Local News

  • Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton

    One of Carroll County’s beloved traditions is back for its 67th year. The Carroll County Tobacco Festival returns to downtown Carrollton Thursday, Sept. 24-Saturday, Sept. 26.

    The annual pageants kicked off this year’s festivities on Monday, Sept. 21 and Tuesday, Sept. 22. Pictures of the winners are on page 10.

    The fun continues with music, food, shopping and competitions, including singing, flinging and decorating.

  • 2015 Carroll County High School Homecoming Court
  • Celebrating grandparents
  • Seniors rock the Senior Event!
  • Carroll County At Work: Sherri Bartley (R is for Realtor)

    After 40-plus years as a realtor, Sherri Bartley would not have changed anything about her career, other than starting it earlier.

    She was working for the state in her hometown of Berea when she met Carrollton native Frank Bartley, who was attending college there. They married in 1965 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. When she and Frank moved to Carrollton in 1967, Bartley worked in retail.

  • AT&T donates to iLEAD Academy Maker Space

    The AT&T Foundation and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative are teaming up to extend the economic benefits of the Maker Movement across Kentucky’s I-71 corridor.

    The Maker Space, located at the iLEAD Academy, will be the hub of the effort.

    Numerous definitions can be found for the maker movement. The most generic defines it as an umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers.

  • Plans for improvements at county park move forward

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed in principle to enter into a contract with CMW to address first three upgrades to the county park. Fiscal court is scheduled to officially approve the contract at its Oct. 13, meeting.

    The first phase of the project will address the drainage issues around the baseball fields, replacing the current concession stand and restrooms, and replacing the current lights.

    The pavilion will be a covered viewing area between the four fields that raises the spectator above field level to improve sight lines.

  • Changes coming to city’s EIP program

    Carrollton City Council unanimously voted Monday to suspend the Enterprise Incentive Program until changes are made to clear up the process, after a recent dispute over whether or not a project had met all of the requirements for reimbursement.

    “This is not brain surgery,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

  • Hitting the trail

    The second annual Sheriff Jamie Kinman Scholarship Trail Ride was held Aug. 28, at Rafter 7 Ranch in Carroll County. The proceeds of the trail ride will benefit local academic scholarships. There were 70 riders, and the event raised enough money to give three $1,000

  • Champions faces changes with loss of funding

    Major changes are facing Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County as the organization found out Sept. 8, that it did not receive the federal grant that would fund years six through 10.

    Champions Coordinator Hayley Franklin said that uncertainty is in the air. “The executive committee has met to discuss the situation, but no decisions have been made about anything,” Franklin said.