Today's News

  • Carroll beats Eminence, 7-2, to advance in All ‘A’

    Carroll County pulled the ‘let’s wait until the fifth inning’ magic trick out of the hat again in their 7-2 victory over Eminence in the 8th Region All “A” Classic April 10.

    After getting two out in the first inning, Carroll County starting pitcher Andrea Searcy found that she had a target somewhere on her uniform as the next two Eminence batters hit balls back up the middle that struck her. Searcy was uninjured, and she pitched a complete game.

  • Marshall appointed sheriff

    As the newly appointed Carroll County sheriff, retired Kentucky State Police Trooper Philip Marshall brings 43 years of law enforcement experience and the opportunity for a clean slate to the job.

    “I’m not a politician,” he said. “I’m here to do a job, smooth things out and make it smooth for the next person who comes in.”

  • Debunking the rumors: Canaan open

    Despite rumors circulating around town, Canaan Land Ministries–the residential substance abuse treatment facility where former Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman has been ordered to spend a one-year sentence–is open and operating.

    Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Leigh Ann Roberts issued a statement by email Tuesday confirming Kinman’s whereabouts.

  • CPD arrests four, takes drugs off streets

    Carrollton Police conducted a routine traffic stop April 8, that led to multiple drug arrests and seizure of a large amount of methamphetamine and money.

  • Grant to help offset costs of Head Start expansion

    Carroll County Child Development Center received a federal grant of more than $1.28 million to offset the costs of expanding its building to include three additional classrooms.

    In November 2016, the federal Office of Head Start released new performance standards. Included was a requirement that by August 2019, 50 percent of preschool students must attend school for 1,080 hours in a school year, CCCDC Coordinator Leah Spencer said. This would have been impossible to achieve currently because Head Start students attend half-day sessions.

  • Locals take on Harlem Wizards in fundraiser

    The world famous Harlem Wizards are bringing their “Slamtastic Tour” to Carroll County High School’s gymnasium on Thursday, April 20. The Wizards will face the “Carroll County Crushers,” a group of teachers, school administrators, former players and community leaders who have volunteered their time for the event. The event is being sponsored by Family Ties, the family resource center for Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary. Family Ties will use the proceeds to provide support for the students it serves.

  • ‘Hee Haw’ star to be portrayed at Chautauqua event April 20

     Attention fans of the long running television show “Hee Haw”: A speaker portraying one of the program’s stalwarts, Grandpa Jones, is coming to Carrollton.

    The Carroll County Arts Board and the Friends of Butler are bringing in Kentucky Chautauqua performer David Jones of Frankfort, Ky., to portray Grandpa Jones Thursday, April 20, at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

    Kentucky Chautauqua programs are sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

  • Bow Bridge out for bid; slight changes to river walk plans

    The Bow Bridge project is finally heading to bid, and adjustments have been made to the river walk extension projects along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers as they also make their way through the bid process.

    American Engineers Project Manager Keith Damron and Engineer John Miles were on hand Monday April 11, to present and to answer Carrollton City Council’s questions.

  • Easement would limit jail expansion; Animal shelter hours change

    An easement for Kentucky Wired dominated discussion at the April 11, Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting because of its potential future affect on the Carroll County Detention Center.

    Kentucky Wired is seeking an easement to run underground cable to the Wheeler Hall of Justice. The easement is directly behind the jail, which would mean the county could not expand the county jail. The easement is the most direct route to the shared wiring closet of the two buildings.

  • Autism awareness

    The Carrollton Police Department accepted the Autism Awareness Month Challenge from the New Rochelle Police Department in New York. The purpose of the New Rochelle Police Autism Patch Challenge is to promote autism awareness in every police department in the country during the month of April. Carrollton Police cruisers will bear a CPD Autism Awareness logo through end of the month.