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Today's News

  • 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.

  • CPD expands community reach with SRO, code enforcement

    Calls for service remain high and the drug landscape is changing, according to the Carrollton Police Department.

  • Drama club brings “The Outsiders” to the high school stage

    The Carroll County High School drama club is performing “The Outsiders” March 23-24, at the Carroll County High school.

    “The Outsiders” is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967 by Viking Press. It was made into a movie in 1983, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, and was an adaptation of the novel of the same name.

    The story is set in 1965 in Oklahoma and follows the rivalry between two gangs, the poor Greasers and the rich Socs, and only heats up when one gang member kills a member of the other.

  • City, county E-911 agreement finally up to date

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams presented the 2018-19 fiscal year operating budget to fiscal court at the meeting March 13. The $478,911 budget developed at the E-911 Board meeting March 9, is considerably less than the projected $605,000 budget of the current fiscal year. Adams said the current budget includes $152,000 of grant money that will pass through and skews the numbers. The original 2017-18 budget was $421,581. The new budget includes a 3 percent salary increase for employees, the changes in the C.E.R.S. retirement contributions and health insurance adjustments.

  • Parts of Hwy. 389, Hwy. 42, Hwy. 36 to be resurfaced

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6 office presented its rural secondary road plan for Carroll County at the March 13, Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Point Park flood clean up this Saturday

    Carrollton Public Works Assistant Supervisor Troy Harell reported to council March 12, that Public Works is still busy cleaning up after the flood. They also filled a few pot holes last week.

    Councilman Kevin Craig said there are a couple street lights out on Main Street near the new seafood restaurant

    Harell said some of the transformers went out, so Supervisor Ronnie Knight is in the process of replacing the lights with LEDs.

    Cleanup

  • Muddy Mess
  • Massie speaking at Rotary meeting March 28

    Fourth District U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, will be the guest speaker for the Rotary Club of Carrollton meeting at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28.

    The program is open to the public and everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held in the Burley Room, just off the Two Rivers Restaurant at General Butler State Resort Park.

    “This is the second time our Rotary Club has hosted Rep. Massie,” Moore said. “We hope local residents who are interested in hearing from the Congressman will attend this meeting.”