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.

  • Board of Education | Aug 20, 2015

    ALC tour

  • Church News | Sept. 3, 2015

    Community-wide prayer service Sept. 9

    Carrollton Ministerial Association will hold a community-wide prayer service, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Family Worship Center, 2520 Hwy 227 in Carrollton. All are welcome to come together to pray for recent local and national concerns. For more information call Rev. Tim Polley, (502) 732-5708.

    Yard sale Sept. 5

    Ghent Baptist Church will hold a yard sale, Saturday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. to benefit the missions.


  • Drug-free pledge
  • Sports briefs | Aug. 27, 2015

    Volleyball sweeps Lady Demons, 3-0

    Carroll County’s volleyball team traveled to Williamstown High School as they opened their season with a 3-0 win (25-22, 25-16, 26-24) Aug 18.