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Today's News

  • Traffic relief coming

    Kathryn Winn’s new after-school pickup routine begins Monday.

    Thanks to a parking lot expansion behind the Board of Education building, Kathryn Winn parents will not be waiting as long to pick up their children after school. On Monday, parents will begin using two new pickup paths so that Ninth Street will no longer be blocked by stopped vehicles and so that students will have more safe crossing areas.

  • Banner editor pens Christian music history

    By TEENA DRAKE

    Landmark News Service

    The latest publication from the pen of author Dave Taylor, also known as Managing Editor of The Trimble Banner, has been released by LexingtonHaus Publications and Amazon.

    “Happy Rhythm: A Biography of Hovie Lister and the Statesmen Quartet” is the third and final edition of a book first published in 1994. A hardback edition was published in 1998 on the 50th anniversary of the gospel vocal group’s founding. Both previous editions sold out years ago.

  • CCMS construction slowly making progress

    Carroll County Board of Education approved two change orders for the Carroll County Middle School construction project and a revised BG-3 for the Carroll County High School athletic complex upgrades at a special board meeting April 9.

    Change order 19 will cost $2,641 and includes an additional nine exit signs plus the installation of 16 exit signs.

  • Master plan needs revision if city wants car lots in C1

    Carrollton City Council aims to change the city’s comprehensive plan to accommodate car lots within the C1 district in downtown. The district encompasses the center of Seventh Street to the Kentucky River and from the center of Sycamore Street to the Ohio River–except for the block from Fourth Street to Fifth Street and from Sycamore Street to Highland Avenue, which is zoned residential (R-2).

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  • Rain caused flooding issues throughout county

    The rain on April 2-3, created numerous problems for the Carroll County. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said there was devastation from Locust to Ghent after the storm.

    “Locust was the hardest hit area,” he said.

    County Road Supervisor Gene Clayton concurred, saying at the fiscal court meeting April 14, that all of the water rolling through there clogged the culverts with debris. Magistrate Floyd Bowling reported 3 feet of water coming down Locust.

  • Backyard politics: Scott stands out as other GOP gubernatorial candidates struggle to distinguish themselves during recent Oldham County debate

    By RAE HODGE

    Landmark News Service

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of LaGrange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • Heroin bill to create a new obstacle for prosecutors

    While the Kentucky General Assembly finally passed a heroin bill at the 11th hour, there are still several areas that are troublesome to Commonwealth Attorney James Crawford and to local law enforcement.

  • Powell agrees to plea bargain, funds repaid

    Former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell appeared before Carroll County Circuit Court Monday, April 6, to agree to a plea bargain in her alleged theft case against the City of Ghent.

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Powell Jan. 5, on charges relating to missing funds, totaling $305,838.93, according to an audit by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC, released March 9.

  • Carroll County at Work | Farmer

    Billie Hotfil, who has farmed all of his adult life, said there have been more changes in farming in the last 20 years than in the previous two generations.

    “Technology has changed everything for farmers,” Hotfil said, as he pulled an old flip phone out of his pocket. “This old thing only makes calls, but the one like you have is like having a computer in your pocket.”