Today's News

  • Prestonville city hall is underway

    The foundation is in place, and the walls started going up Monday on the new city hall and recreation center on New Castle Pike in Prestonville.

    Mayor Vickie Burgin hopes to see the project completed in time for the city’s annual Halloween fall festival on Oct. 27.

    She said it was clear last year that the event required a bigger space. “There was not a way to really do it,” she said, with the small city building located at the park.

  • Supplee honorary starter at Kentucky 300

    SPARTA, Ky. – Retired military working dog Sgt. Beyco and ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven will join singer/songwriters MacKenzie Morgan and Ryan Broshear during prerace ceremonies on Kentucky Speedway’s Sept. 21-22 NASCAR doubleheader weekend. 

    Sgt. Beyco will join retired U.S. Army Command Sgt. Major Jimmy Supplee and Morgan on the NASCAR Nationwide Series Kentucky 300 prerace stage on Saturday. 

  • Have You Met: Andrew Johnson


    The News-Democrat

    Andrew Johnson has achieved what most people twice his age have not and others may never have. He has secured his “dream job” with the Carroll County School System. 

    In June at the young age of 23, Johnson was hired by the school district as the Computer Maintenance Technician, a job he “absolutely” considers his dream job.

  • General Butler Lodge celebrates 50 years

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and other state officials gathered in Carrollton Friday morning to kick-off a series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of six lodges in Kentucky State Resort Parks, including General Butler.

    The kick-off is in celebration of Gov. Bert T. Combs’ decision in 1960 to expand the state’s parks system with construction of the six new lodges, including one here in Carroll County, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow told a crowd at the Butler Park lodge.

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  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Sept. 12, 2012

    Wednesday, Sept. 12

    Carrollton Rotary Club holds its annual golf scramble at the course at General Butler State Resort Park. The club will not hold its regular noon meeting.

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

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

  • Carroll County Public Library - Sept. 12, 2012

    Wednesday, Sept. 12: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Wednesday  @ 1, Ann Farnsley, 1 p.m.;  Zumba, 5:15 p.m.; Carroll County Animal Support, 6-8 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10-noon; music makers, 18 months and up; story hour, ages 3 1/2-5 years, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday,  Sept. 15: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • Sept. 29 event is more than a walk; funds help program match a child with a mentor

    Sept. 29 is the date for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carrollton Walk-a-Thon. We’ll meet at 9 a.m. at the county park and walk for as long or as little as inspiration will carry us.

    Of course, the core of a “walk” is walkers, and we certainly seek those. Envelopes are available at the Big Brothers Big sisters office at First Baptist Church. Please consider joining us for the fund raising event.

    What, you ask, is the money for?

  • McManis promoted in NC Air National Guard

    Colonel Brent McManis was promoted to Colonel and assumed command of the 145th Combat Operations Group of the North Carolina Air National Guard, on Aug. 4, 2012.

    Col. McManis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken McManis, formerly of Campbellsburg, Ky.; the grandson of the late Mrs. Erby McManis Bryant; and the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Watkins of Carrollton.

  • School ‘PEEL’ groups break down barriers to learning

    When students miss school, it affects their grades, and when their grades fall, it affects their behavior,” said Larry Curell, chief operations officer and director of pupil personnel for Carroll County Schools. “Eventually, we have students at risk of dropping out of school unless something is done to intervene.”