Local News

  • Sanders, Gray, Rand win in Carroll County primary election

    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders defeated Hillary Clinton 573-481 in the Carroll County primary election May 17.

    Lexington Mayor Jim Gray easily carried Carroll County on the democratic side of the United States Senatorial race. Gray gathered 594 votes as he outdistanced his closest challenger Ron Leach who had 148 votes. Uncommitted voters cast 90 ballots in the primary.

  • CU increasing rates, budgets approved

    Residents with water and sewer services provided by Carrollton Utilities should plan for rate increases beginning in July.

    Carrollton City Council approved the higher rates on first reading at its Monday, May 9, regular meeting. Second reading is set for May 23.

    Water customers both inside the city limits and those in the county will see rates rise by 2 percent, City Attorney Amy Eversole said in reading the proposed ordinance.

  • Child Abuse Awareness 2016
  • Courtney, Richmond and Roberts represent Carroll County at GSP

    Three leading ladies from Carroll County High School will be participating in the Governor’s Scholars Program this summer. Taylor Courtney, Jenna Richmond and Jenah Roberts will spend five consecutive weeks on a college campus with students from across the state, where they will participate in what GSP alumni say is a life-changing experience.

    “I am so excited for these ladies,” said Sheree Richter, Carroll County High School guidance counselor. “They have all worked so hard, and it is great to see their hard work pay off.”

  • New NKU, JCTC program to expand access to education

    A new partnership between Northern Kentucky University and Jefferson Community and Technical College will make earning a bachelor’s degree more seamless, efficient and affordable than ever before.

    NKU President Geoffrey S. Mearns and JCTC President Dr. Ty Handy announced the program, which will launch this fall, at an event April 28, at the JCTC Carrollton campus.

  • Back in black (and gold): Carroll, Owen relive ‘glory days’ with alumni game

    Carroll County former football players will suit up–some for the first time since high school–and take the field for an alumni football game against Owen County at 7 p.m. May 14 at Panther Field.

    Alumni Football USA has hosted more than 1,000 games in 24 states over the past 29 years. The games are used as a fundraiser for local communities, and Saturday night’s game will benefit the Carroll County High School football program.

  • Judge weighs dismissal after Kinman hearing

    About a year and a half after his indictment, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman appeared in Carroll County Circuit Court May 10, with his lawyer, J. Guthrie True, for an evidentiary hearing regarding True’s motion to quash or dismiss the indictment. The motion was originally filed Nov. 20, 2015. Kinman was indicted Nov. 3, 2014, for tampering with physical evidence and second-degree official misconduct.

  • County speed limits set for use of golf carts, ATVs

    Carroll County roads now have posted speed limits and new requirements on the use of golf carts and all-terrain vehicles on them.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved both ordinances on second reading Tuesday at its regular meeting. Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick and Magistrate Kerry Graham also are reaching out to cities in the county by offering them a sample ordinance on golf carts and ATVs for their consideration. They appeared before Carrollton City Council Monday night.

  • Two killed in Carroll County wreck on I-71

    Two people were killed and another seriously injured during the early morning hours of Wednesday May 11, in a single vehicle accident on I-71 in Carroll County.

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday morning of a single vehicle collision on I-71 at the 39 mile marker northbound, according to a news release. 

  • “Panther Express” returns to Lexington