Local News

  • Info sought on Bedford’s American Legion Post 75

    Carrollton’s American Legion Post No. 41 commander Raymond Meadows recently acquired memorabilia from the daughter of World War I veteran Knoble Garriott. Included in the memorabilia was the original charter of Bedford’s Lorraine Post No. 75 of the American Legion.

    The post was chartered Jan. 27, 1920, with 18 men listed on the charter.

    Meadows said he visited with Trimble County Judge-Executive Jerry Powell and Sheriff Tim Coons and neither knew anything about the Bedford American Legion Post.

  • Tractor show
  • Celebrating Mother Earth


    Nucor Steel Gallatin hosted the Cartmell Elementary fourth-graders May 1, for its annual Earth Day field trip. 

  • Celebrating Derby Week
  • Harris earned Purple Heart, Bronze Star during his service


    Special to Landmark News Service

    In the small Kentucky town of Owenton, you might see a few signs around that direct you to the nearest restaurant or county attraction. It’s likely no one really thinks much about who created that sign. 

    But in Owen County, you would be in for the story of a lifetime. 

    May 8, 2015, marks the 70-year anniversary of V-E Day (Victory in Europe), which was the day that the Germans surrendered during World War II.

  • County severs ties with the Rescue Squad

    Carroll County Fiscal Court passed a resolution revoking its agreement with Carroll County Rescue at a special meeting, May 1.

    The resolution terminates the affiliation agreement the county had signed June 26, 2014, with the rescue squad for search and rescue services, primarily vehicle extractions.

    The ending of the relationship between Carroll County Rescue Squad and the county stems from the deteriorating relationship between Carroll County Director of Emergency Services Ed Webb and Carroll Count Rescue Chief Mark Ellis.

  • Back In My Day: Stout grew up on Highland, wrote for The News-Democrat

    Carolyn Stout has seen many changes to Carrollton and Carroll County over the years.

    She grew up on Highland Avenue, or sometimes known as High Street, in one of the two matching brick houses just down the street from her current home.

  • Carroll County At Work: Nana Adams is living her dream of ‘doing hair’

    Walk inside New Image beauty shop in downtown Carrollton, and you will likely be greeted by the hum of at least one of the six driers, the chatter of mostly women in the worn leather chairs and the infectious laugh of hairdresser Nana Adams.

    If you’re not a regular, you will likely be asked to wait, as Nana and fellow hairdresser Chuck Gordon are virtually booked up with their loyal customers, who Nana refers to as her family. She has worked at New Image since 1986 and has owned the shop since 1990.

  • Prestonville semi-truck ordinance has first reading

    It’s spring cleaning time in the city of Prestonville.

    The annual city-wide cleanup is set for Saturday, May 2, members of the Prestonville City Commission learned at the April 20, meeting.

    Four dumpsters will be placed within the city limits and all Prestonville residents are encouraged to make use of the dumpsters, and clean up their property.

  • Trash covers banks after rains

    Clean up from the spring floods have begun along the Carrollton riverfront. City of Carrollton Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight said he could not remember the rivers staying up like they have this month. Public Works is in the process of cleaning mud from the river walk and the lower Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot for the third time this spring.