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Today's News

  • Subway’s new C’ton location to offer space for meetings

    Another new “face” coming to the downtown Carrollton business district is actually a very familiar one.

    Subway is preparing to open its second Carrollton sub shop at Park Lanes Shopping Center in the former Movie Gallery location.

    Rita Wallace, manager of the Subway on Floyd Drive next to Quick Lane, said the new location is scheduled to open Wednesday, Jan. 18.

  • Sonic readies to re-open

    Sonic Drive-In soon will return to Carrollton.

    The fast-food restaurant, known for its car-hop service and outside seating, will re-open at the same location on Jay Louden Road in front of TraderBaker’s, off Hwy. 227, according to manager Roy York.

    York said the store was one of six in Northern Kentucky owned by the Hall’s Group; all six stores were purchased by the Irons Group, which owns and operates 100 Sonic locations and 100 Church’s Chicken restaurants from Northern Kentucky to South Carolina.

  • Lose & Associates eyes funding for Point Park projects

    President Emeritus David Lose of Lose & Associates presented Carrollton City Council with two opportunities to receive funding for the Point Park project, including the River Walk.

  • A WALK IN THE PARK
  • Wi-fi system not working; city considers other options

    The current citywide Wi-Fi program does not work, Mayor Gene McMurry reported to Carrollton City Council Monday.

    Dave Barker with Broadlinc Communications LLC tested the six existing access points for Internet set up around Carrollton Monday with the mayor. He found two were sending a signal but had no Internet access, while the other four were allowing data traffic flow ranging from 200 kbps to 1.5 mbps, according to a letter from Barker to McMurry that he shared with council.

  • Pre-filed bills could affect Kentucky’s public schools

    By WILLIAM CROYLE

    Kentucky Enquirer

    FRANKFORT — Two bills prefiled by a central Kentucky senator for the 2012 General Assembly would affect public school education across the state if passed.

    The legislation, from Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, is Senate Bill 24 and Senate Bill 21.

  • Student of the week: Aydan Hunt

    What is your favorite thing about school?

    “Getting to learn.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 

    “Mr. Bickers because he is a good teacher and he is a wrestler.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Green Eggs and Ham”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “Chipwrecked”

    What do you like to do for fun? 

  • KCTCS recognized Carrollton benefactors at Gala

    Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Michael B. McCall, along with Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) President Anthony Newberry, recognized the generous contributions from Carrollton residents at the 12th Annual President’s Gala and Benefactors Awards Dinner.

     The Carroll County Fiscal Court, Carrollton College Educational Foundation, Inc., and North American Stainless were all honored at the gala for donating $100,000 each towards the new JCTC Carrollton Campus. 

  • It’s time to apply for college aid

    By Kelly Cantrall

    Landmark News Service

    For many students, choosing and applying to colleges often comes down to dollars and cents.

    How to pay for college often is one of the first things students begin to contemplate when the college application process begins. One of the main components in seeking aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    The application for 2012-13 funding became available Sunday and can be found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Family Ties, Youth Services need parents to do surveys

    “It’s hard for students to focus on school when they have struggles going on at home,” said Robin Huesman, coordinator of the Family Ties Resource Center, which serves children from birth through fifth grade. “We help students and their families overcome barriers to learning.”

    Whether students need school supplies, assistance with food or clothing, help finding a part-time job, or referrals for drug and alcohol counseling, the Family Resource Center and Youth Services Center enhance students’ abilities to succeed in school.