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Today's News

  • Carroll man charged with robbery

    A Carroll County man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 9, and charged with robbery after an incident at a New Castle Bank. 

  • DNA advances aid in researching ancestry

    Last month, I attended the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, or GRIP, for a weeklong course in using DNA to aid in family history research.

    It was fascinating.

    It turns out that genetic genealogists are the driving force behind breakthroughs in DNA testing and tools to help analyze data, which can answer all sorts of questions that come up when researching a family tree.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of Aug. 14, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Thursday, Aug. 14: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 15: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Place, 9:30 a.m.; potluck lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Nothing has changed if you haven’t changed

    I recently preached a sermon concerning this thought. Here are some excerpts from that sermon. I hope that they make you think about yourself and where you stand with your spiritual life.

  • Getting ready for school
  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Aug. 14, 2014

     Thursday, Aug. 14

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant. 

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Aug. 14, 2014

    The Giver: Imagine a world without color. Print two photographs of something you love: one in color and one in black and white. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win tickets to see the movie “The Giver” based on the novel by Lois Lowry. Photos will be on display in September. All ages welcome to enter. For more information call  (502) 732-7020.

     

    Thursday, Aug. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

  • Candidates file for city races

    Voters in Carrollton, Ghent and Prestonville will have a choice for their city’s next mayor as incumbents face challengers for their jobs in the Nov. 4 General Election.

    Carrollton voters also must select from a field of eight seeking the six seats for council, while in Prestonville five are vying for four seats on city commission.

    The filing deadline for the non-partisan elections closed at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12.

  • Upcoming Sports | Aug. 14, 2014

    Thursday, Aug. 14

    CCHS boys golf vs. Walton-Verona, 4:30 p.m.; CCHS girls golf vs. Williamstown, 4:30 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 15

    CCHS football scrimmage vs. Ludlow, 7 p.m.

    Monday, Aug. 18

    CCHS boys golf at Gallatin, 5 p.m.; CCHS girls soccer at Calvary Christian Tournament, TBD;

    Tuesday, Aug. 19

    CCHS boys golf vs. Henry, 4:30 p.m.; CCHS volleyball at Lloyd Memorial, 7 p.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 20

    CCHS volleyball vs. Grant County, 7 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 21

  • I-71 Road work

    On Aug. 12, 2014, weather permitting, construction crews will pour concrete to construct bridge decks south of Exit 43 on I-71, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office. This activity is expected to cause longer traffic delays than usual, therefore alternative routes should be considered. The bridge decks are scheduled to be complete by Aug. 18, 2014 and traffic delays are expected to improve. The resurfacing project that is ongoing is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1, 2014.