Local News

  • Carroll County At Work: Sherri Bartley (R is for Realtor)

    After 40-plus years as a realtor, Sherri Bartley would not have changed anything about her career, other than starting it earlier.

    She was working for the state in her hometown of Berea when she met Carrollton native Frank Bartley, who was attending college there. They married in 1965 and recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. When she and Frank moved to Carrollton in 1967, Bartley worked in retail.

  • AT&T donates to iLEAD Academy Maker Space

    The AT&T Foundation and the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative are teaming up to extend the economic benefits of the Maker Movement across Kentucky’s I-71 corridor.

    The Maker Space, located at the iLEAD Academy, will be the hub of the effort.

    Numerous definitions can be found for the maker movement. The most generic defines it as an umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers.

  • Plans for improvements at county park move forward

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed in principle to enter into a contract with CMW to address first three upgrades to the county park. Fiscal court is scheduled to officially approve the contract at its Oct. 13, meeting.

    The first phase of the project will address the drainage issues around the baseball fields, replacing the current concession stand and restrooms, and replacing the current lights.

    The pavilion will be a covered viewing area between the four fields that raises the spectator above field level to improve sight lines.

  • Changes coming to city’s EIP program

    Carrollton City Council unanimously voted Monday to suspend the Enterprise Incentive Program until changes are made to clear up the process, after a recent dispute over whether or not a project had met all of the requirements for reimbursement.

    “This is not brain surgery,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

  • Hitting the trail

    The second annual Sheriff Jamie Kinman Scholarship Trail Ride was held Aug. 28, at Rafter 7 Ranch in Carroll County. The proceeds of the trail ride will benefit local academic scholarships. There were 70 riders, and the event raised enough money to give three $1,000

  • Champions faces changes with loss of funding

    Major changes are facing Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County as the organization found out Sept. 8, that it did not receive the federal grant that would fund years six through 10.

    Champions Coordinator Hayley Franklin said that uncertainty is in the air. “The executive committee has met to discuss the situation, but no decisions have been made about anything,” Franklin said.

  • Walk this way

    Students in Cartmell Elementary teacher Samantha Abercrombie’s fifth grade class are combining exercise and learning thanks to a $2,800 grant. 

    The Walking Classroom is a national award-winning education program that provides students and teachers with an innovative way to get exercise without sacrificing instructional time, according to its website. The nonprofit program’s “Walk, Listen, and Learn” methodology capitalizes on the favorable link between exercise and cognitive function.

  • Two children die in Owen Co. house fire


    Landmark News Service

    A mobile home fire claimed the lives of two children Saturday morning.

    Firefighters were dispatched to 900 Gaines Village Dr. Lot 7 at 9:45 a.m., according to Owenton Assistant Fire Chief/Public Information Officer Jude Canchola.

    Samuel Yager, who was inside the trailer asleep at the time of the fire was awoken by either passersby or neighbors who beat on a window to wake him, Kentucky State Police Trooper Josh Lawson said.

  • Car lot issue to be discussed again; changes to gas rates

    A potential car lot near the Prestonville Bridge will once again be brought before Carrollton’s Planning and Zoning Board for discussion.

  • Bands and BBQ at the Point

    Rain and a cool wind off the rivers limited the crowd but the music was entertaining during the Bands and BBQ at the Point, Sept. 11 and 12.