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Today's News

  • Senior Calendar | March 16, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

    Thursday, March 16: Cards, games, and color therapy, 8 a.m.; arthritis exercise, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, cards and games, 12:30 a.m.; shopping/Walmart and Kroger, 2 p.m.

  • Carroll County Public Library | March 16, 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.

    NEW EVENTS/PROGRAMMING

    Friday, March 17: Board of Trustees Meeting, noon.

    Wednesday, March 22: RPG Rune Lords, 5:30 p.m.

  • Casey’s law can be an effective tool to combat the growing drug problem

    It seems as though lately our newspapers are riddled with the wreckage that drug addiction brings to our families and our community. The obituary section is full of depictions of lives ended way too early. The public record section is riddled with stories of people charged with drug possession or drug-related crimes. Our jails are full, children are left dependent, neglected and abused, and the morgues are busier than ever before. No one can deny the impact that drugs are having on our county, state and nation.

  • Football camp March 18, 25

    Carroll County High School football is hosting a youth football camp from 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday March 18 and 25, at the high school conditioning center.

    Camp is open to Carroll County students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Cost is $30 per camper, and each child will receive a t-shirt.

    Campers will learn skills and fundamentals from CCHS coaches and players and have fun at the same time.

    Register at Tees and Sew On, 2494 Hwy. 227, or at the conditioning center March 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

  • Be our guest: CCHS presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    Relive the romance and the excitement of one of Walt Disney’s most cherished love stories, as the Carroll County High School drama club presents “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

  • Trimble bids farewell to Sheriff Coons

    Unit 1201 has signed off for the last time.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons has succumbed to his battle with cancer. Following several months of treatment, including frequent trips to Chicago for specialized care, Coons, 58, reached the end of his earthly watch on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, while resting at his Trimble County home.

  • Animal shelter actively returning, adopting dogs

    When you finish the math, there are only three dogs at the Carroll County Animal Shelter. Carroll County Animal Shelter Director Lisa Hartman reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday that 31 dogs had been received by the shelter, with 16 transferred to rescues, five returned to their owners and seven adopted from the shelter.

  • Businesses recover from storm damage

    Local businesses are still recovering from the wind storm that blew through Carroll County at approximately 6:30 a.m. March 1, and left substantial damage in its wake.

    Mi Viejo, a Mexican restaurant located on Hwy. 227, sustained structural and water damage. The damage closed the restaurant’s doors until repairs could be completed.

  • Debris removal continues; CU offers natural gas valves

    In Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight’s absence, Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams reported to Carrollton City Council Monday that Public Works has been busy cleaning up tree limbs and other debris following the wind storm March 1. Adams said the city has received numerous calls from residents regarding limbs, and he said Public Works would be around a second time to pick them up. However, residents must cut the tree into chunks that the backhoe can pick up. Residents must dispose of the root ball, he said.

  • Advocates say First Amendment can withstand President Trump’s attacks

    By HILLEL ITALIE

    AP National Writer

    Whenever Donald Trump fumes about “fake news” or labels the press “the enemy of the people,” First Amendment scholar David L. Hudson Jr. hears echoes of other presidents — but a breadth and tone that are entirely new.

    Trump may not know it, but it was Thomas Jefferson who once said, “Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper,” said Hudson, a law professor at Vanderbilt University.