Today's News

  • Two named to Berea fall 2011 dean’s list

    Brenna M. Mahoney and Noah W. White both of Carrollton, have been named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s List at Berea College in Berea, Ky. A student is named to the Dean’s List who achieves a GPA of 3.2 or higher for a minimum course load equivalent to 16 semester hours.

  • Chlon earns medical degree in Illinois

    Clara Fuentes Chlon, of Carrollton, received a Doctor of Medicine degree from  the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago on December 11,  2011.  She is the daughter of Cristobal Fuentes and Nieves Leon of  Carrollton.

    Chlon attended Carroll County High School, graduating as valedictorian of her  class in 2003.  She graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007,  where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in  Biological Sciences and Psychology.

  • Carrollton’s own ‘59 Minutes’ is Thursday

    The public is invited to a play presented by fifth graders at Cartmell Elementary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29 in the school gymnasium. Based on research conducted by Cartmell students, Artist in Residence Bob Ford scripted an original play about the history of Carroll County.

    Students will be portraying some of our local community members in scenes about Eugene Robinson’s Floating Palace, Old Stone Jail, Butler Turpin House, Plane crash in the Butler lake, James Tandy Ellis, and the Gypsy Grill. 

  • Children’s Expo to highlight services available for children

    Carroll County Attorney, Nick Marsh will be hosting the first Carroll County Youth and Children’s Expo on Monday, April 16, from 5-8 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary School in Carrollton.

    “This event is designed to highlight the services and programs that are offered to the children, and families of Carroll County.”  Marsh said. The program is also designed to share information about potential volunteer opportunities to those who may be interested.

  • Student of the week: Abby Melton 11th Grade

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “My band activities and spending time with my friends.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Ms. Hope. She’s really nice and under appreciated.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Stitches In Time.’”
    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “‘Breaking Dawn, Part 1.”
    What do you like to do for fun? 

  • Champions warns of ‘Skittling,’ new violent video game

    A new fad called “Skittling” and a video game based around shooting fellow students are two items Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County warned educators could be heading into the community.

    At Thursday night’s Carroll County Board of Education meeting, Champions coordinator Matt Lipe said he learned about these two potential dangers for children during a training session he attended recently in Richmond.

  • Senate passes budget that limits state debt but offers key services

    While we passed several important bills this week, my time was dominated with review of the House’s proposal, House Bill 265, for the state’s two-year budget.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of March 28, 2012

    Wednesday, March 28

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at the school.

    Thursday, March 29

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, March 30

  • Journey to Calvary

    During the season of Lent people do a lot of sacrifices, giving-ups and prayerful practices.

    One of the things I usually do everyday during Lent is the Stations of the Cross. The 14 Stations of the Cross and the resurrection help me to walk with Jesus to Calvary. Usually I don’t use any book to pray, instead stand sometimes in silence in front of the picture looming and reflecting on the event.

  • Religion briefs - March 28, 2012

    Apostolic church to hold Easter program

    Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God, 124 Smith Lane in Bedford, will offer “The Hammer, The Cross and the Lamb”, Easter Sunday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m., presented using drama, singing and signing.

    Calvary Full Gospel hosts CAYR Dinner

    CAYR Dinner, is held the last Friday of each month (March 30th) from  5-7 p.m. at Calvary Full Gospel church located at Westside Firehouse in Prestonville, Ky. Free, fun and fellowship with friends.