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Today's News

  • Diplomas, GEDs have a real payoff

    It has been a little more than a decade since the General Assembly revamped the state’s adult-education programs, a high point in the Legislature’s ongoing efforts to improve the classroom from preschool to the workplace.

    While a lot of work remains, the past decade has been exactly what we had hoped. In fact, from 2005 to 2009, adult-education enrollment grew by 30 percent – faster than any other state over the same period. There are now about 40,000 citizens in Kentucky who are helped academically each year.

  • Together, the community can be a champion against drug and alcohol abuse

    There is an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. There has probably never been a day and age in which the quote has been more true than now.

    With families needing two or more incomes to survive, the number of families with only one parent, and the number of today’s youth being raised by grandparents and other family members, we need everyone to work together. 

  • It doesn’t matter where, the Lord is always with us

    Jonah 1: “Now the word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai, saying,  ‘Go at once to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before me.’ But Jonah set out to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid his fare and went on board, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.”

  • Carrollton Methodist welcomes new pastor

    Carrollton United Methodist Church recently welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Drew Oakley.

    Oakley, 26, is a native of Milton, graduating from Trimble County High School in 2003. He received a degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky shortly after accepting his call to the ministry.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 10, 2011

    Wednesday, Aug. 10

    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.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Carroll City Council briefs - Aug. 10, 2011

    Wifi project funded

  • Hogan medals in Grant County tournament

    Senior Quincy Hogan shot a 78 in the Grant County Invitational Aug. 2, earning her a fourth place finish and medal honors. This marked her lowest score in a tournament for her school career, according to head coach Jay Jones.

    Jones said Hogan had a great short game and showed a lot of patience in the match.

  • Lady Panthers soccer adds JV team as program grows

    In its second year of existence, the Lady Panthers’ soccer team is growing by leaps and bounds. The varsity squad has swelled to 26 players, although several will be playing JV as well to gain more experience, head coach Greg Damron said. He said a total of 33 girls expressed interest in playing, and he averages 24-28 per practice.

    “It’s been a great practice season so far,” he said. “So far we haven’t had any injuries. This time last year, we had three starters injured.”

  • Lady Panthers golf coach excited by young team’s potential

    The Carroll County Lady Panther golf team may be young, but they are determined to improve and are full of potential.

    The team returns senior Quincy Hogan, sophomores Ashli Childs and Hannah McMahan and eighth grader Elisha Rabago from last year’s squad and has added three more players. While Sixth grader Ciara Hamilton has played golf over the summer, this is the first time she and eighth graders Jaden Bailey and Taylor Hayden have ever played competitive golf.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Aug. 10, 2011

    NKADD hired to oversee county energy grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to hire Northern Kentucky Area Development District to administer a state energy efficiency grant. Judge Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the cost is $3,750 and they will develop the advertisement needed to bid and handle the paperwork with the grant reporting process.