Today's News

  • Worthville Fire updates fleet with newer fire truck


    The News-Democrat

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department has upgraded its fire trucks with a recent purchase from the city of Glasgow, Ky.

    “I hope no one gets arrested because we basically stole it,” Worthville Fire Chief Darrell Rowlett said. “I really do not think they knew what they had.”

    Rowlett said the 1986 Pierce Arrow truck should have been valued around $35,000 due to its setup, but the department was able to purchase the truck for $9,500.

  • Policy approved for CPD’s take home police cars

    With four of the five new police cruisers in, Carrollton City Council Aug. 24, approved the Carrollton Police Department’s take home vehicle program policy, with a review in 90 days.

    Council allocated $180,000 in the 2015-16 budget to purchase five 2015 Ford Police Interceptor Sedans. The cost of the vehicles totals $155,469.05, plus $23,830 for equipment and installation, totaling $179,299.05.

  • Board of Education | Aug 20, 2015

    ALC tour

  • Candlelight vigil held in honor of Dawson at fairgrounds

    More than 200 people attended a candlelight prayer service Aug. 27, at the Carroll County fairgrounds in honor of Carroll County High School senior Madison Dawson, who died Aug. 25.

    First Baptist Church youth pastor Jay Montgomery led the service.

    “God is good when days are dark and difficult,” he said.

    We are gathered to remember Maddie, Montgomery said. “Not only has she touched your life, but you’ve touched her life.”

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Sept. 3, 2015

    Tax rates

    Carroll County fiscal court voted Aug. 25, to keep the tax rates the same for the upcoming year. Real property tax rate will be 3.2 cents per $100 of value and personal property will continue at 15.3 cents per $100 of value.

    The Three Rivers District Health Department also reported that the district would keep its tax rate the same at 5.4 cents per $100 of value.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Sept. 3, 2015

    Thursday, Sept. 3
    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.
    Friday, Sept. 4
    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon, location varies.
    Saturday, Sept. 5
    Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the front entrance of General Butler State Resort Park. This one-day arts festival features handcrafted items, local non-hand crafter merchants, plus a variety of demonstrators, all day entertainment, food concessions and farmers’ market.
    Monday, Sept. 7

  • Back In My Day | Jean Yager

    Jean Yager has spent most of her 95 years in Carrollton, where she was born in 1920 – “across the street from the Post Office” in the building where the Gypsy Grill was located.

  • Gee highlights Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser Oct. 8

    Dawne Gee is coming to Carrollton!

    As if her love for Jesus and James Taylor is not reason enough to appreciate Dawne Gee of WAVE-3 News, she is adjusting her schedule to be in Carrollton for our Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser dinner on Oct. 8.

  • The ‘tocayo’ of Christ 

    In my family we have two new babies: Lily Aaron and Zachary Jack. 

    Lily is my niece Jennifer’s third daughter and Zach is my nephew Shane’s third son. Both babies were born just a few weeks apart, Lily in July and Zachary in August. My sister now has six grandchildren. 

    If Lily had been a boy she would be Jack Aaron. 

    Jack is my dad’s name. Aaron is Lily’s dad Marc’s middle name. 

    Got all that? 

  • Rand highlights some of the state’s many woman pioneers

    Last week, the United States celebrated the 95th anniversary of women’s right to vote, a milestone made possible by the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

    Kentucky was the 23rd state to ratify that amendment, but it did not clear its final legislative hurdle until Tennessee became the 36th in August 1920.  Interestingly, that decision was a close one, occurring only when a young legislator voted in favor at the request of his mother.