Today's News

  • Hornback: Thanks to veterans for serving

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Get in the holiday spirit at the Christmas Tour of Homes

    The Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Convention Bureau is hosting its second Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 2-3 — returning to several favorites from last year’s tour and four new stops.

    Returning this year are visits to the homes of Janet and Mark Blythe, Shelley Mendenhall, along with the Turpin-Butler Historic House, the Masterson House and the Festival of Trees at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine.

    The new stops will be the homes of L.B. and Kim Arney, Relevant Church, First Baptist Church and the Old Stone Jail.

  • 20,558

    After a combined effort by the Scouting For Food Drive, Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton, 20,558 non-perishable food items were donated to the Carroll County Food Pantry Nov. 18.

    Carroll County Schools collected 16,517 alone, exceeding its best year by 1,269 items. Cartmell Elementary led the way with 6,391 donated items. Since the students passed their school wide goal of 5,000 items, Principal Jeannie Rohrer will get slimed.

    Jacklyn Fink’s class won an ice cream party for bringing in the most items with 1,586.

  • Back In My Day | Bob and Linda Adams

    Once upon a time, a small town “city” girl from Worthville and a farm boy from Boone Road grew up together at Worthville School. She was a tomboy and he was a smart aleck, and the two did not get along. But eventually times changed, and as teenagers, they went on their first date at the old skating rink in Prestonville. Two years later, they married on Feb. 17, 1962, and 55 years later, Bob and Linda Adams are still in love on their Carroll County farm.

  • Schools eye restructuring to make best use of space

    The Carroll County Board of Education heard more information about restructuring the student population at three schools to accommodate all day Head Start.

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak said he has met with administration, staff and cafeteria staff about the issue of changing student attendance patterns, which means what students would be at what schools.

    Oak said he has challenged everyone to think globally and the response has been positive.

  • St. John’s Fall Festival
  • SHINE Sings, finals held in Carrollton

    SHINE held the first season finals, Nov. 11-12 at Carroll County Middle School. The final 11 acts competed for the top prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to use the SHINE recording studio.

  • Trunk or Treat at English Christian, Pentecostals of Carrollton
  • Carroll County Public Library | Nov. 16, 2017

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30-5 p.m.

    Make ornaments throughout the month of November after Story Hour and Music Makers to decorate the Christmas tree at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge, Nov. 30.

  • Smiths celebrate 50 years of marriage

    Wayne and Janice Smith of Bedford will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Saturday, Nov. 25.

    Their children are hosting an open house from 5-8 p.m. at Wayne and Janice Smith’s home, 447 Mount Pleasant Rd., in Bedford. Friends and family are welcome. Refreshments and dancing will be offered.

    For more information call Melissa West (502) 663-1246.