Today's News

  • Jones pleads to unlawful transaction with a minor

    Nearly a year after the case originally began, John F. “Jay” Jones IV accepted a plea agreement of two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor and will permanently lose his teaching license.

    Jones faced two felony counts of first degree sexual abuse with penalties of five years incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines for each count. The charges were amended to two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor, third degree misdemeanors with a maximum sentence of 12 months and $500 fine on each count.

  • Campground revenues/expenses released

    Carrollton City Council got its first look Monday night at how the new Two Rivers Campground has performed in its first few months of operation.

    Mayor Gene McMurry included the list of receipts and expenditures for the Two Rivers Campground in the packets for council members.

    Overall, the campground has lost $22,542.11 as of Sept. 19, according to the paperwork. This does not include the loan repayment of $329,001 per year.

  • Road closings

    Two county roads will be closed due to construction projects.

    U.S. 42 at the Kentucky Utilities Ghent power plant will be closed for a 12-hour period this week to allow for installation of a pipe bridge over the road. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the road will be closed from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 until 7 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 27. He said KU has agreed to work with the contractor to allow the school bus through the area if the road is still closed when it runs that morning.

  • Information sought regarding vandalism at local laundromat

    An unknown man and woman recently vandalized a coin machine at a local laundromat. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to identify the two suspects.

    Deputy J.T. Shaw received a call regarding the vandalism at 8:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Suds N Duds from co-owner Jeremy Chowning. Chowning and co-owner Tony Wilson discovered the damaged change machine the morning of Sept. 18. The perpetrators took about $400 in coins, according to a sherrif’s office news release.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 26, 2012
  • Where does food come from?

    If you ask children what their favorite food is, pizza would probably be a popular answer. But where does pizza come from?

    The Carroll County Public Library held an event Saturday to help answer that very question. Children and community members gathered in the children’s area and had the opportunity to make their own miniature pizzas from fresh ingredients grown in the “pizza garden” behind the library. The children also took homemade watering jugs outside and watered the garden.

  • On the gridiron
  • Carroll volleyball wins three-straight, falls to Trimble in championship of tourney

    The Carroll County volleyball team finished in second place to rival Trimble County in the Carroll County River Classic, held Saturday at Carroll County High School and Cartmell Elementary.

    “Overall, I am proud of our girl’s tenacity and drive throughout the tournament,” head coach Kristen Hooper said. “It was a long day. The girls played four matches in a row, and they were physically, mentally and emotionally challenged the entire time. Their ability to struggle through the hard times and celebrate the good showed their character as a team.”

  • In appreciation for First Responders

    Cash Express in Carrollton baked and delivered five cakes to area First Responders on Sept. 11 to thank them for their service.

  • Carroll serves up a loss for rival Owen

    It is hard to score if you cannot serve the ball over the net.

    Well the Lady Panthers did not have any trouble with that Tuesday, Sept. 18 as they connected on 89 percent of their serves, helping them defeat the visiting Lady Rebels 3-1.

    “Strong serving, aggressive serving, made the difference tonight,” Carroll head coach Kristen Hooper said. There was an optional serving practice after school before the game; not all of the varsity players came, Hooper said, but you could see the difference in the ones that did.