Today's News

  • Retiring Tomlinson presides over final meeting

    Retiring Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presided over his final Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Dec. 16.

    “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Carroll County,” Tomlinson said. “I would be remiss if I did not recognize the staff I have worked with.”

  • Girl Scouts earn prestigious silver award

    A Youth Drug Awareness program earned four Carroll County Girl Scouts their silver award. Gabby Vaught, Nohemi Castellon, Megan Higgs and Maddi Carli are the first known Carroll County silver award recipients.

    The Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. A cadette is a girl in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade and a registered girl scout.

    The silver award is a local community service project, beyond the Girl Scout community, that has a sustainable component to the project.

  • ‘No missing money’ in sheriff’s audit

    State Auditor Adam Edelen released the audit of the 2013 financial statement of Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    According to the state auditor’s office the recent changes of the auditing standards requires the auditor’s exit letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures and excess fees of the Carroll County Sheriff in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals in the United States.

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  • NAS to make $5 million investment in Ghent facility

    North American Stainless in Ghent, plans to invest $5 million to add a fourth steel slitter line, resulting in 15 new jobs. The expansion is the company’s 10th since it began operations in Kentucky in 1990.

  • Carroll County Adult Ed ranks among the top statewide

    The Carroll County Adult Education program is rated as the sixth best program in the state for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

    The rating is determined by the average rankings of achieving enrollment, academic performance and GED attainment.

    Carroll County achieved the highest percentage of its enrollment goal and also reached the highest percentage of its GED goal in the first half of the year. The academic performance category kept Carroll County from the top overall spot.

  • Animal Support wants to see changes at shelter

    Carroll County Animal Support held a meeting Dec. 4, to bring to the public’s attention a few situations that have been occurring at the county’s animal shelter.

    “We are not here to vilify anyone or cast any of our local government entities in a bad light,” CCAS past-president Phyllis McLaughlin said. “We are here to see what else we can do make the Carroll County Animal Shelter a model for rural Kentucky counties.”

  • Former Henry deputy hired on at Carroll County Sheriff’s Office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department announced the hiring of Danny Stivers as a deputy sheriff.

    Stivers began his duties on Dec. 1.

    Stivers retired from the Kentucky State Police in September 2008. He first worked for nine months in Corrections at Luther Luckett. Then, he worked dispatch for Post 5 for the next eight-and-half years. The last 15 years of his Kentucky State Police career, Stivers was the arson investigator for Post 5.

  • Fiscal Court | Dec. 11, 2014

    Fiscal approves clerk, sheriff budgets

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the Carroll County Clerk and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office budgets Nov. 25, as presented. Those budgets run on the calendar year.

  • It’s perfectly clear that prayer really can and does change things

    Last week I wrote a little bit about the prayer week at my church.

    I had committed to go every morning and pray for 30 minutes about a certain particular situation. Here are some of my observations from each day:

    Day 1: Well, I did it. I actually prayed for a half hour. As I was praying, I thought about the wind and that Jesus said the Holy Spirit, like the wind, blows where it wills.