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  • HONORED TO SERVE THEIR COUNTRY

    Carroll County High School held a ceremony for students that will be entering one of the military branches, May 21.

  • Tomlinson, Gosser, Proctor, Belcher earn top votes

    Tuesday’s Carroll County Democratic Primary Election proved to be one where many familiar faces — incumbents and former county officials — fared well and tallies showed that every vote counts with an apparent one-vote win in a magistrate’s race.

  • Nucor Steel donation to complete baseball complex

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will be taking steps forward to complete the baseball complex at Robert Westrick Memorial Park thanks to a partnership with Nucor Steel announced May 11.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said the donation will put the county over the top in getting the complex finished. As of now, there is not a dollar amount to Nucor’s donation, he said.

  • Cassady gets law amended to protect assault victims

    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed House Bill 101 into law March 30. The amendment to KRS 510.020, also known as Jenna’s Law, is the work of Carrollton native Jenna McNeal Cassady.

    “The purpose of Jenna’s Law is to fill the general gap in the law,” Cassady said. “The [current] law protects those 15 years old and younger and those over the age of 18, but for 16 and 17-year-olds it was too easy to plead down to sexual misconduct.”

  • Comedian visits GBSRP

    Comedian Mark Klein is a Louisville native and will be bringing his fast, smart and thought-provoking act to Carrollton June 8.

    His hard-hitting act views the world through the lens of a businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner, stand-up comedian, nationally-touring speaker, real estate investor and proud Kentuckian.

  • May is Older Americans Month

    Every May, the Administration for Aging leads the nation in the observance of Older Americans Month. This year the theme is Engage at Every Age. This theme emphasizes that one is never too old to take part in enriching activities that promote emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. Furthermore, it also celebrates the many ways that older adults can take part in making a difference in their communities.

  • Recanvas in District 2 after one vote separates candidates

    The District 2 magistrate’s Democratic primary vote Tuesday came down to one vote with incumbent Kerry Graham the apparent winner over challenger Clay Cable.

    The unofficial vote tallies from Tuesday night show Graham with 361 to Cable’s 360.

    Cable said in a Wednesday morning interview that he intended to formally request a recanvas of the vote later in the day, saying “it is only fair” with such a close result. He said if it had been a 10- or 15-vote margin, he would not bother.

  • Community Calendar | May 24, 2018

    New events

    Saturday, May 26

    Backyard Concert Series season opener, featuring Tim Talbert Project.Concerts are held behind the Butler-Tuprin House at General Butler State Resort Park. Call (502) 732-4384 for more information.

    Sunday, May 27

    Ceremony honoring Carroll County High School seniors who will be joining the military. The ceremony will be held at 5 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park after arriving by fire engine.

    Monday, May 28

  • 2018 Student-Athlete of the Year nominees
  • U.S. Representative candidates participate in forum

    Grant County News and Grant County Chamber of Commerce held a Meet the Candidates forum on May 3, at Williamstown High School. Below are the responses the Democratic candidates gave to questions. Republican incumbent Thomas Massie is running unopposed in the Primary Election.

    What do you see is the top two pressing issues in this race and how would you address them?

    Patti Piatt: That’s easy — healthcare and education. And we’ve got to fund healthcare. Kentucky has been a huge recipient of the ACA.