Today's News

  • Trooper Island
  • Fire and Ice

    Carroll County Public Library sponsored a “Mad Science” program for the Summer School students at Cartmell Elementary on July 11. The presentation was titled “Fire and Ice.”

  • Kentucky’s backward policy on ex-felon voting should change

     From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Each election season, responsible citizens loudly bemoan — as they should — low voter turnout.

    In the Kentucky primary this May, only 14 percent of registered voters exercised their privilege.

    Equally discouraging — but more easily remedied — is that a huge number of Kentuckians did not even have that privilege.

  • Have you met ... the Cary family

    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were to meet the Cary family, you wouldn’t know that four of their seven children are foster kids.

    Chris and Konnie Cary, of Carrollton, are parents to Joel, 14, Sarah, 11, Jacob, 11, Levi, 8, Gage, 6, Jordyn, 5, and Max, 2.

    They all work and play together like siblings, even though Jacob and the three youngest are only living with them temporarily.

  • Road project plans see changes

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects to complete maintenance work on a bridge crossing Locust Creek on state Hwy. 1492 this week.

    According to a KYTC news release Tuesday, motorists will see that bridge reopen Friday, July 20. Until that time, they are asked to follow the detour signs.

    Another planned project on Hwy. 47 has been delayed until fall, while work will begin work next week on Hwy. 55.

  • Leaders talk about other issues related to Butler Park

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker met with local government and community leaders Wednesday, July 11 to discuss how General Butler State Resort Park and the community can work together.

  • Park, community need to work together

    One of the biggest draws for visitors to Carroll County is that it is home to one of Kentucky’s 50 state parks: General Butler State Resort Park. However, as the state budget continues to shrink and the revenue stream slows at Butler, local community leaders and park officials are looking for ways to work together for mutual benefit.

  • Annual veterans program set for Aug. 9

     On Thursday, Aug. 9, from 5-7 p.m. you are invited to attend the seventh annual Veterans Recognition Event. 

    All veterans, current military personnel, their families and those who support our military are invited to this free event at the John Black Community Center in Buckner in Oldham County. 

    The featured speaker is a two-tour veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom who will talk about his time in Iraq and his current issues with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury. 

  • Community Calendar--July 11, 2012

     Wednesday, July 11

    Family Community Pharmacy Program will screen potential clients from 9-11 a.m. at the Northern Ky. Community Action Center, Highland Avenue. Call (502) 732-5253.

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at the lodge at General Butler State Resort Park at noon.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

  • Church News--July 11, 2012

     First Baptist hold Bible school July 15-19

    First Baptist Church of Carrollton at 401 Highland Avenue hosts Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 15-Thursday, July 19.

    Children and parents can arrive at 5:30 p.m. for dinner each evening. Each session runs from 6-8:15 p.m. Please call the church office at (502) 732-4396 if transportation is needed.

    Worthville Pentecostal revival is July 12-13