Today's News

  • Jessee led unit of southern sympathizers during Civil War

    When the War Between the States broke out in April 1861, Kentucky, a border state, remained in the Union rather than join neighboring states of the South in secession. But in refusing to secede, Kentucky’s government also refused to join the fight against the South and declared its neutrality. Kentuckians were hopelessly divided.

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  • Dale hired as parks and rec director

    Carroll County Fiscal Court announced the hiring of J.P. Dale as the new director of Carroll County Parks and Recreation on April 17.

    Dale is not new to Carroll County Parks and Recreation, having served on the advisory board for more than 10 years. He moved to Carroll County after graduating from college in 1999. “To be honest I was looking to make some money then go back home [to Paintsville, Ky.],” he said. “That did not happen as 18 years later I am still here.”

  • Woman pleads to manslaughter charge

    A Carroll County woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of her infant child.

    Lisa N. Payton, 30, pleaded guilty on one count of second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, and first-degree wanton endangerment in a plea agreement entered in Carroll County Circuit Court March 16. Judge Leslie Knight sentenced Payton April 21, to 10 years on the manslaughter charge and five years on the wanton endangerment. The sentences will run concurrently for effectively one 10-year term.

  • Unified sports gives all students the chance to compete

    Having the opportunity to put on a uniform with your school name emblazoned across the chest and compete in an athletic competition is something that thousands of student-athletes do across the state every year. But that is not an opportunity available for all high school students.

    Luckily, the times are gradually changing.

  • Harlem Wizards visit Carroll County

    By the numbers

    546 tickets sold

    $4,000 raised for Family Ties resource center


    Nucor Steel

    PMC Organometallix

    North American Stainless

    First National Bank of Kentucky

    Farmer’s Bank of Milton

    German American Bank

    Angela Franklin KY Farm Bureau Insurance


    The Insurance Offices, Brad Horner agent

    General Butler State Resort Park

    Wal-Mart of Carrollton

  • Students learn about importance of county government

    Cartmell Elementary fourth-graders learned about county government and following their dreams at an assembly April 18.

  • U of L studies how coal ash affects kids’ health

    A researcher at the University of Louisville is stepping up her study into whether coal ash from power plants may be making children in Louisville sick with a new study backed by federal research dollars.

    And she is looking for families that are willing to participate.

  • Grandpa Jones brings country music to Carrollton

    The distinct twang of the banjo echoed through the General Butler State Resort Park lodge, as actor David Hurt brought country musician and comic Louis Marshall “Grandpa” Jones to life. More than 50 people attended the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation April 20, co-sponsored by Carroll County Arts Board and Friends of Butler. The Kentucky Humanities Council provides funding for the statewide Chautauqua program.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 27, 2017

    Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann” open to the public. The MAG show will be exhibiting a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.


    Friday, April 28: Passport Health Plan information session, noon; Mary Ann Gentry Art Show opening, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, April 29: Teen movie: Rogue One: a Star Wars Story, 2 p.m. rated PG-13.