Local News

  • Livingood excited for new interim role

    Carroll County Schools interim superintendent Ron Livingood, Ed.D., took over the district’s leadership position July 12. He has a one-year contract with the district as the board of education begins the search for a new superintendent.

    Livingood retired in December 2016 after serving as superintendent of Grant County Schools for more than five years.

  • TRDHD, UMC offer free snacks until Aug. 11

    The Three Rivers District Health Department has partnered with the United Methodist Church Food Ministry summer food service in Carroll County to offer free food service to all children through age 18.

    The program provides an enhanced snack for each child, health department grant writer and community development specialist Hayley Franklin said.

    The United Methodist Church Food Ministry in Owen County prepares the snacks, Franklin said, and then brings them to Carroll County Health Department in a mobile food vehicle.

  • Local officials believe data regarding youth smoking, alcohol, drug use is high

    Students responding to questions on cigarette, alcohol and other types of drug use in the 2016 Kentucky Incentive for Prevention report show higher numbers than some local officials believe to be the case.

    In fact, Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County coordinator Hayley Franklin said the numbers on usage by youth here have shown steady declines with the educational efforts and prevention programs offered here in recent years. Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite agrees based on his department’s reports.

  • Council discusses park renovation, taxes

    With the new river walk extensions coming soon, Point Park is next up for a makeover. Mayor Robb Adams said a new sign has been ordered, and tree trimmers will be in town in a couple of weeks to shape up and remove some trees.

    Adams said he would like to update the basketball court, but would like to keep the existing poles. After doing some research, he found a company in South Carolina that could provide a backboard and breakaway rim for about $1,250-$1,300 each. He also wants to spray the grass, seal the cracks and spray new lines on the court.

  • Man arrested for killing dog, intoxication

    Carrollton Police Department arrested Anthony Spencer, 52, of Carrollton Thursday, July 20, and charged him with second-degree cruelty to animals; public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and second-degree disorderly conduct.

  • Be prepared: Register loved one in new High Risk Missing Persons Program

    Family members and caretakers of people susceptible to going missing or wandering off now have the opportunity to register their loved ones ahead of time, giving law enforcement and rescue personnel a two-hour head start on recovering them. The target audience for the High Risk Missing Persons Program includes those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, autism, mental disabilities or other physical impairments, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said.

  • Group wants data on overseas packages


    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Opioid products like fentanyl and carfentanil, which are many times more powerful and dangerous than heroin, have become well-known by law enforcement and first-responders in Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky, where fatal opioid overdoses have become a public health emergency.

  • Ky. becomes first state to require protective headgear in high school softball


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Protective face masks will be mandatory for high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen in Kentucky beginning with the 2018 season.

    The KHSAA adopted the new requirement as part of its first organized meeting of the 2017-18 school year in Covington. The change makes Kentucky the first state to require protective headgear in high school softball.

  • Carrollton man found guilty of robbery, kidnapping

    Almost a year and a half after robbing and kidnapping a Gallatin County woman, a Carroll County Circuit Court jury July 14, found a Carrollton man guilty on all charges.

  • Music, food, inflatables at Ghent Days Saturday

    Ghent will close Hwy. 47 this Saturday from 6 a.m. until midnight, from Hwy. 42 to Liberty Street, to hold the Ghent Days Festival.

    Ghent Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn said the festival had not been held for more than 10 years, when the city decided to revive the celebration last year for Ghent’s Bicentennial. The festival was such a success, despite the extreme heat, that the city decided to repeat it again this year.