Local News

  • Witnessing history: Eclipse 2017

    The 2017 Solar Eclipse captured everyone’s attention Monday, Aug. 21, as Carroll County witnessed about 93 percent totality, meaning, the sun was not fully covered by the moon. Carroll County Schools extended its school day by 30 minutes as the peak time of the eclipse was about 2:30 p.m., and Christian Academy of Carrollton dismissed at noon.

  • Beck promoted to Carroll Co. dispatch supervisor

    Carroll County dispatcher Greg Beck has been promoted to dispatch supervisor. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said at the 911 Board meeting Aug. 11, the purpose of the position is so dispatch would operate more freely as a stand-alone department. He also said there would be less pressure on himself and assistant chief Tim Mitchell.

    Mitchell said that Beck would be the point of contact for recordings.

    Grant update

  • School resource officer position to return; CPD to hire position

    Through a partnership between Carroll County Schools and the city of Carrollton, a school resource officer will soon be patrolling the halls.

    Carrollton City Council approved the Board of Education’s proposal at its meeting Aug. 14.

  • Kentucky Lt. Gov. to visit CCHS, promote entrepreneurship

    Kentucky Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton will speak to Carroll County High School students on Aug. 23, about entrepreneurship and the 2018 Lt. Governor’s Entrepreneurship Challenge (LGEC). Hampton will be at CCHS from 11 a.m.–12 p.m.

     “This is a great opportunity for our students,” said CCHS principal Tom Stephens. “Entrepreneurship represents a lot of the qualities that we want our students to have, and we hope to have several students participate in the 2018 LGEC.”

  • New JCTC campus ready for school

    They say the third time is a charm. A standing-room-only crowd was on hand Aug. 9, to witness the third ribbon cutting for the almost $16 million Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus, a facility nearly 50 years in the making.

  • First Friday
  • Rohrer promoted to top spot at Cartmell

    There is a new but very familiar face in the Cartmell Elementary School’s principal office as Jeanie Rohrer took over the position effective July 1, when former principal Jonica Ray became elementary instructional supervisor for Carroll County Schools.

    Rohrer has seemingly come full circle as her start in education was as the administrative assistant to Cindy Warrick, the first JCTC Carrollton campus coordinator when the campus first opened in 1989. “You could forget the job titles back then. We did it all,” she said.

  • Neikirk excited about new adventure at CCHS

    After 27 years of walking the halls of Oldham County High School, Andrea Neikirk will begin this school year as a Carroll County Panther, joining the CCHS staff as assistant principal.

    A Louisville area native, Neikirk graduated from Male High School. She majored in biology and minored in chemistry at Georgetown College, while also earning her teaching degree. After graduating in 1990, she immediately started teaching at OCHS and taught chemistry, as well as other science classes. She earned her master’s degree and Rank I at University of Louisville.

  • Chatham promoted to Cartmell assistant principal

    Krista Chatham has always been a leader and now she will be one in a different capacity as she assumes the role of Cartmell Elementary assistant principal.

    Chatham started at the Carroll County Middle School as a sixth grade math teacher. She graduated from Franklin College in Indiana with an elementary education degree and a minor in mathematics. She was certified to teach math grades K-9. After one year at the middle school she transferred to Winn Primary and taught third grade with Jeanie Rohrer. Chatham said they have worked together since then.

  • Butler lodge, restaurant, pool closed Aug. 14-16

    The lodge, restaurant and swimming pool at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will be closed Aug. 14-16.

    The temporary closure is so the service panel that provides power to the lodge can be replaced as part of the “Refreshing the Finest” initiative that is funding improvements at Kentucky State Parks.

    The park’s cottages and campground will remain open. The lodge is expected to be open for business on Aug. 17.