Local News

  • Young Leaders explore Carroll County agriculture

    The Carroll County High School Young Leaders program kicked off their training program with Agriculture Day, Sept. 18. The students visited a grain operation, a sawmill and a beef cattle farm.

    “I learned in everyday life how (agriculture) is around us,” sophomore Lauren Oak said.

  • KSP looking for suspect in Love’s robbery

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 Troopers are investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Love’s Travel Stop in Sparta.

    Gallatin County dispatchers received the call and advised KSP Post 5 of the robbery at 8:42 p.m. Witnesses advised that a black male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches came into the store wearing a navy blue sweatshirt and a blue cap, according to state police.

  • Down on the farm
  • Honoring the Super Readers
  • Resurfacing to begin on I-71 in Henry and Trimble counties

    Motorists traveling on northbound Interstate 71 in Henry and Trimble Counties will see construction signs being installed this week. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently awarded a contract for asphalt resurfacing on the northbound lanes of I-71 between the KY 55 overpass in Henry County and the Trimble/Carroll County line (mile points 37.1 to 38.8). 

    Contract crews are scheduled to begin work on Wednesday, Sept. 24, performing pavement base failure repairs in advance of asphalt paving.

  • 2014 Carroll County Tobacco Festival Pageants
  • Celebrating our heritage

    Port William Historical Society helds the annual Heritage Day event Saturday, Sept. 13. The event included a number of children’s activities, demonstrators and an historical baseball game featuring the Vevay White Stockings playing by the 1859 rules.

  • Angotti retires as Extension agent

     Grace Angotti, Carroll County Extension Agent for Family Consumer Sciences, retired Sept. 12, after 17 years with the Carroll County Extension Service.

    “It was a good time for me to retire,” Angotti said. “… I was able to go out with one of my favorite activities, the Senior Event.”

    The Carroll County Extension Council honored Angotti Friday with a reception at the extension office.

  • Cattlemen’s Association Family Farm Field Day this Saturday

    Beef cattle is now Carroll County’s number one agricultural cash crop. Carroll County producers have made capital investments in pasture improvement, cattle handling facilities, hay handling and storage and genetics using the Agricultural Development cost-share funds.

    Maximizing these investments will be the focus of the Family Farm Field Day being held Sept. 20, at the farm of Jason and Robin Stephenson on Boone Rd. Signs on Hwy. 36 East will direct visitors to the location.

  • Preparing for the worst

    Spent bullet shells were scattered through the hallways of Carroll County High School Saturday after two armed students entered the school firing their AK-47s at everyone in their path.

    The shells show their path in the front door, by the library and then upstairs in the school where four local police officers and a sheriff’s deputy took them down in a blaze of bullets at the end of a hallway.