Local News

  • Nutcracker Tea

     The Carroll County Public Library hosted its annual Nutcracker Tea for young children. Tea and other goodies were served and Santa made a visit. Jennifer Beach, Sarah Beach and Emily Beach provided live music for the event.

  • Cartmell Elementary Shoppers
  • Baking Contest Overall Winner
  • Riverwalk improvements continue
  • U.S. 42 lift station sold

    Carrollton City Council Dec. 8, voted to authorize the mayor to execute a deed regarding the Celotex Lift Station, located on U.S. Hwy. 42. The property was declared a surplus and sold to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for $1. Mayor Gene McMurry said the state will remove the lift station, as well as the utility lines underneath, so that it can widen the road to three 12-foot lanes.

  • Carroll students experience ‘Hour of Code’

    The world is becoming an increasingly smaller place. That is due, in large part, to advancements in technology.

    Drive your car to the grocery store, purchase your groceries, fill up your tank at the gas station and drive home. That seemingly normal trip was impacted by technology – from the computer system in your car to the grocery store cash register, from the gas pump to the traffic lights.

    Behind this technology are computer scientists who programmed it.

  • Prestonville franchise with Kentucky Utilities to expire in February

    Kentucky Utilities representatives Jan Coleman and Kristy Thompson met with the city of Prestonville Dec. 15, to discuss the franchise agreement set to expire in February 2015.

  • Retiring Tomlinson presides over final meeting

    Retiring Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson presided over his final Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Dec. 16.

    “It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of Carroll County,” Tomlinson said. “I would be remiss if I did not recognize the staff I have worked with.”

  • Girl Scouts earn prestigious silver award

    A Youth Drug Awareness program earned four Carroll County Girl Scouts their silver award. Gabby Vaught, Nohemi Castellon, Megan Higgs and Maddi Carli are the first known Carroll County silver award recipients.

    The Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. A cadette is a girl in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade and a registered girl scout.

    The silver award is a local community service project, beyond the Girl Scout community, that has a sustainable component to the project.

  • ‘No missing money’ in sheriff’s audit

    State Auditor Adam Edelen released the audit of the 2013 financial statement of Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    According to the state auditor’s office the recent changes of the auditing standards requires the auditor’s exit letter to communicate whether the financial statement presents fairly the revenues, expenditures and excess fees of the Carroll County Sheriff in accordance with generally accepted accounting principals in the United States.