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Today's News

  • County records a concern after courthouse fire

    The recent fire at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Madison has served as a wakeup call to governments in surrounding communities to review safety procedures and storage of important records and documents.

  • Relay for Life total nears $92,000

    Carroll County Relay for Life has raised more than $92,000 following its annual 12-hour event fundraiser for the battle against cancer Friday evening through Saturday morning at Carroll County Fairgrounds.

    Money is still coming in, according to Relay for Life chairman Scott Niswonger.

    “I have cash money already deposited and check deposits sent off to the ACS headquarters,” accounting chairperson Beth Toombs said Monday. “I made the cash deposit Saturday morning as soon as U.S. Bank opened.”

  • Budget increase sought to maintain office’s salaries

    Reductions in the amount of money state government allots toward salaries of office personnel employed in county attorneys’ offices has prompted Carroll County Attorney James Monk to seek an increase from Carroll County Fiscal Court in the 2009-2010 budget. On May 12, fiscal court held the first reading of the proposed $11,014,888 budget, which included an appropriation of $10,000 to the county attorney’s office.

  • Crash claims life of Sanders woman

    Lonna D. Kehrer of Sanders, died Sunday, May 24 in Gallatin County when a vehicle driven by Brian J. Ritchey II, 28 of Bluff City, Tenn., was eastbound of U.S. 42 and turned in front of Kehrer’s westbound vehicle, according to Kentucky State Police.

  • Fee creates dilemma for a sick person

    Editor:

    Where do we go when it is after doctor’s hours, the office is closed and you are sick and need attention, but can’t go to the emergency room because the doctor says it is not an emergency?

    The sick person does not know if it is an emergency or not.

    I understand the new hospital ruling is to weed out those that go to the emergency room frequently but most go only when necessary. Most of us don’t carry $100, in cash, to hand out at a moment’s notice.

  • City budget remains sound despite tough economic times

    Amending current budgets and adopting new budgets for the upcoming fiscal year shows that the City of Carrollton is financially sound even though some departments overspent their budget.

    The city government and Carrollton Utilities had second reading and final adoption of current budget amendments and budgets for the 2009-10 fiscal year Monday, May 11.

    The 2009 – 2010 city budget shows revenues are expected to be $4.9 million and expenditures are projected to be $3.6 million.  

  • Lady Panthers fall 2-1

    The Lady Panthers softball season came to an end, Monday, May 18 with a loss in the 31 District tournament at the hands of the Lady Rebels of Owen County, 2-1.

    The Lady Panthers were three up, three down the first two innings, but Kaylee Perry got on base with a walk in the top of the third inning.  Unfortunately she was stranded at first.

    The fourth inning went the same as the first two innings for Carroll County while the Lady Rebels were able to get on the scoreboard, plating one run off two hits.  

  • Report shows Carroll near top in smoker numbers

    Kentucky appears to be slowly letting go of its tobacco heritage that has kept the state at the bottom of national lists on the number of people who light up or use smokeless products.

    For years, Kentucky has been the number one state in the nation for percentage of residents who smoke. But this year’s numbers show the Bluegrass state has dropped to number three behind West Virginia as first and Indiana as second, according to the Center for Disease Control.

  • Kory Brocious honored

    Kory Brocious, a senior at Carroll County High School, was recognized by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association as the recipient of the 8th Region Male Athlete Sportsmanship Scholarship.

    The male and female regional recipients were presented with a plaque, a clock, various gifts and their scholarships at the annual Sportsmanship Awards Recognition Banquet at the Embassy Suites in Lexington. The program is sponsored by the Forcht Group of Kentucky and the Kentucky High School Athletic Association.

  • JCTC seeks names of its Carrollton alumni

    Editor:

    Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton is currently seeking alumni.  

    If you are an alumni member from JCTC-Carrollton Campus, please notify me at (502) 732-4846 ext. 35216 or by email to heather.yocum@kctcs.edu.

    Heather Yocum

    Student Affairs Specialist

    JCTC-Carrollton Campus