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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | Aug. 21, 2013

    Patrons may bring dry or canned pet food or kitty litter to the library to reduce or eliminate fines for overdue and lost items through the end of August. Details are available at the desk. Proceeds will be given to Carroll County Animal Support. For more information, call (502) 732-7020

     

    Wednesday, Aug. 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Lego Mania, 3:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

  • New contest set to find Honey Boo Boo look-alike

    A new Honey Boo Boo Look Alike Contest will be held at the Sept. 6 First Friday at the Courthouse Square in downtown Carrollton.

    The event is sponsored by Carrollton Main Street Program and First Friday series sponsors Kentucky Utilities and Earl Floyd Ford.

    As part of the National Honey Month celebration, the Honey Boo Boo Look Alike Contest will be held for children ages 3 to 10.

  • As fall arrives, library adds offerings for athletes

    Days are getting shorter, but not too short. Kids are back in school, and our community is buzzing with activity.

    High school and peewee football have started and soon you will see boys proudly wearing their football jerseys on game day.  Volleyball and soccer are in full swing, as evidenced by all the cars at the high school, middle school and county park.

    For me, this is the sweet spot of the year. It still is warm, but there is a little chill to the air. Mornings are covered with a fog that lifts off to reveal a beautiful late summer day.

  • New coach, home course for growing cross country team

    Cross country has become newly popular at Carroll County High School, as the team swelled to 33 runners this season.

    First-year head coach Brian Crank said the student-athletes have been enthusiastic and are showing up to practice every day.

    The Panthers will field varsity girls and boys teams, as well as a JV boys team. The team includes seven seniors: Michael Burns, Cody Cruz, Michael Hall, Sarah Hawkins, Sierra Martinez, Brad Osborne and Joseph Parker.

  • City adds first woman, youngest officers

    The Carrollton Police Department is breaking new ground, hiring its first female police officer and its youngest police officer.

    Jennifer Crowell and Keith Dews reported for duty Friday, Aug. 16. While the day may not have been the most exciting – including filling out an abundance of paperwork, getting their weapons issued and learning out how to fill out reports on the computer – it was the first step to the start of their new careers.

  • Preserving a Piece of the Past
  • Carrollton City Council |Aug. 21, 2013

    Schuerman St. speed limit stays at 25 mph

    Carrollton City Council voted, 5-1, to keep the speed limit 25 mph on Schuerman St. Councilman Mike Gordon was the dissenting vote.

    Gordon said he had received several requests from residents to raise the speed limit on Schuerman from 25 mph to 35 mph.

  • County projects move forward as planner is sought on JCTC campus

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has been busy with a streetscape project, along with working on a trails project, a bridge and the courthouse itself.

    Magistrates got an update Tuesday, Aug. 13, on the many projects underway around the courthouse and the county.

    Over the past several months, the sidewalks and lawn of the downtown courthouse have undergone improvements through a Streetscape grant project.

  • Teacher added for record kindergarten class

    Carroll County Schools is seeing an influx of students this year, which has led to one of the largest kindergarten classes the district has seen.

    Kathryn Winn Primary School Principal Gerda Wise said Monday there are 179 enrolled in kindergarten, up from about 150 students last year.

    “I believe it is the largest,” Wise said, adding that it is bigger than any she has seen in her 29 years with the school district.

  • City moves ahead with river walk bid process

    Bid specifications are next on the agenda for the Carrollton river walk from Fifth Street to the Point Park boat ramp parking lot.

    Carrollton City Council held a special meeting Friday, Aug. 16, to discuss a number of topics, including the much-anticipated river walk. Council approved a motion, 5-0, to allow Heritage Engineering to develop construction plans from the boat ramp parking lot to the Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot and from the east side of the parking lot to Fifth Street. Councilwoman Tammy McBurney was not present.