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Today's News

  • There’s more to a church name than just putting a sign on the building

    Since becoming pastor of Relevant Church, the one question that I have been asked is: “What does relevant mean?” I wish to shed some light on why we are the Relevant Church.

  • Community Calendar | Week of Jan. 30, 2014

    Thursday, Jan. 30

    American Legion bingo is held every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 7 p.m.

    City of Ghent holds a special meeting at 6 p.m. to interview applicants for city attorney. The meeting will be held at Ghent City Hall.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Jan. 31

  • Board of Education | Jan. 30, 2014

    CCMS bid opening Feb. 6

    The Carroll County Middle School project continues to move forward with bids to be opened on Feb. 6.

    There were 8-10 construction companies and about 50 people who attended the pre-bid meeting held earlier in the afternoon, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., told the Board of Education at its meeting Jan. 23.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 28, 2014

    Winter weather leads to overtime, damage

  • “Firefighter Greg” returns to Kathryn Winn Feb. 4

    On behalf of all the members of the Carrollton Fire Department, I am ecstatic to announce that for the second straight year we will be partnering with Carroll County Schools to bring our Fire Prevention Program back into the classroom. Building upon the success of last year, our firefighters are eager to begin working with the students and staff.

  • Five vying for judge-executive

    At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh officially closed registration for candidates who want on the May 20 primary ballot.

    In all, 32 contenders filed with the clerk’s office to seek 13 positions, with nine of those races contested in the primary. Three of those candidates filed Tuesday, while one person filed Monday.

    All but one of the candidates are taking part in the Democratic primary, with D.J. Carroll the lone Republican contender in the race for District 3 magistrate.

  • CPD arrests three on meth charges

    Carrollton Police Department arrested three Carrollton residents Saturday, Jan. 18, at an apartment on Main Street.

    Officers received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured and/or sold at an apartment at 219 Main Street, Chief Mike Willhoite said in a news release. Sgt. Tim Mitchell and Officer Bryant Hunger went to the apartment to investigate and, based on observations and an investigation, a search warrant was obtained.

  • Astronaut to students: You have incredible potential

    NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane encouraged Project Lead the Way students at Carroll County High School to dream big and to not set limitations for themselves based on their surroundings today.

    “Don’t be afraid. It’s amazing what you can do,” Mullane told nearly 100 students in the library at CCHS Friday. “It’s amazing what you are capable of doing if you challenge yourself. Don’t sell yourself short.”

  • Ghent asks for opinions on building restoration

    Ghent residents are encouraged to attend a public hearing Monday to discuss ideas for either renovating the former Ghent Christian Church for use as a community center or building a brand-new facility.

    The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in City Hall, located in the addition at the back of the church. Nancy Wylie, municipal finance officer with the Kentucky League of Cities, and Joel Gano, president of Arch Style, Inc., which has drawn up plans for the project, are scheduled to attend.

  • Wintry Wonderland

    A clipper system moved through the Ohio River Valley Tuesday, bringing with it a wintry blast that has turned into a nor’easter along the East Coast.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson measured 4 inches of snow Tuesday in an untouched area of the courthouse lawn. Atop King’s Ridge, residents reported higher snow totals of 5 to 6 inches. Windy conditions make it difficult to get an accurate reading because of blowing snow that created some drifts around the county.