Local News

  • Happy Hollow Corn Maze

    The residents of Happy Hollow hosted its first Haunted Maze during October. There was a 10-acre corn maze that participants had to walk through. The maze had human obstacles to navigate around. Those completing the maze received candy. Residents are using the maze as one method to raise funds for a gate at the entrance of the campground. Happy Hollow will be hosting turkey shoots Nov. 15, 22 and 29, at the resort.

  • Winn honors veterans
  • Employers will see a reduction of $105 per employee in 2015 UI taxes

    Kentucky Press News Service

    FRANKFORT – Gov. Steve Beshear announced that a positive balance in the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund Tuesday ensures Kentucky employers will see a reduction of $105 per employee in federal UI taxes.

    Employers now will not be subject to an additional credit reduction rate of 1.5 percent when they file their federal unemployment taxes in January 2016, saving a total of $165 million.

  • City continues work cleaning up properties

    Carrollton City Council will abate the lot located at 213 Seventh Street, owned by John Cox. The building located on the property was torn down, but there is still work to be done on the lot, Code Enforcement Officer John Welch told council at its meeting Monday, Nov. 9.

  • ‘Voices of the Panthers’ bring excitement to sporting events

    Sports are an important part of small town life in places like Carroll County. Not only do sports teach student-athletes values like discipline, hard work, responsibility and teamwork, they also can instill community pride.

    One important piece of the game that may sometimes be overlooked is the announcer. Watch a ball game in complete silence, and it’s just not the same. Announcers bring energy and excitement to the environment, and the athletes–and their families–love to heartheir name called out over the loud speaker.

  • Juggling means ‘Yes you can’
  • Extension further explains tax to Fiscal Court

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service met with Fiscal Court Nov. 10, to explain its reasoning behind the Extension District Board enacting a district tax.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said that Fiscal Court was not in favor of additional taxes.

    Extension District Board Chairman Terry Cauley thanked Fiscal Court for being very gracious over the years with its support of the extension service.

    “The fact is the counties around us that have the district tax are expanding what they do and we cannot,” Cauley said.

  • Bust of Gen. Butler to be unveiled Nov. 17

    Friends of Butler will unveil a bust honoring General William O. Butler at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.

    “This was something that Friends [of Butler] thought was needed and long overdue,” Friends of Butler President Deborah Garrett said. “It was a vision of Evelyn Welch that there would be something that would stay with the park for a long time. It is fitting, as his home is part of the park named after him.”

  • McBurney jumped out of airplanes in WWII

    For some people, jumping out of an airplane is at the top of their bucket list. For others, it couldn’t be any further from the top.

    But for Bob McBurney, it was something he was trained to do.

    Robert C. “Bob” McBurney of Carrollton served from 1944-1946 in the United States Army as a paratrooper. He was a member of the 13th Airborne Division, 515th Parachute Infantry Regiment in World War II.

  • KSP investigating overdose at CCDC

    Kentucky State Police are investigating after two inmates at the Carroll County Detention Center allegedly overdosed on heroin.

    Rene C. Rabago Jr., 20, was found unconscious and transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital Tuesday, Nov. 3, according to Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Josh Lawson. He was treated and released back to the jail.

    A second inmate, Joshua A. Martin, 22, was found unconscious and was transported to University of Louisville Hospital. He remained hospitalized, as of Monday, Nov. 9, Lawson said.