Today's News

  • Carrollton man dies in fatal house fire Saturday

    A house fire at 814 Fourth Street claimed the life of a Carrollton man Saturday, April 23.

    Jack Wilson, 55, of Owensboro had lived in the duplex for about a year, Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said. No one else was injured in the fire.

    Carroll County Dispatch alerted CFD at 3:46 p.m. Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow also arrived on scene and communicated to Terrell about the status of the fire.

  • Officers face contempt of court charges

    Despite an acquittal in their criminal case, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow still face contempt of court charges related to the Adam Horine case.

  • Commissioner of Education visits iLead, CCATC

    iLead Academy is the first school of its type in the state and has garnered its share of visitors this year. The face asking the questions this time belonged to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt.

    Pruitt was hired as the sixth commissioner of education in September 2015 and started on the job Oct. 16.

    Pruitt migrated straight to the students as they prepared to share their work.

    One of the first questions he asked was what an average day was like for a student.

  • Start summer as a non-smoker

    A new free smoking cessation class begins Wednesday, May 18. The group will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital conference room, located at 309 Eleventh St., in Carrollton, for 13 weeks. Classes last one hour each week.

    The program uses nicotine patches or gum to minimize withdrawal. The classes provide skills to help smokers learn to live without cigarettes. The nicotine patches and gum are provided at no cost to the participants.

  • Rand highlights other top bills resulting from session besides budget

    Legislative sessions tend to be remembered for just a handful of new laws, and this year’s, which ended April 15, is no different.

    The budget was understandably the most prominent, with its chief highlight being the significant amount of new money the General Assembly put toward the unfunded liabilities of our public retirement systems.

  • Tuition increases capped at 4.6 to 6.1 percent for Kentucky schools


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Kentucky’s public universities and colleges will be limited to tuition increases that range between 4.6 percent and 6.1 percent next school year for in-state undergraduate students, the Council on Postsecondary Education decided Tuesday.

  • City of Carrollton presents new budget, amends current

    A new city fire truck, police K-9 unit and a salt spreader are top purchases slated for the city of Carrollton’s 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend this fiscal year’s budget were held at the city council meeting Monday, April 25. The second readings will be held May 9.

    In his budget address, Mayor Robb Adams said he believed 2016-2017 would be an exciting budget year. “I’m proud of what we do, and it’s all of us, together.”

  • New building tops Carrollton Utilities budget

    A new administration building highlights Carrollton Utilities’ 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend last year’s budget were held at Monday’s Carrollton City Council meeting. The second readings will be held at the next council meeting May 9.

  • Softball drops close road game to Henry

    The Lady Panthers’ road trip to New Castle April 22, resulted in a 5-2 loss to Henry County. The Lady Panthers held an early lead and battled, but defensive mistakes in the bottom of the sixth made a comeback difficult.

  • Lady Panthers softball defeats Lady Rebels, 10-5

    A strong pitching performance by Andrea Searcy and timely hitting powered Carroll County to a 10-5 district win over the visiting Owen County Lady Rebels Saturday.