• Annual poker run aids county’s children


    I wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the riders in this year’s Poker Run. I have the privilege of coordinating the Community Christmas Program for the Carroll County Ministerial Association.

    Each year we raise money to help provide Christmas to local children in need.

  • Senior Event group thanks community



    The 2012 Senior Event, “A Picnic at the Point,” last Thursday evening at Point Park was again enjoyed by many senior citizens from Carroll and surrounding counties. The planning committee works hard to provide this special evening for our seniors. Due to great local support, there is no cost for them to attend.

  • English School plans for 4th annual gathering


    Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, marked a memorable date for the small community of English – the first English Grade School Reunion.  It was so well received and attended that the first Saturday in October was established as the date for all future annual school gatherings.

  • Ghent seeks input on naming park


    The City of Ghent would like to have the help from the citizens of Carroll County in naming the new park in Ghent. The park and boat ramp are located near Davis St. in Ghent. The property was given to the city by Clayton and Ellise Arney on July 27, 1984.

    Please call the city office (502) 347-9706 or mail to P.O. Box 333 Ghent, Ky. 41045. You may also fax to (502) 347-9393.

    Robbin Powell

    City Clerk

  • County should have been at state fair


    On a recent trip to the Kentucky State Fair, I was very disappointed to find out that the county I have lived in for 30-plus years wasn’t represented in the Pride of the Counties.  

    Carroll County is supposed to be a growing community with a brand new RV Park. We also have a lot going for our county, such as festivals, local businesses, industry and a state park that should have been showcased. 

  • Benefit for injured EMTs Shields, Waltz


    We are having a benefit for Gallatin County EMTs Justin Shields and David Waltz of Carroll County from 5-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at Hog Wild and Pig Crazy BBQ, Exit 55 off of Interstate 71. The restaurant is located between Big Rig One Stop Shop and Love’s.

  • JCTC welcomes students with eventful week


    JCTC-Carrollton Campus held its first Welcome Week for new and returning students for the fall semester. Events scheduled during the week included an ice-cream social, pizza sponsored by Papa John’s and a discount on meals at Down on Main Street.

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters program needs adult volunteers


    My Little Sister is 8 years old and I am 56. That’s not a big deal to either of us, because we belong to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Being a BBBS volunteer is a rewarding way that I can invest in my community and in the life of one child.

    There are currently about 30 Big Brothers Big Sisters in our Carroll County program; and more are greatly wanted and needed. Volunteers can be as young as 18; however, many of us are more experienced. There is no education level required, and volunteers can be from all walks of life.

  • Donate to help build autism research center


    Two weeks ago, Michala Riggle went public with Campaign 7. This is a young lady from Louisville who will build an Autism Research and Treatment Center in Louisville.

    Let me explain what Campaign 7 is all about: Michala needs 60,000 people to commit $7 a month for 12 months. This will generate the money needed for the land. It’s pretty easy; this can be done by credit card (electronically) or with one payment of $84. Or, you may mail a check once a month or the one payment. Michala’s website is BeatAutismFoundation.org.

  • Creek damage affects wildlife in Owen Co.


    Another paradise lost. There was once a beautiful stream where the beaver built their dams, where deer would drink and play, where ducks would swim the day away, all the while the bald eagle would watch from his nest.

    Now the beaver are dead, the dams are gone and the eagle has left.