Today's News

  • Take proper steps to address damaged, fallen trees

    Many farmers and homeowners have been in the stages of cleanup after the storm that came through the county last week. A lot of trees took an especially hard hit, so let us take a look at the different types of tree damage and how to safely remove them.

    A common safety issue with storm damage is broken branches remaining high in the crown of trees. These are called “widow makers” and can persist in woodlands for several years after a storm.

  • Use food safety guidelines after a power outage

    This past week our area was hit by strong winds and other severe weather. Many families and individuals had homes, farms and businesses damaged, including weather damage, power outages and numerous other loses.

  • House gives final passage to bill providing students’ rights to express religious views

    Lexington Herald Leader

    FRANKFORT - The Kentucky House gave final passage to a bill Monday that would give students the freedom to express their religious or political views in public schools and universities.

    Senate Bill 17, sponsored by State Sen. Albert Robinson, R-London, would affirm the constitution’s guarantee of religious freedom, supporters of the bill argued.

    “All this legislation does is put into law and recognize those constitutional facts,” said Rep. Stan Lee, R-Lexington.

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  • School Menu | Mar. 9, 2017

    This menu is for Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary Schools, changes for Carroll County High School and Middle School will be italicized.

    Thursday, March 9: Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick or apple cinnamon toast or fruit pocket; lunch: Pizza crunchers, pleas, corn and banana.

  • Spark Academy to bring big changes for CCHS

    It just takes a spark to start a fire. A key opens a door. Small changes lead to big results.

    Start-ing in August, 20 Carroll County High School students are going to experience school in a new way.

    This is the Spark Academy, a new model of school that will give students unprecedented freedom to direct their own education.

    “Time, pace and place,” said Superintendent Bill Hogan. “Students need more control, and that is just what we are going to give them.”

  • Community Calendar | Mar. 9, 2017

    New events

    Saturday, March 11

    Carrollton Main Street Program hosts St. Patrick’s Luck of the Pop in downtown Carrollton.

    Carroll County Parks and Recreation registration deadline at 6 p.m. for baseball and softball. Register online at Assessments will be held at the Carroll County High School conditioning center beginning at 1 p.m. See the advertisement on page 5 for more information or contact Director David Craig, (502) 525-7370.

    Monday, March 13

  • Where is God? He is with each person everywhere
  • Carroll County Public Library | March 9, 2017

    Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Professional Counseling? Lindsey Wilson College is partnering with JCTC to create Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree program. Information session will be held Tuesday, March 28 from 4-6 p.m. at the Carrollton JCTC Campus. Please call Kimberly Khadoo (502) 681-7530. For more information concerning the library please call: (502) 732-7020.


    Saturday, March 11: Family Movie: “Moana”, 2 p.m.

    Wednesday, March 15: Ice Cream Taco Bar, two sessions, 2 and 3:30 p.m.

  • Quarter auction to kick off local 2017 Relay for Life

    Carroll County Relay for Life will hold a Quarter Auction, 6 p.m., Friday, March 17, at the General Butler State Resort Park’s mezzanine in the lodge in Carrollton.

    Organizers invite everyone to come and enjoy an evening of fun and excitement as they kick off the 2017 Relay.

    Entry fee is $5 and includes two paddles. Extra paddles are available.

    Upon arrival, each person will receive a numbered paddle. Auction items will be on display with a bid price of one, two, three or four quarters.