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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of May 7, 2015

    Thursday, May 7

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Friday, May 8

    The American Legion Post 41 will have Bike Night every Friday starting today from 6-9 p.m. weather permitting. For more information please call (502)732-4941.

    Saturday, May 9

  • Funding public higher education

    The Courier-Journal

    After eight years of brutal budget cuts, Kentucky’s system of public higher education is at a critical juncture.

    Kentucky’s universities and community colleges could continue to hike tuition and create more financial barriers to a college degree.

    Or education leaders can make the case that the state legislature must begin to restore some of the millions of dollars it has cut from higher education since 2007, around the beginning of the recession.

  • Methodist church celebrates 225th anniversary at Masterson House

     On May 17, members of the Carrollton United Methodist Church are returning to where it all began in honor of the 225th anniversary of the congregation. In 1790, Methodists began meeting in the home of Richard and Sarah Masterson for worship. Little did they know that their gatherings would continue unbroken for more than two centuries. In celebration, the church’s May 17 Sunday service will be held outdoors at the Masterson House at 10:45 a.m.

  • A recent study shows nearly two-thirds of 2012 graduates went to college the next fall

    When it comes to grading Kentucky’s public elementary and secondary schools, what ultimately counts most is whether our graduating students are truly ready for college and a career.

    Over the last several years, one of the state’s newest agencies – the Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics – has been helping measure our progress in this area. Its work is more than just a survey; it’s an in-depth look at an entire graduating class.

  • Grace and roller skating

    I have never been good at roller skating (or anything that requires balance for that matter).  However, when I was a children’s pastor in another part of the state, I did take a group of church kids to the local roller rink.  One of the boys who went was named Will, and he skated like I remember skating.  He probably fell at least ten times and when he hit the ground, he hit hard.  In fact, he fell so hard that the tops of his shins, right below his knees, were completely bruised. 

  • Church News | May 7, 2015

     St. John’s hosts going away reception for Sr. Paula Gohs, May 17

    Sr. Paula Gohs will be accepting a new assignment within her Sisters of Divine Providence order.  A reception will be held Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m. in the St. John Parish Hall in recognition of her 14 years of service to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the Carroll County community. The public is invited to attend.

     

    Relevant offering Bible study May 11-14

  • Celebrating Derby Week
  • Harris earned Purple Heart, Bronze Star during his service

    BY MARLENE BROWNING-WAINSCOTT

    Special to Landmark News Service

    In the small Kentucky town of Owenton, you might see a few signs around that direct you to the nearest restaurant or county attraction. It’s likely no one really thinks much about who created that sign. 

    But in Owen County, you would be in for the story of a lifetime. 

    May 8, 2015, marks the 70-year anniversary of V-E Day (Victory in Europe), which was the day that the Germans surrendered during World War II.

  • County severs ties with the Rescue Squad

    Carroll County Fiscal Court passed a resolution revoking its agreement with Carroll County Rescue at a special meeting, May 1.

    The resolution terminates the affiliation agreement the county had signed June 26, 2014, with the rescue squad for search and rescue services, primarily vehicle extractions.

    The ending of the relationship between Carroll County Rescue Squad and the county stems from the deteriorating relationship between Carroll County Director of Emergency Services Ed Webb and Carroll Count Rescue Chief Mark Ellis.

  • Back In My Day: Stout grew up on Highland, wrote for The News-Democrat

    Carolyn Stout has seen many changes to Carrollton and Carroll County over the years.

    She grew up on Highland Avenue, or sometimes known as High Street, in one of the two matching brick houses just down the street from her current home.