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  • Billingsley pens book on Gaunt’s time here

    Some of the main players in the building of the state of Kentucky – from its grand homes and plantations to its early economy – have gone unrecognized, and former District Court Judge Stan Billingsley is looking to change that.

    In his latest book, “The Widows of Highland Avenue,” Billingsley weaves a tale that focuses on Wheeling Gaunt, born into slavery to prominent merchant Alfred Gaunt in Carroll County about 1812, the same year his white half-brother, John, was born.

  • Snow days delay last day of school

    With the first day of spring still seven weeks away, the last day of school for Carroll County students – and possibly graduation – remains in flux, depending on how hard winter continues to hit.

  • Designs unveiled for JCTC campus

    Friday’s unveiling of the conceptual design plans for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton began on a positive note.

    For the second time, the project has made the governor’s budget, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told a crowd of more than 50 in a second floor classroom at JCTC.

  • Guilty plea entered in Beach death

    A Carrollton man has pleaded guilty to lesser charges following the October death of Michael Beach, 27, of Carrollton.

    James Nathan Wilhoite, 24, pleaded guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court Monday to an amended charge of second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, from the original charge of murder. He also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid, a class D felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense within a five-year period; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Panthers win All “A” for first time since 2005

    Carroll County’s fifth win in a row capped off a great week of basketball by the Panthers. Win number five brought the 8th Region All “A” title back to Carroll County for the first time since 2005. The Panthers defeated Owen County, 42-39, Monday, Jan. 27, at Eminence High School.

    “The boys played hard and listened,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “We had a detailed game plan for each of the games, and they followed the plans perfectly.”

  • Winter weather photographers
  • Carrollton City Council | Jan. 27, 2014

    City EIP wins award

    The City of Carrollton Enterprise Incentive Program received the 2013 Economic Restructuring Initiative award from Kentucky Main Street at its conference held Jan. 15-17 in Frankfort. Carrollton Main Street manager Sam Burgess submitted the nomination and announced the win to Carrollton City Council Monday.

  • Board of Education | Jan. 30, 2014

    CCMS bid opening Feb. 6

    The Carroll County Middle School project continues to move forward with bids to be opened on Feb. 6.

    There were 8-10 construction companies and about 50 people who attended the pre-bid meeting held earlier in the afternoon, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., told the Board of Education at its meeting Jan. 23.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 28, 2014

    Winter weather leads to overtime, damage

  • Five vying for judge-executive

    At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh officially closed registration for candidates who want on the May 20 primary ballot.

    In all, 32 contenders filed with the clerk’s office to seek 13 positions, with nine of those races contested in the primary. Three of those candidates filed Tuesday, while one person filed Monday.

    All but one of the candidates are taking part in the Democratic primary, with D.J. Carroll the lone Republican contender in the race for District 3 magistrate.