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Today's News

  • Bristow hired to lead the Panthers baseball

    “Coaching high school baseball has been my dream,” new Carroll County High School baseball coach Levi Bristow said at the meet and greet held in his honor Aug. 8.

    “Carroll County baseball has been our most successful program the past four years,” Carroll County athletic director Paul Stone said. “We wanted a good candidate to continue building on the success of Coach Jimmy Ray. Bristow stood out because of his passion and organizational skills.”

  • Mefford resigns as Ghent mayor

    The City of Ghent conducted its monthly meeting on Aug. 9, but it is the last for Mayor Lonnie Mefford, who had tendered his resignation effective at the close of the meeting.

    City of Ghent voters elected Mefford to the position in November 2014, and he took office the following January. In the short time he held the position, he believes the city, and board, have accomplished much.

  • Community Calendar | Aug. 11, 2016

    New events

    Friday, Aug. 12

    Champions For A Drug Free Carroll County is hosting a free movie night on the courthouse lawn. The event begins at 8 p.m. and is free. The movie will be “Inside Out,” and free popcorn, Kona slushies and candy will be provided.

    Friday and Saturday,

    Aug. 19-20

    The 5th anniversary of the Carrollton Idol singing competition will be held at Carroll County Middle School.

    Saturday, Aug. 20

  • Love God, love people

    When Pharisees asked Jesus, “What is the greatest commandment?” Jesus answers, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and most important commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:36-39.

  • Kentucky scores well in graduation gap; middle of the road in travel stats

    Kentucky received some welcome news last month when a national study found that no state had a smaller gap when comparing the high school graduation rates of students from low- and higher-income families.

    The average gap across the country stands at 15 percent, but it’s just 1 percent here in the commonwealth.  In fact, our low-income students graduate at a higher rate than the overall national average, something only five other states can say.

  • Students return to learn

    Students at Carroll County Schools went back to class Aug. 10, to start the 2016-2017 school year. 

  • Carrollton residents are urged to attend meeting Thursday regarding city’s future

    Moving a car lot to the northeast corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue will be one of the top issues discussed Thursday, Aug. 11, at the Carrollton Planning and Zoning public hearing on the five-year comprehensive plan. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at city hall.

    Planning and zoning recently requested the public to fill out a survey that will assist them in updating the comprehensive plan. The public hearing is the last step before the committee makes its recommendation to council.

  • Candidates file papers for Nov. 8 election

    There is guaranteed to be a shake-up on the Carroll County Board of Education after the Nov. 8, General Election, as incumbents Mona Kindoll (District 2) and Dru Maiden (District 1) have opted not to run for re-election. Carrollton City Council, Ghent Commission, Prestonville Commission, Sanders Commission, Worthville Commission, Soil and Water Conservation District, and Constable Districts 1 and 2 also will be on the ballot.

    Two candidates have filed to take Maiden’s Board of Education spot in District 1: Corey Groseclose and Rick McMahan.

  • Massie visits Carrollton sharing legislative news

    Fourth district congressional representative Thomas Massie had said that he wanted to have a coffee meeting in each of the 20 counties in his district this year. He met with Carroll County constituents Aug. 9, at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant for the 17th of his coffee meetings.

    Massie opened the session saying he liked the idea of the coffee meetings over a town hall forum because the setting makes it easier for people to speak.

    “Congress is in recess, although they tell us not to use the word recess but call it district work period,” he said.

  • Where Everyone Knows Your Name - Obe Cox

    When Obe Cox first came to work for the Carroll County Water District fresh out of high school, the prospect that he might one day become the manager didn’t really cross his mind.

    However, he said he has always had the attitude that wherever he worked, he would try to be an asset and try to learn as much as he could about every department. “I think that’s the reason why I’m where I’m at is because of wanting to understand every department and wanting to make someone else’s job easier if I can do my job right,” he said.