Today's News

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name |Tim Tritsch

    A childhood pastime has now become a practically year-round adult hobby for Tim Tritsch.

    Growing up in Boone County, and he and his father would enjoy hunting together, and every Friday night, his dad would shoot at the Little Kentucky River Gun Club in Eminence. Today, Tim shares his enthusiasm for shooting and teaching gun safety with Carroll County’s youth as the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports coordinator.

  • Chamber of Commerce banquet features Hudson River survivor

    On Jan. 15, 2009 the nation was glued to their television sets as US Airways pilot Captain Chelsley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffery Skiles successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the middle of the Hudson River without any casualties.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce annual awards banquet will feature an inspirational and motivational presentation by US Airways flight 1549 survivor Vallie Collins.

  • Crawford, Roberts provide insight into prosecutions

    Editor’s note: This column by 15th Judicial Circuit Commonwealth Attorney Jim Crawford and Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Leigh Ann Roberts is in response to The Courier Journal article “Kentucky counties’ prison rates vary widely. It was written to provide readers with more detail into the incarceration process.

  • Kentucky counties’ prison rates vary widely


    The Courier-Journal

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series looking at incarceration problems in Kentucky.

    She had no prior record, but Alexandra Arnold, 21, of Carrollton is serving 10 years in prison for manufacturing methamphetamine, first offense.

    If she’d committed the same crime in Jefferson County, she likely would have been placed on probation, according to court records. But she had the misfortune of breaking the law in Kentucky’s incarceration capital.

  • Carroll boys headed to district championship against Gallatin

    Carroll County came out with a determined effort and dominated the first half in the first round of the 31st District boys’ soccer tournament as the Panthers defeated Owen County 8-0.

    Carroll scored first when David Marshall dribbled through several defenders and ended up one-on-one with the Owen keeper and netted his first goal of the night with 34:21 on the clock.

    Carroll applied constant pressure on the Owen defense from the beginning as they had already taken five shots before the Marshall score.

  • City to hire American Engineers for bow bridge work

    Carrollton City Council agreed to hire American Engineers Oct. 10, as its engineer for the Bow Bridge project, but will wait to hire the firm for phase two of the river walk and Kentucky River trail project.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Gary Mathis brought a bid proposal and cost sheet from American Engineers. The engineering cost estimate for the bridge is $19,600. The city received a Transportation Enhancement grant of $100,000 with a $20,000 local match, leaving $100,400 in construction funds for the bridge decking, Mathis said.

  • Halloween safety guide - Halloween safety tips for children

    Children love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy. What a perfect holiday!

    Give your children some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life. Trick or Treating isn’t what it used to be.

    It’s not as safe to let children walk the streets alone. Send a responsible adult or older teenager with them. Have a pumpkin carving party for your children and their friends a couple nights before Halloween. They’ll enjoy looking at their creations for a few days before the pumpkins need to be thrown out.

  • ‘Walks’ of Art

    Carrollton Main Street Program and Carroll County Arts Board hosted the third annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Walk Oct. 15. Photographs of the artwork will be on display during the month of November at the Carroll County Public Library.

  • XC runs at Horse Park

    Carroll County High School cross country runners Haley Dermon and Lauren Cox competed in the 38th Lexington Catholic Invitational Oct. 17, at the Kentucky Horse Park. Carroll County competes in the girls 5K run - A and AA small school meet. Dermon finished 112nd with a time of 23 minutes 29.68 seconds, while Cox finished 232nd with a time of 31 minutes and 46.83 seconds.

  • Acreage reporting dates upcoming

    In order to comply with Farm Service Agency program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Carrollton office to file an accurate crop certification report for 2017 by the applicable deadline.

    The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for the Carrollton Office:

    Nov. 15, 2016 - Grass certifications. (Ex: alfalfa, mixed hay and mixed pasture)

    Dec. 15, 2016 - Small grains including wheat, oats, barley

    Jan. 2, 2017 - Honey

    Jan. 15, 2017 - Peaches and canola