Today's News

  • Carroll man arrested after gas station robberies

    A Carrollton man was arrested Wednesday morning in connection with robberies at two gas stations in Carrollton.

  • Pride wins Carrollton Idol

    The male singers held serve during the Carrollton Idol finals Saturday night at the Historic English Schoolhouse as country singers Marcus Pride and Ricky Tucker claimed the top two spots, while the youngest contestant Ryan Cain finished in third place.

    Pride dropped to his knees when Carrollton Idol host Brandon Stewart announced he was the winner, and, afterwards, Pride talked about the emotion.

  • District welcomes former school leaders

    The Carroll County School District invited all the past superintendents, retired teachers and others to attend the Board of Education meeting June 18, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the merger between Carroll County’s community schools and the Carrollton independent schools into one district, which occurred July 1, 1965.

    Five former superintendents attended the celebration.

    Rowland Haun was superintendent from 1974-76 and also was the principal of the high school after the merger.

  • Tourism hosts local photo competition

    Imagine your photo on the cover of the Carroll County Destinations guide or a brochure on display at numerous trade shows. The Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Convention Commission is sponsoring the Carroll County Photo Contest as they look for new photos to promote the community. For its 2015 Photo Contest they want to see people’s experience in the Carrollton/Carroll County area. Capture the moments and places you most enjoyed while visiting the area!

  • County park improvements top county’s new budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, which is 4 percent smaller than last fiscal year.

    Capital projects were reduced from $2.58 million to $1.23 million. The 2014-15 capital project funds included ensuring the bonds for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus and improvements to Westrick Memorial Park.

  • Code enforcement moves forward in Carrollton

    Initial steps to clean up the city of Carrollton have begun.

    City Attorney Amy Eversole presented city council with four new ordinances related to addressing clean up issues. The first reading will be held at a special council meeting tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, June 26. The second reading was tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. June 29.

  • Paving the connector
  • Booster seat law now in effect

    Gov. Steve Beshear signed a new booster seat bill into law on June 15, requiring children younger than nine years old and between 40 and 57 inches tall be secured in a booster seat. The law went into effect June 24.

    The bill requires law enforcement officers to issue citations with a $30 fine, although no court costs will be assessed. In addition, violators will have the option to purchase a booster seat instead of paying the fine.

  • Final look back at this year’s county fair
  • Belles vs. Daisies