Today's News

  • Road Closure

     CSX will be replacing a track rail on the crossing at Jay Louden Road Friday, Sept. 12. The crossing will be closed to through traffic in the morning, but is expected to reopen late Friday afternoon.

  • Campground open year-round, max stay 15 days

    Carrollton City Council voted not to close 2Rivers Campground during the winter months and to follow its current ordinance on the length of stay. The ordinance states visitors may stay for a maximum of 15 days and must leave for a day before returning.

    The conversation began when Mayor Gene McMurry told council he has had people asking him for the latest day they could book a spot at the campground. Some have asked him about camping in November.

  • EPA suggests underground mine for LG&E’s storage

     A federal agency has weighed in on the latest application by Louisville Gas & Electric Company for a federal permit to construct a 189-acre coal ash landfill at the utility’s Trimble County Generating Station. In a letter to the district engineer of the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a regional administrator for the United States Environmental Agency recommended the utility seek an alternative underground storage site for coal combustion residuals generated by the Trimble plant.

  • First responders training exercise Saturday

     Carroll County Emergency Management will conduct a training exercise Saturday, Sept. 13, involving police, rescue squad, ambulance and fire department personnel from throughout the county.

    Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said his agency wants local residents to know that the training is happening. He said units responding to the simulation will not use lights or sirens and will obey all traffic laws to ensure their safety, as well as the public’s safety.

  • Golf carts illegal in Carroll cities, county

     An interesting question was asked of me the other day as County Attorney and I know the same question has been asked before: Can you drive a golf cart on the road in Carroll County? So I decided to research the issue a bit and hopefully answer the question once and for all.

    In short, my answer is “no.” You cannot drive a golf cart on the streets or roadways in Carroll County.

  • Have you met ... Raymond Meadows

     Carrollton native Raymond Meadows wants the community to know that the American Legion Post 41 is more than just a bar: it’s an active organization with mostly Carroll County members that supports the community and all veterans who need assistance.

    “There are a lot of things we do down here that the public don’t know, really what the Legion is all about,” Meadows said.

    Legion Commander for nine years, Meadows said it is a bigger job than people may think.

  • Local BBQ pair competes at annual event

     The day after Madison’s 2009 Ribberfest, Jerry Johnson of Carrollton ran into his friend Paul Gaines at the grocery store. Gaines is a member of the Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Board. That conversation resulted in what is now known as Bands and BBQ.

  • Rand reflects on Kentucky’s ties to the September 11th tragedy

     On Thursday this week, our nation will pause to remember those whose lives were lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

    If you are old enough to recall exactly where you were and what you were doing when you first heard the news, it can seem difficult to believe that 13 years have passed.

  • Volleyball wins over Gallatin, dedicates match to Lisa Prosser

    Carroll County volleyball (2-5) came away with an emotional and hard fought 3-0 victory over Gallatin County(1-4).

    “Wow what a night,” head coach Lynn Eaglin said. “This night was very special to a lot of us, as we dedicated this game to the Prosser family. I know that Lisa (Prosser) would be very proud. I thought the girls played very tough and were aggressive at the net tonight.”

  • White named Paul Harris Fellow