http://www.mycarrollnews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en Girl Scouts earn prestigious silver award http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/girl-scouts-earn-prestigious-silver-award <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gs_3820edit.jpg" alt="Carroll County Girl Scouts receiving the silver award are from left: Gabby Vaught, Maddi Carli, Megan Higgs, and Nohemi Castellon." title="Carroll County Girl Scouts receiving the silver award are from left: Gabby Vaught, Maddi Carli, Megan Higgs, and Nohemi Castellon." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">A Youth Drug Awareness program earned four Carroll County Girl Scouts their silver award. Gabby Vaught, Nohemi Castellon, Megan Higgs and Maddi Carli are the first known Carroll County silver award recipients.</span></p> <p> The Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. A cadette is a girl in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade and a registered girl scout.</p> <p> The silver award is a local community service project, beyond the Girl Scout community, that has a sustainable component to the project.</p> Retiring Tomlinson presides over final meeting http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/retiring-tomlinson-presides-over-final-meeting <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/shortyretiring_0.jpg" alt="Carroll County Judge-executive Harold &quot;Shorty&quot; Tomlinson presided over his last fiscal court meeting Dec. 16. This pictures is from last January when Tomlinson announced he would not be running for re-election." title="Carroll County Judge-executive Harold &quot;Shorty&quot; Tomlinson presided over his last fiscal court meeting Dec. 16. This pictures is from last January when Tomlinson announced he would not be running for re-election." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Retiring Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold &ldquo;Shorty&rdquo; Tomlinson presided over his final Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Dec. 16.</span></p> <p> &ldquo;It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Carroll County,&rdquo; Tomlinson said. &ldquo;I would be remiss if I did not recognize the staff I have worked with.&rdquo;</p> Carroll students experience ‘Hour of Code’ http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/carroll-students-experience-%E2%80%98hour-code%E2%80%99 <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/code_pg_1edit.jpg" alt="Dalton Shelton, front, Derrius Watson, middle, and Angel Ramirez, back, work during hte hour of code." title="Dalton Shelton, front, Derrius Watson, middle, and Angel Ramirez, back, work during hte hour of code." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">The world is becoming an increasingly smaller place. That is due, in large part, to advancements in technology.</span></p> <p> Drive your car to the grocery store, purchase your groceries, fill up your tank at the gas station and drive home. That seemingly normal trip was impacted by technology &ndash; from the computer system in your car to the grocery store cash register, from the gas pump to the traffic lights.</p> <p> Behind this technology are computer scientists who programmed it.</p> Wins over Henry and Owen have Carroll 2-0 in district http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/wins-over-henry-and-owen-have-carroll-2-0-district <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/gbb_3984edit.jpg" alt="Natalie Bennett brings the ball up floor again Henry County in a 31st District game Dec.16. Carroll County defeated Henry County 49-33." title="Natalie Bennett brings the ball up floor again Henry County in a 31st District game Dec.16. Carroll County defeated Henry County 49-33." align="left" hspace="6" /><p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carroll County Lady Panthers jumped out 5-0 on 31st District rival Henry County, holding the Lady Wildcats scoreless for the first five minutes of the game.</span></p> <p> Henry County&rsquo;s Haley Miles put in two free throws for the only points of the quarter as Carroll led12-2.</p> <p> Carroll pounded the ball inside for the quarter as all its field goals were within 8 feet of the basket.</p> ‘No missing money’ in sheriff’s audit http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/%E2%80%98no-missing-money%E2%80%99-sheriff%E2%80%99s-audit <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">State Auditor Adam Edelen released the audit of the 2013 financial statement of Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.</span></p> <p> According to the state auditor&rsquo;s office the recent changes of the auditing standards requires the auditor&rsquo;s exit letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures and excess fees of the Carroll County Sheriff in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals in the United States.</p> Prestonville franchise with Kentucky Utilities to expire in February http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/prestonville-franchise-kentucky-utilities-expire-february <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Kentucky Utilities representatives Jan Coleman and Kristy Thompson met with the city of Prestonville Dec. 15, to discuss the franchise agreement set to expire in February 2015.</span></p> U.S. 42 lift station sold http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/us-42-lift-station-sold <p> <span style="line-height: 20.3999996185303px;">Carrollton City Council Dec. 8, voted to authorize the mayor to execute a deed regarding the Celotex Lift Station, located on U.S. Hwy. 42. The property was declared a surplus and sold to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for $1. Mayor Gene McMurry said the state will remove the lift station, as well as the utility lines underneath, so that it can widen the road to three 12-foot lanes.</span></p> Riverwalk improvements continue http://www.mycarrollnews.com/content/riverwalk-improvements-continue <img src="http://www.mycarrollnews.com/sites/www.mycarrollnews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/river_walk_improvement_3077edit.jpg" alt="The City of Carrollton continues to make improvements to the riverwalk area. The city installed curbing, straightened and repaved old Water Street and the Fifth Street boat ramp recently." title="The City of Carrollton continues to make improvements to the riverwalk area. The city installed curbing, straightened and repaved old Water Street and the Fifth Street boat ramp recently." align="left" hspace="6" />