Local News

  • Good to be green: Doyle to rejuvenate Carroll 4-H program

    After more than three years, Carroll County finally has a 4-H Youth Development agent at the Extension office.

    Former Grant County 4-H Youth Development agent and Grant County Schools’ veteran Joyce Doyle took the reins, starting Aug. 20.

    And not even a car wreck could keep her away from coming back for day two.

  • State public retirees to meet at Butler

    The Northern Kentucky Chapter of Kentucky Public Retirees meets at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge in Carrollton. The meeting will be held in the Burley Room in the dining room on the lower level.

    The lunch and welcome begins at 11:30 a.m. by Cathy Kunkel-Mains, chapter president. All those attending will order from the buffet and will be billed separately. Advance notice is required for anyone requiring a special menu option.

  • Courthouse Fixture: Stark Retires as Bailiff

    About 75 family, friends and co-workers gathered for a surprise retirement party for Carroll County Sheriff’s Office bailiff Strother Stark, who has served since 1996. Stark received a Citation of Appreciation from the Kentucky House of Representatives, presented by Rep. Rick Rand, as well as numerous other tokens of appreciation.

  • Watch D.O.G.S. promotes dad participation at local schools

    A new local program will soon put Watch D.O.G.S. on patrol in the halls at the local elementary schools. These will not be the four-legged furry kind, however; these will instead be the Watch Dads of Great Students. 

    The program was designed by the National Center for Fathering, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to “reverse the cultural trend toward fatherlessness by helping every dad learn how to be a father.”


  • Beshear, First Lady announce Trail Town Program

    LIVINGSTON, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear recently announced a new program to help small communities seeking to take advantage of adventure tourism opportunities in their area.

  • Duo set to take stage at First Friday event

  • CCCDC celebrates 30th anniversary

    About 50 people took part in the two-day Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s 30th anniversary celebration last weekend.

    Among them was the first CCCDC board president, Dick Sakulich, who traveled from Pennsylvania for the reunion, and former Executive Director Bill Mitchell and wife, Jo Ellen, from Pendleton County.

    The first event took place Friday evening at the library with a reception and dinner for former board members, executive directors, and staff. CCCDC accomplishments through the past 30 years were highlighted.

  • Departure ceremonies Friday, Saturday for Kentucky Guardsmen

    Friends and family will say farewell to approximately 565 soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 138th Field Artillery on Friday, Aug. 31 as they depart for the Horn of Africa for a scheduled nine-month deployment.

    Maj. Gen. Edward W. Tonini, adjutant general for Kentucky, and the Kentucky National Guard Command Staff will be on hand at the Frankfort Convention Center to send the unit off.

  • Barn Razing