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Today's News

  • Haven of Hope fund drive raises $7,100

    Editor:

    Haven of Hope Pregnancy Services, in Carrollton, has been experiencing a virtual rainstorm of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.

    The 2009 annual Baby Bottle Fund Raising event has had church families from Carroll, Trimble, Henry and Gallatin counties filling baby bottles with their pocket change. Together, they blessed Haven of Hope with over $7,100. This money will be used to meet center operating needs, and to purchase teaching materials for our clients.

  • Ready for high school

    The class of 2013 began their high school career on Monday during freshman orientation with the help from 73 upper class mentors showing them the ropes.

    The 166 new freshman were paired up with juniors and seniors from Carroll County high school in a ratio of two to one to learn where their classes are, how to unlock their lockers and how to find important areas of the high school, guidance counselor Sheree Richter explained.

  • Expectations high for Carroll soccer

    Expectations are running high this year for Carroll County soccer to have a break out year and put some wins in the book.

    Head soccer coach Ben Crutcher carries the weight of a team that didn’t win a varsity game last year and only had one tie game.  

    “I expect big things [out of the team] and I’m sure people are expecting big things out of me as well.  We’ll see what happens,” Crutcher said in an interview during the Black and Gold scrimmage Friday, July 31.

  • Tobacco festival plans pageants, outhouse race Editor:

    On behalf of the Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee, I would like to say it’s that time of year again. The festival is fast approaching and we would like to invite everyone to come and join the fun.

    We are having the festival pageants again this year. They will be held downtown in the courthouse square under the tent in the front yard.

    Miss teen and pre-teen will be held on Wednesday evening, Sept. 23, starting at 6 p.m.

    Sweet pea/babies will be held on Thursday evening, Sept. 24 starting at 6 p.m.

  • Tips are important to delivery drivers

    Editor:

    The recession has taken its toll on many people, even all the way down to me a delivery driver. Prices go up, tips go down.

  • Pigeons can stay, fence must be removed

    Carrollton City Council batted .500 Monday night when one couple went home happy and another resident went home disappointed with their decisions.

    City council had to reverse itself on the question of whether Carrollton residents Jim and Crystal Montgomery could keep pigeons in an enclosed pen in their backyard.

    Jim Montgomery has been keeping rolling pigeons as a hobby for three years at his Sixth Street home when a complaint by an unnamed neighbor prompted city council to enforce a no fowl portion of a city ordinance.

  • Special newspaper issue offers interesting stories

    Since January, lots of folks have asked me how I’m enjoying retirement. Well it’s great, but after almost 27 years of recommending books, watching story hour children become parents of story hour children, and watching our programs and services grow year by year, I do miss the job.   

    One of the things I really enjoyed about my work was the opportunity to write a column for the newspaper every few weeks. With the editor’s permission, I thought I might try my hand at doing it still, but from the viewpoint of a casual observer in the community.

  • U12 Lady Panthers conclude successful softball season

    The U12 Lady Panthers softball team finished their season on a tear winning numerous tournaments in the area. The girls won the North Central Kentucky softball traveling league and tournament in Bedford, Ky., catching fire following a win over Trimble County and a loss to Gallatin County in pool play. In tournament play, the Lady Panthers defeated Henry County, Owen County and met and defeated Gallatin in the finals by a score of 6-2.

  • Briscoe wins IndyCar thriller at Kentucky Speedway

    Team Penske Racing driver Ryan Briscoe narrowly missed a brush with the fourth turn wall and came from behind to edge Vision Racing driver Ed Carpenter in the Meier Indy 300 Presented by Red Baron and Edy’s IndyCar Series thriller at Kentucky Speedway, Saturday.

    Briscoe’s margin of victory, 0.0162-of-a-second, was the closest IndyCar finish in the history of the track. Briscoe averaged 200.893 miles per hour for the 300 miles, the fastest race ever at the track.

  • Council asks for review of home occupation business rules

    Carrollton’s planning and zoning commission will be charged with reviewing the city’s regulations on home occupation businesses.

    At the Monday, July 27 city council meeting, Mayor Dwight Louden raised the issue based on concerns he has heard about the 12 home occupations that are operating in the city.

    Five of these businesses are service oriented, while seven are garages, Louden told council, explaining that questions have come from the public and council members about the legality of a business in a detached garage.