Local News

  • Golden spreads music to county through education

    Budget crunches and a greater emphasis on test scores have squelched some of the chances children have to experience the arts in their lives, whether that be painting or sculpture, the theater or the symphony.

    Organist Connie Golden, D.M.A., has made it her new mission to help bring more opportunities for the arts, in particular music, to Carroll County.

  • Jones fired from Carroll school system

    Carroll County Schools fired a high school teacher Monday who was arrested Nov. 15 on sex abuse charges.

    John F. “Jay” Jones IV’s contract was terminated Nov. 28 after the school district completed its investigation into the allegations that led to charges of sexual abuse in the first degree, Superintendent Lisa James confirmed Monday. James said she could not comment further because of employee confidentiality statutes.

    “We keep educating our children at Carroll County Schools...that’s what we want to do here,” James said.

  • Holiday Closings

    With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, many local offices will be closed. These include:

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
    Carroll County Judges Office: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
    Parks and Recreation: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
    Property Valuation Administrator: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.

  • More than 16,000 items collected for Carroll County Food Pantry
  • Yum! Worms!
  • Former teacher arraigned on alcohol intoxication charges

    Lisa Brock, 54, of Gilgal Road in Turners Station and teacher at Kathryn Winn Primary was cited Oct. 17, at the school for alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offenses by Steve Abbott of the Carrollton Police Department.

    According to the uniform citation Gerda Wise, principal of Kathryn Winn filed the complaint. 

    According to Abbott’s report, Brock registered a .217, nearly three times the legal limit, on a breathalyzer test, failed field sobriety tests and admitted “she had been drinking this morning before school.”

  • Fastenal to relocate to new building in Ghent

    Fastenal Company will be relocating its store next to TraderBakers on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton to Ghent, Ky.

    A new location will be constructed on the site of the former Ghent school, which was destroyed by arson in April. The building was completely raised last week to make room. Store manager Nick Quigley said the company’s lease for the Carrollton location had expired, so company officials decided to make the move to Ghent. The company will continue to lease the new building, being constructed by a local developer, Quigley said.

  • Nohners file suit against city, officials over violation

    The document is only 12 pages long, but the lawsuit filed in Carroll County District Court Friday, Nov. 11, packs a lot of allegations against Ghent city officials – both in their official capacity and as individuals.

    The suit was filed by Louisville attorney Michael Tigue on behalf of his clients, Gary and Cheryl Nohner – Ghent residents who were sent a zoning violation notice in September for parking their commercial tractor-trailers on property they own on Fishing Street in the city.

  • Special prosecutor named in sex abuse case

    John F. “Jay” Jones IV will have his first court date addressing sex abuse charges Dec.1, and the prosecutor will not be Commonwealth Attorney James Crawford.

    Jones, a math teacher and coach at Carroll County High School was arrested Nov.15 in front of his parents’ home on Sixth Street in Carrollton.

  • Rotary hosts pancake breakfast