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Today's News

  • River walk named for Webster
  • Back In My Day | Ken Massey

    Little did Ken Massey know that meeting Patsy Knigga, a young lady from Ghent, at the Eastern Kentucky State College’s Baptist Student Union would lead to a romance that is still going after 61 years and a stay in Ghent of more than 46 years.

  • Carroll County at Work | L is for Librarian

    If you can’t remember the last time you were inside the Carroll County Public Library, you’re due back for another visit, and you may be shocked at what has changed. Assistant Director Patricia Hersey, who is celebrating 20 years of working for the library, remembers when her responsibilities centered on reference questions and helping people find books. “Now, so much has shifted, and we’re at so much of a faster pace because the library gets so much more use.”

  • Sweeping the river
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules same-sex marriages legal; licenses available

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear ordered county clerks across the state to begin issuing marriage licenses Friday, June 26, to same-sex couples, following a Supreme Court ruling making such marriages legal nationwide.

    In Carroll County, there have been no requests for marriage licenses from same-sex couples as of Tuesday. County Clerk Alice Marsh is on vacation this week and unavailable to discuss her office’s policies on dealing with the governor’s directive.

  • 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!

  • Fireworks, day of festivities, set for Point Park Saturday

    The city of Carrollton is hosting its annual Fourth of July Celebration on July 4, at Point Park. The event is co-sponsored by Carroll County Fiscal Court and Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism.

    The firework show, provided by Vito’s Fireworks of Covington, will begin at 10 p.m. The show will include a firework fountain and a display resembling the American flag.

  • Council acts to add teeth to its efforts to clean up

    Carrollton City Council is moving forward on its efforts to clean up the city by strengthening and streamlining its nuisance ordinances.

    Council passed the first reading of the four ordinances at a special meeting Friday, June 26, and the second reading at a special meeting Monday, June 29. Mayor Robb Adams and councilmembers Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were present at both meetings, with councilmembers Doug Hill and Hayley Franklin absent.