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Today's News

  • County reduces budget by $1 million for 09-10

    Carroll Fiscal Court held the first reading of the 2009-2010 budget during its May 12 meeting. Totaling $11,014,888, the budget is less than the previous year, according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    “Last year’s budget was over $12 million,” Tomlinson said. “I based this budget on a tax rate of 4.5 percent instead of 4.9 percent, which is where we were in the last budget.”

  • Lady Panthers finish rain-plagued tennis season

    The Lady Panther tennis team was hampered by rainy weather all season, but finished the season on a good note, according to head coach Larry Morgan.

    The regional tournament also was plagued by rain, but they managed to get their matches in between delays.  

    Junior Priya Patel, playing number one singles for the Lady Panthers upset Ariana Semones of Frankfort, 6-1, 6-1.  

  • Leaders want to beautify downtown

    Editor:

    As lifelong members of the Carroll County area, it is our hope that Carrollton will continue to thrive, and more tourists and businesses will be attracted to our area.

    We are members of the Young Leaders Institute, and as members we were required to do a community service project dealing with our county. The project that our group chose is “the beautification of downtown Carrollton.”

    Carrollton is an amazing town, but it has come to our attention that the downtown area is in need of some beautification.

  • Carroll runners in state meet

    All state qualifiers from the Carroll County track team running events were freshman girls and they managed to slice 16 seconds off their best time, according to head coach Joe Creager.

    The 4 X 800 relay team of Nikki Hill, Andie Hardesty, Brittany Arvin, Sydney Brewer and Ana Jimenez had an outstanding showing of their running abilities even though they were some of the youngest at the meet, Creager said.

  • Committee receives $65,500 for recreational trails project

    Carroll County and Carrollton city officials, and members of the Recreational Trails Committee celebrated receipt of a check Wednesday, May 20, for $65,500 in grant money to be used to launch the Park to Park Trails project.

  • Young leaders complete projects, graduate from first year’s program

    Five months of meetings and projects culminated in graduation from the Young Leaders Institute Tuesday, May 19 for a select group of Carroll County sophomores.

    The program began in the fall of 2008 and the students had five months of field trips and a large group project as they learned about finance, agribusiness, industry, government and health services in the county.

  • Premium increases prompt review

    Facing significant increases in premiums paid for county employee health-insurance, Judge-Executive Randy Stevens proposed a review of the current policy at the Trimble County Fiscal Court meeting May 18.

  • Beverly arrested on rape charges

    Shawn Beverly, 28, was arrested for first-degree rape, a class B felony Tuesday May 19 and was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center on a $75,000 cash bond.

    According to records from Detective Brady Lineman of the Kentucky State Police, the alleged rape took place on May 16 at the home of Beverly in Carrollton. The victim is a female juvenile.

    If convicted of the class B felony, Beverly could be sentenced to 10 to 20 years in the penitentiary and receive a fine of from $1,000 to $10,000.

  • NAS opens new mill line

    North American Stainless, a giant in the steel industry and as an employer in Carroll County, is weathering the poor economy by doing everything in their power to be conservative and proactive.

    Cristobal Fuentes, vice president of manufacturing operations at NAS, recently showed off the new Z-Mill number 5 in the cold rolling mill operation that produced its first coil of steel about one month ago.

  • Panthers advance to regional play and win over Oldham

    The Carroll County Panther baseball team finished a disappointing second in district play, but it was enough to get them into regional competition this week.

    The Panthers took the first game win in regional play, 4-3, over the Oldham County Colonels Monday May 25. “This is probably the best team win where everyone felt they contributed to the win,” head coach Jay Jones said.

    It’s a play or go home situation at this point of the season and the Panthers weren’t ready to go home yet.