Today's News

  • Definition needed to advance project

    The city of Carrollton’s zoning ordinance will soon have a definition for “high density residential,” something that was missing and needed for a new project that is on the horizon.

    The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission held a public hearing on the wording Monday night that states high density residential will not have fewer than seven nor more than 20 dwellings in an acre.

    The only comment at the hearing came from developer Paul Kemper’s representative Mark Gentry who simply said, “Thank you.”

  • Test scores differ from past under new method

    School districts across Kentucky are expected to get their first look at the new accountability scoring system results that are based around college and career readiness later this month. And as they await the results, officials are reminding everyone they will not be able to compare them with past years.

    At Thursday’s Carroll County Board of Education meeting, Elementary Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams stressed the importance of remembering that these new results cannot be compared to those from the past.

  • Tractor-trailer blocks Hwy. 36; driver injured

    A tractor-trailer driver traveling west on Hwy. 36 lost control of his rig and came to rest across both lanes of the highway on Wednesday morning, Oct. 3.

  • Fiscal Court interested in buying state property

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to authorize Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to pursue the purchase of the state Department of Highways building on Park Avenue next to the high school football field.

    Following a 20-minute closed executive session, Tomlinson said state officials have informed the county that they intend to close that location and merge operations there with its Jay Louden Road location.

    Tomlinson said this means the building and land would be available for the county to purchase.

  • Carrollton sets Trick or Treat for 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31

    Carrollton City Council approved trick-or-treating for 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, within the city limits during its meeting Monday night. Police Chief Mike Willhoite said this is in line with the traditional time and date used in the past. Fire Prevention Officer Greg Beck said Carrollton Fire Department will host Halloween at CFD during this time, pulling out trucks and handing out candy to the children.

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  • Schools budget has solid contingency

    Carroll County Board of Education adopted its 2012-13 working overall budget that totals $24.17 million and includes a healthy 10.18 percent contingency in the general fund budget, well above the 2 percent required by the state.

    Chief finance officer Jon Conrad said Carroll County has $2.16 million for contingency in the general fund budget at the Thursday, Sept. 27, board meeting at Carroll County High School’s media room.

  • Ghent voters should take serious look at city’s candidates

    Voters who live in the city of Ghent have a serious task before them on Nov. 6.

    Nine candidates are vying for the four seats available on the city commission, for terms that will begin Jan. 1, 2013, and end Dec. 31, 2015. Only one incumbent is seeking re-election, which means there will be at least three new faces on the commission next year.

    Considering the turmoil that Ghent’s elected and appointed officials have faced during the past year, it should be crystal clear that voters give a lot of thought to what they really want from their city.

  • Key components make fitness programs much more effective

    Now that fall is officially started and you have had a month since the first article to get the junk out of the cabinets and fridge and grocery purchases are under control, let’s discuss the second half of the equation, fitness. In this installment of Health Matters, we will discuss the two major components on starting or making the most of your fitness time.

    Two major components for making fitness matter:

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  • Trimble 1972 class sets reunion

    Trimble County’s class of 1972 will hold it’s 40-year reunion at 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Pines Restaurant in Madison, Ind.

    This casual-dress event will feature good food and fellowship with old friends and classmates. Please bring spouse, friend or a guest with you. Cost is $20 per person and will be due at the door. For more information, contact Tony Gossom at (502) 732-4928 or cell (502) 682-2474.