Today's News

  • Courthouse closed until Wednesday, Sept. 5, due to holiday, furlough

    Courthouses will be closed statewide and all court services will be unavailable Tuesday, Sept. 4, as the Kentucky Judicial Branch shuts down for the second of three furlough days in 2012. Circuit Court Clerk Laman Stark wanted to remind everyone that this furlough would be at the tail end of the Labor Day weekend. The office will be open until 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, but would not re-open until Wednesday, Sept. 5.

  • Former area supervisor is new CCATC principal

    When students walked through the doors of the Carroll County Area Technology Center for the first time this school year, they were greeted by a new face at the helm.

    Former area supervisor Mary Stratton was named the new principal at the school that educates students from Carroll, Trimble, Gallatin and Owen counties.

    “I’ve worked with this school before,” she said. “It’s a great school, and I’ve already worked with the superintendents of the other five schools in the past … It was a good fit for me.”

  • Court pledges share of 911 project; state awards Locust bridge contract

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed on Tuesday to pledge it’s half of the cost to upgrade the 911 system used by the Carrolton Police Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County’s Emergency Medical Service.

    On Aug. 1, Police Chief Mike Willhoite told the court that the 911 server at dispatch was installed six years ago and was expected to last five years. Part of the system is only three years old, and Willhoite said he is working only to replace the oldest equipment.

  • Rarey to retire from hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey will retire from the post he has held for the past five years just after the new year.

    Rarey, who became the hospital’s CEO in November 2007, will continue to serve through Jan. 4, 2013, to allow the board of directors to search for a new individual to lead the hospital and its physician practices in Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw.

  • It’s all fun and games

    It was Bingo time at the Carroll County Senior Center on Tuesday morning, drawing at least 20 gamers who were vying for snacks and “The Big Cash Prize” ... which one player quipped might buy a gallon of gas this week for the winner.

  • Concrete plant may face fines

    Advance Ready Mix, based in Louisville, could face as much as $150,000 in fines following two releases earlier this month at its portable cement facility in Carroll County, located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse.

  • CCCDC to celebrate milestone Aug. 25


    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Point Park pavilion in Carrollton

    Organized in September 1982, CCCDC united the efforts of local government, business and industry and community groups to make Carrollton/Carroll County a better place to live and work.

  • Kentucky’s global trade showing remarkable growth

    For most of the world, Kentucky is known for three things: fried chicken, horses and bourbon.

    Over the past dozen or so years, however, the commonwealth’s international reputation has grown significantly in other areas as well. In fact, our exports doubled between 2000 and 2010, staying well ahead of the national average for most of the decade.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 22, 2012

    Wednesday, Aug. 22

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

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

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Aug. 23

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • No need to have fear; Belief in Jesus removes death’s ‘victory, sting’

    When people ask me what I do at my job at the newspaper, specifically what topics I write about, I tell them the shorthand version: old people, dead people and God.

    Actually, I cover a lot more than that, but those three — old people, dead people and God — are the three areas that seem to fall to me. This past week I wrote stories about four people who had died, and only one of them I would consider old.

    Of those four people, I attended three memorial services. As I write this, I have two services to attend in the coming week.