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Today's News

  • Carrollton man found guilty of robbery, kidnapping

    Almost a year and a half after robbing and kidnapping a Gallatin County woman, a Carroll County Circuit Court jury July 14, found a Carrollton man guilty on all charges.

  • Live Your Passion | Lampstand 33 - Marcus Mumphrey

    Lampstand33 is the name of Carroll County native Marcus Mumphrey’s outreach program. It is a multicultural, community and peer-based group that strives to enrich, support and sustain the body, mind and spirit of local youth.

    “Lampstand” appears in the Bible multiple times, and in the first 11 verses of the Book of Revelations lampstand is referred to seven times.

    Lampstand has become Mumphrey’s passion to give back to his community, which is ironic as he once said that he was leaving Carrollton and not coming back.

  • Ellis hired at the Carrollton Police Department

    After working the last several years in manufacturing, Carrollton native Brad Ellis is finally getting his opportunity to pursue his dream: being a police officer.

    The 2008 Carroll County High School graduate has wanted to be a police officer since he was young and is very excited about beginning his new career. Ellis said he believes in the importance of public safety and giving children a safe environment to grow up in.

  • Meeting the ‘Real Thing’
  • Sesquienctial Sentiments - Celebrating Carroll County's history with Dave Taylor

    Residents of the northern end of Carroll County along the Ohio River had long been accustomed to the long, mournful steam whistles of the numerous mail packet and excursion steamboats plying America’s waterways. But in the late 1860s, steam whistles of a second kind became familiar sounds to the southern residents of the county when a railroad line connecting Louisville, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio, was completed by the Louisville, Cincinnati & Lexington Railroad (LC&L).

  • Back In My Day | David and Mary Jo Corley

    You never know where you will meet the love of your life. For David and Mary Jo Corley, it was the Carroll County Tobacco Festival in 1950.

    David, a Trimble County native, came to the festival with his friend William Jackson. William was dating Betty Robbins at the time, who just happened to be friends with Mary Jo, a Carroll County native. The two hit it off right away and went to a movie at the Richland Theater after the festival.

  • Music, food, inflatables at Ghent Days Saturday

    Ghent will close Hwy. 47 this Saturday from 6 a.m. until midnight, from Hwy. 42 to Liberty Street, to hold the Ghent Days Festival.

    Ghent Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn said the festival had not been held for more than 10 years, when the city decided to revive the celebration last year for Ghent’s Bicentennial. The festival was such a success, despite the extreme heat, that the city decided to repeat it again this year.

  • BBB: Senior citizen loses $500 in Facebook scam

    Kentucky Press News Service

    A Lexington senior citizen lost $500 when someone she thought was a family friend told her via Facebook Messenger that she could get some “free government money” if she contacted a company offering the program and sent the required fee.

  • Ky. becomes first state to require protective headgear in high school softball

    By JOSH MOORE

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Protective face masks will be mandatory for high school softball pitchers, first basemen and third basemen in Kentucky beginning with the 2018 season.

    The KHSAA adopted the new requirement as part of its first organized meeting of the 2017-18 school year in Covington. The change makes Kentucky the first state to require protective headgear in high school softball.

  • Group wants data on overseas packages

    By JAMES MAYSE

    The Messenger-Inquirer

    Opioid products like fentanyl and carfentanil, which are many times more powerful and dangerous than heroin, have become well-known by law enforcement and first-responders in Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky, where fatal opioid overdoses have become a public health emergency.