Today's News

  • Fiscal signs amended trust for bonds

    North American Stainless asked Fiscal Court to sign an amended trust for $36 million in solid waste bonds. The Wells Fargo Bank has held the 30-year bonds privately the past three years and the amended trust would keep Wells Fargo as the private holder of the bonds for the next three years.

    Fiscal court agreed to sign.

    NAS counsel John Eagan told fiscal court that with Wells Fargo holding the bonds the interest rate is lower and bonds do not have be marketed on either a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

  • Carroll pulls off homecoming win in dramatic style

    Carroll County senior Jacob Evans stepped to the free throw line with score tied and only eight tenths of a second left on the clock and calmly drilled the first free throw giving Carroll County the margin it needed to pull out a 60-59 victory over the Gallatin County Wildcats.

    The Panthers tried to make the win more difficult when they had a line violation on the second free throw allowing Gallatin County to call time out and set up a play.

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  • State police investigating death of six-week-old child

    The Kentucky State Police is investigating the death of a six-week-old child in Carrollton.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 responded at 2 p.m. Jan. 11, to a call of an unresponsive infant at a residence on Thyme Avenue in Carrollton, police said in a news release. Troopers along with Carroll County EMS, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Coroner’s office, and Carroll County Social Services responded to the scene.

  • January is School Board Member Recognition Month

    Some elected officials enjoy power and prestige, and others enjoy the feeling of making a difference in the lives of 2,000 students every day. Members of the Carroll County School District’s Board of Education are in the latter group.

    “Our board members are champions for the children of Carroll County,” Superintendent Bill Hogan said. “Every day, they take actions with the interests of our kids in mind.”

  • School Menu | Jan. 14, 2016

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, Jan. 14: Breakfast: Chicken biscuit or mini cinnis and apple; lunch: Pizza crunchers, garden salad, steamed peas, grapes or pineapple tidbits.

  • Teachers’ retirement, expungement of class D felonies among bills to be considered in House

    If the final days of a legislative session are spent deciding what laws the General Assembly will pass, then the first few days are focused on what the House and Senate hope will be on that list.

    Setting those priorities was the main theme last week as other legislators and I returned to the Capitol and began filing legislation to kick off the 2016 Regular Session.

    In the House, we will again work toward strengthening the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System, which is facing a multi-billion dollar liability and needs a plan to adequately address it.

  • The war on our Second Amendment

    Many battles await Congress as we begin 2016, but few are more important than the fight to protect our right to bear arms.  Our right to self-defense is not granted by any government. Rather, it is a God-given, natural right.  In the words of George Mason, the Founding Father known as the “Father of the Bill of Rights:” “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” 

  • UC confers 570 degrees in December

    University of the Cumberlands announced 570 students completed their studies in December 2015. A combination of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees were awarded based on completion of requirements.

    Local graduating students include:

    Tracy James of Campbellsburg, Ky., earned a MAE degree in Teacher as Leader.

    Candida McMillan of Carrollton earned a MAT degree in Early Elementary Education P-5.

    Ellen Rohrer of Carrollton earned a EdS degree in Instructional Leadership Principal All G.

  • Juniors repeat as Powderbuff champions