Today's News

  • CPD, KSP arrest three on drug, gun charges

    Three Carrollton residents were arrested Saturday, Jan. 6, on drug and firearms-related charges.

  • Woman loses everything in fire

    A Jan. 4 house fire in Worthville had officials worried that the homeowner was inside the structure.

    Amy Lucas of Worthville normally works nights and when flames started coming from the two-story, single-family dwelling her neighbors and mother were afraid she was inside the structure.

    At the scene, Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Danny Stivers said the most important information about the fire was that no one was inside and the owner had been located and was on her way to the residence.

  • Journalist leads discussion about how to determine if online news is real or fake


    Kentucky New Era

    The ability to share news with one click has made it easier to stay informed yet even easier to be duped.

    Nearly 50 people showed up Monday night to learn how to discern if the news they read is real, fake or biased.

    Jennifer Brown, former editor and opinion editor at the Kentucky New Era, led the hour-long open discussion hosted by the League of Women Voters and the Hopkinsville Community College.

  • New name, same local bank; First National makes change

    After 135 years in business, major change is coming at First National Bank, but local customers will largely be unaffected.

    Effective Jan. 1, “The First National Bank of Carrollton” is now “First National Bank of Kentucky.”

    “All we did was change the name,” President Greg Goff said. “There is no ownership change at all associated with the name change. It was purely a charter name change.”

  • Snow days for Carroll schools, county dodges snowfall

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 snow and ice removal crews spent Jan. 4, pre-treating interstates and state roadways in the Northern Kentucky area with salt brine in preparation for the first winter event of 2017.

  • State pulling workers out of 31 unemployment offices amid major cuts


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The Education and Workforce Development Cabinet is pulling its employees out of 31 unemployment centers across Kentucky in an effort to save millions of dollars.

    Workers with the Office of Employment and Training throughout the state received a notice Tuesday that the cabinet was making drastic changes, shifting its focus to 12 “hubs” in Bowling Green, Covington, Elizabethtown, Hazard, Hopkinsville, Lexington, Louisville, Morehead, Owensboro, Paducah, Prestonsburg and Somerset.

  • NKy counties helping with Carroll’s animal shelter


    The News-Democrat

    The directors of the Boone and Grant county animal shelters are playing a role in the direction that the Carroll County Animal Shelter will take over the next few years.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said during the Jan. 10, fiscal court meeting that they received seven applications for the position of director of the Carroll County Animal Shelter.

  • First reading to update ordinance; Adams named Teen Council rep

    Carrollton Council held the first reading of ordinance 2017-01 amending the Code Enforcement Board ordinances Jan. 9. All references to a combined Code Enforcement and Nuisance Board have been replaced by Code Enforcement Board. Definitions have been updated reflecting application to all city ordinances violations that are civil offenses, rather than only nuisance ordinances, and definitions for final order, imminent danger, owner and premises have been added, according to an ordinance summary by City Attorney Amy Eversole.

  • GOP fast-tracks abortion, right-to-work, U of L measures


    The Courier-Journal

    FRANKFORT, Ky. - The new Republican majority in the General Assembly delivered on its promises Saturday giving final passage to seven fast-tracked priorities including bills that place new restrictions on abortion and a bill long sought by business that bans union membership as a condition of employment.

  • Union says lawmakers launching ‘attack on the working people’

    By JOHN CHEVES and


    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT - Angry labor union members on Saturday said they don’t know how they became public enemy No. 1 in Kentucky’s 2017 legislative session.

    Hundreds of workers in boots and heavy coats poured onto every public floor of the state Capitol to loudly protest final passage of three bills that they say will weaken unions and reduce construction workers’ wages.