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Today's News

  • County Clerk, Sheriff can’t give workers bigger raises

    The county clerk’s and sheriff’s pleas for pay increases beyond the 3 percent raises set for county employees next year went unanswered at the Friday, Dec. 14, Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Instead, the two elected officials were told a committee will be formed next month to review salaries and look at the pay concerns raised by County Clerk Alice Marsh and Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    Fiscal court voted on each of their budgets and voted to trim spending on salaries to cover the across the board 3 percent raises it plans to give all county workers.

  • How safe are our schools?

    State law requires all Kentucky public schools to have in place procedural guides for handling emergencies, and the Carroll and Trimble county school districts are no exception.

    In light of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Carroll Superintendent Lisa James said Monday afternoon that the main goal at her schools was to stick to the normal routine, which is exactly what officials at the Kentucky Center for School Safety at Eastern Kentucky University encourage districts to do.

  • Advent celebrates the coming of the Lord Jesus

    The New Year in Christian circles begins four weeks before Christmas. We call this season of preparation Advent, which simply means “coming.”

    On each of the four Sundays of Advent, we light one of the four candles on the Advent wreath. It is a symbol of looking forward to the coming of Jesus. As the light on the wreath grows, so does our joy and anticipation for the feast of Christmas.

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  • This week in Carroll County

    Wednesday, Dec. 12

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • 12 books to read for Christmas

    Carroll County Public Library - No children’s programming after Dec. 14. Children’s regular programming will resume in February call the Library (502) 732-7020 for more information.  

    Thursday, Dec. 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers, 18 months and up, 11 a.m.; story hour, ages 3 1/2-5 years, 1:30 p m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Dec. 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m.-noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

  • Senior Center Calendar

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Dec. 12: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 13: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Dec. 14: Christmas party, (dirty Santa game), 10 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 17: Movie day, “The Grinch” 9:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

  • Holiday events in Carroll County

    Band’s holiday concert planned

    Carroll County High School Band will perform its annual winter concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

    The concert will include performances by the high school concert band, jazz band, steel band and percussion ensemble. Selections will include “Greensleeves.” as well as a concerto of holiday favorites.

    The Jazz band will play music of Chicago as well as some Dizzy Gillespie charts.

  • Winning on the road: Carroll wins in OT at Owen

    The Panthers remain undefeated at 4-0 as they survive an overtime district thriller on the road against the Owen County Rebels Thursday, winning 53-51.

    “Both teams played really, really hard, very intense game,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “Both of the crowds were into it. It was a fun atmosphere. We feel fortunate to get the win.” Yager said it was one of those games where either team could have won because it was so close.

  • Kentuckians give time, money to help others

    If it seems that the news is often filled more with what’s wrong with the world than what’s right, the holidays give us a chance to flip that equation for a time.

    Here in Kentucky, it doesn’t take long to find some good news across the state.

    Earlier this fall, for example, we learned our citizens are much more willing to give to charitable causes than those living in most other states.  According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, we rank 15th in this category.