Today's News

  • Relay for Life

     Team to hold yard sale

    Team Robbins will host a Relay For Life yard sale fundraiser June 2 in Traderbaker’s parking lot. The yard sale will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will continue into the afternoon, weather permitting. They will also be selling purple bows for our “Paint the Town Purple” campaign.

    Mini-Relay set June 6

  • Exhibits for Carroll County Fair to be accepted June 1

     We invite all interested Carroll County youth and adults to enter exhibits at the 2012 Carroll County Fair. Exhibits will be accepted for entry on Friday, June 1 from 9 a.m. until noon at the exhibit trailer inside the fairgrounds to the left of the entry gate. Items must be hand-crafted, homemade, or grown by the exhibitor this past year.

  • Extension 4-H post wins funds from court

    A 4-H Extension agent could be on the job in Carroll County in time for the start of the 2012-13 school year.

    That’s because Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its $10.84 million budget Friday with stop-gap funding for the position. The spending plan, which includes $46,350 for the Extension post, won approval with little discussion by magistrates.

  • Follow safety rules to protect against injury on an ATV

     Kentucky is known for its rolling hills, but these hills can pose great dangers when navigated by inexperienced all-terrain vehicle drivers. 

    Under-standing how to safely ride on hills is important for ATV drivers of all ages and experience levels.

    Realize that some hills may be too steep for safe travel, regardless of driver age and ability.

  • Marriage is not outdated; God created this institution

    I have been thinking about marriage every day for almost six weeks. Not the prospect of getting married—I have already taken the plunge and even have a ring that I wear each day to prove it. Rather, marriage has been on my mind partly because weddings and anniversaries are prevalent this time of year and partly because marriage has been the topic of my sermons in recent weeks.  

  • Session offers info on $25,000 business grant

    Downtown Carrollton business owners and entrepreneurs take note: City government is offering funds to help improve or start-up businesses in the historic district. This is the area bounded on the north by the Ohio River, on the west by the Kentucky River, on the east by the west side of Seventh Street and on the south by the north side of Sycamore Street.

  • Church News

     Sanders church to hold free yard sale June 2

    Sanders Baptist Church will be hosting a “free” yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Clothes, housewares, and some furniture is available to the community. No consigners please. Additional information is available by calling (502) 525-2070.

    Monthly hymn sing set at Pleasant View church

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The next meeting will be held Thursday, June 7 at Pleasant View Baptist Church.

  • Community Calendar

      Wednesday, May 30

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

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

    Thursday, May 31

    The Carrollton Main Street Program will host an information session on the Enterprise Incentive Program at 6 p.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

    AlAnon meets at 6 p.m. at Westside Fire Hall in Prestonville.

  • Reports show state on right education track

     For several years now, the General Assembly’s Office of Education Accountability has compiled an annual report that gives us a big-picture look at how our students compare to their counterparts in other states.

    While there are persistent challenges, many tied to poverty, the report has some positive trends certainly worth noting.

  • Memorial Day recognized troops for service, sacrifice to the nation

     Memorial Day is a time to honor our soldiers and remember those who have fallen.  This day also comes at the end of National Military Appreciation Month, an appropriate occasion to reflect on national unity and lend our support to those in uniform.  Although some have tried to paint a picture of the “one percent” over the last several months, there is a real one percent prepared to protect us all: the United States Armed Forces.