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Today's News

  • Ordinance to address culverts

    A new ordinance in Prestonville will affect new driveways and road entrances in the future. The ordinance, which passed unanimously on first reading at the meeting Oct. 20, is a direct result of the issues the city has had lately with standing road water and property damage because of inadequate ditching and culverts installed by property owners in the past.

  • Rose hired at CPD

    Carrollton Police Department has hired former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Rose to fill the vacancy created by Steve Abbott’s retirement.

    Rose said Monday he is excited by the new opportunity and new direction the CPD offered. “I am excited to be working in a great environment,” Rose said.

    Rose was a deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office since March 2011, before resigning to accept the position with CPD. Rose will be working second shift.

  • Floyd Drive may be extended

    Carroll County Fiscal Court heard an update on the status of the contract for the 11-acre tract of land and easement for the property along Ladder Lane.

    Carroll County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty’ Tomlinson said the property and the easement area have been surveyed. The contract has been mailed out, and the county could possibly set a closing date by the end of the week.

  • Don’t let negativity drive you away from voting Election Day

    Despite watching most of my favorite television shows on DVR, I still have seen more of the nasty campaign ads this year than I like. I’m sure you are in the same boat.

    The airwaves have been bombarded by the two U.S. Senate contenders trying to define each other through name-calling, taking things out of context and downright deceptive advertising.

  • Don’t be a statistic, take more precautions when on the roads

    Given the greater focus our nation now puts on highway safety, it can be difficult to remember what it was like before the era of better car and road design and tougher law enforcement.

    In the early 1970s, we were losing more than 50,000 people a year to traffic accidents, but that number has since shrunk to less than 34,000, even with significantly more miles being driven.

  • The Bible answers our big questions on death

    I find Halloween to be a very interesting cultural holiday, though not because of the costumes and candy.

    Trick-or-treating makes complete sense to me. Costumes are fun, candy tastes good…therefore, kids love trick-or-treating — mine included. 

    Instead, what I find interesting about the holiday, is that it truly reveals our fascination with death. It’s a theme that runs through the month of October. 

  • Church News | Oct. 30, 2014

    Free soup supper set for Hopewell church

    Hopewell Community Church, Locust Road, is sponsoring a free Soup Supper, 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1, with music and a hayride (weather permitting). Everyone is invited. For more information call (502) 593-8094.

    Orphan Sunday set
    at Relevant Church

    Relevant Church, 2505 Highland Ave., in celebration of National Adoption month, will be having Orphan Sunday on Nov. 7.  Everyone that has adopted or provided foster care is invited to attend.

  • Community Calendar | Oct. 30, 2014

    Thursday, Oct. 30

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.
    Friday, Oct. 31
    Halloween

    AA Big Book study group meets every Friday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    The city of Carrollton and Carroll County hold Halloween Trick-or-Treating from 6-8 p.m.

  • Sidewalk Picassos

    Carrollton Main Street Program held a sidewalk chalk art contest Saturday, Oct. 25, in front of the downtown courthouse.  There were 30 entries total and four age groups. Carroll County Arts Board will be displaying photos of the sidewalk art in the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Helping hands for the elderly

    Project Comfort reached out to 15 local residents Oct. 25. Thirty-one volunteers cleaned gutters, fixed doors, winterized windows, cleaned up shrubs and trees, worked on plumbing issues, and visited with the residents. The event is organized by the Project Comfort Steering Committee.