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Today's News

  • Church isn’t closing, despite rumor mill

    Editor:

    Upon reading his own obituary in a newspaper, American author and humorist Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain, wrote a letter to the editor stating simply: “The rumors of my demise are greatly exaggerated.”

    As the pastor of St. Peter Lutheran Church, located on State Hwy. 36 between Milton and Carrollton, I was rather surprised to hear that, unbeknownst to me or my parishioners, St. Peter Lutheran Church is going to close.

  • County Relay kicks off 2009 fund-raising campaign

    Gentleman, start your engines and get your team and your campsite ready for the Carroll County Relay for Life.

    “Racing for a Cure” is this year’s theme, and NASCAR is the vehicle for the local Relay for Life event set for May 29-30 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, according to committee chairman Scott Niswonger.

    The Relay committee held a kick-off meeting Wednesday, March 4, at the Carroll County Public Library, durimg which NASCAR was unveiled as this year’s theme and the purpose of the event was explained.

  • Plenty of ‘outsiders’ make contributions to community

    Editor:

    Two issues were recently raised in the Carrollton City Council, and both are disturbing.

    First a councilman and councilwoman both argued for weakening enforcement of laws which mandate that citizens clean up their yards, and don’t park unlicensed junk cars on their property. While both council members are fine people, they are just wrong on this issue.

  • Council has duty to ensure clean city for residents

    Editor:

    After having read several recent letters to the editor concerning cleaning up the City of Carrollton, I am prompted to express my feelings as a council member.

  • Baxter’s message of ‘buy local’ commended

    Editor:

    On Feb. 19, I had the privilege of attending a meeting presided by Ruth Baxter. The meeting was about stimulating the economy.

    The discussion centered around creating jobs for local residents and the emphasis was put on the urgency of buying locally. Everyone in the community needs to stop and think about what might happen to Carrollton if the local businesses were not here anymore. Most everything you buy from a business outside of Carrollton can be purchased here locally for about the same price.

  • ‘Conversation’ to focus on prescription abuse

    As a parent, what would you do if you found five or six unknown pills in your child’s pants pocket or dresser drawer? Whom do you call first?

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is hosting a Community Conversation at 7 p.m. Monday, March 30, at the National Guard Armory. Organizers hope the meeting will provide answers to those questions and many others regarding the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

  • Artists from two generations share styles

    Two local artists from different generations – but with similar styles – are showing their works at the Carroll County Public Library this month.

    Mike Anderson and Will Crase each have a showing that is modern, employs lots of color and represents things they say are important in their own lives.

    Anderson, an employee at North American Stainless, is a 1988 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned  a bachelor’s degree in fine arts and graphic design.

  • Realtor explains revised homebuyer tax-credit

    Editor:

    Many people are asking, what does “The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” mean to me, as it pertains to the “First-time Home Buyer Credit”?

    Well, that is the $8,000 question. Here it is, in a nutshell. Last year, Congress provided taxpayers with a refundable tax credit equal to $7,500 or 10 percent of the purchase price, (whichever is the lesser of the two), on a home purchased by a first-time homebuyer on or after April 9, 2008, and before July 1, 2009.

  • Parent: Some 4th-grade boys due court time

    Editor:

    I am writing in regard to Coach Corbin and the fourth-grade boys basketball team.

    On Feb. 21-22, they played in a tournament in Madison Ind., games at 9 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m., and the fourth-grade tournament in New Castle, Ky., at 11 a.m. and approximately 1 p.m. They played again at 2 on Sunday in Madison.

  • Fans' misbehavior didn’t dim Lady Panther spirit

    The Lady Panthers may have been out-scored and out-sized in the 8th Region tournament, but the girls and their Carroll County fans outclassed Anderson County, hands down.

    High school sports should bring out the best in competition, and good sportsmanship; occasionally it does just the opposite. That was the case Monday night when CCHS played Anderson County at South Oldham High School.

    A group of about a dozen Anderson County roughnecks sitting on the Carroll County side of the gym harangued and harassed the Lady Panthers the entire game.