Today's News

  • New Carroll superintendent could be announced May 15

    The search for the next superintendent of Carroll County Schools is in the search committee vetting phase.

    Last summer the Carroll County School Board hired the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with the hiring process after former superintendent Bill Hogan vacated the position and interim superintendent Ron Livingood was hired for a one-year term. Retired Grant County superintendent Don Martin is the KSBA representative working with the board.

  • Drama club brings “The Outsiders” to the high school stage

    The Carroll County High School drama club is performing “The Outsiders” March 23-24, at the Carroll County High school.

    “The Outsiders” is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press. It was made into a movie in 1983, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and was an adaptation of the novel of the same name.

    The story is set in 1965 in Oklahoma and follows the rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, and only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.

  • Carroll County 4-H youth attend leadership conferences

    Carroll County teen leaders have been busy this month leading other youth and adults from across the state by using their leadership skills. On March 2 -3, Kinley Huesman, who serves on the state 4-H shooting sports ambassador board, traveled to Jabez, Ky., to the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center to train adult volunteers in the area of trap shooting. Kinley is an avid trap shooter and has always scored high in several competitions.

  • Visiting the Homeland: Robert and John Howe of Carrollton travel to Ireland, 1876

    To celebrate the coming of St. Patrick’s Day, today we visit Ireland through the eyes of two brothers, sons of Irish immigrants John Howe and his wife Sarah Brown. John and Sarah left Ireland in 1847 for America. In Spring 1859, they moved to Carrollton, where they remained for the rest of their lives.

  • CPD expands community reach with SRO, code enforcement

    Calls for service remain high and the drug landscape is changing, according to the Carrollton Police Department.

  • Cartmell urged to report bullying, not to ignore it

    Motivational speaker Sir Rod Patterson delivered an anti-bullying message at Cartmell Elementary, Feb. 21.

    Patterson has been delivering programs for 20 years, first with a collaborative and now on his own for more than 12 years. Based out of Atlanta, Ga., he travels all over the southeast delivering the Five and Fun Tour.

    The Five and Fun Tour delivers five minutes of a message, then an entertainment section, followed by five more minutes of a message and then the program concludes with more entertainment.

  • City, county E-911 agreement finally up to date

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams presented the 2018-19 fiscal year operating budget to fiscal court at the meeting March 13. The $478,911 budget developed at the E-911 Board meeting March 9, is considerably less than the projected $605,000 budget of the current fiscal year. Adams said the current budget includes $152,000 of grant money that will pass through and skews the numbers. The original 2017-18 budget was $421,581. The new budget includes a 3 percent salary increase for employees, the changes in the C.E.R.S. retirement contributions and health insurance adjustments.

  • Parts of Hwy. 389, Hwy. 42, Hwy. 36 to be resurfaced

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6 office presented its rural secondary road plan for Carroll County at the March 13, Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Point Park flood clean up this Saturday

    Carrollton Public Works Assistant Supervisor Troy Harell reported to council March 12, that Public Works is still busy cleaning up after the flood. They also filled a few pot holes last week.

    Councilman Kevin Craig said there are a couple street lights out on Main Street near the new seafood restaurant

    Harell said some of the transformers went out, so Supervisor Ronnie Knight is in the process of replacing the lights with LEDs.


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