Today's News

  • Wheeler named Champions coordinator

    When the opportunity to take on a new challenge came along this summer, Misty Wheeler was ready.

    After 10 years as director of the Lighthouse afterschool program for fourth- through eighth-graders at Carroll County Middle School, Wheeler has been named coordinator of Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County.

    “I’m sad to leave the Lighthouse,” Wheeler said Monday. “I loved every minute of it. It was very rewarding, and it was great to see so many kids go through the program.”

  • Deadline to run for office is Tuesday

    Voters in Carroll County will decide on numerous local races in the Nov. 6 General Election.

    Candidates will be vying to represent Districts 1, 2 and 3 on the Carroll County School Board; and for spots on the Carrollton City Council and the city commissions of Ghent, Sanders, Worthville and Prestonville; and for Commonwealth’s Attorney; circuit clerk; and soil commissioner.

    The deadline to file as a candidate is 4 p.m. tomorrow – Tuesday, Aug. 14.


  • Panthers scrimmage at fall camp
  • Family welcomes baby boy | Aug. 8, 2012

    April Puckett and Matthew Franklin announce the birth of their son, Levi Antony Franklin, born, Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, Ky. He weighed 8 pounds 1 ounce and was 21.5 inches long.

    His big sister, Tabitha Puckett 31/2 years old helped welcome Levi home.

    Maternal grandparents are Angie Puckett of Lockport, Ky. and the late Mike Puckett.

    Paternal grandparents are Linda and Jimmy Franklin of Ghent, Ky.

  • Caton-Logan to wed Aug. 25

    Brett and Denise Caton of Worthville are proud to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter Amanda Caton to Cody Logan, the son of Matthew and Carol Logan of Jonesville, Ky.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Dunnellon High School and is employed by North American Stainless in Ghent.

    The groom-to-be is a 2004 Owen County High School graduate and is employed at Bowlin Energy. 

    The ceremony will take place on Aug. 25, 2012, at 6 p.m., The couple plan to reside in Owen County.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Aug. 8, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    August 2012- Supporting the independence and dignity of older adults.


    Wednesday, Aug. 8: Nutrition with Grace, 10:30 a.m.; computer help with Amy, 1-2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 9: Bunk-O 10:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Aug. 10: Learn to play ping-pong with Amy, 9:45 a.m.

    Monday, Aug. 13: Monday movie, “Madness” with Henry Fonda, cookies, 9:30 a.m.

  • One Stop closed til Aug. 20

    The One Stop NKY Career Center Carrollton office will be closed Monday, Aug. 13 through Friday, Aug. 17 for final renovations on the office space. 

    Normal hours of operation will resume Monday, August 20.

    If anyone needs immediate assistance during this time regarding unemployment benefits, contact the One Stop NKY Covington office at (859) 292-6670. 

  • Storm Watch
  • Readers on vacation - Aug. 8, 2012
  • Take time to indulge with yummy brownie recipe

    Several  years ago I had a close friend who had had breast cancer.  Seven years, almost to the day, when she was reaching the point of the doctors declaring her cured, she found out that it had progressed to bone cancer. 

    Sherry was an exceptional friend and co-worker.  She was remarkable; always with a smile on her face and a special ear for listening to anyone’s problems.  She continued to work as a research nurse at Emory until her illness took too much of her strength.