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Today's News

  • PMC’s Banks retires; Stapleton named new manager

    Annis Banks attended her last Community Advisory Panel meeting Monday, May 5, as Terry Stapleton attended his first.

    Banks officially retired April 18, as plant manager at PMC Organometallix after 35 years at the operation located in Carrollton, serving nearly two decades in the plant’s top job.

    Terry Stapleton, who has worked at the Carrollton plant for 14 years, was named to succeed Banks as plant manager by officials with PMC Organometallix on April 17.

  • Carroll beats Hancock, 8-1, in state All ‘A’

    While it may have been Kentucky Derby Saturday in the rest of the state, for the Carroll County Panthers, Saturday, May 3, was all about baseball. The Panthers shot out of the gate and jumped on top early against Hancock County, eventually winning 8-1 to advance to the semifinals Sunday of the All ‘A’ state tournament, held at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, Ky.

  • Student video to highlight CU, NAS treatment systems

    Students in the Carroll County High School video production class visited North American Stainless Friday, April 25, to learn about the steel manufacturer’s wastewater treatment facilities for a video they are working to create.

    The idea for the students to produce the video was broached to school officials by NAS and Carrollton Utilities, who will use it for a joint project called “Upstream Starts Here,” according to CCHS English and video production teacher Leslie Barber.

  • Track competes at Henry

    Sophomore Brandon Kruzan earned two first-place finishes in the 110-meter and 300-meter hurdles May 1, at Henry County. Along with host Henry County, Carroll County competed against Owen County, Trimble County, Frankfort and Eminence. Kruzan finished with a time of 16.56 seconds in the 110 meters and 47.02 seconds in the 300 meters.

    Senior Michael Burns also earned a first place in the 400-meter dash (57.79 seconds). He also finished in third in the 200-meter dash (25.88 seconds) and fourth in the long jump (18 feet 4 inches).

  • Spring Concert

    The Carroll County High School band held its annual spring concert April 27.


  • Candidates for county offices discuss issues affecting area

    Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the May 20 Primary ballot.

     

    Magistrate District 1

    Floyd Bowling

    Political Office: Magistrate, District 1

    Party Affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 67

    How long have you  been a Carroll County resident? 43 years

    Profession: Entrepreneur

    Education: High school diploma, 500 credit hours in business and accounting, and various other construction and business certifications.

  • Circuit Court Judge Race

    These surveys were published May 1, in the Grant County News.

     

    John Brent Threlkeld

    ADDRESS:   Williamstown, Ky.

    SPOUSE:  Kimberly (Hall) Threlkeld

    MEMBERS OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY (CHILDREN):  Kim and I are the parents of a son, Brian Christopher and a daughter, BrentLee Jo.

  • Plans to fund $4 million for JCTC began

    The Carrollton College Foundation and the Carroll County Community Development Corporation are spearheading the effort to raise the $4 million in local funding needed to get construction started on Carrollton’s new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus.

    The Kentucky Legislature incorporated the project in the state’s 2014-16 budget, putting up $12 million of the $16.3 million estimated for site preparation and construction of a 50,000-square-foot building that will include classrooms, laboratories and administrative offices.

  • Many important bills didn’t win approval during 2014 session

    At the start of each legislative session, it is impossible to know which proposals will clear the hurdles it takes for a bill to become law.

    Some are never heard in committee; others may make it through the House or Senate but get lost in the shuffle on the other side.  Some may falter because of cost or a lack of time or public support.

  • Honey bees play role in pollination, plus make honey

    Insects pollinate a large percentage of food crops grown in the United States and all over the world.  Many different species of pollinators exist, but the insect best equipped for this job is the honey bee.

    Honey bees are exceptionally efficient at collecting and transferring pollen among the flowers of a particular crop.  In a practice known as “flower fidelity” groups of foraging bees will visit just one type of flower, collecting and storing pollen in baskets located on their legs.