Today's News

  • Family loses everything in house fire Saturday

    No one was injured, but a Carrollton family lost everything they owned in a house fire Saturday morning.

    Homeowner Lois Gray and her family were awakened by their smoke detector early Saturday morning. CFD Chief Mike Terrell said the family saw a fire in the front room near the space heater. They threw buckets of water on it, but the fire climbed up the wall so the family left the home.

  • Live Your Passion | U - Umpiring Tim and Chris Hendrick

    Just like mothers and daughters, fathers and sons share a special bond and enjoy spending time together. For some, it’s flipping a house or a car. Others enjoy waking up before dawn to go hunting, while others prefer to sit on the couch and watch a game.

    For Tim and Chris Hendrick, one of their passions is baseball, and Tim passed on his love of both umpiring and watching the sport to his son.

  • Lady Panthers pull upset over Gallatin County, 49-45

    Coming off a disappointing loss to Henry County Jan. 2, the Lady Panthers needed a win over district-leading Gallatin County Jan. 6.

    Carroll County head coach Ron Henderson has talked about the team’s inconsistency all year and the consistent team showed up as the Carroll defeated Gallatin 49-45.

    The first half of the game was a back and forth affair as Carroll’s largest lead was four points and Gallatin’s largest lead was two points.

  • Carroll advances in All ‘A’ with win over Trimble

    After falling behind 11-6 at the end of the first quarter, Carroll County flipped the tables on Trimble County in the second, outscoring the Raiders 15-4 to take a six-point halftime lead and ultimately hold on for a 69-61 victory in the first round of the Eighth Region All “A” Tournament Jan. 9, at Owen County High School. Carroll will meet Walton-Verona in the semifinal at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11.

  • Icy roads cause multiple wrecks, school cancellation

    The conditions were perfect Monday, Jan. 8, for creating black ice and slick road conditions.

    Data from the Carroll County Mesonet weather station showed the air temperature was below freezing from Dec. 24 through late afternoon of Jan. 7. The temperatures had frozen the top four inches of the ground and concrete and blacktop temperatures were also below freezing.

    The warm up Jan. 7, and through the early morning of Jan. 8, was not enough to warm the road and sidewalk surfaces and prevent the formation of ice.

  • Council adopts property maintenance code

    By a 3-2 vote, Carrollton City Council approved an ordinance replacing Chapter 154 of the housing code with the international property maintenance code “to control unsafe and/or unfit structures and/or nuisances within the City.”

    Councilman Dwight Louden made a motion to adopt the new code, with one typo correction, and Councilman Mike Gordon seconded. Councilman Kevin Craig also voted in favor, while Councilman Jeffrey Dickow and Councilman Hayley Franklin voted against. Councilman Doug Hill was absent.

  • State budget to be ‘brutal;’Constituents ask about state tax reform, pensions


    Landmark News Service

    State Senate President Pro Tem Jimmy Higdon told constituents in a meeting at the Old Courthouse in Bardstown Monday that this year’s legislative session would be intently focused on the budget, pensions and roads.

    But almost immediately, discussion turned to the underlying issue — how to get more revenue.

  • Hoover resigns as KY House Speaker, holds on to his House seat


    Lexington Herald Leader

    After a week of drama hanging over the Capitol, state Rep. Jeff Hoover formally resigned as Speaker of the Kentucky House Monday.

    “The one thing I believe I am most proud of, is I believe people know that I am honest and I’m a man of my word,” Hoover said before handing a letter to a page that said, “I hereby resign as Speaker of the House to become effective if accepted by the members of this body.”

  • Area residents suffered during ‘Deep Freeze of 1918’

    The recent onslaught of below-freezing temperatures that occurred between Dec. 24, 2017 and Jan. 6, 2018, may have inconvenienced many local residents, but it was a mild situation compared to harsh weather conditions endured by our antecedents a century ago.

  • Saying the 4-H pledge gives children sense of belonging

    Happy New Year! As we begin a new year, I will continue to instill in the youth of Carroll County the importance of living every minute of every day following the words of the 4-H pledge.