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Today's News

  • NEWS AT A GLANCE

    Steampipe cleaning

    process set to begin

    LG&E/KU will be conducting “air blows” at Trimble County 2 Generating Unit to clean the major-boiler steampipe system of debris left behind by the construction process.

  • ‘Mike and Debbie Plus 3'

    Landmark News Service At a time in life when people usually kick back and contemplating retirement, Debbie and Mike Beeles decided to start a family. After more than 30 years of teaching and administering to hundreds of students, Debbie, the principal at Bedford Elementary, finally pulled the trigger on a decision to adopt — not one, but three children. Debbie received her e

  • Insurance, flexible spending discussed at council

    City employees will begin paying for a portion of their city health insurance coverage for their spouses and children Jan. 7, the beginning of 2010 payroll.

    While full-time employees will continue to be covered for free, spouses will be charged $10 per week, and children $5 per week. This fee is not administered per child.

  • Ballinger Conference Player of Week

    Campbellsville University junior center Whitney Ballinger is the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced today.

    The award is Ballinger’s first of the season and the third of her career.

     The Carrollton native, averaged 32 points and 14.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Lady Tigers last week.

  • Support made food drive a big success

    Editor:

    To the citizens of Carroll County, we’d like to thank you all for your contributions to the recent "Scouting for Food" food drive. Your generosity is much appreciated.  

    As previously communicated, the 2008 count was eclipsed by nearly 1,700 items, approximately 14,800 items in all….this despite a continued sour economy. This was awesome.

    The Carroll County Schools continue to do an outstanding job of supporting the food pantry – couldn’t do it without you.

  • Lady Panthers shock Shelby's Lady Rockets in overtime

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers opened their season Monday with a nail-biting 63-59 win in overtime over the Shelby County Lady Rockets. This marks the first time Head Coach Randy Mefford has beaten them in his seven-year tenure as head coach.

    “I’m elated,” Mefford said. “It’s exciting to be able to pull off a win against Shelby County. Our girls played their hearts out.”

  • Carroll County unemployment rise tied to plant closing

    Unemployment rates rose in all 120 Kentucky counties, including Carroll County, between October 2008 and October 2009.

    In Carroll County, the unemployment rate for October 2009 is projected at 12.5 percent, a slight increase from the September rate of 12.4 percent. Carroll’s rate in October 2008 stood at 7.1 percent,, according to the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

  • County adopts ordinance for NAS facility expansion

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has authorized issuance of $110 million in taxable industrial building revenue bonds on behalf of North American Stainless.

    The bonds will be issued through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to finance the cost of the latest planned expansion of the NAS industrial facility near Ghent.

  • Feds funding county watershed protection projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has awarded contracts for seven area watershed projects totaling nearly $600,000.

    During the fiscal court’s Nov. 24 meeting, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported that the bids were accepted on Nov. 16.

  • Carrollton kicks off holidays with annual Christmas events

    The holiday celebration moves into high gear Saturday with three Christmas events — A Christmas Carroll, Carroll County Public Library crafts and the Holiday English Tea at General Butler State Resort Park.

    A Christmas Carroll

    Organized by the Carrollton Main Street Program, this annual event will be held in downtown Carrollton on Dec. 5 from 11-4 p.m.

    “This is our official kickoff to the Christmas season,” Carrollton Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said.