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Today's News

  • Community invited to discuss school renovation plans

    The community is invited to a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Cartmell Elementary media center to discuss plans in the works to renovate and expand the school.

    Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects in Lexington has been working with a committee made up of teachers, staff and administrators at the school to explore options for adding to the building. The architect group has worked with the board on several projects in the district, including security improvements at schools.

  • The arts meet history at Cartmell

    From the battles of Bryan Station and Blue Licks during the Revolutionary War to keeping the Underground Railroad on track prior to the Civil War, Kentucky has lots of heroes to celebrate.

    Students at Cartmell Elementary School last week learned about these points in the state’s and the country’s history through the arts, with the help from artist-in-residence Bob Ford.

    Last time Ford was in town, several years ago, he worked with the students several times throughout the year to help them write and produce a play about local history.

  • Young TCHS tennis teams determined to succeed

    The Trimble County High School boys and girls tennis teams plan to stop at nothing to bring home success in the 2009 season.

    Along with losing two players to last year’s graduation, the teams have started this season with some unaccustomed indoor practice. The previously used courts, located at the Trimble County Park, were dismantled two months ago, yet construction of new courts at the park has not been completed.

    Despite the changes, however, coaches of the Raiders clubs have high hopes for a winning season.

  • Unstable economy fails to stimulate relationships

    Some say stress and arguments about finances could be the cause of most divorces in the United States.

    But what about those of us who are not presently being held in the institution that is marriage? Sure, it’s great that we have no one spending our hard earned cash frivolously; but can the current economy be at least somewhat responsible for keeping us single?

  • Sales tax on liquor affects too few

    Editor:

    The following letter was sent to our state leaders and representatives, Gov. Steve Beshear, state Sen. Ernie Harris and state Rep. Rick Rand:

    As hard working Kentuckians, taxpayers, and avid voters, please allow us the opportunity to express our opinions regarding the recent events concerning House Bill 144.  We do not understand how you can give tax breaks to industries to come to Kentucky, yet overly tax the distilleries, which have roots in this state – many of which are National Historic Sites. 

  • Community input sought for possible museum

    Editor:

    We need the community’s help. The Carroll County Tobacco Festival Committee has been approached by several citizens to consider coordinating the development of a museum.

    The museum would feature items of historical significance that would reflect the history of Carroll and neighboring counties.

  • Because of them, there was light

    To the editor:

    The Rotary Motto is Service about self, and last week we watched this motto practiced in real life.

    When the ice storm of 2009 hit this area and several of us were without electric, our utility crews were working around the clock to help us. The members of these crews sacrificed their families, health and sleep to help restore our power. They worked in less then desirable weather conditions of snow, freezing rain, ice, wind and temperatures around zero. Most utility employees were putting in 16-plus hour days just to help their neighbors.

  • Local attorney suspended for not paying fees

    Attorney Marc A. Bryant of 521 Highland Ave., Carrollton has been suspended by the Kentucky Bar Association for non-payment of dues, effective Wednesday, December 10.

    Bryant owes $220 in dues plus a $50 late for a total of $270.  He will also be required to pay a $250 filing fee if he applies for restoration in less than five years, according to Amy Carman, Director of Communications with Kentucky Bar Association in Frankfort.

  • Much to grin about in February

    To the editor:

    February is National Children’s Dental Health Month-a time when schools, dentists and health organizations everywhere promote oral health education, and teach children how to practice good oral health

    According to the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Kentucky has the nation’s highest rate of tooth loss and more than one quarter of the residents of this Commonwealth have lost six or more teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease. This news is alarming.

  • Homecoming bittersweet for Panther teams

    The Lady Panthers could have been mistaken for the Pink Ladies of the musical “Grease,” donning pink jackets and headbands to promote breast cancer awareness during warm-ups prior to Saturday’s game against the Lady Demons of Williamstown.

    In addition to being Homecoming, the game was part of Coaches vs. Cancer, and $1 from every ticket sold went to benefit the American Cancer Society. The event raised a total of $1,025 for ACS.

    The girls varsity team wasn’t so charitable to the visiting Demons, though.