Today's News

  • See ya later, Golden Arches

    Carroll County residents and visitors must go elsewhere for their french fry and sweet tea fix, as demolition on the Carrollton McDonalds began Tuesday, July 21.

    The almost 30-year-old building was constructed in December 1985 and will make way for a new approximately 4,800 square foot building, Vice President and General Manager Grant Groen of Archways McDonald’s Organization said. The restaurant will reopen in October 2015.

  • No one injured in recent trailer fire

    No one was injured after a trailer caught fire in Worthville July 13. A rental property located at 628 Eagle Creek Circle, it was owned by Joey Hehe of Owen County.

    No one was living there at the time. Brittany Lawson, Hehe’s niece, said the renter had just moved out the week before. Her uncle was in North Carolina on business when the fire occurred. 

  • Police search for suspects in burglary cases

    Carrollton Police Department stepped up foot patrols in downtown Carrollton after two businesses were burglarized July 14.

    Bling and More, 507 Highland Ave., and Zilasue, 509 Highland Ave., were broken into between 1-2 a.m., Officer Tim Gividen said. The burglar smashed a concrete block through the glass front doors, went straight to the cash registers and were out in about 30 seconds, he said.

    “It was a smash and grab job, pretty much,” he said.

  • Carroll donates water, supplies to Johnson County flood relief efforts

    Carroll County residents lent a helping hand to flood-ravaged Johnson County, sending truckloads of supplies last week, with another trip planned Thursday morning.

    At least four people were killed, and emergency workers estimated that 500 Johnson County homes were damaged or destroyed, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

    Flooding occurred after six inches of rain fell on Johnson County Monday, July 13, more than anywhere else in Kentucky, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | July 16, 2015

    Thursday, July 16

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the Carrollton Utilities conference room, 225 Sixth St.

    Carroll County Animal Support meets at 6:30 p.m. at the second floor meeting room of the Carroll County courthouse.

    Carroll County Conservation District Board meets at 5 p.m. (winter) and 7:30 p.m. (summer) at the Conservation Office, 1802 Highland Ave.

  • The furry goodbye and the lonely food bowls

    As a young boy I did not have any pets, and as I grew up and had my own family I had no anticipation of a pet or pets showing up in our household. Then, we met him one dayat the campground, a lonely cat that somehow attached himself to our family and our Kentucky Fried Chicken.

    Yes, this copper and white-colored cat would not leave our campsite, even after the food was gone. Our two boys started asking, “Can we keep him, Dad? Can we?”

  • Permanent deacon appointed to St. John the Evangelist Church

    Bishop Roger J. Foys has appointed Deacon Mike Keller as Permanent Deacon to the St. John Catholic Church, 505 Fifth Street in Carrollton to assist the Rev. Allan Frederick in his ministry to the Carrollton community.

    Deacon Keller lives in Boone County and is a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky. He’s been married to his wife, Sue, for 43 years. They have three daughters and eight grandchildren. They are both retired.

  • Church News | July 16, 2015

    English Christian Church hosts concert

    English Christian Church, 3477 Hwy. 389, will hold a free concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 18, featuring Dave Stahl with Tim Whalen. Everyone is invited to attend. A love offering will be received.

    Ghent Baptist VBS

  • Team Jesus: Vacation Bible School at English Christian Church
  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | July 16, 2015

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Breakfast is served Monday and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., call to make a reservation.


    Thursday, July 16: Chair volleyball, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 12:30 p.m.

    Friday, July 17: Chair volleyball, 9:30 a.m.; Rummy, 10 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.; ice cream bars, noon.