Local News

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for JCTC Carrollton Campus set for April 22

    Site work for the location of a $16 million JCTC Carrollton Campus off US 227 has begun, but officials, donors and others will gather at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 22, for an official ground breaking ceremony.

    Remarks will be held just across the road inside the entrance to General Butler State Park.  A brief “shovel ceremony” will move to the actual site. Among the speakers will be State Rep. Rick Rand and Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Dr. Jay Box.

  • Recreating history
  • Five-year plan may include Second Street used car lot

    Revitalizing the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue with, possibly, a used car lot remains a top priority for the mayor and city council in the upcoming revision of the city of Carrollton’s five-year comprehensive plan.

    A special meeting to discuss the comprehensive plan was held Tuesday, April 12. Mayor Robb Adams, Code Enforcement Official John Welch and council members Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were in attendance.

  • Mock crash to teach students dangers of unsafe driving

    Make sound decisions. That is the mantra told to all of students, especially when behind the wheel of a vehicle or astride a motorcycle.

    Carroll County High School students will face the reality of unsound decisions when the school hosts a mock crash Thursday, April 28.

    “We schedule one of these every four years so that every high school student is reached once,” Carroll County Youth Services Center Director Tracey Reynolds said. “The thought is if we held one every year the impact would lessen.”

  • Ohio man arrested for connection in General Butler employee’s death

    An Ohio man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal traffic incident March 13, on I-71 in Henry County that resulted in the death of a General Butler State Resort Park employee Andrew Persanyi, 74, of La Grange.

    Corey Shores, 21, of Dayton Ohio, was arrested April 6, in Ohio, on a warrant to obtain by Kentucky State Police. He was charged with reckless homicide, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Save Camp Kysoc fund could be used as grant match for grounds or donated

    Creating transparency about an unused Save Camp Kysoc fund was the purpose of retired Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson’s visit to Carroll County Fiscal Court April 12.

    “I want to start off saying I am not here to ask for anything,” Tomlinson said. “I now do not like any early morning meetings, and I had to think twice about which courthouse I had to go to.”

  • Trimble County woman dies in crash on Hwy. 36

    A Trimble County woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision Monday, April 11, on Hwy. 36 east in Carroll County.

  • Leaders to discuss the future of downtown

    Carrollton Main Street Program’s economic restructuring committee invites business and property owners in downtown Carrollton to attend a discussion tentatively entitled, “Downtown Carrollton: Where we are going and how do we get there.” The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, at the second floor courtroom at the downtown courthouse.

    The discussion will include conducting a “SWOT” analysis on downtown, which stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats.

  • Introducing the Carroll County Prom Court
  • Twice as sweet: CCHS alumna Devine, Thomas More win second national title

    Carroll County High School 2012 graduate Hannah Devine joined an elite group when the Thomas More Lady Saints repeated as NCAA Division-III women’s basketball champions April 4, defeating Tufts University 63-51.

    Thomas More finished the season 33-0 and ran its consecutive win streak to 66 games. The current streak is second only to the University of Connecticut Lady Huskies’ 75 wins in a row.