Local News

  • Cartmell urged to report bullying, not to ignore it

    Motivational speaker Sir Rod Patterson delivered an anti-bullying message at Cartmell Elementary, Feb. 21.

    Patterson has been delivering programs for 20 years, first with a collaborative and now on his own for more than 12 years. Based out of Atlanta, Ga., he travels all over the southeast delivering the Five and Fun Tour.

    The Five and Fun Tour delivers five minutes of a message, then an entertainment section, followed by five more minutes of a message and then the program concludes with more entertainment.

  • New Carroll superintendent could be announced May 15

    The search for the next superintendent of Carroll County Schools is in the search committee vetting phase.

    Last summer the Carroll County School Board hired the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with the hiring process after former superintendent Bill Hogan vacated the position and interim superintendent Ron Livingood was hired for a one-year term. Retired Grant County superintendent Don Martin is the KSBA representative working with the board.

  • CPD expands community reach with SRO, code enforcement

    Calls for service remain high and the drug landscape is changing, according to the Carrollton Police Department.

  • City, county E-911 agreement finally up to date

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams presented the 2018-19 fiscal year operating budget to fiscal court at the meeting March 13. The $478,911 budget developed at the E-911 Board meeting March 9, is considerably less than the projected $605,000 budget of the current fiscal year. Adams said the current budget includes $152,000 of grant money that will pass through and skews the numbers. The original 2017-18 budget was $421,581. The new budget includes a 3 percent salary increase for employees, the changes in the C.E.R.S. retirement contributions and health insurance adjustments.

  • Parts of Hwy. 389, Hwy. 42, Hwy. 36 to be resurfaced

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6 office presented its rural secondary road plan for Carroll County at the March 13, Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Point Park flood clean up this Saturday

    Carrollton Public Works Assistant Supervisor Troy Harell reported to council March 12, that Public Works is still busy cleaning up after the flood. They also filled a few pot holes last week.

    Councilman Kevin Craig said there are a couple street lights out on Main Street near the new seafood restaurant

    Harell said some of the transformers went out, so Supervisor Ronnie Knight is in the process of replacing the lights with LEDs.


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  • Lockdown drills are the law, vital for school safety

    Despite speculation circulating on social media, a lockdown drill recently held at Carroll County’s middle and high schools was not out of the ordinary and it was announced to students as a drill.

    Carroll County Schools issued a news release Tuesday, March 6, with additional information about the lockdown held Feb. 21, after an inquiry by The News-Democrat. The drills were held in conjunction with the Carrollton Police Department.

    KRS 158.164 mandates that schools conduct lockdown drills at least twice each school year.

  • Sewer, water repairs top list for Kysoc to be usable

    Kysoc Allegiance of Revitalization and Maintenance Advisors chairperson Dave Smith presented the group’s final report to Carroll County Fiscal Court Feb. 27. KARMA was charged with developing a plan prioritizing the needs to make the Camp Kysoc usable.

  • Live Your Passion | W = Wildlife Rescue, Rita Westrick

    As a young child living on Sixth Street in Carrollton, when Rita Westrick would come across a young animal in distress, she would borrow her sister’s bicycle that had a basket and pick the animal up and bring it home to try to nurse it back to good health.

    “She [Debbie Fothergill] absolutely hated when I borrowed her bike,” Westrick said. “Those were my first attempts at wildlife rescue.”

    Bulldozer operator Heavy Thomas lived across the street and she said he would bring her the nests he would dig up cleaning out fence rows.