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Today's News

  • Work continues on switching radios from analog to digital

    The Carrollton Police Department has received the digital radios and are waiting for the installed repeaters and microwave links to be aligned before switching from analog to digital. Assistant Chief of Police Tim Mitchell told the 911 Board Aug. 10, it has been too foggy or hazy to do the alignment as lines of visibility have not been available.

  • Results stand: Graham wins by one vote

    Defeated by one vote in the May primary by incumbent Kerry Graham, District 2 magisterial candidate Clay Cable completed the recount process Aug. 10, but the result remained the same.

    “One vote,” Cable said before the recount began. “I had to do it.”

  • Concert Saturday to raise money for event space at fairgrounds

    The Carroll County Fair Board invites you to come and party with them from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m., Aug. 25, as part of the Bands and Fam event at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    For the low cost of $10 per person you will get the amazing sounds of four bands and play with inflatables. Event organizer Melanie Stewart said she would have cornhole boards set up but not host an official tournament.

    The event is the first fundraiser to finance a community building to be built on the fairground property.

  • Big changes could be coming in city government

    The General Election Nov. 6, will be an exciting one locally, as several countywide races feature a Democrat vs. a Republican for the first time in many years, and the city of Carrollton races are hotly contested.

    The deadline to file for election was 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the County Clerk’s Office. In the mayoral races, the city of Carrollton’s incumbent Robb Adams faces competition from Councilwoman Hayley Franklin and former magistrate Dean Miller. In the city of Ghent, incumbent Jimmy Lewellyn faces Commissioner Larry Hearn Jr., for his position.

  • Community Calendar | Aug. 9, 2018

    *New events in bold. Carroll County High School home games are bold and italicized.

    Weekdays

    Walk away the Pounds, 9 a.m. at the Carroll County Public Library.

    Thursday, Aug. 9

    First day of school for Christian Academy of Carrollton

    students.

    Carroll County Senior Center: Yoga at Carroll County Public Library, 9:30 a.m.; Bingo, 10:30 a.m.; chair volleyball, 12:30 p.m.; shopping at Walmart and Kroger and pay bills, 1:30 p.m. Activities are for seniors 60 years and older or disabled.

  • Christmas in July
  • Keeping the memory of Nancy Jo alive

    Nancy Jo Grobmyer is a legend in Carroll County. Her impact on the community through Carrollton City Council, volunteer organizations and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church is unmatched and has been well documented through the years and since her death July 31. But even though she is gone, her memory lives on in the people she loved and who loved her.

    Of course, the ones with some of the best memories are her children: Jack, Jim, Mary Ellis and Chip.

  • Feed the community. Feed your spirit.

    A local group of children and adult mentors are spreading God’s love to the community through fruits and vegetables.

  • Salas wins Mini Pre-Teen U.S.; goal to win Miss USA one day

    Carroll County sixth-grader Yarely Salas, 11, will be headed back to the Kentucky Amerifest Festival Pageant in November. In her third year of pageants, Salas has gathered more than 30 crowns, with the most recent being Mini Pre-Teen U.S.

    Yarely’s mother Rosa Salas likes the Festival Pageant network. “They are really nice to us and there is a number of local events,” she said. “Yolanda Gould has been wonderful to us.”

  • Ready Fair coming Aug. 16 at Cartmell

    The Family Ties Resource Center will be sponsoring their annual Ready Fair on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 4-6 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary. There will be lots of information and free items available to families to help make sure the school year gets off to a great start. Students and parents will have the opportunity to meet the principals and administrators, as well as the Head Start home-based teachers.