises more than $7,000 for children’s Christmas programs

    Last Sunday the heat radiating off the Sunset Grill asphalt parking lot found 256 riders and approximately 200 motorcycles sweating out the start of the Sixth Annual Christmas In August Poker Run to raise money for children in need for the upcoming holiday season.

  • Low cost spay, neuter event Sept. 14

    A low cost spay neuter for cats and dogs will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, at the Carroll County Animal Clinic. Funds are limited and available only to Carroll County residents who feel they need financial assistance to have their pet spayed or neutered.
    The cost to the owner for dogs, spay or neuter, is $30 per dog; for cats, spay or neuter, is $10 per cat. This includes a rabies vaccination for all cats and dogs. Dogs also will receive a current county dog tag.

  • Pre-trial set in Boone County for Horine’s escape charges

    A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Adam Horine’s second-degree escape charge, a class D felony. The preliminary hearing will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 5, in Boone County.

  • Hospital to open local diabetes management clinics on Oct. 1

    A new program is targeting the needs of local residents with diabetes by providing more than just basic education about the disease.

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new program will involve a pharmacist to help with drug therapy management and a registered dietitian to guide patients on what they should be eating. It will include monthly visits to the clinic, which will be offered at the hospital’s family practice offices in Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw, and more frequent follow ups by telephone.

  • District, U of L receive $400,000 grant to train mathematics teachers

    The Carroll County School District, in partnership with the University of Louisville, has been awarded a $400,000 Mathematics and Science Partnership grant from the Kentucky Department of Education. The partnership’s proposal, titled A2 = All in for Algebra, was one of only nine funded projects and is the first MSP grant the district has ever received, according to Director of Grants and Public Relations Carl Roberts.

  • Sutter hired as ALC principal

    There is a new face leading the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center as Amy Sutter took over as principal after Ed Nelson retired in June.

    Armed with a biology degree from Mount Saint Joseph in Cincinnati, Ohio. Sutter began her teaching career at St. Henry in Erlanger, Ky.  She taught all the sciences except for chemistry. She also taught at Lloyd Memorial High School in Erlanger.