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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Dec. 7, 2011

    Wednesday, Dec. 7

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meet every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Thursday, Dec. 8

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Dec. 7, 2011

    The following activities are scheduled this week at Carroll County Public Library, Court Street in Carrollton. For additional, information, call (502) 732-7020.

     

    Wednesday, Dec. 7, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 8 , Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; yoga class, 9:45 a.m.; one stop job search, 10 a.m.-noon; music makers ages 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, ages 4-6 years, 1:30 p.m. GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

  • Pippa finds a ‘forever home’ after a ‘failed’ attempt at fostering

    It’s been almost three years since my wonderful dog Sable died. She was a black standard poodle, one of the big ones and at her top weight was 50 pounds — not exactly a lap dog, but I loved her beyond all reason and still think of her often and can tear up when I speak of her.

  • Sow fertilizer, help children grow through affirmation

    “Whatever you are affirming, you are fertilizing.” That’s been one of the tough parenting lessons that I’ve had to learn over the years. 

    I’m not a farmer. I’m not really even a gardener, even though we grew a few peppers this summer in our backyard. 

  • Student of the week: Autumn Ward

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    “Recess and free time.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Mrs. Burgess because she is nice.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    Dora the Explorer

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Shrek”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Eastern Kentucky University

  • McClellen named to school’s deans list

    Cameron McClellen of Carrollton made the dean’s list for the August 2011 session in the College of Technologies at the University of Northwestern Ohio.

    McClellen is majoring in Diesel Technology and Agriculture. He is the son of April McClellen and grandson of Donna Yocum and the late C.E. “Cookie” Yocum.­­

  • Dow Corning Corp.-Carrollton makes donation to technical school for technology program

     Dow Corning Corp. in Carrollton has made a $19,337 donation to the Carroll County Area Technology Center to help train students in the school’s Applied Process Technology program.

    The class helps prepare students for college and careers in various technical sectors including the engineering technician field, especially as it relates to chemical engineering.

  • ALC’s ‘Come Back Kids’ is one of a kind in state

    Lisa James has been working to improve opportunities for students to participate in the arts since she became superintendent of the Carroll County School District in 2008, so when Jeff Root, former band director at Carroll County High School, decided to come out of retirement to accept a job at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center this fall, James asked Root if he would be interested in starting a music ensemble at his new school.

  • State agencies face more cuts

    By Kevin Wheatley

    Frankfort State Journal

    Most state agencies will cut spending by an additional 2 percent as part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s plan to cover a $190 million hole in the current budget.

    The plan doesn’t include employee furloughs, but programs may opt to lay off workers, state Budget Director Mary Lassiter told the joint Appropriations and Revenue Committee Tuesday.

  • Six arrested on drug charges Sunday

    Local authorities arrested six men on charges of possession of a controlled substance Sunday night in Carrollton.

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Rose were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at 1499 Owen Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., CPD Chief Mike Willhoite said. While attempting to serve the warrant, police observed through a window an individual appearing to be rolling up an unknown controlled substance.