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Today's News

  • Speaker offers keys for weathering today’s economic crisis

    As businesses deal with the realities of a national recession, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce members got some hands-on advice on how to make their way through the economic downtown.

    Speaking Tuesday, Jan. 13, to the chamber membership meeting at General Butler State Resort Park, David Oetken of Louisville offered five steps to survive the recession.

    As director of Greater Louisville Inc., that city’s Chamber of Commerce,  Oetken said his job is to assist businesses with funding and running their operations.

  • Planning stage under way for Cartmell renovation

    Imagine being able to design your own school – listing everything you might want, from video-conferencing capability to a gymnasium that doesn’t double as a cafeteria and auditorium.

    That’s the task at hand for a building committee comprised of school administrators and teachers planning the renovation of Cartmell Elementary School. The committee held its first meeting at the school Monday, Jan. 26.

  • Raiders drop the ball, fall to Henry in All A round one

    Despite high expectations, the Trimble County Raider boys basketball team fell to Henry County in the first round of the 8th Region All A tournament Jan. 21.

    As an early season favorite to win the coveted title, the Raiders hit the hardwood with high hopes, but the team’s low energy seemed to contribute to the 57-62 loss to the Wildcats.

    Guard Aaron Law, one of five seniors on the team, put 7 points on the board during the first period, but it wasn’t enough as the Raiders trailed 13-16 at the buzzer.

  • MILTON BRIDGE WORK POSTPONED

    Work on the Milton-Madison Bridge previously scheduled to begin tomorrow and continue through Feb. 3 has been postponed. Workers had planned to complete drilling of support piers for stability testing, a process that began Jan. 16. Andrea Clifford, spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Highways, blamed forecasted inclement weather for the delay. Testing has not been rescheduled as of press time Jan. 27.

  • Offering vocal music, other fine arts in local schools a great idea

    At Thursday’s meeting of the Carroll County School Board, there was discussion of bringing more fine arts and humanities subjects back into the schools.

    Superintendent Lisa James said she wants to see choir offered at Kathryn Winn Primary School, as well as the other schools in the district. She says there are a lot of students in the district with vocal talent who would benefit.

    I couldn’t agree more.

  • BLIZZARD HITS REGION

    Crews are hard at work in Carroll and surrounding counties to restore power to thousands left in the cold and dark from this week's snow and ice storms.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson said Thursday morning (Jan. 29) that the National Guard Armory on State Hwy. 227 in Carrollton was opened Wednesday night as an emergency shelter for those who need a place to stay overnight or a place to warm up during the day.

  • Police investigate Baker death

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating the recent death of Brady Baker, 22, of Carrollton.

    Baker was found unresponsive at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Carrollton Village apartment of Latasha Hughes, Police Chief Mike Willhoite said Monday.

    Hughes was an acquaintance of Baker, and he had been staying at her apartment for about two weeks, Willhoite said.

    The investigation was opened because Baker was believed to be in good health  with no known medical problems, Willhoite said.

  • Library to display Fothergill’s artistic photography

    The photographic art of lifelong resident Jim Fothergill is next to be on display in the community room at the Carroll County Public Library for February.

    The show opens with an artist’s reception from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, and also will feature sketches by Carroll County High School student Lauren Wright in the alcove.

  • Panthers lose in Class A first round

    The Panthers had all the excitement, noise, crowds, cheerleaders and bands that go with high-school tournament basketball last Wednesday, Jan. 21.

    Everything except a win.

    The Carroll County Panthers hosted the All Class A boys tournament last week, but fell to the Wildcats of Gallatin County in the first round, 42-33.

    It was especially disappointing, because the Lady Panthers had also lost to Gallatin County in the final round of the All Class A just a week before.

  • Reader frustrated with local court system

    Editor:

    I am writing this letter as a tired, disgruntled, and extraordinarily frustrated citizen. As a 24-year-old man, I am proud to say that I have never been arrested or convicted of a crime. I have never spent one second in a jail cell. I have never had anything more than a speeding ticket.