Today's News

  • Landscape work wins Meffords the beautification award

    The City of Carrollton presented its first beautification award last fall to Mike and Elizabeth Mefford. The newly established award recognizes a family or individual for the restoration or beautification of a privately owned home within the city limits.

    With the award, the city wishes “to acknowledge a deserving owner who has set a stellar example of improvement through their efforts, skills or craftsmanship with regard to their home,” according to its website.

  • Don’t be afraid to take on home renovation projects

    Inspired by Chip and Joanna Gaines on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” a local family updated their basement area with a modern farmhouse look for only $230.

    Jenna and Andy Groves of Carrollton did the work themselves to get the look of shiplap in their basement without having to pay the price for the rather expensive material.

    In a Tuesday interview, Jenna said she is a big fan of Chip and Joanna and is working to bring the look they feature in many of their projects to their home, which is the family home they purchased from her parents.

  • Easter basket giveaway
  • Changes to Medicare in June

    In an effort to better protect the identities of people on Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have changed Medicare cards. Starting in June 2018, Kentuckians on Medicare will be receiving a new Medicare card. No longer will a person’s social security number be used as the Medicare ID number. Instead, Medicare recipients will be receiving a new Medicare ID number that is unique to them. The new card will not change the coverage or benefits.

  • CAC hosts a 5K walk/run Saturday

    The Christian Academy of Carrollton is hosting a 5K walk and run Saturday, April 21, at 9 a.m. at General Butler State Resort Park to raise money for this year’s junior and senior class mission trip.

    The cost is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. A t-shirt is included and will be distributed at the event. Meet at the back entrance of the park off Eleventh Street. For more information, call CAC at (502) 732-4734.

  • 4-H gears up for the county fair; Ladies Day Out fundraiser Saturday

    It won’t be long until the Carroll County fair is open and going strong. 4-H is gearing up to prepare for the fair. The following meetings will be held in preparation for the fair:

    Friday, April 20 - We will be decorating a wastebasket project at the Extension office right after school until 5 p.m..

    Thursday, April 26, Irish folding (paper craft) at the Extension office from 6-8 p.m.

    Monday, April 30 - Beginning electricity and wood science at the Extension office right after school

  • Remember the Maine! Memories of Carrollton at the start of the Spanish-American War, 1898

    On April 25, 1898, when Carrollton resident Sarah Eva Howe was 14, the United States declared war on Spain to halt Spain’s empire-building in the western hemisphere – my basic understanding of a complex world situation.

    Sarah read about the Spanish-American War in the Carrollton Democrat and in magazines. She heard conversations about it at school and at her family’s dinner table. Still, from her perspective, the war seemed to have little effect on her family and friends in Carrollton, Ky.

  • Gov. Bevin’s veto of budget bill overridden by full legislature


    Louisville Courier Journal

    The Kentucky Senate joined the House Friday afternoon in overriding Gov. Matt Bevin’s veto of the budget bill.

    The House vote was 66-28. The Senate’s 26-12 vote came after both chambers voted to override Bevin’s veto of the tax reform bill.

    The votes came as teachers chanted loudly outside the chamber for the overrides.

  • Make a call to 811 part of your spring plans

    Before you reach for that shovel to start digging, remember to call 811, the national call-before-you-dig number, to ensure that your buried utility lines are marked.

    Carrollton Utilities recognizes April as National Safe Digging Month.

  • Harlem Wizards return April 26

    The Harlem Wizards return to Carroll County High School Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. The evening promises to be a fun-filled event that is great for children and adults. The event is hosted by The Family Ties Resource Center.

    Tickets purchased before the event are $8 for general admission, $25 for Courtside Plus. Tickets can be purchased at Cartmell and Kathryn Winn Primary until the day of the game, April 26, and can be bought online at www.harlemwizards.com. General admission tickets will also be available at the door before the game for $10 each.