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Today's News

  • Board of Ed briefs

    Champions Awards

    Superintendent Lisa James awarded numerous students for their work as champions.

    Rhiannon Jones and Kaylee Worrall, seventh graders, (Worrall was unable to attend) were honored for being selected to participate in the American Choral Directors Association All-State Chorus.   Jessica Foster, sophomore, was recognized for her art work that won several awards at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Hispanic art to be displayed at library through November

    The Carroll County Public Library will be showcasing local Hispanic arts and crafts during the month of November.

    Items from Mexico, Guatamala and Colombia will be on display in the meeting room, contributed or handmade by Jefferson Community and Technical College students and their families. The library will be hosting an opening reception for the show on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the items will be included in a silent auction; the proceeds will benefit the ESL and family literacy programs at the library.

  • Cruisin' for the Children

    The Shop with a Cop Poker Run raised $3,310 Sunday. The event had 98 people and about 75 bikes participate. Paul Hanley of Bethlehem, Ky. won the event with the best hand, and donated the $100 prize back to Shop with a Cop. Valerie McIntyre of Florence, Ky. won the 50/50 drawing and also donated the money back. Tommy Crawford of Sanders won the George Jones guitar. Co-organizer Ron Jones wanted to thank all those who helped with the event, including Ricky Howard with A to Z Auctions.

  • Teacher cited at school for intoxication, fired Thursday

    A Kathryn Winn Primary second grade teacher has been terminated after she was cited for alcohol intoxication at school.

    Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Steve Abbott cited Lisa G. Brock, 55, of Turners Station for alcohol intoxication in a public place Monday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. at Winn.

  • McMurry plans to eliminate paid fire chief position

    With confidence that the Carrollton Fire Department has been running just fine without a full-time fire chief for the past several months, Mayor Gene McMurry said Monday he intends to propose leaving the position unfilled.

    Randy Tharp retired from the position effective Sept. 30.

    McMurry said he will present his proposal to Carrollton City Council at its next meeting, Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Oct. 26, 2011

    Carroll County Public Library will display quilts during the month of October. Other events planned are:

    Wednesday, Oct. 26, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Creative Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 27, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; music makers, age 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, age 4-6, 1:30 p.m.; Ghost Stories, Bill Watson, Storyteller, 6:30 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 28, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10:30 a.m.

  • Deatherage elected to KLC board

    Carrollton City Council member Ann Deatherage has been elected to the 2011-12 Kentucky League of Cities executive board.
    KLC members elected officers, as well as its executive board and board of directors, which sets the organization’s legislative priorities, at its annual business meeting during the KLC Conference and Expo last week in Lexington.

  • Rotary conducts coat drive

    The Carrolton Rotary Club asks local residents to donate clean and gently used or new coats for their neighbors who are in need as the winter months approach.

    Drop-off points are Carroll County Memorial Hospital administration office Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; First Baptist Church back entrance, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Relevant Church, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-noon; and Carrollton United Methodist Church back entrance, Monday-Thursday, noon-3 p.m.

  • Cartmell Time Capsule
  • Project Comfort blitz planned for Saturday

    A team from Dow Corning, Carrollton helped winterize homes for seniors to support “Project Comfort,” an annual effort to help those in need, organized by the Ministerial Association of Carroll County and coordinated by Bill Welty.

    Activities included caulking storm windows, installing weather stripping, repairing gutters, trimming trees and shrubs, as well as building a new crawl space door and repairing a garden gate.