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Today's News

  • Carrollton Utilities to flush fire hydrants April 17 around the city

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 17. Hydrant flushing is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggests residents not wash clothes while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining could occur.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of April 10, 2014

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com

     

    Thursday, April 10: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, April 11: All day, deuce’s wild rummy and billiards, starting at 8:30 a.m.; walk with ease,  10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

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  • Carrollton Police Officer Crowell graduates from basic training

    Carrollton Police Officer Jennifer Crowell graduated from basic training March 28, at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training in Richmond, Ky.

    The 24 officers of Class 452 completed 18 weeks of training, which consisted of nearly 770 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control. 

  • Online resources tell some of Dillard’s story

    One of my favorite photos of Ghent is a postcard that features a man named Sim Dillard driving a mule cart. According to Northern Kentucky Views (nkyviews.com), Dillard may have been a mail carrier. I recall reading someplace that he may have delivered one of the Louisville newspapers.

    Quite possibly, he did both.

  • Residents honored for support of ‘County Seats’ project

    Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and the Governor’s Mansion Centennial Celebration Committee recently recognized Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty Tomlinson and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler for their contributions to the “County Seats Legacy Project.” 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of April 10, 2014

    Thursday, April 10

    Carrollton Lions Club meeting at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Water District No. 1 meets at 3 p.m. at the office, 205 Main Cross St., Ghent.

    Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee meets, 6:30 p.m., at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, April 11

  • Revival planned in Prestonville May 1-4

    Truth Jubilee, a community revival, will be at 7 p.m., on May 1-4, 202 Donna Circle in Prestonville, at Three Rivers Auction House. Local churches and musical talent will join together for a time of uplifting fellowship and praising God through music and his word.

    All are invited. Free. For more information call (502) 347-9987.

  • Faith makes it easier to face fears by drawing on the strength of Jesus
  • Census shows new farming trends

    The USDA released a portion of the national and state 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture data on Feb. 20, with the remaining data (including county-level data) due in May.

    The preliminary data reveals the following:

    United States

    • The number of U.S. farms (still defined as $1,000 or more of sales) totals $2.1 million, down 4.3 percent from the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

    • The average U.S. farm size increased from 418 acres in 2007 acres to 434 acres in 2012.