Today's News

  • Tips to help prevent fires in homes

     • Clean dryer vents and traps periodically to prevent build up of dryer lint, and replace hoses every few years.

    • Clean cooking hoods at least yearly (more often if you are an avid cook) to prevent a buildup of grease in the traps.

    • Give your appliances room to breath (such as the refrigerator). Pull them away from the wall to prevent the electrical cord from becoming pinched and give the compressor fresh air to cool.

    • Have your furnace and air conditioner serviced yearly to ensure it is in working order.

  • Have you met ... Caleb Stephenson sells produce to earn money for college


    The News-Democrat

    Though Caleb Stephenson is young, he is already an active member of the agricultural community.

    The 13-year-old has worked in a garden since around the age of four.

    “Ever since I was little I liked being in my garden, like growing stuff, seeing what a seed can do,” Stephenson said.

  • First Friday Festivities
  • Butler Lake dam repairs to close road for 30 days

    The road over General Butler Lake dam will be closed for about 30 days this fall for a project to repair a pipe that controls water levels.

    During this time, visitors at General Butler State Resort Park will have to use the back entrance on 11th Street in Carrollton to access the lodge, restaurant, golf course and conference center.

    In a Monday interview, Kentucky Department of Parks spokesman Gil Lawson said the project will begin in late September to repair a 24-inch pipe in the dam that is collapsing.

  • Changes at PMC Organometallix to bring 36 jobs

    A move to improve production efficiency at PMC Organometallix operations will mean more jobs and expansion plans for the company’s plant in Carrollton.

    PMC Group announced Monday that it will consolidate its operations from its Cincinnati, Ohio plant to operations in Carrollton and Memphis, Tenn.

  • Targeting Traffickers

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police, arrested five people Monday night in Carroll County on heroin trafficking indictments returned by a circuit court grand jury. The investigation into these cases began in May, but the fight is far from over.

  • Three flown to UofL Hospital after mutiple vehicle crash

    Three people were flown to the University of Louisville Friday, Aug. 2, due to injuries sustained in three-vehicle incident in front of McDonalds at 3149 Hwy. 227. James See, 68, of Wheatley, was in life threatening condition as of press time. Debra See, 54, also of Wheatley, and Amanda Pope, 20, of Carrollton also were injured, however updates on their condition were not available by press time.

  • Barnes attends ventriloquist convention

    J.R. Barnes, 12, of Carrollton and a student at Carroll County Middle School is becoming an outstanding entertainer. Barnes recently attended the Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention at the Airport Marriott Hotel near Florence, Ky.  Jeff Dunham, a renowned ventriloquist, was a special guest speaker.

    He gave a lecture on how to become a better ventriloquist to more than 650 attendees.

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | July 31, 2013

    Wednesday, July 31: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 1: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 2: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; help with computer: resumes, job applications or bring your computer for a one-on-one tutoring, 2-4 p.m.; Artist reception for Sharon Graves and First Friday, 6 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 3: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of July 31, 2013

     The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton Center Manager, Mitzie Williams (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@insightbb.com


    Wednesday, July 31: Bunk-O tournament with coffee and cake, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 1: Bunk-O, 10 a.m.; bugs/rodents presentation with Christin, 11 a.m.

    Friday, Aug. 2: Chair volleyball with Peggy, 10 a.m.; manicures with Missy from Burlington Pharmacy, 10 a.m.