Local News

  • Tractor-trailer overturns, minor injuries to driver

    A Christman Sons and Farms tractor-trailer hauling a fertilizer mix of 28 percent nitrogen and water overturned on Hwy. 389 about a mile from the Carroll/Henry county line Friday, Feb. 28.

    Tyler Davis, 18, of Prestonville was traveling on Hwy. 389 and went around a curve when his load shifted, causing the tractor-trailer to overturn, Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Brad Arterburn said Tuesday. Davis was transported by Carroll County EMS to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and released, Arterburn said.

  • Dollar-A-Day Boys

    Author Bill Jamerson brings his music and storytelling program on the Civilian Conservation Corps to Carrollton at 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Carroll County Public Library.

    In an interview from his home in Michigan Monday, Jamerson said his one-hour program combines stories, songs, readings from his books and a video in a nostalgic, feel-good, coming-of-age program about CCC. “I will be sharing the experiences of these young men,” he said.

  • Legislators at work

    Some of tomorrow’s young Carroll County leaders visited the state capitol Wednesday, Feb. 26, to learn about the innerworkings of state government. Twenty-four Carroll County High School juniors and seniors in the Carroll County Young Leaders Institute program met state Rep. Rick Rand and state Sen. Paul Hornback, toured the Capitol building and Annex and were recognized by Rand during the House General Assembly meeting. 

  • Salt still an issue for Carrollton, county

    Salt supplies remain extremely low for Carroll County and the city of Carrollton after the latest storm system brought a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to the Ohio River Valley.

    For Carroll County, supplies are at about 50 to 60 tons after treating roads the past few days, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Tuesday.

    The county has salt ordered and promises for delivery that simply are not happening, he said. Tomlinson was told that he would receive 150 tons Tuesday, but nothing showed up.

  • Wise family benefit

    Carroll County’s 3 Rivers Archery Club is hosting an 1800 Water Damage Bow Hunter Championship at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at Camp Kysoc. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wise family that was injured in the car wreck on Hwy. 36 Feb. 26 (see story on page 1 and continued above).

    The entry fee is $40. The top five will have a shoot out on Bow Life pop up targets, with the first place winner receiving $500.

    The Bow Life pop up target course will be open to shoot for the fee for non tournament shooters.

  • Animal Tales

    Carroll County Public Library celebrated “Take Your Child to the Library Day” Feb. 22, by bringing in a special presentation from Animal Tales. This included live animals and fun facts from zoo educators and naturalists. Each child in attendance also received a free gift.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Board of Education voted to keep students off from school during Spring Break

    By a vote of 3-2, the Carroll County School Board voted to continue adding on days to the end of the school year and NOT use Spring Break as makeup days. The district has had 14 snow days as of today, and the last day for students is June 3.

    However, the board is leaving open the option of possibly taking Memorial Day or a Saturday as a make up day if the district continues to have snow days so that Carroll County High School graduation is not pushed back any further. Graduation is currently scheduled for Sunday, June 8.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Feb. 25, 2014

    Tire amnesty May 1-3

    The county will host a tire collection May 1-3. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county has to provide a place to store the tires and three or four workers to help load them. He said they may need a few more than that because there are a number of places that have a large number of used tires. At the Feb. 11, meeting, Tomlinson said the county already has more than 800 tires that can go into the recycling program.


    Watershed project moves forward

  • County ranks lower than Appalachian area

    A new state report paints a troubling picture of education and the workforce in Carroll County, ranking the majority of factors here below the averages for the Appalachian counties of Eastern Kentucky.

  • CCHS drama brings ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to the stage March 7-8

    Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Carroll County High School next weekend for the high school drama club performance of “The Wizard of Oz.”

    There will be three performances: 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 8, all in the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.