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Today's News

  • Carroll County horse show features more than 150 entrants

    Horses came out of the barns, the trailers and the woodwork to participate in the all night Carroll County Horse Show Saturday, August 8.

    The horse show that had to be rescheduled after heavy rains postponed the July 25 event, finally got underway promptly at 7:00 p.m. and according to ring attendant,  John Smith, the show was expected to go until the early hours of Sunday morning.

    Participants came from many surrounding counties and included over 150 horses in the several events.  

  • Interstate draws industry to provide jobs for region

    The opening of Interstate 71 from Louisville to I-75 in 1969 has not only changed the business climate of Carroll County, but in neighboring counties as well, according to area government leaders and business representatives.

    “There’s no doubt about it,” according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, “the interstate has certainly been beneficial to us in getting the industry we have here.”

  • Hearing set on increase in tax levy for schools

    The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Carroll County Middle School Library at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 51.8 cents on real estate property and 51.8 cents on personal property.

  • Residents seek mixed-use alternative for rezoning block

    The residents of one particular block were present at another public hearing as the planning and zoning commission tries to determine the correct zoning of the area.

    The block bounded by Clay Street to the north, Fourth Street to the east, Third Street to the west and Polk Street to the south has brought contention to the planning and zoning commission and city council on more than one occasion.

  • The first day of school rekindles memories as a child and parent

    Separation anxiety abounded Thursday morning as many parents let go of their children for the first time and as the school year began anew.  The first time you take your child to kindergarten can be gut-wrenching and exciting all at the same time.

    Carrollton was in near gridlock as parents shuttled children to the five different schools in the county and buses dropped off, picked up and dropped off again students at their final destination.

    I can remember my first day of school in Mason, Ohio, and how excited I was to finally go to school.

  • Local talent competition featured at chamber banquet

    Carroll County’s got talent and the Chamber of Commerce wants to prove it to you.  The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has been holding open auditions for months and nine winners will be performing during the annual awards banquet, Thursday, August 13.

    The annual awards and recognition banquet begins at 6 p.m. at the conference center of General Butler State Resort Park. Tickets are $35 for an individual, $50 for a couple and $200 for a table of eight and are available at the Chamber office located at 511 Highland Avenue or by calling (502) 732-7034.

  • DeVore art show opens at Carroll County Library

    The dreaded disease of polio as a child spawned an art career that has been decades in the making and perfecting.

    Soft spoken Ron DeVore had polio as a child and his father drew pictures for him to color.  His father challenged Ron to draw a picture and he bragged on him a lot giving Ron the courage to keep at it.  His father was so impressed with the child’s work he said Ron would have to draw his own pictures, he explained at his Meet the Artist reception at the Carroll County Public Library, Monday, Aug. 3.

  • Thanks extended for support of team

     

    Editor:

    The U12 Lady Panthers just concluded their softball season. The girls had a great time and a winning record.

    None of the success we enjoyed would have been possible without the support of our community.

    A small town sure is a great place to live and coach; therefore, I’d like to thank my assistant coaches, Scott Schirmer and Jimmy McEndre for all of their time, sweat and dedication.

  • 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.