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Today's News

  • Timeline Of The Tragedy

    4:32 p.m. - Call comes in to Carroll County Dispatch.

    5 p.m. - Carroll County Superintendent Lisa James arrives at the accident scene.

    5:12 p.m. - Two helicopters are on scene. The first helicopter flies out.

    5:16 p.m. - The second helicopter flies out.

    5:17 p.m. - Emergency crews perform rescue tasks that sound as if they are beating on top of the bus.

    5:18 p.m. - A third helicopter flies in. Workers begin to secure the bus by putting poles and ladders underneath it.

    5:22 p.m. - A fourth  helicopter flies in.

  • Tragedy on Boone Road: Two Carroll County children die in bus accident

    A school bus accident on Boone Road in Carroll County claimed the lives of two Carroll County Head Start students Monday, Oct. 29, when the bus they were riding in veered off the road to the left, overturned and hit a tree.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 spokesman Trooper Brad Arterburn said there were nine Head Start students on the bus at the time of the wreck.

    The two children killed in the accident have been identified as Ryder Deitz and Caroline Tuttle, both 3 years old and both of Carrollton, according to a KSP news release Tuesday afternoon.

  • Early Head Start, Head Start not in session Tuesday, Oct. 30

    The Carroll County School District released the following statement Tuesday morning:

    "Due to a bus accident involving students enrolled in the Carroll County Child Development Center, the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs will not be in session today, Oct. 30.

    'Words cannot describe the grief that our families and staff are experiencing,' said Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District.  'Our thoughts and prayers go out to those families involved in this tragic accident.

  • Bus accident kills two Head Start students, injures four students and assistant on bus

    A bus accident on Boone Road in Carroll County claimed the lives of two Head Start students Monday afternoon when the bus veered off the road to the left, partially overturned onto its side and hit a tree.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 spokesman Trooper Brad Arterburn said there were nine Head Start students on the bus at the time of the wreck.

    Four children were injured - three of those were flown by helicopter to Kosairs Children's Hospital in Louisville, while the fourth was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

  • Girl scouts Halloween Festival, costume contest Oct. 27 at Butler

    Festival from 2 p.m.-midnight

    Girl Scout Troops 464 and 306 will be hosting a Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 starting at 2 p.m. until midnight at the front entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. There will be a haunted corn maze, bouncy, face painting, cake walk and other Halloween games. Prices vary from 50 cents up to $5.

     

    Costume contest for children ages infant to 13 years old

  • 1952 Class reunion
  • Rotary collecting winter clothing for locals in need

    Carrollton Rotary Club will be collecting new or clean gently-used children and adult coats, hats and gloves for friends and neighbors in need.

    This is the coat drive’s second year.

    Drop-off locations are Carrollton First Baptist Church,  Carrollton United Methodist Church, Relevant Pentecostal Church, Carrollton, Carroll County Memorial Hospital, the lobby at General Butler State Resort Park Lodge, lobby and Edward Jones-Barry Cook- Madison, Ind.

    Donations accepted no later than Dec. 1, 2012. For information call Kathy (502) 525-7256.

  • Soup recipes perfect for cool nights

    There’s something so satisfying about making soup.

    It’s very easy to do; just add meat, vegetables, and spices to a pot with water or stock and cook. It’s the end result that makes all the time waiting worth it.      This particular soup is very interesting to me because of all the garnishes that really help to enhance the soup to another level. Feel free to also add jalapeno slices, diced tomatoes, chopped scallions or chopped onions as well to liven the soup up.

  • Rocket Science

    Carroll County High School students in Mr. Paul Stone’s environmental science class recently studied how scientists study space, the tools they use, how to design an experiment and aerodynamics. Students completed a rocket kit, but had to make at least one modification, such as adding or reducing weight, lengthening or shortening the rocket, or modifying the fins or parachute. Students then tested their design and went back to the classroom to reflect on the process and the outcome.

  • Celebrate Hispanic arts in November

    November is the month for the second annual Hispanic Arts and Crafts Show.

    Last year, the Carroll County Public Library hosted its first ever Hispanic Arts & Crafts Show and Silent Auction with proceeds going to the English-as-a-Second Language classes that are sponsored by the JCTC Adult Education Program and the Library.  More than seven countries were represented in one county with over 80 people participating!  As you can see, it was a very successful program.