Today's News

  • Stop the slide: Encourage children to read

    You know summer is coming when days get longer, kids are out of school, it is warmer and stickier outside, and I am talking about our Summer Reading Program.  We kicked off our program the beginning of June and it will run through the end of July.  We have several programs and projects for kids of all ages, and it is definitely not too late to sign up. 

    You may ask, if school is out, why is reading so important?  Can’t we just let kids be kids over the summer?

  • Carroll County Public Library | June 11, 2015

    The Carroll County Public Library will be presenting Sign-Up for Summer Reading 2015. June 1-5. Children of all ages are welcome to sign-up to begin your reading logs. Weekly prizes will be awarded for progress and all logs will be turned in by July 24. For more information call the library, (502) 732-7020. 


    Thursday, June 11: Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; Superhero Storytime ages 6-11, 11 a.m. bring a sack lunch and eat in the garden.

  • Page, Shirley graduate from UC

    University of the Cumberlands conferred 815 degrees during the annual commencement ceremony May 9: 227 bachelor's degrees, 540 master's degrees, and 18 doctorate degrees. The degrees also included three associates degrees and 27 education specialists.

    Dr. Billy Kim, Chairman of the Far East Broadcasting Company in Korea, gave the commencement speech.

    Jessica Page of Carrollton graduated and earned a EdS degree in Supervisor of Instruction.

  • Senior Calendar | June 11, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.

    Thursday, June 11: Walk with Ease, 9:30 a.m.; follow-up survey Walk with Ease program, 10 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, June 12: Health Rhythm Drumming, 10:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Undefeated Season
  • Auto industry has greatly impacted Kentucky’s economy

    In 1913, when the automotive industry first set up shop in Kentucky, few then could have imagined just how much of an impact it would have on the commonwealth in the decades ahead.

    It all began on South Third Street in Louisville, where 17 employees could assemble up to 12 of Ford’s Model T vehicles on a good day.

    Now, we churn out more than 3,500 a day on average at our four assembly plants, or about 1.3 million a year.  That’s a traffic jam stretching from Seattle to Miami.

  • Preserving historic places is essential to a strong economy

    It’s time to catch our breath after a busy month of heritage-based events in May – starting with the Kentucky Derby, followed by National Travel and Tourism Week, then more festivals, street fairs, spring flings, May Days and celebrations of bourbon, music, food, art, cars, hikes, bikes and horses than any one person could possibly take in.

  • Goat, sheep shows to round out county fair

    The 2015 Carroll County Fair is in full swing!

    As you and your family walk through the fairgrounds and take in all the sights and sounds of the carnival and events, be sure to stroll on down to the livestock barns.  We have a lot still in store for the last three days of the county fair.

    The remaining livestock shows are as follows:

    Thursday, June 11 – Goat:

    Weigh-in at 4 p.m., show at 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 12 – Sheep:

    Weigh-in at 4 p.m., show at 6 p.m.

  • 2015 Baseball awards
  • County to purchase rescue equipment for CFD, Westside fire departments

    Carroll County Fiscal Court passed a resolution Tuesday authorizing Emergency Management Director Ed Webb to purchase the equipment needed to outfit Westside and Carrollton fire departments for vehicle extractions.

    Webb said that the county did not have enough duplication of equipment to address the needs of both departments. The new equipment will allow the county to enter the mutual aid agreements with Carrollton and Westside.