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Today's News

  • Plans advance for park

    The final plans are coming together for the Point Park development, with the goal of April 1 to bid out the RV park project. Architectural firm Lose & Associates held a public meeting Wednesday March 16 at the Carroll County Public Library to unveil the preliminary master plan and to listen to final suggestions before finishing the master plan.

  • Census: County, Carrollton increase population

    U.S. Census data released last week shows Carroll County’s population grew 656 people, a 6.46 percent increase, over the past 10 years.

    That growth falls just shy of the Kentucky average that shows the state’s population up by 7.36%, adding 297,598 new people putting the state at 4.33 million residents.

    County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he had expected that growth to be higher. “We were fairly close to the state average,” he told Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Tuesday morning.

  • FIRE TRAINING

    The Carrollton Fire Department practiced fire rescue training Wednesday night at the city-owned house at the 200-block of Main Street. Firefighters ran through two cycles of the training, tasked with finding a “person” in the house and carrying them to safety.

  • SPORTS CAMPS

    Hoop Shooters
    basketball camp returns

    Youngsters looking for something to do during Spring Break can have fun and improve their basketball skills at the same time. Hoop Shooters Basketball Camp will be held at Kathryn Winn Primary’s gym Saturday, April 2 through Monday, April 4 from 4-6:30 p.m. each day. Boys and girls ages six to 12 are encouraged to attend.

  • New leadership brings change for Lady Panthers’ team

    Change is the keyword to the start of the 2011 season for the Lady Panthers’ softball team. Under the direction of new head coach Ken Blair, a former baseball coach, the team is making adjustments to all aspects of its game and strategy.

  • Baseball Panthers look to repeat last season’s success

    Losing 10 seniors in one year should be devastating to a program the following year in any sport. That would especially be true for a group that played a large part in the team finishing 20-11 and winning the “triple crown” — All-A tournament, the conference tournament and the district tournament.

    However, talk to Carroll County High School baseball head coach Jay Jones, and you will find that he’s not concerned.

  • Couple arrested in widespread check-theft spree

    With the arrest of two people suspected of stealing mail from mailboxes in Trimble, Henry, Carroll and possibly more Kentucky counties, as well as counties in Indiana, law enforcement officials are now working to identify the couple’s victims during a crime spree that spanned several weeks.

  • Calls for service increase, drug landscape changes in 2010

    The Carrollton Police Department took more calls for service in 2010, which results in a decrease in miles patrolled and traffic stops.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite presented the department’s yearly report to city council Monday night and encouraged them to contact him if they had any questions.

  • James gets a positive evaluation from board

    The Carroll County Board of Education conferred a glowing evaluation onto Superintendent Lisa James at its Thursday, March 10, meeting.

    The board voted unanimously to approve the evaluation in open session after reviewing the document with James in closed session.

    James was evaluated on 52 specific points divided into seven categories: visionary leadership, instructional leadership, business and finance, relationship with the board, staff and personnel relationships, community relationships and personal qualities.

  • Water levels recede faster than expected

    In just a few days, officials expect water levels along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers to fall to the point that several roads closed for more than a week can reopen.

    The Ohio River crested Saturday morning at just above 50 feet at Markland Dam. This was below the projected level of 51.7 feet, according to Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins. Water levels have also dropped along the Kentucky River by about 4 feet. Flood stage is 51 feet.