Local News

  • CCHS presents “The Real Edgar Allan Poe: A Night of Terror”
  • Hispanic art to be displayed at library through November

    The Carroll County Public Library will be showcasing local Hispanic arts and crafts during the month of November.

    Items from Mexico, Guatamala and Colombia will be on display in the meeting room, contributed or handmade by Jefferson Community and Technical College students and their families. The library will be hosting an opening reception for the show on Monday, Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. Some of the items will be included in a silent auction; the proceeds will benefit the ESL and family literacy programs at the library.

  • Cruisin' for the Children

    The Shop with a Cop Poker Run raised $3,310 Sunday. The event had 98 people and about 75 bikes participate. Paul Hanley of Bethlehem, Ky. won the event with the best hand, and donated the $100 prize back to Shop with a Cop. Valerie McIntyre of Florence, Ky. won the 50/50 drawing and also donated the money back. Tommy Crawford of Sanders won the George Jones guitar. Co-organizer Ron Jones wanted to thank all those who helped with the event, including Ricky Howard with A to Z Auctions.

  • Teacher cited at school for intoxication, fired Thursday

    A Kathryn Winn Primary second grade teacher has been terminated after she was cited for alcohol intoxication at school.

    Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Steve Abbott cited Lisa G. Brock, 55, of Turners Station for alcohol intoxication in a public place Monday, Oct. 17 at 9 a.m. at Winn.

  • McMurry plans to eliminate paid fire chief position

    With confidence that the Carrollton Fire Department has been running just fine without a full-time fire chief for the past several months, Mayor Gene McMurry said Monday he intends to propose leaving the position unfilled.

    Randy Tharp retired from the position effective Sept. 30.

    McMurry said he will present his proposal to Carrollton City Council at its next meeting, Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.

  • Deatherage elected to KLC board

    Carrollton City Council member Ann Deatherage has been elected to the 2011-12 Kentucky League of Cities executive board.
    KLC members elected officers, as well as its executive board and board of directors, which sets the organization’s legislative priorities, at its annual business meeting during the KLC Conference and Expo last week in Lexington.

  • Drunken drivers can’t hide behind Halloween costumes 

    As party-going ghosts and goblins celebrate Halloween this October, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) reminds everyone to keep the party off the road. 

     “There isn’t a Halloween costume clever enough to hide an impaired driver who has made the poor decision to get behind the wheel,” said KOHS Director of Highway Safety Bill Bell. “Whether you’ve had one too many or way too many it is just not worth the risk. Remember, Buzzed driving is drunk driving.”

  • Motorcycle Awareness Program held at CCHS


    Carroll County Youth Services Center would like to say “Thank You” to Glenda Hobbic and the KMA for the motorcycle awareness program that was presented to the juniors and seniors. You did a great job and we appreciate your efforts.

    A special “Thank You” goes out the Ron “Jonsey” Jones, John “JD” Dolby, Ricky Howard and Butch Smith for being at the presentation.

    Please be aware of motorcycles. They are everywhere.

    Tracey Reynolds, Ma, MSW, LCSW

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Oct. 26, 2011

    Council approves EIP funding proposal

    Steve Buchanan and his business, Tea Shop, located at 408 Main Street, will receive $2,400 in Enterprise Incentive Program funds to improve the building’s façade and signage. According to the application, Buchanan will be removing the broken glass front and replacing it with decorative stones.

    Carrollton City Council originally tabled the proposal because they wanted more information on the materials being used in the construction. 

  • Sheriff's Office Briefs - Oct. 26, 2011

    Overturned semi blocks interstate, no one hurt

    A FedEx double semi tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 71 early Wednesday morning, shutting down the northbound lanes for five hours.

    Robert Curtin of Troy, Ohio, was traveling northbound at about 5:20 a.m. when he swerved to miss a deer, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle went off the left side of the road and the driver attempted to regain control.