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Today's News

  • Many fugitive slaves moved through area

    In the early 1800s, the Ohio River was considered to be the River Jordan by fugitive slaves seeking the Promised Land and freedom in the Northern states.

    With the majority of the 1,300-mile river making up Kentucky’s northern border – from West Virginia to Missouri – the majority of fugitives passed through the commonwealth to get to freedom, according to area historian Diane P. Coon of Shelbyville.

  • Repairs at county park ball fields to begin soon

    Robert Westrick Memorial Park will be a busy place beginning this Monday, but not for the usual reasons.

    Work will occur on two ball fields at the county park on Monday, April 22 in preparation for Little League’s opening day, May 11. At the same time, crews will begin repairing the pool there to ready it for opening on Memorial Day weekend.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a proposal from Mid-South Baseball for $19,300 at its Tuesday, April 9 meeting to remove two inches of dirt from fields one and three at the county park to rid them of rock.

  • Walker takes over as new mayor of Prestonville

    The City of Prestonville has elected Billy Walker Sr. as their new mayor after previous Mayor Vickie Burgin, who was recently charged with official misconduct, resigned her post during the city meeting on April 15.  Walker was currently serving as a city commissioner but assumed the mayor position immediately.

  • Graduation tickets to be limited due to fire code

    Beginning this year, the graduation ceremony at Carroll County High School is a ticketed event.

    The change is due to a determination by the state fire marshall’s office that the occupancy level for the CCHS gymnasium, where graduation is held, is 1,800. This is the number of people who can safely exit the building in case of an emergency.

    That means that this year’s senior class of 129 has been allocated 12 tickets per graduate.

  • CCAS corner | April 10, 2013
  • Library plans annual Gentry Art Show for May

    Carroll County Public Library will present its annual Mary Ann Gentry Memorial Art Show during May. Entries will be accepted from April 15-May 3, from both past and new exhibitors. For information, call the library at (502) 732-7020.

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  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of April 10, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

     

    Wednesday, April 10: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, April 11: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, April 12: Crafts, work on Derby hats, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, April 15: Hospice with the Bluegrass “Living Wills”, 10:45 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 16: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, April 17: Birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

  • Event benefits food pantry

    The second Food Pantry Benefit will be held at 6 p.m. April 20 at the Carroll County Middle School Auditorium. The Infinite Realm will be hosting the gospel sing with performers from Christian Academy of Carrollton and local favorite, Helen Mumphrey as special guests. Admission is $10 for 18 and over, $5 for ages 6-17 and under 6 are free. $1 will be deducted from the admission price for each can of food brought in.

  • CCMH Honoree