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Today's News

  • Rotary Club Golf Scramble

    The annual Carrollton Rotary Club/Irving Materials Inc. golf scramble will be held Wednesday, Sept. 9 at General Butler State Park.  Proceeds from the scramble benefit local students through the Rotary scholarship program.

    The scramble offers morning and afternoon flights with six member teams best ball format for 18 holes. Participants compete for a $600 cash prize and $300 for each runner-up team in each flight. Random drawings for other prizes are also awarded.

  • Streetscape project wins $186,622 grant

    The four-block area surrounding the courthouse in downtown Carrollton will soon have new sidewalks, landscaping and lighting with funding from a $186,622 grant awarded last week.

    The project will also bring new informational signs about the community’s history to the courthouse square area, which is surronded by Highland Avenue, Main, Court and Fifth streets.

    Gov. Steve Beshear announced the $186,622 Transportation Enhancement grant for the streetscape project Thursday.

  • Mound Hill road work to begin Sept 8

    COVINGTON, Ky. (September 3, 2009) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Superintendent David Bailey announced the following maintenance activities in Carroll County for the week September 7 - September 11th:

    Monday, September 7 * Labor Day Holiday

    Tuesday, September 8 - Friday, September 11 * Crews will continue to remove trees and brush from state right of way on KY 549 (Mound Hill Road) from KY 55 to KY 55 (0 - 4.7 mile marker). Watch for flaggers, equipment and lane closures.

  • Med Ride volunteers appreciate award

    Editor:

    As one of the volunteers for Med Ride, I am writing on behalf of all of us to thank the members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce for selecting our group to receive the Community Impact Award at the annual banquet.

    What a wonderful surprise. We are very pleased.

    Hopefully others that may not have known about the opportunity to be a Med Ride volunteer will now decide to join our group as we are in need of many more people.

    Just call the Senior Center building at 732-7026 and ask for Joyce Long, the coordinator.

  • City paving plan includes four alleys

    Five streets, four alleys and a parking lot will be paved in Carrollton this year with the alleys receiving almost half of the $57,993 budget.

    City council approved the recommendation during its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 24 to spend $23,723 on four alleys with the remaining $34,270 allocated to five streets and a parking lot. Council gave approval without any questions or discussion.

    Ohio Valley Asphalt won the bid in the spring and will be doing all the work, according to Susie McGee, assistant city clerk.

  • Numbers increase at county schools

    Enrollment and attendance are up over past school years, according to a report given to the Carroll County Board of Education last week by Larry Curell, Chief Operating Officer and Director of Pupil Personnel for Carroll County schools.

    With 1,929 students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12, Curell said there were 23 new students in the system as the school year began.

  • Panthers undefeated after Wildcat bout

    The Carroll County Panther football team roared its way out of Gallatin County after taking a  victory that leveled the stats between the two border rivals, 2-2.

    The football series has only been in existence four years and the Panthers were down 1-2, but with the 27-14 win over the Wildcats Friday night, the Panthers now take an undefeated record into their third week of play.

  • Panther pride
  • Libraries serve as the heart of communities

    Though almost nine months retired as director of the public library, I continue to be a citizen advocate for libraries throughout the state.  I recently received a copy of an article that appeared in “Planning Commission Journal”, Summer 2009. The cover story for this issue was entitled “Libraries, At the Heart of Our Communities” and the editor of this publication goes on for seven pages to extol  the importance of libraries to vibrant, healthy communities.

  • Soccer Panthers fall

    Soccer is gaining a following at Carroll County High School, but so far the Panthers have not been able to put a win in the books.

    Undefeated Bryan Station of Lexington came calling at Panther Field Saturday, August 29. Even though there was no win for the Panthers losing 0-5, they did manage to keep from having the game called by a 10-0 mercy rule as was the outcome last year.

    The Bryan Station Defenders took 10 minutes off the clock before scoring as the Panthers ran a close defense. Goalie Josh Pence had several saves as Bryan Station brought it to him.