Today's News

  • U of L studies how coal ash affects kids’ health

    A researcher at the University of Louisville is stepping up her study into whether coal ash from power plants may be making children in Louisville sick with a new study backed by federal research dollars.

    And she is looking for families that are willing to participate.

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  • Dale hired as parks and rec director

    Carroll County Fiscal Court announced the hiring of J.P. Dale as the new director of Carroll County Parks and Recreation on April 17.

    Dale is not new to Carroll County Parks and Recreation, having served on the advisory board for more than 10 years. He moved to Carroll County after graduating from college in 1999. “To be honest I was looking to make some money then go back home [to Paintsville, Ky.],” he said. “That did not happen as 18 years later I am still here.”

  • Grandpa Jones brings country music to Carrollton

    The distinct twang of the banjo echoed through the General Butler State Resort Park lodge, as actor David Hurt brought country musician and comic Louis Marshall “Grandpa” Jones to life. More than 50 people attended the Kentucky Chautauqua presentation April 20, co-sponsored by Carroll County Arts Board and Friends of Butler. The Kentucky Humanities Council provides funding for the statewide Chautauqua program.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 27, 2017

    Mary Ann Gentry Art Show 2017, “Naturally Mary Ann” open to the public. The MAG show will be exhibiting a special selection of paintings by Mary Ann Gentry recently donated by her family at the reception Friday, April 28, from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information please call: (502) 732-7020.


    Friday, April 28: Passport Health Plan information session, noon; Mary Ann Gentry Art Show opening, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, April 29: Teen movie: Rogue One: a Star Wars Story, 2 p.m. rated PG-13. 


  • Woman pleads to manslaughter charge

    A Carroll County woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison after she pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in the death of her infant child.

    Lisa N. Payton, 30, pleaded guilty on one count of second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony, and first-degree wanton endangerment in a plea agreement entered in Carroll County Circuit Court March 16. Judge Leslie Knight sentenced Payton April 21, to 10 years on the manslaughter charge and five years on the wanton endangerment. The sentences will run concurrently for effectively one 10-year term.

  • Family donates additional pieces from Gentry’s archive

    Carroll County Public Library recently received additional Mary Ann Gentry art pieces, books and essays that were donated by her son Charlie Baglan. Pieces that show the natural part of Carrollton, Carroll County and Madison, Ind. will be featured in the 2017 Naturally Mary Ann art show that opens Friday, April 28, at the Carroll County Public Library. The artist reception is 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Jessee led unit of southern sympathizers during Civil War

    When the War Between the States broke out in April 1861, Kentucky, a border state, remained in the Union rather than join neighboring states of the South in secession. But in refusing to secede, Kentucky’s government also refused to join the fight against the South and declared its neutrality. Kentuckians were hopelessly divided.

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  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Three things to consider for spring fishing

    The weather forecast calls for a redbud winter to hit this week. This old saying refers to cold snaps that occur in early April when the redbud trees bloom.

    The up and down nature of spring weather can cause consternation among anglers when planning fishing trips. Concern about the weather is one of three things to consider when planning fishing trips this spring.

    Barometric pressure is key to unlocking fish behavior in spring: