Local News

  • 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.

  • Bevin calls for less regulation during campaign stop

    Less taxation and regulation are two key platform ideals for Matt Bevin, a Tea Party Republican who is challenging veteran U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May 20 primary election.

    Bevin made a stop last week to meet and greet supporters at Hometown Pizza on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    “For larger corporations, the [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency] has become a power unto itself,” Bevin said in a conversation with reporters before addressing the handful of supporters that came to meet him.

  • CCCDC receives more funding from city council

    Carrollton City Council agreed Monday to increase its annual contribution to the Carroll County Community Development Corporation in 2014-15.

    CCCDC Executive Director Bob Yoder and board member Ruth Baxter told council members the increase is needed because of an increase in health insurance costs and pension plan contributions.

  • Prestonville holds first reading for board member pay increase


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    The City of Prestonville has set the date for its annual Prestonville Day for June 21. The city commission approved a motion setting the event at its recent monthly meeting April 21. 

    Commissioner Linda Clark stated that she saw the event as a “good thing.” She made the motion for the event to run 9 a.m. till 9 p.m., and for Mayor Billy Walker to pick up the necessary supplies.  The motion was seconded by Louis Spencer and passed unanimously.

  • Celebrating Silver


     Christian Academy of Carrollton held a 25th year celebration event Friday April 25. The nondenominational school began in 1989 in the basement of Valley Christian Church, located at the corner of 11th Street and Gillock Avenue. The current school is located off Hwy. 36 East, near the Gap Hill interestion of Hwy. 227.

  • Hornback discusses General Assemby achievements, disappointments

    Like every session, state legislators saw both positives and negatives in this year’s General Assembly. Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) shared his views on the recent session with Carroll County citizens Saturday, April 26, in the old courthouse. Hornback represents District 20, comprised of Carroll, Trimble, Henry, Shelby counties and part of Jefferson County in the state Senate.

  • YMCA activities a possibility at Kysoc

    Carroll County officials met recently with YMCA representatives from Louisville and Oldham County to discuss programs that could be offered to youth at Camp Kysoc.

    “It was a very positive meeting,” Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told the Fiscal Court at Tuesday’s meeting, April 22. “We had a good conversation about things the YMCA does, how they do programming and structure activities. There are a lot of options out on the table. … I think real positive things will come from this.”

  • Easter on the Square
  • Stitching a Masterpiece

    A class of 48 quilters worked on Bonnie K. Hunter’s “Hidden Spool” quilt pattern on April 15, during this year’s “It’s Sew Fine” sewing expo at General Butler State Resort Park. Quilters used scraps of material they each brought from home, which combines being thrifty with being environmentally “green” – a theme of two of Hunter’s books: “Scraps & Shirttails” and “Scraps & Shirttails II.”