Today's News

  • Rarey to retire from hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey will retire from the post he has held for the past five years just after the new year.

    Rarey, who became the hospital’s CEO in November 2007, will continue to serve through Jan. 4, 2013, to allow the board of directors to search for a new individual to lead the hospital and its physician practices in Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw.

  • It’s all fun and games

    It was Bingo time at the Carroll County Senior Center on Tuesday morning, drawing at least 20 gamers who were vying for snacks and “The Big Cash Prize” ... which one player quipped might buy a gallon of gas this week for the winner.

  • Concrete plant may face fines

    Advance Ready Mix, based in Louisville, could face as much as $150,000 in fines following two releases earlier this month at its portable cement facility in Carroll County, located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse.

  • CCCDC to celebrate milestone Aug. 25


    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation will celebrate its 30th anniversary at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Point Park pavilion in Carrollton

    Organized in September 1982, CCCDC united the efforts of local government, business and industry and community groups to make Carrollton/Carroll County a better place to live and work.

  • Kentucky’s global trade showing remarkable growth

    For most of the world, Kentucky is known for three things: fried chicken, horses and bourbon.

    Over the past dozen or so years, however, the commonwealth’s international reputation has grown significantly in other areas as well. In fact, our exports doubled between 2000 and 2010, staying well ahead of the national average for most of the decade.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Aug. 22, 2012

    Wednesday, Aug. 22

    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.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    Thursday, Aug. 23

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Lions Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • No need to have fear; Belief in Jesus removes death’s ‘victory, sting’

    When people ask me what I do at my job at the newspaper, specifically what topics I write about, I tell them the shorthand version: old people, dead people and God.

    Actually, I cover a lot more than that, but those three — old people, dead people and God — are the three areas that seem to fall to me. This past week I wrote stories about four people who had died, and only one of them I would consider old.

    Of those four people, I attended three memorial services. As I write this, I have two services to attend in the coming week.

  • Church news - Aug. 22, 2012

    Stahl, Helm to perform at Worthville Baptist

    Keyboardist/vocalist Dave Stahl and saxophonist Freddy Helm will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at Worthville Baptist Church.

    The duo has entertained throughout the state for three years, performing regularly at  Kentucky State Parks, as well as community events, corporate events, conventions and the Scottsburg Jamboree.

    A love offering will be received. The public is invited to attend.    

    Ghent church hosts Family Fun Fest

  • Respiratory masks safeguard lungs

    The harvest season will reach Carroll County before we know it, and there are some key safety considerations to keep in mind as we work out in the fields.

    Use respiratory protection to safeguard your lungs against dust and debris as you harvest crops, clean out grain bins, open silos, strip tobacco, and perform other seasonal farming activities.

  • Avoid salmonella: Wash melons before cutting

    We are very happy to welcome Joyce Doyle as our new Extension agent for 4-H/Youth Development in Carroll County. Joyce started here Monday and hit the ground running. She has had extensive experience in education with the Grant County School System and as Grant County 4-H Agent the past five years.

    We know that she will be developing a strong 4-H/Youth program here.

    Please come and welcome Joyce at a reception in her honor from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the office.

    Homemakers Kick-Off