Local News

  • Lighting the ‘Way’
  • Confectionary Contest

     Grand prize winner: Karen Scott


    1st Prize – Karen Scott

    2nd Prize – Vicky Hadley

    3rd Prize – Carolyn Sutherland



    1st Prize – Phyllis Leach

    2nd Prize – Phyllis Leach

    3rd Prize – Billie Jo McCeary


    Cookie and Candy

    1st Prize – Mary Foster

    2nd Prize - Darlene Stewart

  • Winter Wonderland, Butler style

    General Butler State Resort Park sponsored Winter Wonderland and Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6. Winter Wonderland offered stations for the children of giant Connect 4 and Plinko, a photo booth, face painting, pottery, parachute cord weaving and a train ride.

  • Smokin’ dogs
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • December full of holiday events

    December is a special time of year, filled with preparations, decorations, gift exchanges and spending time with family and friends. Everyone has their own special traditions, which may include watching the annual parade at A Christmas Carroll, nibbling on desserts at the Nutcracker Tea or eating breakfast with Santa Claus at General Butler State Resort Park. Here is a list of upcoming community events this month, including new events that could become a part your family’s traditions.


    Now through Dec. 31

  • Wintry weather causes number of wrecks throughout county

    Icy conditions before Thanksgiving resulted in numerous car accidents throughout the county, including one involving a Carrollton Police officer.

    Officer Andy Sisenstein was responding to a call of a stranded motorist in General Butler State Resort Park Nov. 22, when he lost control of his 2010 Ford Explorer police vehicle on the park road.

  • Carroll County FFA places third in state horsemanship contest

    Carroll County High School’s FFA chapter placed third in the state at the recent horsemanship competition held at Murray State University. Team members were Lacie Jamerson, Mallary Bickers, Kassandra Hickey and Amber Schissler.

    The horsemanship competition is one of the newer events sponsored by FFA. “This is the third year of the event,” Jamerson said. “I have been able to compete all three years.”

  • Humana named county’s new insurance carrier

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to change its health insurance provider to Humana at the Nov. 25, meeting.

    Fiscal Court had contracted with Bluegrass Family Health last year. County employees had a number of complaints and issues with the provider this year.

    The complaints were about the timing of deductible updates and issues with claims primarily on the prescription side. Another complaint was Cincinnati doctors not being in the network. Magistrate Floyd Bowling said fiscal court knew the out-of-network issue from the beginning.

  • Giving thanks