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Today's News

  • Prepping for Prom
  • City increases spending on fireworks

    The city of Carrollton will increase the amount of money it spends on fireworks this year from $12,500 last year to $15,500. The second annual Fourth of July celebration will be held July 4 at Point Park.

    The 2013 Fourth of July budget is $23,200; last year’s was $23,094.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said he has put $25,000 in next fiscal year’s budget for the event. However, 50 percent of the bill needs to be paid by April 15. As a result, this year’s fiscal court budget will need to be amended.

  • New warning siren will be installed near high school

    Two local boards that focus on public safety joined forces this month to fund a new Community Outdoor Warning System on the Carroll County High School campus.

    In recognition of Severe Weather Awareness Month, the Dow Corning/PMC Organometallix Community Advisory Panel and Carroll County Emergency Planning Committee each are paying for half of the $17,015 for the new warning siren, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said in a Monday interview.

  • Readers on vacation | March 20, 2013
  • Retired teacher host guests at March meeting

    The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met March 15 at Pat’s  Place, where they enjoyed a lunch prepared by Donna Parish.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of March 20, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, March 20: Nutrition with Grace Angotti, 10:30 a.m.; Mayor for Meals, 11 a.m.; birthday flower, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, March 21: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, March 22: Senior breakfast bingo at Fairview Assisted Living Facility, 9:30 a.m.

    Monday, March 25: Easter bingo with refreshaments, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, March 26: Sweet tooth bingo provided by the Waters of Clifty Falls, 10 a.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of March 20, 2013

    Wednesday, March 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time, 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 22: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; artist reception, Melanie Lewis, photographs nature in all its glories and seasons, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, March 23: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; photo shop, 10 a.m.-noon.

  • Mills, Mahoney exchange vows

    Zachary Allen Mahoney of Carrollton and Amber Nicole Mills of Carrollton exchanged vows Monday, March 11, 2013, at the Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton.

    The bride is the daughter of Rhonda McCoy of Carrollton. She is a 2008 graduate of Carroll County High School.

    The groom is the son of Jeffery Mahoney of Carrollton and Meloney Stivers of Carrollton. He is a 2010 graduate of  Carroll County High School and is employed as a cashier with Prestonville Shell in Prestonville, Ky.

  • Rassman, Beach to wed May 11

    Mr. and Mrs. Donald Allen Rassman Jr. of Carrollton announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Shauna Marie Rassman to Johnny Ray Beach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Lee Beach of Patriot Ind.

    The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2010 graduate of Empire Hair School. She is employed at Belterra Casino and Resort in Vevay, Ind.

    The Groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Switzerland County High School and is employed at Belterra Casino Resort in Vevay.

  • Library ramping up for local spring activities

    I think spring is almost here, but it is hard to tell with this crazy weather. I know it officially starts today, but it is cold, gloomy, and quite frankly wintery.

    I miss the consistency of July and August. You pretty much know it is going to be hot with varying levels of high humidity. These days, it will be 65 degrees one day and the next day it will snow from sun up to sun down. 

    I know I should be more optimistic. I should be thankful for the 65 degree day, but I sure do miss sunshine.