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  • The ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ for voters in Tuesday’s primary election

    “Being prepared before going to the polls makes Election Day run smoothly for everyone. This is an important election with our constitutional officers on the ballot, so I encourage Kentucky voters to take note of these helpful tips,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s Chief Election Official.

    DO verify your voter registration status before you head to the polls. Registration status is available GoVoteKY.com, Kentucky’s one-stop voter portal.

  • Highland House to host benefit May 25

    Music. A mentalist. A meal. A mission.

    This describes the fun evening set for the Highland House in Carrollton, Saturday, May 25, that is part of a benefit and community awareness campaign for Kylie’s Journey — a Kidney for Kylie.

    The benefit for Kylie Newsome will feature music by the Dirt Road Band, performing classic country and southern rock, and entertainment with mentalist Richard Osterlind. With 35 years of performances, Osterlind is world-renowned for his magic and mentalism.

  • A mother’s plea

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    At 23 years old, Kylie Newsome was a young, care-free girl dreaming of what her future might someday be. Little did she know, her life was about to change forever.

    The 2012 graduate of Owen County High School had moved to Kansas City, Kansas in 2017 to be closer to friends and decide what path she wanted to take in life.

  • Budget includes city employee raises

    New police cruisers, equipment to protect the health of firefighters by cleaning their turnout gear, improvements central dispatch equipment, continued funding for school resource officers and 3 percent pay increases for city workers and a new street sweeper are among the items getting an initial nod of approval in next year’s city of Carrollton budget.

  • C’ton man dies in Hardin Co. wreck

    The News-Enterprise

     Two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash during the evening of May 5, along U.S. 31W near Glendale, according to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

    A release from the sheriff’s office said a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Devin Bickers, 24, of Carrollton, was northbound on U.S. 31W when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The collision occurred around 5:14 p.m. May 5.

  • Carrollton amends budget for bids on used police cruisers

    The City of Carrollton amended its budget May 9, to place bids on two used police cruisers being offered by the city of Paris, Ky. One vehicle is needed for the fourth school resource officer expected to be in place by the August start of school and the second would replace the old Ford Crown Victoria vehicle used by SRO Don Mulhall.

  • Covington starts as CCHS principal

    Joshua Covington began his duties as principal of Carroll County High School, April 29.

    Covington comes to Carrollton after serving the past two years as the coach of the Shawnee Academy In Louisville.

    Although he is an educator he said has been focused on being an administrator.

  • Covington starts as CCHS principal

    Joshua Covington began his duties as principal of Carroll County High School, April 29.

    Covington comes to Carrollton after serving the past two years as the coach of the Shawnee Academy In Louisville.

    Although he is an educator he said has been focused on being an administrator.

  • On the line

    Imagine driving down a side street in Carrollton and having a large tree fall into your path. The tree toppled by the wind comes down so quickly it is impossible to stop and not hit it.

    That’s what a motorist encountered last Wednesday driving down Fourth Street as strong winds brought down a tree near the intersection with Polk Street.

    While this did not result in injuries or a power outage, it did cause damage to the vehicle.

  • 77 years later: Willard Lawson returns home

    MADISON, Ind. — The plaintive notes of “Taps,” blended with the sweet tweeting of countless birds, echoed across the well-manicured plain of the solemn garden known officially as the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Saturday. Numerous American flags whipped steadily by a stiff breeze reminded some 200 in attendance of the chill in the air on this April afternoon.