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Today's News

  • Thanks extended to local mail carriers

    Editor:

    Thank you mail carriers.

    Our Carroll County mail carriers and postal workers pulled together in a heroic effort to Stamp Out Hunger the weekend of May 9. They worked overtime to collect more than 1,200 items donated by generous households to feed needy families. Through this united effort, the shelves of the Ministerial Association Food Pantry in the basement of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church are again full.

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  • Banquet honors nurses from Carroll County

    Editor:

    On May 16, the Carroll County Memorial Hospital nursing banquet was held at the United Pentecostal Church of Carrollton fellowship hall.

    The annual banquet is held to celebrate National Nurse’s Week. This year’s event was celebrated with food, fun and fellowship.

    The Nursing Committee would like to say thanks to everyone that made this event possible by either donating money, supplies, their time, or assisting with fund raisers.

  • River Valley moves tasting room to winery

    Krasi and Vicky Georgiev, owners of River Valley Winery, have relocated the winery’s tasting room – The Mehana – from downtown Carrollton to their farm, located at 1279 Mound Hill Road on state Hwy. 549.

    The Georgievs, who have operated the winery since 2001, first opened their tasting room at 126 Sixth Street in January 2008.

    Vicky Georgiev says it “was the plan all along” to ultimately have the tasting room facility located at the winery at the top of Mound Hill.

  • Class of 2009

    The diplomas have been awarded and the mortarboards have been thrown in the air as the Carroll County class of 2009 took part in graduation exercises.

    On Sunday, June 7, the gymnasium was packed as family and friends stood as the graduating class marched in, girls coming from one side, boys from the other.  

  • Blues legend who was in Carrollton dead at 80

    Editor:

    Koko Taylor, Queen of the Blues, died this week. She was 80 years old and performing right up to the end.

    In 1997, she was the headliner at our own “Blues to the Point” festival here in Carrollton. Late Saturday night, following her blazing performance, she told me that she would really like a ride to Louisville’s airport the next day as she did not like to ride the bus with the band.

  • Hill begins serving 180 day sentence

    After a lengthy battle in the appellate court system, Patrick Hill, 47, was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center Thursday, June 4, to begin serving a 180 day sentence for a conviction on a class A misdemeanor second-degree sexual abuse.

    Hill was arrested Sept. 17, 2007 and was convicted six months later on March 18, 2008 on charges stemming from an incident that occurred inside his video store in Carrollton involving a female minor in August 2007.

  • Three named Academic All State

    Three Carroll County High School students from the Panther track team earned Academic All State honors by achieving a 3.75 or higher grade point average and making it to the state track meet. Nikki Hill, Ana Jimenez-Luttrell, and Teila Winburn received the prestigious award according to head track coach, Joe Creager.  

    Brittany Arvin received Honorable Mention Academic All-State for achieving a 3.5 to 3.749 grade point average.     

  • One last picnic at old Milton Elementary

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    Monday was a “bittersweet” day, as parents, retirees and others from the community attended the “Past and Present” picnic with teachers and students at the current Milton Elementary School.

    The school, built in 1952, is being replaced with a brand-new building about 2 miles south on U.S. Hwy. 421.

  • Falcons visited by KDFW biologists

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    While local and state officials consider the Milton-Madison Bridge obsolete, a pair of peregrine falcons seem to think it’s a great place to raise a family.

    The falcon pair is raising four chicks – three females and one male – in a nesting box provided by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife on one of the piers on the Milton side of the Ohio River.