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Today's News

  • Street closures approved for Race Fest 2011 event

    Carrollton City Council approved a number of street closures on July 6 for the downtown Race Fest event, held in hopes of attracting traffic from the NASCAR Sprint Cup race to downtown Carrollton.

    From 5 p.m.-midnight, the streets will be closed at the alley between Fifth and Sixth streets along Main Street to the alley next to Carrollton Inn off of Third Street.

  • Fun for all at the fair
  • Residents continue campaign for youth activities

    Local residents continued the ongoing discussion of finding additional activities for the youth of the community.

    Byron Rodgers of Carrollton presented Carrollton City Council with information he picked up on a recreational facility in Burlington, Kan. The center was built by a nuclear plant and includes a swimming pool, weight room, child care facility and basketball court. Rodgers said he would like to see a similar recreational center built in Carrollton. “I think it would really benefit Carrollton,” he said. “This is a great idea all-around.”

  • Carroll County awarded the StormReady designation

    Carroll County is StormReady.

    The National Weather Service awarded the designation June 6 that shows the county is prepared for severe weather outbreaks through its advanced planning, education and awareness efforts that are in place.

    NWS Warning Coordination Meteorologist Mary Jo Parker and Meteorologist In Charge Kenneth J. Haydu from the Wilmington, Ohio weather office presented county and CAP officials with their first StormReady sign at the meeting.

  • Welch’s Restaurant creates non-smoking area

    The reviews are mixed regarding the establishment of smoking and non-smoking areas of Carrollton’s historic Welch’s Riverside Restaurant on Main Street.

    Smokers, who once had the run of the entire restaurant, have been relegated to tables in a back room and a portion of the main dining room. Smoking now is prohibited in the entire front of the restaurant and most of the main room.

  • 2011 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees
  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of June 8, 2011

    Wednesday, June 8

    Carroll County Fair continues through Saturday, June 11 featuring carnival rides, beauty pageants, exhibits, livestock shows, food, music and more.

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

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

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in the city building.

    Thursday, June 9

  • Church news - June 8, 2011

    Apostolic church sets Vacation Bible school

    Calvary Apostolic Church, 1103 Eighth St. in Carrollton hosts Vacation Bible School for children ages 3-13 from 5-7:30 p.m. June 13-15. The theme is Feasting on the Word of God. For more information, call (502)-732-5808

    Hymn sing planned at Whites Run Baptist

  • Ballinger, Marsh named to honors list

    Whitney Nicole Ballinger  and Brandi Elizabeth Marsh both from Carrollton, Ky. have been named to  Campbellsville University’s academic honors list for the spring 2011 semester.

    The academic honors’ list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.50 or above for the semester with a course load of at least 12 hours.

    Campbellsville University is a Kentucky-based Christian college with an enrollment of more than 3,000 students.

  • Carlisle receives white coat from Auburn University

    Hilary Carlisle of Carrollton recently received a clinical white coat from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. The coat, presented to students at the end of their junior year, marks the transition from veterinary sciences into senior clinical rotations where students help administer patient care.

    Carlisle earned an animal sciences degree in 2007 from the University of Kentucky and is a 2004 graduate of Carroll County High School. She is the daughter of Doug and Susan Carlisle of Carrollton.

    For more information please call (502) 732-6834.