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Today's News

  • Church news | March 15, 2018

    Stations of the Cross at St. John’s Church

    St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 505 Fifth St. in Carrollton, invites everyone to attend Stations of the Cross every Friday at 7 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (Spanish) during Lent.

    There will also be a noon Mass during the month of March.

    Calvary Full Gospel hosts Eckart March 18

    Evangelist Matthew Eckart will be speaking at Calvary Full Gospel Church, 39 Mattrick St., Prestonville, Ky. on Sunday March 18, at 10 a.m.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | March 15, 2018

    New events

    Saturday, March 17

    Flood cleanup at Point Park beginning at 9 a.m. Volunteers will meet at the Point Park bathrooms for a quick meeting. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Lunch also will be provided for volunteers.

    American Legion, 123 Fifth Street in Carrollton will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dance, with D.J and Karaoke 6-11 p.m.

  • 2018 Parks and Recreation Volleyball Camp

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation hosted a volleyball camp from mid-January through mid-March. The CCHS volleyball team taught the campers a variety of skills, including passing, serving and setting.

  • Cartmell urged to report bullying, not to ignore it

    Motivational speaker Sir Rod Patterson delivered an anti-bullying message at Cartmell Elementary, Feb. 21.

    Patterson has been delivering programs for 20 years, first with a collaborative and now on his own for more than 12 years. Based out of Atlanta, Ga., he travels all over the southeast delivering the Five and Fun Tour.

    The Five and Fun Tour delivers five minutes of a message, then an entertainment section, followed by five more minutes of a message and then the program concludes with more entertainment.

  • National Sunshine Week: Keep the foxes away from the hens

    By MIKE CALDWELL

    The Advocate-Messenger

    Everyone was talking about the total eclipse in 2017, but the Kentucky Legislature is trying to create its own version this year by shielding local governments and school districts from much-needed “sunshine.”

    This is the first step toward leaving the public in the dark.

    And the timing couldn’t be more ironic.

    This coming week, March 11-17, is National Sunshine Week.

  • Rand outlines transportation bills passed by the House

    When it comes to getting from points A to B, few states do as good a job as Kentucky.

    It certainly doesn’t hurt that our central location puts us closer to more Americans than any other state, and only three states have more miles of navigable waterways.  We’ve added to that by having not one but two of the country’s busiest cargo airports, and we’re also among the top 10 states when counting the number of railcars originating here, a statistic that sheds light on the true size of our manufacturing and coal industries.

  • Prepare for a safe farming season

    Farmers of all kinds know the importance of good preparation. They realize that doing the right things early in the season leads to good crops or healthy livestock later on. The same preparation is true for safety on farms. Dr. Mark Purschwitz, UK Extension Professor in Agricultural Safety and Health says now is the time to take action to prevent injuries, before things get too busy in the spring.

  • Senate passes bill setting legal age to be married at 18 years old

    Now that the General Assembly is in the home stretch of the current legislative session, activity in the legislative committee system is in overdrive. There are only a couple of weeks left in the 2018 Session. The pace of activity in the Capitol is sure to continue increasing in the days ahead as the Senate continues work on the Commonwealth’s budget proposal.

  • CCMS students attend Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention

    By CARL ROBERTS

    Carroll County Schools

    Thirty-eight Carroll County Middle School students attended the Kentucky Junior Beta Club Convention in Lexington, Ky., in early February.

    Students competed as individuals, teams and clubs in a variety of disciplines:

    Alyssa Dermon, Lilly Melton, Kylie Smith and Chloe Young (Advertising)

    Maci Breeden, Cristian Castillo, Mallory Coghill, Madigan Coulter, Lylah Cox, Rileigh Darnold, Layne Huesman, Connor Mefford, Megan Perkinson, Anna Richter, Bailey Stewart and Trey Stucker (Arts)

  • New Carroll superintendent could be announced May 15

    The search for the next superintendent of Carroll County Schools is in the search committee vetting phase.

    Last summer the Carroll County School Board hired the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with the hiring process after former superintendent Bill Hogan vacated the position and interim superintendent Ron Livingood was hired for a one-year term. Retired Grant County superintendent Don Martin is the KSBA representative working with the board.