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Today's News

  • Student of the week: Jaslyn Walker, Second grade (Patton)

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “Math because we get to count things.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “Music because we get to sing.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Strawberry Shortcake.”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Princesses”

    Where do you want to go to college? 

    Not sure where, but want to go

  • Schools expand avenues for parent involvement

    Watch Dogs, All-Pro Dads Breakfast and Panther Tots Club are just a few of the parent-driven initiatives in the Carroll County School District, and there is more to come.

    Watch Dogs is offered at Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elem-entary. For Watch Dogs, fathers and father figures volunteer to spend the day in their child’s school building. They have a set schedule to follow that takes them through five different classrooms throughout the day, one of which will be their own child’s classroom.

  • Carrollton City Council | Aug. 26 meeting

    Kemper hired for riverbank work

    City council accepted Kemper Construction’s low bid of $14,000 to excavate the Ohio River bank from Point Park to Welch’s Riverside Restaurant at Fifth and Main streets at the Aug. 26 meeting.

    The city received two other bids: Martin Excavating for $19,500 and Lykins Construction Co. for $22,000.

     

    Road work approved on Court and Fifth

  • Lady Panthers golf | Sept. 4, 2013

    Carroll golf competes at Class A tourney

    The Lady Panthers shot a team score of 440 in the Class A Tournament, held Aug. 27 at Sugar Bay.

    Hannah McMahan led the team with a 97, followed by Jadyn Bailey, 104; Ciara Hamilton, 117; Natalie Bennett, 122; and Chasity Taylor, 124.

    The boys golf team also competed in the Class A, but results were unavailable by press time.

     

    Bailey leads ladies in match

  • Prestonville City Commission | Aug. 19, 2013

    Citizens ask questions about recent audits

    During the citizen’s comments portion of the Aug. 19, Prestonville Commission meeting, former mayor Spike Barnes addressed the mayor  and commissioners regarding the information included in the recent audit for 2010 and the auditor’s results. 

    Barnes wanted to set the record straight, and let the group know that he was not the mayor for part of 2010, as the audit had stated.  

  • Girls soccer falls to Owen, 2-0

    The Lady Panthers came out on the losing end Wednesday, Aug. 28, against a very evenly matched Lady Rebel squad. Both teams took 12 shots on goal. The difference? The Owen keeper had seven saves, compared to five saves for Carroll senior keeper Nicki States, resulting in a final score of 2-0 in favor of the Lady Rebels.

  • New home for county road dept., taxes levied

    Carroll County is now the proud owner of the former state road barn located on Hwy. 227, near the high school football stadium.

    During the Fiscal Court meeting, rescheduled to Friday morning, Aug. 30, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told the magistrates that he would be signing the deed to the property, previously owned by District 6 of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, later that morning. The county owes a balance $101,600 for the property, he said. The total cost was $127,000.

  • Storms cancel concert, postpone fireworks to next day

    The City of Carrollton family celebration at Point Park was rained out Saturday for the third time. It was previously scheduled for the Fourth of July, then rescheduled two days later.

    Vendors were set up Saturday morning, but were forced to take cover when afternoon storms flared up and continued into the evening. Concerts by T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang and Dennis Wheeler were canceled. Fireworks were rescheduled and held Sunday evening.

  • Group hopes to aid recovering addicts

    Attendance was impressive as a group of concerned citizens held a second meeting Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Point Park in Carrollton to discuss ways to help recovering drug addicts and their families find much-needed support here in Carroll County.

    Hope Against Dope co-organizers Jeremy Tharp and Jessica Herrell held a meeting at the park shelter house the previous week, during which many people affected by drugs and alcohol addiction spoke about the need for more resources in the community.

  • General Butler Park to host rally for Airstream owners

    Carroll County’s General Butler State Resort Park will host the 2013 “Unbridled Spirit” Rally for Region 5 members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International next week, Sept. 11-15.

    More than 65 Airstream vehicles are signed up for camping at Butler Park, from brand-new units to the iconic vintage aluminum trailers, said Larry Spaulding, a member of Region 5’s Kentucky Unit. Region 5 also includes six other units from Indiana and Illinois.