Local News

  • 69th Fall Festival returns to downtown Carrollton

    One of Carroll County’s beloved traditions is back for its 69th year with a new name. The Carroll County Fall Festival, formerly called the Carroll County Tobacco Festival, returns to downtown Carrollton Thursday, Sept. 28-30.

    The annual pageants kicked off this year’s festivities on Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26. Pictures of the winners are on page 14 of today’s newspaper.

    The fun continues with music, food, rides, shopping and competitions, including singing and pageants, and the crowd favorite parade.

  • 2017 Fall Festival schedule

    — Thursday, Sept. 28 —

    5-10 p.m. – Carnival, food booths and flea markets, arts and crafts booths, silent auction, Cooperative Extension tent, along with sound and music by RB Sound

    5-6 p.m. – Seven Day Sacrifice Band

    6-8 p.m. – 8th annual Carroll County Fall Festival Sing-Off

    8-10 p.m. – Seven Day Sacrifice Band

    — Friday, Sept. 29 —

  • 2017 Carroll County Fall Festival Pageants
  • National Guard Vietnam War veterans to reunite Oct. 14

    On Oct. 13, 1968, soldiers from Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery, Kentucky Army National Guard, located in Carrollton, were deployed to Vietnam. Almost 49 years later, the unit will reunite Saturday, Oct. 14, at the National Guard Armory in Carrollton.

    Organizer Jerry Oak of Trimble County was a Specialist 4 when the unit was deployed to Vietnam. He served 21 years in the National Guard (1967-1989) and retired as a major.

  • Park baseball complex bid comes in overbudget again

    Graybach LLC’s bid of $2,198,000 for the baseball complex project at Robert Westrick Memorial Park was the only one received by Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Sept. 26. Fiscal Court had reduced the scope of work, hoping to make the project more affordable, however it still came in over budget.

    Carroll County Magistrate Floyd Bowling moved to reject the bid, Kerry Graham seconded the motion and it passed. “We will just have to do it ourselves,” Bowling said, and Graham concurred.

  • Election 2018: Here’s who intends to run

    Who’s running for election? It’s one of the hottest topics around town right now, and the Carroll County Fall Festival parade is traditionally the public’s first glimpse at the candidates.

    However, in order to begin any advertising–including having a float in the parade–potential candidates must file a letter of intent at the Carroll County Clerk’s Office. This is free to complete and does not mean a person’s name will actually be on the ballot in May or November, according to the clerk’s office.

  • Carroll County Bands and BBQ

    Pictures of the bands and activities will be in next week's paper.

  • Small fire at Relevant Church

    Carrollton Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded Sept. 15, on a small electrical fire at Relevant Church. Pastor Rusty Bennett called Carroll County Dispatch at 9:15 a.m. to report the fire.

    CFD Chief Mike Terrell said the fire was located at an electrical plug behind the drink coolers in the store room, located at the east side of the church’s gymnasium. Terrell said Bennett saw the smoke and called.

  • Rotary presents $6,000 check to JCTC Foundation

    The Rotary Club of Carrollton demonstrated its commitment to educational opportunities and the environment Wednesday, Sept. 13, during a meeting hosted by Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus.

    The club presented JCTC’s Foundation with a check for $6,000 during the meeting. The funds were raised during the club’s annual winter ball events.

  • 2018 Ohio River Sweep poster contest is now underway

    Students are invited to design a poster for the 29th annual Ohio River Sweep 2018.

    Fifteen prizes will be awarded.  The grand prize is $500 and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award.  A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official Ohio River Sweep t-shirt.  Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded; one to a winner in each grade level.