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Today's News

  • Big Bro/Big Sis extends reach in second year

    In its second year of existence, the Carroll County Big Brothers/Big Sisters program is expanding.

    Barbara Daugherty, match specialist with Carroll County Big Brothers/Big Sisters, said the program has grown to serve 18 “littles” this year. The program calls children “littles” and the adults matched with them “bigs.”

    Daugherty said there are several bigs and littles in the process now of getting into the program.

  • Head Start debuts new building

    Carroll County has a new facility to further Head Start’s mission of helping lower income families pull themselves up through the education of their children by removing barriers that might keep them for that goal.

    On Dec. 18, 2009, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that Carroll County would receive a $2.12 million grant from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for an early infant head start facility. Director Pam McNeal showed off the nearly completed building Thursday night at the board of education meeting.  

  • Park project to cost almost $13.7 million, 10 years to finish

    After months of planning and work, Lose & Associates revealed the Point Park master plan at the Carrollton City Council meeting to a tune of almost $13.7 million. This includes a 20 percent contingency, 10 percent construction contingency, 5 percent engineering and design fee and 4 percent contract mobilization and permit fee on each phase. A breakdown of the total cost can be found on page 2.

    In a Tuesday interview, Mayor Gene McMurry estimated the project would take about 10 years to complete depending on the economy and how quickly grant money becomes available.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Sept. 7, 2011

    Wednesday, Sept. 7

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

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

    Bingo at American Legion, Fifth Street, Carrollton, every Wednesday. Doors open at 5 p.m. (502) 732-4941. Everyone welcome.

    Thursday, Sept. 8

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • State officials remember 9.11

    Paul E. Patton
    Governor of Kentucky (1995-2003)

    In the moments before the first plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, officials from 18 states had gathered for the annual Southern Governors’ Association conference in Lexington. As governor of Kentucky and chairman of the association, I was hosting the event.

  • 9.11 Remembered

    There are only a handful of days in which an entire nation collectively remembers what it was doing. Some have been high points in our history, like V-E and V-J Day at the end of World War II and Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. Some have been moments we wish had never occurred, like Pearl Harbor, President Kennedy’s assassination, and the tragedies of Sept. 11, 2001.

    For those old enough to remember that last date, it seems hard to believe that 10 years have slipped by since that cool and clear morning.

  • Community Christmas donation
  • Day to Save event

    Carrollton, Ky.—VF Outlet, Inc. located in Carrollton will hold a new event called Day to Save, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 1.

    Day to Save was designed to provide nonprofit organizations a fun and easy way to raise money. Participating organizations will sell Day to Save coupons to the public for $5 each, keeping 100% of the proceeds. Each coupon is $10 off a $10 or more purchase and is valid Oct. 1 only at any VF Outlet location. Groups interested in participating should call Carrollton VF Outlet (502)-732-6666.

  • Rotary Club governor's visit
  • Carroll County Public Library - Sept. 7 2011

    Wednesday, Sept. 7, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; creative Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 8, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; one stop job search, 10 a.m.; music makers, age 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, age 4-6, 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; ESL class 6 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 9, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.

    Saturday, Sept 10, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; family movie, Cinderella Story-Once Upon a Song, 2 p.m.

    Sunday, Closed.