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Today's News

  • Few voters turn out for primary election

    Carroll County voters showed very little interest in the May 17 primary election with only 471 casting ballots in the Democratic and Republican races.

    That’s an overall turnout of 6.52 percent, county clerk Alice Marsh said. That’s off from the last primary with no local races in May 2007 when some 2,200 people voted with overall turnout of 12 percent.

    Marsh said she believes the numbers voting were low because people were not aware of the primary election and the fact that incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear is unopposed and was not on the ballot.

  • Advantage Nab

    Twenty-two teams in four age groups helped raise more than $2,000 in the Kameron Nab 3V3 soccer tournament Saturday at the county park.

    Brian Hedges organized the event, which benefited the Kameron Nab medical fund. Hedges said Greg Damron and Vernon States helped him host the tournament, as well as assisted in publicity and getting the equipment and fields ready to go. The Carroll County High School soccer teams donated the use of their goals and soccer balls, while volunteers helped run the concession stand and referee the games.

  • Ministry offers ex-inmates a second chance

    A local pastor and his ministry have made it their mission to assist convicted criminals successfully to re-enter society.

    Pastor Bimp McAlister runs Calvary Ministries, an organization that last year provided temporary housing for 18 people exiting the prison system with crimes, including drug and sex offenses.

  • Baseball falls 13-5 to Henry in round 1 of NCKC tourney

    Carroll County High School’s baseball team was hoping to spend its Saturday at Panther Field, competing for the NCKC tournament championship. Unfortunately for the tournament hosts, they were unceremoniously eliminated in the first round against Henry County Thursday night.

    The Panthers (16-7) struggled to make plays defensively that they had made for the majority of the season, and the Wildcats (13-8) capitalized on the opportunities, winning 13-5 to advance.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - May 18, 2011

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

    Wednesday, May 18: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; birthday lunch 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, May 19: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, 9:45 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, May 20: Rummy, pool, Wii games, euchre, 9:30 a.m.; PACS nutrition, 10:30 a.m.; Rex Morgan from the Veterans Administration, 11 a.m.

  • Health department offers low-cost rabies vaccinations at June 11 clinic

    Three Rivers District Health Department will conduct a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic from 8-10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11.

    The clinic will be held at the Carroll County Health Center, 401 11th St., Carrollton, and performed by staff from the Carroll County Animal Clinic.

    Owners may bring their dogs and cats to receive a rabies vaccine for only $5. Make sure your pet is in a carrier or on a leash.

    Other vaccines and supplies may be available upon request for additional fees.

  • Community briefs - Week of May 18, 2011

    Social Security ends visits to Carroll County

    The Social Security Administration will no longer visit the Carroll County Circuit Court office on the second Tuesday of each month.

    Local residents needing assistance may visit the SSA office at 140 Flynn Ave., Frankfort, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

  • Carroll County Public Library - May 18, 2011

    The following events are set for the Carroll County Public Library May 18-25:

    Wednesday, May 18: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 10 a.m.-noon, Creative Wednesdays; 4 p.m., YAH Book Group, “The Hunger Games”

    Thursday, May 19: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 4 p.m., GED help; 5 p.m., homework help; 6 p.m., ESL class.

    Friday, May 20: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 6 p.m., Friday Night Music, open mic night.

    Saturday, May 21: 9:30 a.m., Walk Away the Pounds; 10 a.m. to noon, Extreme Couponing; 1-4 p.m., magic tournament.

  • Friends of Butler awarded nonprofit status

    Friends of Butler has been granted its 501(c)(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. 

    “We were pleased to have received the news that our application had been approved on the first pass,” said Melissa Tharp, Friends treasurer. 

    Friends of Butler fosters and furthers the Butler heritage through supporting programs, restoration, collections, public awareness and promoting the Butler-Turpin State Historic House and General Butler State Resort Park. 

  • Three claim Gallatin titles

    Three Carroll County girls took home crowns from the 2011 Springtime of Hope pageant Saturday, May 14, at the Gallatin County Auditorium.

    The pageant was a featyre if Gallatin’s Relay for Life to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

    The girls participating wore evening gowns and answered an on- stage question. Courtney Powell was named Junior Miss Springtime of Hope, Caitlyn Burke was named Miss Teen Springtime of Hope and Ashlea Ramsey was named Ms. Springtime of Hope.