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Today's News

  • Scouts return to collect food Saturday

    Area Boy and Cub Scouts, Brownies and community volunteers return to the streets of Carrollton at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov, 23, to collect donated non-perishable food items in the second weekend of the 27th annual Scouting for Food project.

  • CCMS Lady Panthers hit the hardwood
  • Tragic events 50 years ago leave mark on state, nation

    On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

    What many Kentuckians may not know about that day, however, is that a future resident of our state broke the news of President Kennedy’s death to the world. 

  • Tragic events 50 years ago leave mark on state, nation

    On Friday, our country will mark the 50th anniversary of one of its most tragic events: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Like the attack on Pearl Harbor before it and 9/11 after it, Nov. 22, 1963, is one of a handful of dates in history where those old enough to remember it will never forget where they were and what they were doing.

    What many Kentuckians may not know about that day, however, is that a future resident of our state broke the news of President Kennedy’s death to the world. 

  • Students face many challenges as they prepare for college

    There will be several challenges that my friends and I will have to conquer throughout our senior year as we prepare for graduation. It may be ideal to attend college after graduation or maybe even enter the military. Whatever it may be there will always be challenges that surface.

    I think the three biggest challenges for the class of 2014 are procrastination, perfectionism and fear. To overcome them may seem simple, but it’s not. The motivation will come from the doing.

  • Jesus is similiar to Kermit the Frog opening his arms to everyone in the sandbox

    A few weeks ago I met with a friend who’s a play therapist. She works with troubled, abused and damaged children, letting them play while she observes and does some other stuff — therapist stuff — that helps them express and process their thoughts and feelings.

    There’s a lot more to it, but that’s my reduced-to-bare-bones version of what she does.

  • Three juveniles charged in Friday fight on school bus

    A fight on a Carroll County school bus – a video of which has gone viral online – has resulted in charges of fourth-degree assault with minor injury against two 13-year-old girls, according to Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Willhoite said Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 3:20 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, from district Transportation Director Nadena Mahoney about the incident, in which the two girls allegedly assaulted another 13-year-old girl on the bus.

  • Volunteer program to be based on Boone

    A local group hopes to use Boone County volunteer guidelines and training materials to develop its procedures as it works to establish regular office hours at Carroll County’s animal shelter.

    Both Carroll County Animal Support and Carroll County Fiscal Court agree the orientation and handbook used at the Boone County Animal Shelter are what is needed to facilitate animal adoptions using volunteers at the local shelter.

    CCAS Executive Director Tammie Crawford said several members went to Boone County and sat through the volunteer orientation.

  • Dispute over $303,540

    Carrollton city officials want Carroll County Fiscal Court to replenish the local 911 fund with more than $300,000 – money they believe was used to cover the county’s share of program costs.

    The report commissioned by city council makes the claim based on ordinances and an interlocal agreement – signed Nov. 23, 1994, when Bill Welty was mayor and now-mayor Gene McMurry was judge-executive. The fee is paid by landline telephone and cell phone users.

  • Have you met ... Scott Nab

    The plan was to stay in Carrollton for five years, then move back to the family farm near Scottsbluff, Neb.

    But plans change, especially when a young man meets a pretty local girl and falls in love.

    That’s what happened to Scott Nab, who came to work at Dow Corning’s Carrollton Plant in January 1992, right after graduating from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S.D.