Local News

  • Tractor Supply Company breaks ground in Carroll Co.

    Tractor Supply Co. has begun construction in Carrollton on a new store, to be located at 324 Floyd Drive. Work began late December with a goal of opening in the spring.

    Tractor Supply will serve as a one-stop shop for farmers, livestock and pet owners, ranchers, part-time and hobby farmers, gardeners, homeowners, tradesmen and others.

    The Carrollton Tractor Supply plans to hire 12-15 employees with firsthand knowledge and expertise in caring for pets, livestock and land.

  • Volleyball to begin; football field complete

    Despite the cold wintry weather outside, progress continues in the Parks and Recreation department.

    Director J.P. Dale told Carroll County Fiscal Court Jan. 23, that the adult volleyball league and youth volleyball camp would begin Jan. 25.

    Youth baseball and softball registration began Dec. 23 and closes March 2. Dale said the local team Little League fees have been paid, but they are waiting to hear about the Little League sanctioning fee.

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  • Kroger Click List is a time-saver for families, businesses

    The old adage of ‘what goes around comes around’ applies to the new Click List service offered by the Carrollton Kroger store.

    Grocery shopping was changed in the late 1940’s with the advent of larger and improved refrigerators as people could store perishables for longer periods of time. Prior to the refrigeration improvements most families had standing orders at their local grocery. The orders were filled and delivered to the home.

  • Two drug dogs on police force; first reading on residential footprint

    Carrollton Police Department now officially has two K-9 units helping to fight the war on drugs in Carrollton.

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution Jan. 22, authorizing the mayor to enter into a contract with Carrollton Police Sgt. Ryan Gosser regarding his K-9, Zach.

  • Citation upheld for Port William RV, Motel


    The News-Democrat

    In a brief, but tense, meeting, the Carroll County Board of Adjustments voted last week to stand by a citation issued by Carrollton Code Enforcement Officer John Welch to JT Crowell Investments, LLC, which owns Port William RV Park and Motel.

    Board member Larry Willhoite cast the lone dissent in the 4-1 vote.

  • Legislative town hall meeting Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

    This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • Kentucky high school shooting leaves 2 people dead, 17 injured



    When Heather Ligon arrived at her two sons’ safe place near Marshall County High School on Tuesday, her youngest son, just 14, was crawling to her on hands and knees in a panic.

    Ligon’s sons Bryan, 14, and James Dylan, 18, were inside the school when a 15-year-old student opened fire on Tuesday, killing two students and wounding 12 others. Five other teens were hurt while fleeing, police said.

  • What we know now: Marshall County High School shooting



    Benton, Ky., was shaken to its core Tuesday when a 15-year-old sophomore went on a shooting rampage at Marshall County High School, killing two students and injuring more than a dozen.

    Here’s what we know now.

    Rising numbers

    While initial reports from Gov. Matt Bevin, witnesses, and Kentucky State Police were spotty, the final numbers of those injured rose overnight.

  • Forum addresses reconfiguration concerns

    Parents of students set to be fifth-graders next year raised concerns about moving them to Carroll County Middle School as part of a possible grade reconfiguration to make room for an all-day Head Start.

    More than 100 people, including parents, educators and school board members, attended the forum held Thursday, Jan. 11, at the middle school auditorium to discuss reconfiguration.