Today's News

  • Rep. Massie coming to Carrollton Aug. 22

    Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Garrison, will host his sixth town hall meeting in Carrollton at 6 p.m. Aug. 22.

    The town hall will be held at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Massie’s office stated in a news release that the town halls are part of his tour across Kentucky’s 4th District in an effort to meet every constituent and listen to their concerns. 

    Rep. Massie remains committed to open, accessible, and responsive service, and encourages all constituents to join him at the town halls, the news release stated.

  • Volleyball sets high goals for new season

    Expectations are high for the Lady Panthers volleyball team after winning their first-ever 31st District championship last season. But the girls are determined and more than ready for the challenge and to surpass it, aiming for an 8th Region championship, first-year head coach Lynn Eaglin said.

  • Pets pose for portraits


    The Carroll County Public Library and Kristin Sherrard Photography hosted a Pet Portrait session Saturday in the library community garden. Ten dogs and one cat, along with their owners, attended the photo shoot. The pictures will be on display at the library during the month of September.

  • Leadership changes at C’ton Police

    Carrollton Police Department recently promoted one officer to sergeant and assigned another added duties.

    Tim Mitchell has been promoted to second shift sergeant, filling the position vacant after Bob Stamper retired. Mitchell joined the department in October 2010.

    “(I’m) glad that I was chosen,” he said. “I’m honored I was chosen over more experienced officers, and I will do my best to serve the position well.”

  • Youthful experience leads golf team

    After a summer of practicing and playing pick-up games with friends, the Panthers golf team is ready to take on the competition. 

    Looking at the roster, the team may be young – the Panthers have just two seniors, Nick Aulbach and first-year player Gabe Kates – but it is full of talented players, head coach Josh Mefford said.

  • Contact KSP to recover stolen property from Trimble Co. burglaries

    Kentucky State Police, Trimble County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Switzerland County Indiana Police have been investigating multiple burglaries in their respective counties that are tied to a pair of suspects that were arrested on July 18, in Tennessee.

  • Auto incident on Hwy. 227 now a fatal

    An Owen County man has died from injuries sustained in a three-vehicle incident Aug. 2, in front of McDonalds at 3149 Hwy. 227.

    James See, 68, of Wheatley, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, at University of Louisville Hospital. He and Debra See, 54, also of Wheatley, and Amanda Pope, 20, of Carrollton, were flown from the scene to the hospital. Debra See and Pope have both been released from the hospital, according to Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn Tuesday.

  • Fireworks set for Aug. 31 at Point Park

    The city of Carrollton will hold a Family Celebration Aug. 31 at Point Park, featuring the events, entertainment and fireworks that were rained out on the Fourth of July.

    Country music singers T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang will headline a concert before the firework spectacle. A local musician will perform as the night’s opening act.

  • Another Delay

    Locust residents will have to contend with the hassles of added traffic for another couple of weeks, as state officials pushed back the opening of Hwy. 36 at the Locust Creek Bridge.

    In interviews Monday, those living along the most-used detour — Locust, Fairview Ridge and Hunters Heights roads — told stories of motorists speeding, turning around and damaging their lawns, and running stop signs, with all pointing to the fact that their roads were not built for this type of traffic.

  • Citizens can offer views on river walk

    Residents who would like their opinion heard before the Carrollton river walk project goes to bid should come to the special city council meeting 9 a.m. Friday at city hall.

    City council members and Mayor Gene McMurry will meet with Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz to solidify the specifications so the project can be sent out for bid and construction can begin. The river walk will stretch from Point Park to the Point Park boat ramp.