Today's News

  • Citation upheld for Port William RV, Motel


    The News-Democrat

    In a brief, but tense, meeting, the Carroll County Board of Adjustments voted last week to stand by a citation issued by Carrollton Code Enforcement Officer John Welch to JT Crowell Investments, LLC, which owns Port William RV Park and Motel.

    Board member Larry Willhoite cast the lone dissent in the 4-1 vote.

  • Legislative town hall meeting Feb. 10

    Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) announced a town hall meeting will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Carroll County Courthouse second floor meeting room.

    This year’s legislative session will address pension reform, as well as the biannual budget. Citizens’ questions on these issues as well as other Carroll County concerns will be addressed.

  • Planning your Super Bowl party? Check out these dip recipes

    Hello my friends. I hope this article finds you in good health and certainly in good spirits. With all the people who currently find themselves under the weather from one ailment or another that might be wishful thinking. But as always we are looking to the good, the happy and the delicious. And nothing brings that to the forefront more than a good party.

  • Consider volunteering with the health department, Champions

    Going into the new year, was your New Year’s Resolution to get more involved in your community? If so start here–I can help. The two coalitions that I chair can help you jumpstart bettering your community today.

  • It’s a wonderful life

    If you were to have an experience like George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, what would you discover to be the real meaning and purpose of your life on planet Earth.

    Living a life of purpose reflects who you are deep inside, your beliefs, values and passion for living. It is about following your heart and doing what you love to do with passion and purpose.

  • Community Calendar | Jan. 25, 2018

    Thursday, Jan. 25

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County meets at 11:30 a.m. in the community room, Carroll County Public Library.

    Carrollton Lions Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carroll County Board of Education meets 5 p.m. in the middle school media center.

    Carroll County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. at Collide Meeting Center, 1208 Highland Ave.

  • CCRTA held annual meeting Jan. 19

    The Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met Jan. 19, at the Two Rivers Restaurant with sixmembers in attendance. The minutes of the November meeting were read and approved. The treasurer reported that 46 people had paid their dues. This is a record membership for the association. The treasurer’s report was approved.

  • FIRE! Carrollton business district burns – again – in 1895

    Thursday, Sept. 5, was a typical day in downtown Carrollton. Businesses had opened; people were coming and going, greeting each other as they passed on the street. Merchants were gearing up for a busy and profitable day.

    Everything changed shortly after noon that day. The Carrollton Democrat told the tale on Sept. 6, under the headline “$60,000 Gone Up in Smoke. Our Little City Visited by a Disastrous Conflagration”:

  • ‘Devastating’ cut could mean some retired Kentucky teachers pay more in insurance



    Many retired teachers would pay thousands of dollars per year more for health insurance under Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed 2018-20 state budget, say advocates for retired teachers.

    While Bevin’s proposed budget fully funds pension benefits for teachers for the next two years, it provides no state dollars for retired teacher health insurance.

    This budget cut would hit teachers who have retired since July 1, 2010, and are not yet 65 — when teachers qualify for Medicare coverage.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Jan. 25, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Every day after school, the community room is open to tweens and teens to relax, visit with friends and enjoy activities, snacks, games, movies, Netflix, etc. Virtual Reality games are popular and they will have new ones to try out, Monday through Friday from 3:30 – 5 p.m.