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Today's News

  • Champions’ focus is on prevention, education

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is a prevention/education coalition in Carroll County, KY. We are a group of caring individuals that have been in existence since 2006 and we offer programs and services to all cities in Carroll County, including Sanders, Ghent, Prestonville, Carrollton and Worthville.

    Our coalition hosts many events throughout the year that include prevention and awareness initiatives such as movie nights for families, addicts in longtime recovery walks, town hall meetings, child abuse awareness events, monthly coalition meetings and so much more.

  • Celebrating Thanksgiving in the Commonwealth

    This week, as we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, it is worth noting that we’re just four years away from the 400th anniversary of the original famous feast enjoyed by the Pilgrims and the Native Americans who helped them weather especially tough times.

  • Hornback: Thanks to veterans for serving

    The leaves fell and the weather grew cooler as we transitioned into this blustery November. As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, the Legislature continues to hold Interim Joint Committee meetings throughout the Commonwealth and in Frankfort.

  • Get in the holiday spirit at the Christmas Tour of Homes

    The Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Convention Bureau is hosting its second Christmas Tour of Homes Dec. 2-3 — returning to several favorites from last year’s tour and four new stops.

    Returning this year are visits to the homes of Janet and Mark Blythe, Shelley Mendenhall, along with the Turpin-Butler Historic House, the Masterson House and the Festival of Trees at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine.

    The new stops will be the homes of L.B. and Kim Arney, Relevant Church, First Baptist Church and the Old Stone Jail.

  • 20,558

    After a combined effort by the Scouting For Food Drive, Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton, 20,558 non-perishable food items were donated to the Carroll County Food Pantry Nov. 18.

    Carroll County Schools collected 16,517 alone, exceeding its best year by 1,269 items. Cartmell Elementary led the way with 6,391 donated items. Since the students passed their school wide goal of 5,000 items, Principal Jeannie Rohrer will get slimed.

    Jacklyn Fink’s class won an ice cream party for bringing in the most items with 1,586.

  • Back In My Day | Bob and Linda Adams

    Once upon a time, a small town “city” girl from Worthville and a farm boy from Boone Road grew up together at Worthville School. She was a tomboy and he was a smart aleck, and the two did not get along. But eventually times changed, and as teenagers, they went on their first date at the old skating rink in Prestonville. Two years later, they married on Feb. 17, 1962, and 55 years later, Bob and Linda Adams are still in love on their Carroll County farm.

  • Schools eye restructuring to make best use of space

    The Carroll County Board of Education heard more information about restructuring the student population at three schools to accommodate all day Head Start.

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak said he has met with administration, staff and cafeteria staff about the issue of changing student attendance patterns, which means what students would be at what schools.

    Oak said he has challenged everyone to think globally and the response has been positive.

  • St. John’s Fall Festival
  • SHINE Sings, finals held in Carrollton

    SHINE held the first season finals, Nov. 11-12 at Carroll County Middle School. The final 11 acts competed for the top prize of $1,000 and the opportunity to use the SHINE recording studio.

  • Trunk or Treat at English Christian, Pentecostals of Carrollton