Today's News

  • Cyclists raise money for Ride for Missions

    Fifty-three cyclists will pedal through Carroll County on July 22, as a fundraiser for the work of Rosedale Mennonite Missions. These riders are participating in the 12th annual Ride for Missions. This year’s 360-mile route runs from Shelbyville, Ky., to Kidron, Ohio.

  • CCMS band rental night July 27

    Keep calm and join band! Carroll County Middle School’s band rental night will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, in the band room.

    Join Carroll County Middle School band director Kelly Hash, Carroll County High School band director Brad Howard and the staff at Mel Owen Music to learn about the band program.

    Don’t know what to play? Instructors will be present to help students try out many different instruments and figure out which instrument is the best fit.

  • Cartmell Registration Day July 31

    Cartmell Elementary hosts Registration Day Monday, July 31, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in the gym. Parents can complete back to school paperwork, talk with members of the Transportation Department and meet with the school’s counselor and Family Ties Resource staff. Parents also will receive their student’s class placement.

  • Law enforcement officers, agencies honored for seat belt, child restraint enforcement

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently honored law enforcement officers from 122 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to increase the use of seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles.

    The Governor’s Occupant Protection Awards ceremony was held at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. Awards were presented to officers with the most occupant protection citations in each agency and division. There are six divisions, broken down by number of officers within the agency, and a division for Kentucky State Police.

  • Carrollton man found guilty of robbery, kidnapping

    Almost a year and a half after robbing and kidnapping a Gallatin County woman, a Carroll County Circuit Court jury July 14, found a Carrollton man guilty on all charges.

  • Music, food, inflatables at Ghent Days Saturday

    Ghent will close Hwy. 47 this Saturday from 6 a.m. until midnight, from Hwy. 42 to Liberty Street, to hold the Ghent Days Festival.

    Ghent Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn said the festival had not been held for more than 10 years, when the city decided to revive the celebration last year for Ghent’s Bicentennial. The festival was such a success, despite the extreme heat, that the city decided to repeat it again this year.

  • BBB: Senior citizen loses $500 in Facebook scam

    Kentucky Press News Service

    A Lexington senior citizen lost $500 when someone she thought was a family friend told her via Facebook Messenger that she could get some “free government money” if she contacted a company offering the program and sent the required fee.

  • Live Your Passion | Lampstand 33 - Marcus Mumphrey

    Lampstand33 is the name of Carroll County native Marcus Mumphrey’s outreach program. It is a multicultural, community and peer-based group that strives to enrich, support and sustain the body, mind and spirit of local youth.

    “Lampstand” appears in the Bible multiple times, and in the first 11 verses of the Book of Revelations lampstand is referred to seven times.

    Lampstand has become Mumphrey’s passion to give back to his community, which is ironic as he once said that he was leaving Carrollton and not coming back.

  • Milton’s Barnes named to Team Kentucky for 2018 Special Olympics

    Michelle Barnes of Milton has been named to compete as part of Team Kentucky at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games next summer. She will be part of the bowling delegation at the Games, competing in the singles, doubles and team competitions.

    Barnes, 27, has been a Special Olympics athlete for 13 years, competing in track and field, alpine skiing and snowshoeing in addition to bowling. She is making her first appearance ever at a Special Olympics competition above the state level. Barnes is the first athlete from Carroll County ever to compete at the USA Games.

  • Ellis hired at the Carrollton Police Department

    After working the last several years in manufacturing, Carrollton native Brad Ellis is finally getting his opportunity to pursue his dream: being a police officer.

    The 2008 Carroll County High School graduate has wanted to be a police officer since he was young and is very excited about beginning his new career. Ellis said he believes in the importance of public safety and giving children a safe environment to grow up in.