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Today's News

  • Miller, supporters speak in favor of car lot in C-1

    The Carrollton Planning and Zoning public hearing Aug. 11, for the comprehensive plan update drew a large crowd–mostly comprised of Deanie Miller’s family and friends who wanted to let P&Z members know why they should allow a change to the C-1 district zone to allow car lots.

  • Lewellyn chosen to fill Mefford’s remaining term as Ghent mayor

    During a special meeting held on Aug. 12, the Ghent City Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Lonnie Mefford and chose Commissioner Jimmy Lewellyn to complete his term.

    “I think Jimmy has the most experience,” Commissioner Caroline Reisner stated. “I would like to nominate him.” The nomination was seconded by Joseph Beall and unanimously passed. Lewellyn was sworn in by City Attorney William Brammell and presided over the remainder of the meeting.

  • Blanton hired as new sheriff’s deputy

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is fully staffed with the recent hire of deputy Aaron Blanton.

    He started working for the department July 11, and will be attending Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training sometime next spring. Deputy Brandon Meredith will be attending the training program in November, and Blanton will attend after Meredith returns.

    Blanton began his studies in criminal justice at Jefferson Community and Technical College- Carrollton Campus after graduating from Trimble County High School in 2013.

  • Lady Panthers give good effort but fall in home opener

    The Lady Panthers’ 2016 debut may not have gone as well as first-year head coach Josh Noble would have hoped, but he could not fault his team’s effort. The Lady Panthers lost 9-0 to visiting Villa Madonna Aug. 15.

  • Election update

    In the special District 1 Constable race, Chris Reese and Brian “Smurf” Taylor have withdrawn their names out of respect for recently deceased Constable Jimmy Aaron. The only candidate left on the ballot is Connie Aaron.

    In the Ghent City Commission race, James Lewellyn has withdrawn his name as he was named mayor after the resignation of Lonnie Mefford. 

  • District begins implementing five-year strategic plan

    Added to the start of a new school year, new classes for students and new routines for parents is yet another beginning: the official start of the implementation phase of the Carroll County School District’s five-year strategic plan.

    A group of community members and district personnel completed a months-long strategic planning process earlier this year. The result of that process is a blueprint for making the Carroll County School District as efficient and effective as possible when it comes to helping students succeed.

  • School Menu | Aug. 18, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Aug. 18: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Chicken and waffles with syrup, red potato wedges, green beans and banana.

  • Girls cross country fields full team, boys looking for one more

    The Carroll County Cross Country teams will kick off their season Aug. 24, at the Switzerland County, Ind., Invitational. The teams will run in nine meets before the regional meet Oct. 29.

    Head coach Mollie Shirley said the girls will field a team for the first time in several years and she is still trying to recruit another boy runner so they would also have a team this season.

    Shirley said she is excited about the teams this year. There is plenty of experience on both.

  • Timely tips provided for beef cattle producers

    Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Extension Professor, offers timely tips for beef cattle producers:

    Spring-Calving Cow Herd

    Fescue pastures do not generally produce much in August, however rain in July has given us some forage going into the usually dry months. Keep rotating pastures to permit calves to continue gaining weight. Keep minerals available at all times.

  • Community Calendar | Aug. 18, 2016

    New Events

    Friday and Saturday,

    Aug. 19-20

    The 5th anniversary of the Carrollton Idol singing competition will be held at Carroll County Middle School beginning at 7 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 20

    Kentucky Kruizers cruise in at Cooper’s Restaurant parking lot on Gillock Ave. beginning at 6 p.m. For more information call Brent Stucker (502) 732-5010.