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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    In the special District 1 Constable race, Chris Reese and Brian “Smurf” Taylor have withdrawn their names out of respect for recently deceased Constable Jimmy Aaron.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    In the Ghent City Commission race, James Lewellyn has withdrawn his name as he was named mayor after the resignation of Lonnie Mefford. 

  • Arts n’ Barks caters to both art, dog lovers

    Arts n’ Barks in the Park is a new event coming up Saturday, Sept. 3, at General Butler State Resort Park. While the name is new, Arts n’ Barks is actually two festivals that have been held at the park previously combined into one: The Goldenrod Gala, a juried arts and craft fair, and Woofstock, a day for dogs and people.

  • Program Sept. 8, is first step in death conversation

    One of the most difficult discussions one will have with a loved one is about death. And the most difficult step is beginning the conversation. How does one address the topic?

    Hospice of the Bluegrass is hosting a complimentary dinner and program Sept. 8, for Carroll County families to take the first step in having the conversation with family members. The program begins at 5:30 p.m. at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center. Space is limited and those who want to take part can RSVP by calling (502) 732-6420. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 31.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Patrick Underwood

    Family and enjoying the outdoors are two very important pillars in Patrick Underwood’s life. Born into a large family, he grew up traveling all across the country to visit family members. He enjoyed being outdoors more so than indoors and has continued that tradition on to his children.

  • Stout wins Carrollton Idol
  • 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.