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Today's News

  • School menu | Jan. 9, 2014

    This menu is for Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary Schools.  Carroll County Middle School and Carroll County High school will offer the same menu except for Wednesday, Jan. 15, please see change:

    Thursday, Jan. 9: Chili, grilled cheese sandwich, chilled broccoli and carrots, orange and fruit cocktail; breakfast: Sausage biscuit and gravy.

    Friday, Jan. 10: Grilled chicken sandwich, lettuce, tomato, pickle, Nantucket veggies, sweet potato fries, apple and Mandarin Oranges; breakfast: Donuts.

  • Moore NCKC Player of the Week
  • Tharp spent his life caring for, helping others

    Retired Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp made a promise to his daughter, Melissa, that he would walk her down the aisle at her wedding, planned for Dec. 28, 2013. The family talked about moving the wedding to an earlier date, but Randy wouldn’t hear of it – even though he had been battling lung cancer for nearly three years.

    He kept his promise. He walked Melissa down the aisle and attended the reception afterward. He even took time to admonish a friend at the wedding, who he felt wasn’t taking care of herself.

  • Carroll County man dies in creek on Gilgal Road

    A Carroll County man died Dec. 21, in a creek near his home on Gilgal Road.

    Arnold Ray Smith Jr., 48, of 1426 Gilgal Road in Turners Station was at a friend’s house, located at 1453 Gilgal Road, and left between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on a three-wheeler, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said. The friend’s driveway has a bridge that crosses a creek. When the friend went to check his mail Sunday morning, he found Smith submerged in the water, Arterburn said.

    KSP received a call on the incident at 8:51 the next morning.

  • Report says children face many ‘risks’ in Carroll

    A first time report ranking Kentucky counties on the well-being of its children puts Carroll County close to the bottom.

    The annual Kentucky Kids Count Data Book, published by Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranked the counties in the commonwealth according to indicators that show where each county stands in terms of child well-being.

    At the state level, Carroll ranked 107th, overall, out of  Kentucky’s 120 counties – lower than all four surrounding counties. The Data Book shows Owen ranking 39th; Trimble, 41st; Henry, 67th; and Gallatin, 90th.

  • Ellison says goodbye to bailiff post

    After almost 16 years on the job, Devon Ellison is retiring as bailiff for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. He began working for the sheriff’s office during the second week of January in 1997 for then-Sheriff Charlie Maiden. His wife, Charlotte, also worked in the sheriff’s office for 12 years, and the pair would transport prisoners together.

  • Merchants see mixed results on holiday shopping

    Results are mixed for local merchants for the just-ended Christmas shopping season.

    At some stores in Carrollton, shoppers started later than usual. Other business owners say they saw steady traffic, while others didn’t sell gifts like they have in recent years.

  • To give is to receive

    Carrollton Fire Department sponsored three families this Christmas, buying gifts for seven children and Christmas dinner for each family.

  • Judge fines Kentucky cabinet $756,000 for making ‘mockery’ of state Open Records Act

    By John Cheves

    Lexington Herald Leader

    A judge on Monday hit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services with a $756,000 fine for making “a mockery” of the state’s Open Records Act and repeatedly withholding information in its files about abused and neglected children.

    It was the latest in a series of rulings by Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd in favor of the Lexington Herald-Leader and The Courier-Journal of Louisville.

  • UK researchers hope to find miracle drug in Kentucky coal mines

    By Linda B. Blackford

    Lexington Herald Leader

    Coal mines produce what’s sometimes called black gold, but researchers at the University of Kentucky hope the mines could hold something even more valuable — a miracle drug.

    A team from the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation has been gathering samples from deep underground in Eastern Kentucky to see if the microbes that survive there could be put to use fighting disease.