Today's News

  • Rain caused flooding issues throughout county

    The rain on April 2-3, created numerous problems for the Carroll County. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said there was devastation from Locust to Ghent after the storm.

    “Locust was the hardest hit area,” he said.

    County Road Supervisor Gene Clayton concurred, saying at the fiscal court meeting April 14, that all of the water rolling through there clogged the culverts with debris. Magistrate Floyd Bowling reported 3 feet of water coming down Locust.

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  • Traffic relief coming

    Kathryn Winn’s new after-school pickup routine begins Monday.

    Thanks to a parking lot expansion behind the Board of Education building, Kathryn Winn parents will not be waiting as long to pick up their children after school. On Monday, parents will begin using two new pickup paths so that Ninth Street will no longer be blocked by stopped vehicles and so that students will have more safe crossing areas.

  • Banner editor pens Christian music history


    Landmark News Service

    The latest publication from the pen of author Dave Taylor, also known as Managing Editor of The Trimble Banner, has been released by LexingtonHaus Publications and Amazon.

    “Happy Rhythm: A Biography of Hovie Lister and the Statesmen Quartet” is the third and final edition of a book first published in 1994. A hardback edition was published in 1998 on the 50th anniversary of the gospel vocal group’s founding. Both previous editions sold out years ago.

  • Master plan needs revision if city wants car lots in C1

    Carrollton City Council aims to change the city’s comprehensive plan to accommodate car lots within the C1 district in downtown. The district encompasses the center of Seventh Street to the Kentucky River and from the center of Sycamore Street to the Ohio River–except for the block from Fourth Street to Fifth Street and from Sycamore Street to Highland Avenue, which is zoned residential (R-2).

  • Backyard politics: Scott stands out as other GOP gubernatorial candidates struggle to distinguish themselves during recent Oldham County debate


    Landmark News Service

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of LaGrange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • CCMS construction slowly making progress

    Carroll County Board of Education approved two change orders for the Carroll County Middle School construction project and a revised BG-3 for the Carroll County High School athletic complex upgrades at a special board meeting April 9.

    Change order 19 will cost $2,641 and includes an additional nine exit signs plus the installation of 16 exit signs.

  • City to apply for grant to pave along Ky. River

    The city will be applying for a federal grant to construct a paved trail along the Kentucky River. Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Bob Yoder said the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant is a 50-50 matching grant, and applications are due by April 30.

  • Toasted

    Ghent Fire Protection District and the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office  responded to a fire alarm at Landmark Apartments on Hwy. 36 Thursday, April 9. The cause of the fire was attributed to a toaster oven that had been left on.

  • New booster seat law; how to buckle in correctly


    The Courier-Journal

    Starting this summer, parents will be required to keep children secured in booster seats a little longer under a new state law that aims to improve safety in motor vehicles.

    The law, enacted in this year’s legislative session, includes two key changes related to age and height that parents should heed, otherwise they could face a $25 fine.