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Today's News

  • Don’t let your vehicle send signals to thieves

    By MATTHEW GLOWICKI

    The Courier-Journal

    The telltale plume of white exhaust on a cold winter’s morning pumping from a car left to warm can be a calling card — an easy target for auto thieves.

    Police refer to the cold weather crime as “puffing,” where criminals patrol neighborhoods looking for unattended cars’ exhaust, said Sgt. Todd Brimm of the Louisville Metro Police Seventh Division.

  • Relay For Life kicks off 2015 with chili supper

    The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Carroll County will host a kickoff event from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 13, at Carroll County High School as volunteers and participants launch fundraising efforts for the year.

    The kickoff will honor cancer survivors and caregivers, and will feature speakers from the community as well as the American Cancer Society. Those interested will also be able to register to participate for the day’s event to be held on May 30, beginning at noon and ending at midnight at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

  • School district holds town hall Jan. 29

    Carroll County School District Superintendent Bill Hogan is opening the floor for questions Jan. 29, in a town hall meeting at the Ninth Street offices of the Carrollton Housing Authority. This moderated event will give community members a chance to get answers to anything and everything to do with the Carroll County School District.

  • Highest bidder: New makes auction business his career

    Becoming an auctioneer was a lifelong dream for Robert Lee New, owner of New’s Auction Service in Carrollton. New recalls going to sales as a child and listening to the auctioneers sell tobacco.

    “We raised tobacco, sold tobacco, and I always was fascinated by the tobacco market,” he said. “That’s what I really wanted to be.”

    While he was actually born in Owen County, New was raised on a farm on Dividing Ridge in Carroll County.

  • Hornback hosts forum Jan. 31 at courthouse

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) will be at the downtown courthouse in Carrollton from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, to brief constituents on the 2015 legislative session. 

    This forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. 

  • Carrollton City COuncil | Jan. 29, 2014

    Audit presented

    Jerilyn Zapp and Susan Dukes of Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC presented Carrollton City Council with the fiscal year 2013-14 audit at its regular meeting Jan. 26. Council voted to hold a special meeting at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 30, at city hall to approve the audit.

  • Local hospital reports 2014 financial growth

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar came to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday with a big smile and a report on the hospital packed with successes and accomplishments.

    “The county has been such a strong supporter of the hospital over the years we wanted to share what we were able to accomplish in 2014,” Kozar said.

  • Meet Bill Chapman, Carroll’s newest published author

    Carroll County’s newest novelist Bill Chapman has just published his first book, “The Wake of the Pina Colada.”

    The story is about the Admirals Club, a group of retired military men, who, while on a cruise, encounter a terroristic plot.

    LawReader Books, owned by retired judge Stan Billingsley is publishing Chapman’s books. 

  • Unexplained delays hinder CCMS project

    The Carroll County Middle School renovation and expansion project is behind schedule, and the Board of Education wants to know why.

    RossTarrant Architects Project Manager Eric Steva said he could not give a reason why the general contractor is 30 days behind on the project. There is a meeting scheduled with the contractor Jan. 26, for a review, and we will get more answers next week, he said to the board.

  • Trimble defeats Carroll in border battle Saturday

    A concentrated defensive effort on the part of Trimble County’s Lady Raiders held Carroll County’s lone senior in check for most of Saturday’s basketball matchup, enabling Trimble to pull out a 48-34 victory over the visiting Lady Panthers.