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Today's News

  • Readers on vacation - April 27, 2011
  • Educators learn ‘Denver Thinking Strategies’ at conference

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Carroll County teachers and administrators are actively engaged in getting students more involved in their own learning by applying reading comprehension strategies to all learning.

  • Drainage issue hot topic at board of ed

    With much of Carroll County battling flooding and road closings, a potential water hazard was also a topic of discussion at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting.

    A pond built to improve a drainage problem that has long been present between Cartmell Elementary and the high school recently began filling up due to all the rain and a pump was required to empty it. Board member Tommy Unker questioned not only the amount of water being held in the pond but the security of it as well. 

  • ‘Friendly’ approach touted for Sprint Cup

    Carroll County’s Sprint Cup committee continues to prepare for a community event scheduled for Wednesday, July 6 before the Sprint Cup Race weekend for both locals and visitors to enjoy.

    Mike Cooper, commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Travel and Tourism, and Hank Phillips, deputy commissioner, attended the monthly meeting offering their ideas for what may work over Sprint Cup weekend. Kentucky Speedway Account Executive Jesse Harris also attended the meeting.

  • 2011 Prom Court
  • County braces for more rising water

    Monday was a busy day at Community Feed and Seed in Prestonville. Owner Junior Welch and his workers were hard at work moving everything out of the building to save it from the rising Ohio River.

    Nearby in Prestonville, Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh was packing up belongings at her home and that of her mother-in-law, Betty Marsh, next door as they prepared to move items on in case backwater rises like it did in 1997.

  • Two fires burn three Carrollton homes, result in excessive damage, no injuries

    Blasts of water smothered the orange flames, and black smoke turned to grayish white as Carrollton firefighters fought to save two homes on Fisher Avenue Sunday night. This was the second house fire call the department, along with Westside Volunteer Fire Department through mutual aid, responded to in the past week — the other being on Sixth Street.

  • Fire department responds to Fisher Avenue house fire

    Carrollton Fire Department responded to a house fire at 1605 Fisher Ave. in Carrollton Sunday night. The fire spread to the neighboring house, 1603 Fisher Ave. There were no people injured, but two dogs died in the fire, according to the resident's mother and owner. Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff's Office were also on scene. More information will be reported in Wednesday's paper.

  • News briefs

    Fiscal court approves increase
    for fall election workers

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday, April 12 to increase the amount the county pays election workers for training and working election day. Beginning with the election this November, workers will receive $25 for training and $100 for election day. Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is currently paying $10 for training and $90 for election day. The difference will amount to $3,600, he said.

  • FNB offers free document shredding Friday

    A free shred day event is set for April 22 at First National Bank of Carrollton in celebration of Earth Day.
    Working with Cintas Corp., the leader in secure document management services, First National Bank, 604 Highland Ave. in Carrollton, is offering local residents the opportunity to safely shred confidential personal and business documents.