Today's News

  • A word of warning about words

    No matter how many times we remind ourselves that “words can never hurt me,” we know better. We are careful about words, forbid certain words, and help people recover from certain words, because words obviously hurt us. Why else would people use them against their enemies? Why else do we fire people for using certain words? Why do we still remember most of the unkind words used against us? No, words work. And Jesus suggests in Matthew 5:21-26 that they work so well we should guard against them with the same energy we guard against the commandment against murder.

  • CCHS Academic Team success
  • Western Kentucky University Dean’s and President’s lists

    The following Western Kentucky University students from Carroll County were named to the Dean’s and President’s List: Taylor N. Courtney, Levi M. Stephenson, Savanna N. Martinez*, Sierra M. Martinez*, Hannah M. McMahan* and Haley M. Bartley.*

    Students making the Dean’s List have a grade-point average of 3.4 to 3.79 in a 4.0 scale.

    Students on the President’s List have GPAs of 3.8 to 4.0 and are indicated by an asterisk (*).

  • Westside hosts Valentine buffet, auction Feb. 17

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department will host a Valentine Buffet and Silent Auction Saturday, Feb. 17, from 5-9 p.m. at the firehouse, 680 Carlisle St., Prestonville. The meal is $5 for adults and children ages 18 and under are free. The menu consists of roast beef, pork, ham, green beans and corn, mashed potatoes, noodles and gravy, mac and cheese, hot rolls, and desserts. The event benefits needy children in Prestonville.

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  • While waiting for pension reform, don’t ignore other bills

    The State Journal

    This week, the Kentucky legislature will pass the halfway point in the 2018 session and, if you’re wondering where pension reform stands, a bill still hasn’t been introduced by the Republican majority.

  • Cuts coming as General Assembly works to balance the state budget

    As a bill, the state budget isn’t particularly long, but it’s not a quick read, either, with blocks of text periodically broken up by rows of numbers.

  • Ky. 355 bridge to reopen by March 1


    Landmark News Service

    Repairs to the Ky. 355 bridge over Severn Creek began Monday, and officials expect the bridge to open to traffic by March 1.

    The bridge closed Nov. 27, due to significant structural damage on several portions of the bridge caused by an unknown impact.

  • Walls promoted to full-time; Parents ask about bathrooms

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved transferring Deputy Matt Walls from part-time to full-time effective March 1.

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall asked Fiscal Court at its meeting Feb. 13, to transfer Walls before he starts the academy in March because it allows him to receive full-time benefits while attending. The transfer would allow Walls to work as an officer performing police work in addition to his current duties of serving papers and transferring prisoners.

  • Pension, revenue ideas discussed at legislative forum

    With likely no new sources of revenue, cuts will be imperative in order for state legislators to fully fund pensions and pass the biennial budget by the end of the 2018 General Assembly.

    State Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) and State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), discussed these topics and more at a legislative update Saturday, Feb. 10, in front of a packed house upstairs in the courtroom at the old downtown courthouse.

    Both legislators noted that not much work has been done in Frankfort over the first half of the 60-day session.