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Today's News

  • Riley attends Funeral Directors Association convention

    The Funeral Directors Association of Kentucky celebrated its 135th anniversary at the annual convention June 6-8, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. During the three-day meeting, 50, 125, and 150-year-old firms were honored; 50 and 60-year Kentucky licensed funeral directors were honored; and funeral directors received continuing education awards. There were 79 exhibitors displaying their different businesses at the exhibit hall. Several educational seminars/presentations were given.

  • Senior Calendar | July 6, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton. Breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, July 6: Cards, games and color therapy, 8:30 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | July 6, 2017

    National Ice Cream Day, Monday, July 17, stop in at the library for a free ice cream sandwich or frozen treat, all day! When school’s out, Shakespeare’s in! Explore the theatre arts through imaginative play, visual arts, movement, storytelling, design and more! This one week camp will result in a performance of Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Camp Shakespeare will be held July 17-21 every afternoon from 1-4 p.m., Sign-up now please.

    New events

  • DAR tours Revolutionary War-era buildings in Warsaw
  • Four generations: Fox family
  • Focus on reaching your full potential, not comparing yourself to others

    In a world where social media influences the entire world and the way we think like never before, it is VERY easy to get caught up in a negative cycle whereby you’re always comparing yourself to others. The quickest way to feel like you’re not progressing quickly enough is comparing yourself to others. Yes, finding inspiration by relating is potentially very good, but trying to be somebody will never end well. 

    If there is ONE piece of advice I could give to you in relation to progressing it is this...

    Focus on YOU!

  • 4-H, Open Class Fair exhibits
  • Detention Center wants to increase starting salary

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is considering raising the starting salary for Carroll County Detention Center employees.

    Jailer Mike Humphrey presented a proposal to the Fiscal Court meeting June 30. The topic was tabled, but will be discussed again at the next meeting July 11.

    The current starting salary a person with no previous experience is $8, Humphrey said. However, someone can start at up to $10 depending on their past experience and credentials.

  • Livingood named Carroll’s superintendent for interim year

    The Carroll County Board of Education named retired Grant County Schools superintendent Ron Livingood as interim superintendent at the June 29, meeting. He was the superintendent from April 2011-Dec. 31, 2016.

    The board approved a one-year contract beginning July 1, 2017, and ending June 30, 2018. Livingood will work 220 days for the district and will begin his duties July 12.

    Studer Education

    Nannette Johnston from Studer Education provided “a where are we and what has been done” update to the Carroll County Board of Education.

  • Results are in on students’ thoughts on alcohol, drugs

    Carroll County student data from a Kentucky Incentives for Prevention survey shows they are close to state and national trends related to the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal drugs.

    The KIP survey asked students in grades six, eight, 10 and 12 a total of 62 questions about violence-related behaviors; about how the students have felt in the past 30 days; alcohol and tobacco use; illicit drugs and prescription drugs; about the neighborhood and community where the student lives; values and beliefs; and gambling.