Local News

  • Circuit Court Judge Race

    These surveys were published May 1, in the Grant County News.


    John Brent Threlkeld

    ADDRESS:   Williamstown, Ky.

    SPOUSE:  Kimberly (Hall) Threlkeld

    MEMBERS OF IMMEDIATE FAMILY (CHILDREN):  Kim and I are the parents of a son, Brian Christopher and a daughter, BrentLee Jo.

  • Plans to fund $4 million for JCTC began

    The Carrollton College Foundation and the Carroll County Community Development Corporation are spearheading the effort to raise the $4 million in local funding needed to get construction started on Carrollton’s new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus.

    The Kentucky Legislature incorporated the project in the state’s 2014-16 budget, putting up $12 million of the $16.3 million estimated for site preparation and construction of a 50,000-square-foot building that will include classrooms, laboratories and administrative offices.

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  • Grant applications must be filed by May 23

    The deadline for applications for 2015 grants from Ohio Valley United Charities Inc., is at noon on Friday, May 23.

    Malcolm Carraco, vice-president for agency funding, said that more than $140,000 in funds were granted to 25 non-profit charities that provide services and projects for residents of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties. 

  • County candidates speak at Cattleman’s, Chamber event

    Issues such as the drug problem, a new college campus, child abuse, jobs and roads were among the topics discussed by 20 candidates seeking county offices Monday night during a “Meet the Candidates” event at Carroll County Middle School.

    All 32 candidates seeking county offices were invited by the Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association and Carroll County Chamber of Commerce to answer questions that were provided to them in advance.

  • Carroll County arts group presents ‘Steel Magnolias’

    Port William Players takes to the stage Mother’s Day weekend, May 9-11, at the Historic English School House for its production of “Steel Magnolias.”

    The comedy, based around Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, La., brings together an all-female cast to tell the touching story of Shelby, a diabetic, who learns she’s pregnant and gives her life for her baby.

  • Saggus pushes for expansion of county’s detention center

    Candidate Jesse Saggus wants voters to know his experience as a Marine and from other jobs he has held has prepared him to become the county’s next judge-executive.

    Speaking to the Rotary Club of Carrollton on April 9, Saggus said he has heard that some people are concerned because he is the youngest of the five people seeking the Democratic Party nomination for the office.

  • Taxes, community center top Miller’s list of county priorities

    If elected the next Carroll County judge-executive May 20, candidate Dean Miller promises not to raise county property taxes while he is in office.

  • Public school off Memorial Day, last day now June 2

    The last day of school for Carroll County students will be June 2; June 10 will be the last day for staff.

    Carroll County Board of Education voted Thursday on calendar recommendations made by Director of Pupil Personnel Larry Currell, which included leaving Memorial Day as a holiday. Graduation will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, as previously scheduled.

    The board also OK’d Curell’s recommendations for the 2014-15 academic calendar, setting the first day of school for Aug. 12, about a week later than in recent years. Teachers report on Aug. 11.