Local News

  • Be our guest: CCHS presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    Relive the romance and the excitement of one of Walt Disney’s most cherished love stories, as the Carroll County High School drama club presents “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

  • Trimble bids farewell to Sheriff Coons

    Unit 1201 has signed off for the last time.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons has succumbed to his battle with cancer. Following several months of treatment, including frequent trips to Chicago for specialized care, Coons, 58, reached the end of his earthly watch on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, while resting at his Trimble County home.

  • Animal shelter actively returning, adopting dogs

    When you finish the math, there are only three dogs at the Carroll County Animal Shelter. Carroll County Animal Shelter Director Lisa Hartman reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday that 31 dogs had been received by the shelter, with 16 transferred to rescues, five returned to their owners and seven adopted from the shelter.

  • Businesses recover from storm damage

    Local businesses are still recovering from the wind storm that blew through Carroll County at approximately 6:30 a.m. March 1, and left substantial damage in its wake.

    Mi Viejo, a Mexican restaurant located on Hwy. 227, sustained structural and water damage. The damage closed the restaurant’s doors until repairs could be completed.

  • Debris removal continues; CU offers natural gas valves

    In Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight’s absence, Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams reported to Carrollton City Council Monday that Public Works has been busy cleaning up tree limbs and other debris following the wind storm March 1. Adams said the city has received numerous calls from residents regarding limbs, and he said Public Works would be around a second time to pick them up. However, residents must cut the tree into chunks that the backhoe can pick up. Residents must dispose of the root ball, he said.

  • Fiscal court reviews CCMH plans for office addition

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital CEO Harry Hayes gave Carroll County Fiscal Court its first look at architectural drawings of the hospital’s 22,000 square foot expansion Feb. 28.

    The expansion will sit on the front right corner of the hospital property near the edge of the Three Rivers Health Department building. The expansion will house physician offices, the cardiac testing and the specialty clinic.

    CCMH will lose patient and employee parking across the 11th Street side of the property and between the hospital and the health department.

  • Hooper inducted into CU sports hall of fame

    A Carrollton, Ky. native, Whitney Ballinger Hooper was inducted into the Campbellsville University Sports Hall of Fame, Feb, 25, along with Ronnie Spry the Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee.

    “I was so surprised when I received the call that I was being inducted,” Hooper said. “This is really special. This is a big honor to be a recipient as they induct one maybe two people a year into the Sports Hall of Fame.”

  • KSP makes arrest in attempted murder Feb. 26 in Henry County

    Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a shooting in Henry County. 

    At about 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Kentucky State Police Dispatchers received a call from La Grange Police Department of a person being shot at on L’Esprit Parkway in Henry County.

  • NWS confirms wind caused damage; all power restored

    The National Weather Service visited Carroll County Monday, March 6, and determined the damage sustained March 1, was due to straight line winds.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said Tuesday that NWS officials toured Carrollton and affected parts of the county to determine if there had been a tornado. Their findings confirmed what local officials suspected — straight-line winds from the severe storms were the culprit.

  • Jansen returns to Extension in FSC position for Carroll County


    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County gave Cathy Jansen her start in the extension office, but she has paid the favor back now — twice.

    Jansen’s first day on the job as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Carroll County Cooperative Extension was Monday, Feb. 27. She first worked at the county extension office as the 4-H agent from 1997 to 2003. Even though this is her first position in FCS, this is not her first time serving the county through extension.