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Today's News

  • Carroll County Community Calendar

    Wednesday, April 22

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets Wed-nesdays at noon, Butler lodge.

    Cartmell Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 3:30 p.m. an the school.

    AA Big Book study group meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Thursday, April 23

    Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

  • Support for Demo Derby appreciated

    Editor:

    Thanks to all. The Spring Bash Demo Derby was a huge success, a show of this size takes a lot of work and preparation and is not accomplished by just a couple of people. I would like those who worked on this derby recognized.

    First of all, most of our help comes from our families and friends, not from people on the fair board, always seems unless its convention time they have something more important to do.

  • Ghent adopts budget, tackles nuisances

    Planning amended budgets for the city and the sewer department of over $1 million was easier for Ghent City Commission than dealing with items of city pride such as rundown buildings, dogs running loose and unkempt properties.

    The commission heard the first reading of two ordinances to amend budgets for the upcoming fiscal year for the city operations and the sewer division.  The second reading and final adoption will be heard at the next regular meeting Tuesday June 9.

  • Local support helps tractor show grow

    Editor:

  • Howard convicted on drug trafficking charges

    In a marathon court session Thursday lasting nearly 14 hours, Donald Howard, 54, was convicted on four counts of trafficking in a controlled substance.

    After convicting Howard, the jury recommended a sentence of 40 years. He was taken into custody immediately and lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

    The Kentucky State Police and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department arrested Howard Dec. 4, 2008 on trafficking charges after a five-month investigation. He was indicted on two separate occasions resulting in the four charges, all class C felonies.

  • Panther basketball camp set for boys in grades 2-8

    Carroll County Panther Basketball camp will be held June 2-5 at Carroll County High School from 1-4 p.m.

    The camp is for boys entering grades 2 thru 8. Registration is $45 for pre-registration and $50 the first day of camp

    Fundamentals of the game of basketball both individually and in a team setting will be emphasized. The players will participate in teaching stations, lectures, competitions and games.

  • Cancer survivors invited to take part in Relay

    Editor:

    We invite you to join us at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Carrollton. This special event is Friday, May 29 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning at the Carroll County Fairgrounds, located behind Walmart.  Survivor registration begins at 6 p.m. under the tent by the stage.  There is no charge for survivors to participate, and all survivors will receive a t-shirt and medallion.

  • Meeting a music legend
  • Signing spree
  • County pool opening delayed until mid-June to meet new safety rules

    The opening of Carroll County’s swimming pool will be delayed by about a month as work gets underway to bring the facility in line with new federal safety guidelines.

    At the May 12 Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, judge executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the pool will be allowed to open for the summer season. Unlike previous years, the swimming pool at Robert Westrick Memorial Park will not open on Memorial Day weekend.