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  • Rotary cruises back in time with upcoming car show

    If you enjoy car shows there will be a mix of vehicles on display Sept. 28-29, at General Butler State Resort Park main entrance as part of the Carrollton Rotary Club’s Antique, Classic and Historic Automobile show.

  • Carroll school board looking at new athletic event admission policy for high school, middle school students

    Carroll County student behavior at sporting events was discussed during a Carroll County Board of Education working meeting Sept. 17 after someone was injured at a home football game on Aug. 30.

    The lack of parent supervision allowing students to rough house at the football game has become a concern.

    Carroll County Athletic Director Paul Stone met with the board at the working meeting and proposed that only Carroll County High School students get in free for high school athletic events and other students would pay a $2 admission fee.

  • 72 Kentucky counties among those eligible for some of $150m in USDA rural community natural disaster aid

    Carroll County and the four counties that adjoin it have been designated as eligible for grants to help recover from natural disasters.

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service Administrator Bruce Lammers announced that USDA is making $150 million in grants available through its Community Facilities Program. In all, 72 counties are eligible to apply for the money, including Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Owen and Gallatin counties.

  • Fiscal court passes second reading of nuisance ordinance

    A topic that topped discussions throughout the campaigns for county office last year saw major action Tuesday as Carroll County Fiscal Court gave its final OK to revisions in the county’s nuisance ordinance.

    At its regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10, Fiscal Court held the second reading of the revised nuisance ordinance and approved it with an unanimous vote.

    The revisions in the ordinance include removing language stating “danger that it will catch fire or communicate fire, attract and propagate vermin, rodents or insects.”

  • Bands & BBQ adds crafts market to Saturday lineup

    Visitors and local residents will have many new activities to enjoy this weekend as Bands and BBQ returns to Point Park in Carrollton.

    The new Handcrafted and Homespun Market is the biggest new addition to the annual event, bringing nearly 50 crafts vendors to town Saturday.

  • Alpha Battery receives Alexander Hamilton award

    Carrollton’s Kentucky National Guard unit brought a prestigious national award back to Carroll County last month.

    Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery received the 2018 Alexander Hamilton award Aug. 10, at Fort Knox. The award recognizes a National Guard field artillery battery for mission accomplishment and overall unit excellence. It is the first time Alpha Battery has received the award and only the fourth time overall a unit in Kentucky has received it, according to Command Sgt. Maj. Ernest Conyers. 

  • Massie makes Carrollton Rotary Club stop

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie took time while visiting Carroll County on Wednesday, Sept. 4, to meet with the Carrollton Rotary Club.

    During the meeting, Massie discussed a number of topics that are being hotly debated by politicians and society at large. One of the topics focused on gun control legislation. Massie claimed that a number of potential laws have been proposed, but that he “doesn’t believe any of them will effectively solve the problem of mass shootings.”

  • Carrollton city council gets updates on well cleaning, dispatch work

    Carrollton City Council has appointed Chris Cayton to the Carrollton Utilities Commission. Cayton was appointed at the Monday, Sept 9 meeting to fulfill the term of Adam Raker, who recently moved out of the county. His term will end on March 30, 2020.

    In department head reports to council, Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne said the cleaning of Well D is finished, and the site should be put back into service after repairs to the motors have been completed. The well is located next to the city parking lot on the 100 block of Sixth Street in downtown.

  • Ky.-based tobacco coop begins investing in hemp

    The cooperative founded to help farmers of burley tobacco, a key ingredient in cigarettes, is facing a declining market and worsening finances, and at least one of its leaders thinks it should go out of business. Instead, it is putting $1 million into hemp, which the state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles, son of that leader, says is “a high-risk crop.”

  • Putting up a fight: Carroll girls learn to wrestle

    If you ask people to define wrestling, there will be different views ranging from flamboyant personalities of sports entertainers in professional wrestling to college freestyle and various forms found in the Olympic games.

    Female wrestlers bring to mind the Glamourous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW) or the current WWE Divas, which are far from the female wrestlers that can be found at Backwoods Grappling in Carrollton.