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Today's News

  • Game over: Lady Panthers’ season ends in regional loss to Shelby Co.

    Shelby County’s full-court press proved too much to handle for Carroll County as the Lady Rockets defeated the Lady Panthers, 66-34, in the first round of the 8th Region Tournament Tuesday, March 3, hosted by Carroll County High School.

    Tied 11-11 after the first quarter, the Lady Panthers were held without a field goal in the second, going 3-6 from the free throw line, and found themselves in a 20-point hole at the half.

  • Airgas employee recovers from vehicle accident on Hwy. 36

    At just a few minutes before 8 a.m., the Monday of Aug. 4, 2014, was on track to be a warm, sunny day despite some patchy fog that pestered morning commuters along State Hwy. 36 between Milton and Carrollton.

    Miachel Hancock-Eccles, 42, of Madison, had just dropped off her 12-year-old son for his first day of school and was heading toward Carrollton to start her workday at Airgas. It was a drive she had made every weekday, twice a day, for a couple of years. It seemed like just another day.

  • Bemis grants complete pre-engineering pipeline

    Thanks to two grants from the Bemis Company, starting next school year, elementary students in the Carroll County School District will begin learning the principles of engineering on their first day of kindergarten.

  • Lift assist chair catches fire

    A chair in a resident’s living quarter at River Reed Assisted Living caught fire Friday morning, Feb. 27.

    The lift assist chair had an electric motor and a cut in the power cord caused a short, catching the chair on fire reported Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell.

  • KYTC maps out its plan for state road work

    Kentucky Department of Transportation’s rural secondary road plan for Carroll County will spend $376,686 on improvements to four sections of state roads in the county.

    Resurfacing work will repave two miles of Ky. 2949 (South Fork Road) starting from KY 1112 (Bucks Run Road); Ky. 36 from the junction of Ky. 227 to Jay Louden Way; Ky. 36 from Ky. 1112 to Ky. 1204 (Goose Creek Road); and Ky. 36 from Four Mile Road to Ky. 1112.

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will host its annual Carrollton town hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. This year’s topic will be heroin.

    Award-winning panelists from Northern Kentucky will speak: Jim Thaxton, NKY Heroin Impact Task Force Coordinator; Jason Merrick, NKY People Advocating Recovery; Bonnie Hedrick, Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Alliance; and Charlotte Wethington, parent and recovery advocate.

  • Weather forces school cancellation March 4

    With more wintry weather knocking on the door, Carroll County Schools made the decision Tuesday night to cancel school the next day, Wednesday, March 4.
    The decision to cancel school was made based on information from the National Weather Service, Carroll County Schools Superintendent Bill Hogan said Wednesday morning. The timing of the impending snow event corresponded to when the district would be transporting its students back home. The district values student safety first, he said.

  • First reading held outlining electrical inspection fees

    Carrollton City Council conducted a first reading on an ordinance setting electrical inspection fees at its Feb. 23 meeting.

    The ordinance imposes a fee of $60 for general inspections, with re-inspection after a failed inspection costing $30. If multiple inspections are needed at or near the same time, the initial inspection will cost $60 and $30 or less for each additional inspection, depending on the number of inspections needed.

  • No one injured in local accident
  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Want to meet local business owners or learn more about a club or organization in Carroll County? Then Business After Hours is where you want to be March 10.

    The networking event will be held at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge mezzanine from 5-7 p.m.

    “The event is open to anyone,” Friends of Butler President Deborah Garrett said. “It is geared to business owners and clubs or organizations as a social networking tool.”