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Today's News

  • NKADD competes in statewide food drive

    Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes joined Northern Kentucky Area Development District Board Chairman Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, Executive Director Lisa Cooper and representatives from the Freestore Foodbank Sept. 20, to kick off a statewide food drive competition that challenges Kentucky’s local and county government offices to donate food and funds to aid Kentucky families.

  • ‘Meat and taters’ doesn’t have to mean boring

    Hello once again, my friends. As I sit here typing this article I’m reminded of how sometimes summer just won’t turn loose and let fall in. What had been beautiful temperatures in the 70s shot back up to the upper 80s. The lesson to be learned I think is that if you don’t like the weather, just give it a couple of days, it will change. This hot weather keeps me reminded of the grilling season, which sooner or later will come to an end. But that doesn’t mean we have to give up on meat and potatoes. Far from it actually.

  • Community Calendar | Sept. 28, 2017

    New events

    Sept. 28-30

    Carroll County Fall Festival, downtown Carrollton.

    Thursday, Sept. 28

    Carroll County High School homecoming parade leaves Carroll County Middle School at 6 p.m. and will travel to the high school. A tug of war competition will follow.

    Seventh annual Sing Off at the Carroll County Fall Festival, 6 p.m. Cost to participate is $15. There are two age categories and singers will perform one song.

    Friday, Sept. 29

  • Church News | Sept. 28, 2017

    Hymn Sing

    Trimble Hymn sing will be held 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Hickory Grove Methodist Church, 363 Morton Ridge Rd. in Bedford.

  • Humans cannot fix things on their own

    As I write this article for the paper this week, I pondered and prayed about what to say. After a time, I came to this–Our country is being divided by an enemy that cannot be seen. I am not talking about race against race; the left against the right; social prejudices; all the protesting, etc.; or even our president saying or implying things he shouldn’t. I am talking about an enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus talked in John 10:10 about this enemy. Jesus called him a thief–I call him Satan.

  • Changes coming to reduce time spent on bus

    Carroll County Schools is changing its bus routes so that students are spending less time on the school buses, according to an announcement at the Sept. 21, Board of Education meeting.

    “Cartmell Elementary students are on the buses for 45 minutes before leaving the district,” Director of Transportation Nadena Mahoney said. “That is how long it takes to load the students at all four schools.”

  • 2017 Fall Homecoming Court

    The 2017 Carroll County High School Fall Homecoming ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, before the CCHS football game. The Panthers take on Trimble County at 7:30 p.m.

  • National Guard Vietnam War veterans to reunite Oct. 14

    On Oct. 13, 1968, soldiers from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery, Kentucky Army National Guard, located in Carrollton, were deployed to Vietnam. Almost 49 years later, the unit will reunite Saturday, Oct. 14, at the National Guard Armory in Carrollton.

    Organizer Jerry Oak of Trimble County was a Specialist 4 when the unit was deployed to Vietnam. He served 21 years in the National Guard (1967-1989) and retired as a major.

  • Park baseball complex bid comes in overbudget again

    Graybach LLC’s bid of $2,198,000 for the baseball complex project at Robert Westrick Memorial Park was the only one received by Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Sept. 26. Fiscal Court had reduced the scope of work, hoping to make the project more affordable, however it still came in over budget.

    Carroll County Magistrate Floyd Bowling moved to reject the bid, Kerry Graham seconded the motion and it passed. “We will just have to do it ourselves,” Bowling said, and Graham concurred.

  • Election 2018: Here’s who intends to run

    Who’s running for election? It’s one of the hottest topics around town right now, and the Carroll County Fall Festival parade is traditionally the public’s first glimpse at the candidates.

    However, in order to begin any advertising–including having a float in the parade–potential candidates must file a letter of intent at the Carroll County Clerk’s Office. This is free to complete and does not mean a person’s name will actually be on the ballot in May or November, according to the clerk’s office.