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Today's News

  • Fiscal court supports bonds for NAS project

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has approved an inducement resolution to apply for Taxable Industrial Building Revenue Bonds on behalf of North American Stainless.

    The county made an application to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority to issue the bonds in the amount of $110 million. The bonds would finance the cost of further expansion of the NAS industrial facility near Ghent.

  • Panthers drop third straight

    For the second straight week, rain played havoc with Carroll County’s football aspirations, as the Panthers fell at Owen County by a score of 27-6. The win over Carroll  was the first in the series for the Rebels since 2002.

    Owen County took the opening kickoff and marched down the field. The  drive culminated with a one-yard touchdown plunge by Joey Wood. The extra point was missed and the Rebels had a 6-0 lead with 6:34 left in the first quarter.

  • Thanks extended to reunion’s organizers

    Editor:

    I just want to say thanks to all the people who organized the English School Reunion. We all had a good time. I met people I hadn’t seen in 50 or 60 years. It was great to meet and talk about the old times.

    I am sorry for the ones who knew about the reunion but did not show up. They missed a great time.

    It was well worth the drive from South Carolina to attend. Again I say many thanks to all who helped organize this reunion.

    Nick Parker

    West Columbia, S.C.     

     

  • Poker Run to raise funds for Shop With A Cop program

    The second annual Poker Run benefiting the Shop With A Cop program roars back into town on Oct. 25.

    Co-Event Coordinator April McClellen said signups for the event run from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the front entrance to General Butler State Resort Park the morning of the event. The ride will start at 11 a.m. sharp and end around 3:30 p.m. at the Carrollton Police Department on Clay Street.  

    This will be the ninth year for the Shop With A Cop program in Carrollton. So far, it has helped more than 500 children and raised more than $100,000, McClellen said.

  • Smith to portray Rupp at Gen. Butler, Nov. 2

    Edward B. Smith will be playing Adolph Rupp, (1901-1977)  “The Coach”, on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lodge Lounge at General Butler State Resort Park.

     During the 42 years Rupp coached at the University of Kentucky, he raised basketball to near-religious status. Basketball took its place next to horses, coal and bourbon as one of the cultural icons that characterizes the state. Rupp’s teams won 880 games, four national championships and one Olympic gold medal.

  • Lions hold successful 5K run/walk event

    Editor:

    The Carrollton Lions Club members would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who donated funds to help pay for the initial expenses that allowed the 5K Run\Walk to become a successful reality:  Dow Corning, North American Stainless, McNeal’s Hardware, First National Bank, Earl Floyd, Deanie Miller, Kevin Craig, Diane and Frank Gordon, Tammy McBurney, Mark Bates, Floyd Bowling and Nancy Jo Grobmyer.  

  • County’s creek repairs are a washout

    Efforts to repair several Carroll County creeks damaged by torrential rains on Aug. 4 have been stalled, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported during the Oct. 13 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court.

    County workers have been cleaning out creeks to prevent erosion problems and flooding.

    Because of the setback, the court agreed to pursue outside help to assist the county’s maintenance crew with completion of the work.

  • Relay for life exceeds ‘09 goal

    Despite the struggling economy, Carroll County Relay for Life exceeded its expectations and made this year’s event a success.

    At the beginning, the goal of reaching $100,000 seemed to be a stretch. But with the help of 25 fundraising teams, several sponsoring businesses and companies, and a number of inspirational members of the community, the committee raised a grand total of $100,462, said Carroll County Chairman Scott Niswonger.

  • EMTs recognized at class graduation

    SSG Donald O’Brien has done this before. As a medic in the U.S. Army, he spent two years working in a hospital treating wounded soldiers. He has served 28 years combined in active duty for the Army and for the National Guard Reserves. However, as he nears retirement next year from his post as a supply sergeant for the National Guard unit in Carrollton, O’Brien realized that he would need to go back to class before he could continue caring for patients.

  • Golf scramble supports sheriffs’ ranch youth

    Editor:

    The 14th annual Owen and Carroll County Charity Golf Scramble to benefit the Kentucky Sheriffs’ Boys and Girls Ranch, was held Monday, Aug. 31, with Owen County Sheriff Zemer Hammond and Carroll County Sheriff Ben Smith hosting the event.