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Today's News

  • Live Your Passion - D - Dance | Autumn Adams

    Autie Adams is defying the odds and pursuing her dream of becoming a professional dancer despite the fact that she lives in small town Carrollton.

    While it may be a lofty goal, it is not completely out of reach, despite what she has been told in the past.

    Ever since she was in middle school, Autie has been asked what she wants to do in life. “When you tell them you want to be a professional dancer, they look at you like you have four heads because that’s not something you can do here,” she said.

  • Eyeing its opening

    The new $16 million Jefferson Community and Technical College campus is nearing completion. JCTC Carrollton Campus Coordinator Susan Carlisle said she expects the college to receive possession of the building in June and the faculty to be in place by Aug. 1. Classes are set to begin Aug. 14.

    During a Mar. 6, tour of facility, Carlisle said construction is about two months behind the original schedule due to rain. At this time no penalties are expected.

  • Back In My Day | Jim Fothergill

    Carroll County native Jim Fothergill and his family can be found throughout the history annuals.

    His mother was a Jett and he can trace his mother’s father to before the Civil War. He has a copy of his grandfather’s Civil War discharge papers.

    His grandfather with his three brothers started Jett Brothers Distillery after the Civil War and stayed in business until prohibition when the distillery was sold.

  • Gallatin County head-on crash kills man, juvenile girl March 4

    Two people were killed and a third seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 42 in Gallatin County.

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the fatal collision.

    On March 4, at about 3:50 p.m., KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call from Gallatin County dispatch requesting assistance with a fatal traffic collision on U.S. 42 east of Warsaw.

  • Riddle bound over to grand jury in murder of Cable at Bedford office

    A Trimble County Grand Jury will hear the murder-domestic violence case against Milton resident Timothy G. Riddle, accused in the Feb. 14, shooting death of his former girlfriend, Lora Cable, at a Bedford medical office.

  • Residents’ Facebook postings tell storm damage stories

    Mandy Houston Parker: “Lost all the barns, and some animals died.

    Patrick Underwood: “March...in like a lion! I think that lion must have been stung by a yellow jacket!”

    Dana Lynn Kinman: “no power at work, no roof at home, happy March”

    Dee Moore: “Feeling thankful -- a lot of damage around my house”

  • Fishing licenses unlock opportunities

    The mild weather this winter has many thinking it will be an early spring across Kentucky.

    The earlier, the better for anglers, who by late February are like sprinters on their marks waiting for the starter’s pistol to fire.

    Some of the best fishing of the year is right around the corner. The new license year is, too. It starts March 1.

    For $20, an annual resident Kentucky fishing license serves as a ticket to good fishing opportunities, but also as an investment.

  • Ag Tags benefit local 4-H

    4-H has an opportunity to raise funds for Carroll County and statewide 4-H programs through the Kentucky Ag Tag Donation program.

    Since 2012, Kentucky Farmers have the option to make a $10 voluntary donation when they purchase or renew their license plate. Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles will again equally divide the amount raised among 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud. As an individual that makes the voluntary donation for your farm vehicle, you help 4-H grow strong leaders for tomorrow, advance agricultural education in Kentucky, and promote Kentucky farm products.

  • Free ovarian cancer screening for Carroll Co. Extension Homemakers

    It seems like every day you hear of someone being diagnosed with cancer. Cancer is the number two cause of death in the United States behind heart disease. Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. (Medical News Today) If detected early enough, many types can be successfully treated. Early detection is a key.

  • Preventative maintenance prolongs tractor life

    Last week, we talked about farm vehicle requirements on the road. This week, let us focus on the maintenance of our tractors.

    There is a tendency to put maintenance on the back burner as spring and summer field activities get into full swing.

    A simple front-to-back routine every week can help you remember key maintenance points. The manufacturer will have suggested-intervals for most of the maintenance tasks, so you will not have to do everything every week, but developing a weekly routine will prompt you to ask if it is time to do specific tasks.