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Today's News

  • CPD design wins nationwide contest

    Not only is the updated design for the Carrollton Police Department’s cruisers sleek and more modern, it can now be called award-winning.

    The department won first place in the Police Vehicle Design Contest, “Municipal under 10 officers, east” category, in Law & Order magazine. The winners were announced on its website and published in the August 2011 edition.

  • Lane closure at Hwy. 36, Notch Lick for construction

    Weather permitting, state crews soon will begin building a retaining wall on the south side of Hwy. 36 at the intersection of Notch Lick Road to stop the hillside from sliding down into the roadway.

  • Community says goodbye, honors Welch

    Amid friends, colleagues, memories and tears, Evelyn Welch, Manager of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House inside General Butler State Park, said goodbye last Tuesday.

    Given accolades, plaques and gifts, Welch was honored by state Commissioner of Parks Gerry Van der Meer, Rep. Rick Rand and close friend and manager of the Carrollton Main Street Program, Sam Burgess.  The Friends of Butler, a group that works to help provide funding for the Butler-Turpin house, entertained guests at a reception to say goodbye as Welch leaves General Butler.

  • Flood to Drought: Weather takes a toll on crops

    Extreme weather conditions have made 2011 another trying year for farmers, including those living and working in Carroll County. The heavy rains and flooding of April gave way to a hot and bone dry July and August, less than ideal conditions for farmland.

  • Rah! Rah! for the Panthers!
  • Sixteen join Carroll schools for new year

  • Carroll County Chinese program begins its third year

    Carroll County Chinese Program Begins Third Year Walking down the halls of Cartmell Elementary School or Kathryn Winn Primary School, one might hear two students greet each other with “nihao,” which means “hello” in Chinese.

    The Chinese words for hello (nihao), goodbye (zaijian), and teacher (laoshi) are a few of the words that students learn from their new teacher, Han Yuenan, known to her students as Miss Ulza, her nickname in China.

  • Library, animal support group offer programs to benefit our community

    After four days of nonstop Irene coverage, I am so glad that the storm was not as dangerous as it might have been. I have friends on the East Coast who boarded up and evacuated and while I have not yet heard from them, I hope they got no worse than lots of rain.

  • Ky. Transportation Cabinet eager to ‘Adopt’ your student’s ideas

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 12, 2011) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced the beginning of the 2011 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest. Students from across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2012. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

  • ‘I won’t be the one’

    Underage drinking is not just a youth problem. It is very much an adult problem. 

    It is a problem that cannot simply be left up to young people to fix; we as adults must work to correct this problem. After all, the law states that you have to be 21 to purchase alcohol, so they have to be getting it from somewhere. Inconsistent laws in the state of Kentucky send mixed messages to both adults and youth.