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  • ‘Sticker Shock’ aims to prevent underage drinking, educate

    Sticker Shock is coming to Carrollton.

    If you read that sentence and were confused, it’s OK, most readers have probably never heard of the term. “Sticker Shock” is a campaign geared toward the prevention of underage drinking.

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD.org). each year underage drinking contributes to approximately 4,700 deaths in Kentucky alone. We aim to decrease that statistic in Carroll County with prevention and education measures like Sticker Shock.

  • State could end fiscal year with surplus of about $46 million

    After weathering several tough budget cycles, the state is on track to end the current fiscal year next month with much better news to report.

    Two weeks ago, the Office of the State Budget Director said April’s General Fund receipts – which drive the budget – brought in a little more than $1 billion, a high-water mark that had never happened in a single month before.

  • Class of 1959 hosts reunion June 12


    The Carrollton High School class of 1959 is holding their annual reunion at General Butler State Park Lodge on Friday, June 12, at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. All classmates are encouraged to attend. Reservations are not necessary. We welcome all friends of the class as well. Bring mementos that you wish to share.

    Gypsy Oak



  • Special Olympics competes at spring track event May 9


    Carroll County Special Olympics competed in the 2015 Area Four Spring Track Event on Saturday, May 9, at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky.

  • North Key holds its annual yard sale


    Spring has finally arrived, so it must be time for our annual yard sale. We have a few changes this year. We will be located in front of Gene and Sons, Inc. at 504 Fourth Street. Due to limited parking and dust from the construction at the Carroll County Middle School we moved down the street. Thank you Gene and Bonnie Vannarsdall.

    This year we are having a fundraiser selling Honey Apple Salsa, made by Katelyn’s Honey. We are selling it for $5 per jar. The money raised from this will along with our yard sale, fund trips for our guys this summer.

  • Take time to remember veterans this Memorial Day

    It may not be the official start of the season, but for most of us, the upcoming three-day weekend is when summer arrives.

    This time is about much more than that, of course. More importantly, it’s when our nation pays tribute to those who died defending our country.

    That list now has more than 1.2 million names, about half of which were added during the four years of the Civil War.

  • Are you reading ‘The Good Book?’

    Recently I saw someone on Facebook make a comment that they didn’t believe the Bible because it was written by men.  How sad.  The Bible states that the words were written down by holy men that were inspired by the Holy Spirit.  These men were obedient to God and the words were written the way God instructed them to do so.  Otherwise, I believe God would have done something about their mistakes or wrong doings. 

  • Tractor club thanks its sponsors, city of Carrollton


    On behalf of the Pioneer Power Antique Tractor Club, I would like to give a special thank you to our main sponsor Mark Smith State Farm Insurance, and the support from the numerous sponsors that helped make our show successful. Thank you to the City of Carrollton for the use of Point Park and the Public Works Department for preparation of the park for our 13th annual show.


    Thank you,

    Danny Perkins