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Today's News

  • Markland Dam lock undergoes inspection and salvage work

    Inspections are underway this week to determine if one of the miter leaf gates was damaged when the downstream lock gate on the 1,200-by-110 foot chamber failed during operation Sunday, Sept. 27.

    The second of the two leaves is resting on the bottom of the lock chamber. The other inoperable lock leaf remained affixed to the lock chamber and required stabilization after what was termed a “catastrophic failure,” by officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District.

  • Experience shows city is a place that writer loves

    Editor:

    I love Carrollton, and for the last decade I’ve known many great people that work in, and for, this community.

    I know them because my work has brought me into this town so much of these years and I’ve spent literally thousands of hours experiencing this place called “Carrollton.”  I know these people and have seen what they do.

  • Carroll harriers scramble in two meets

    Carroll County High School hosted the Carroll County Invitational cross country meet last week. Lady Panthers runners finished fourth overall in the event. Carroll finished sixth in the boys’ meet.

    Times for Carroll’s girls were: Brittany Arvin finished 16th with a time of 24:02.6; Kirsten Arvin, 24:05.1, 17th; Mary Hill, 25:46.3, 20th; Sydney Brewer, 25:52.6, 21st; Mikaila Woods, 26:03.0, 22nd; and Kimberly Ketterer, 29:23.7, 25th.  Andrea Hardesty had a time of 31:21.6, while sophomore Ana Jimenez Luttrell ran the course in 31:23.0.

  • Library begins quilting project as part of October program, display

    October may mean football and pumpkins to some. To others, it mean quilts.

    The Carroll County Public Library highlights quilts by hanging them throughout the facility and adding quilting-related events to their programming.

    On Oct. 5, the library held its opening night for displaying the Carroll County quilts and spotlighted the artwork of student artist Elizabeth Clark.           

  • Haunted train ride and castle of doom open Thursday night

    Children of all ages are invited to experience the spooks and thrills of Halloween at General Butler State Park.

    The annual Haunted Train Ride and Castle of Doom opens Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for anyone 3 years and older. The Carroll County Fair Board, the Tobacco Festival Committee and the Kentucky Kruizers sponsor the event.

  • Old firehouse contract will address walls

    Despite weather-related and unexpected setbacks, the old firehouse project continues to make some headway.

    On Oct. 16, the Carrollton City Council opened  bids for the firehouse wall stabilization project on Court Street.

    Council received four bids, and following an executive session,  unanimously voted to award the contract to low-bidder Brasch & Barry General Contractors Inc. of Carrollton for $23,572. All of the council members except for Councilman Adam Raker were present for the vote.

  • Fiscal court supports bonds for NAS project

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has approved an inducement resolution to apply for Taxable Industrial Building Revenue Bonds on behalf of North American Stainless.

    The county made an application to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to issue the bonds in the amount of $110 million. The bonds would finance the cost of further expansion of the NAS industrial facility near Ghent.

  • Carroll volleyball season ends at 15-12

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers were eliminated from 29th District volleyball action by host school North Oldham by scores of 25-10 and 25-7 during the semifinal round last week. Carroll County’s season ends at 15-12. Senior Katerina Woods and junior Kyndal Curry were named to the All 29th District Tournament Team.

  • Panthers drop third straight

    For the second straight week, rain played havoc with Carroll County’s football aspirations, as the Panthers fell at Owen County by a score of 27-6. The win over Carroll  was the first in the series for the Rebels since 2002.

    Owen County took the opening kickoff and marched down the field. The  drive culminated with a one-yard touchdown plunge by Joey Wood. The extra point was missed and the Rebels had a 6-0 lead with 6:34 left in the first quarter.

  • Thanks extended to reunion’s organizers

    Editor:

    I just want to say thanks to all the people who organized the English School Reunion. We all had a good time. I met people I hadn’t seen in 50 or 60 years. It was great to meet and talk about the old times.

    I am sorry for the ones who knew about the reunion but did not show up. They missed a great time.

    It was well worth the drive from South Carolina to attend. Again I say many thanks to all who helped organize this reunion.

    Nick Parker

    West Columbia, S.C.