Today's News

  • Insurance, flexible spending discussed at council

    City employees will begin paying for a portion of their city health insurance coverage for their spouses and children Jan. 7, the beginning of 2010 payroll.

    While full-time employees will continue to be covered for free, spouses will be charged $10 per week, and children $5 per week. This fee is not administered per child.

  • Ballinger Conference Player of Week

    Campbellsville University junior center Whitney Ballinger is the Mid-South Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced today.

    The award is Ballinger’s first of the season and the third of her career.

     The Carrollton native, averaged 32 points and 14.5 rebounds in a pair of wins for the Lady Tigers last week.

  • Support made food drive a big success


    To the citizens of Carroll County, we’d like to thank you all for your contributions to the recent "Scouting for Food" food drive. Your generosity is much appreciated.  

    As previously communicated, the 2008 count was eclipsed by nearly 1,700 items, approximately 14,800 items in all….this despite a continued sour economy. This was awesome.

    The Carroll County Schools continue to do an outstanding job of supporting the food pantry – couldn’t do it without you.

  • Lady Panthers shock Shelby's Lady Rockets in overtime

    The Carroll County Lady Panthers opened their season Monday with a nail-biting 63-59 win in overtime over the Shelby County Lady Rockets. This marks the first time Head Coach Randy Mefford has beaten them in his seven-year tenure as head coach.

    “I’m elated,” Mefford said. “It’s exciting to be able to pull off a win against Shelby County. Our girls played their hearts out.”

  • County adopts ordinance for NAS facility expansion

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has authorized issuance of $110 million in taxable industrial building revenue bonds on behalf of North American Stainless.

    The bonds will be issued through the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to finance the cost of the latest planned expansion of the NAS industrial facility near Ghent.

  • Feds funding county watershed protection projects

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has awarded contracts for seven area watershed projects totaling nearly $600,000.

    During the fiscal court’s Nov. 24 meeting, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported that the bids were accepted on Nov. 16.


    Members sought for facilities committee The Trimble County Board of Education is in the process of developing the District Facility Planning Committee. This committee is responsible for developing a five-year facility plan for the Trimble County School District. Community and business leaders interested in being on the committee should contact Sandy Ward at the board office, (5

  • Automated system to begin managing teacher days off substitutes

    Carroll County schools will begin a new automated solution to manage teacher absences and substitute placement after the first of the year.

    Schools’ Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad told Carroll County Board of Education members about the new program, called AESOP, during the Nov. 19 meeting.

    “AESOP is a program for automatic contact of substitutes to fill absences, and a way to keep up with payroll,” Conrad said. “We’ve spent a lot of time getting it set up so we can implement it right after Christmas break.”

  • Inmate cardiac care could cost county $100,000

    The Trimble Banner An emergency medical situation with an inmate at Carroll County Regional Detention Center last week may cost Trimble County Fiscal Court $100,000 or more. Calvin Sturgill, 45, in inmate at the jail on Clay Street in Carrollton, was taken to the emergency room at Carroll County Memorial Hospital after becoming ill Monday, Nov. 9, according to Carroll County Jail

  • Whitney Ballinger leading Lady Tigers

    Whitney Ballinger is leading the Campbellsville University Lady Tigers in scoring and rebounding even though hamstrung by foul trouble while CU has rung up three impressive wins.

    A former star player at Carroll County High School, Ballinger transferred to Campbellsville after spending a year at Western Kentucky University.

    “Whitney has been a terrific addition to our program,” said Campbellsville Coach Ginger Colvin. “She is an excellent student, player and person.”