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Today's News

  • Fundraiser for Luckett proved to be a tremendous success

    Editor:

    We wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for a successful Golf Scramble benefit for Renee Luckett.

    First off, we are in complete awe of the wonderful people here in our community and surrounding counties and the people of Madison, IN.  The outpouring of donations and hole sponorships to help Renee were beyond what we could have hoped for or ask for. There were too many of you to list here. You know who you are and we are forever grateful for your generosity and kindness.  It will not be forgotten.

  • Messer Bank robbery case moves to federal court

    All charges against two defendants in the Jan. 23 First National Bank robbery have been dismissed without prejudice Monday, July 27, following a federal court indictment.

     Cecil Messer, 46, has been indicted by the federal court on bank robbery charges so in an effort to avoid a double jeopardy problem the Commonwealth’s indictment has been dismissed without prejudice, meaning the charges could be re-filed if necessary, special prosecutor Kurt Kruthoffer said.

  • English graduates plan October reunion

    Editor:

    I’m writing to attempt to make contact with as many people as possible for an important event being planned this fall. 1929 marked the first year of the English School functioning as an education facility for grades one through eight.  Several years later, it expanded to include some high school grades, but only for a few years. The school was an important part of numerous lives and was the center of activity for the English community for many years. The last graduating class walked across the stage in May of 1963.  

  • Hospital imposes layoffs, cutbacks

    Twenty employee positions have been permanently eliminated at Carroll County Memorial Hospital and those remaining on the job will be making less per hour and working less hours.

    A minimum of 12 employees have been laid off, some of the positions were eliminated due to attrition, Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey said in a interview. “We looked at every department across the board to make these cuts and they came from almost all departments.”

  • Puttin’ for Gold helps Special Olympians

    A group of longtime Carrollton-based Special Olympics Kentucky volunteers are organizing a golf outing to help increase funding for the organization. The event – “Puttin’ for Gold Golf Classic” – will be held on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, beginning with a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. at Perry Park Golf Resort in Owen County.

    The cost to participate is $100 per golfer and the event is limited to 18 four-person teams. The tournament fee includes golf, cart, a goody bag and a buffet dinner.

  • Pate charged with sexual abuse of a minor

    Datren Lamar Pate, 27, a former assistant with youth services of the United Pentecostal Church in Carrollton has been arrested by the Kentucky State Police on sex abuse charges involving a minor.

    The KSP report states Pate was arrested Tuesday, July 21 and was charged with one count of third-degree sodomy, a class D felony and two counts of use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual performance, class B felonies.

    Pate is currently being held in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.  

  • Camp Invention

    Youngsters learned science can be fun last week as they took apart old electronic equipment and use it to build something like an egg launcher.

    This project was part of Camp Invention held July 13-17 at Cartmell Elementary daily from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. where 90 local children took part in learning about different aspects of science, according to local camp director Jonica Ray.

  • VA, veterans dedicate new clinic in Carrollton

    Inclement weather never stopped a United States soldier from doing his duty and it did not stop the ceremony for the opening of the new Veteran’s Administration Clinic in Carrollton.

    Veterans, local, state and national politicians and representatives from the community were on hand Wednesday, July 22 to honor veterans and open the new clinic located next to TraderBakers Flea Market on Hwy. 227.  

  • Board members view Cartmell design changes

    Representatives from the Lexington, firm RossTarrant Architects, gave the members of the Carroll County Board of Education the latest update on design developments for renovations to the Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School during its July 23 meeting.

    Renovations at the school are needed due to overcrowding issues. The 46-year-old facility houses students in Head Start and grades four and five, while Kathryn Winn Primary, houses children in kindergarten through third grade.

  • Pre-season preparations

    Football

    The students at Carroll County middle and high schools are gearing up for the return to school as they practice volleyball, soccer and football.  

    The Panther football team will be returning 59 players to the gridiron this fall and head coach Michael Weedman said his team is looking good.  Even with the loss of 14 graduated seniors, Weedman is impressed with how well the Panthers have done in summer passing leagues and camps.