Today's News

  • Panthers lose to Henry, 48-13

    Carroll County committed six turnovers – five fumbles and a backward pass picked up by Henry County – in its 48-13 road loss Friday, Aug. 29.

    “We can’t win with six turnovers,” head coach Mike Weedman said Tuesday.

    Big plays also kept the Panthers out of the game, as the Wildcats converted on numerous third downs to keep the drive alive. Weedman said they ran a lot of sweep plays around the edges, something the Panthers need to improve on defending moving forward.

  • Three arrested at Carroll County meth lab

    Three people were arrested Sept. 1, after Kentucky State Police troopers found a meth lab in a Carroll County home.
    Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 5 went to 153 Hwy. 55 after receiving information that methamphetamine was being manufactured at the residence, KSP Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said in a news release. While conducting a search of the home, troopers located an active lab, as well as several non-active labs and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine. Troopers also found about one gram of finished product, he said.

  • Carroll County District Court Records |Sept. 4, 2014


    Child Support Enforcement vs. Tonya Smith, review, continued to Sept. 10.

    Tammy Simmons vs. Anthony Carmack, no service, second notice issued, was served, dismissed without prejudice.

    Blue Dart Properties vs. Crystal L. Kelly, was served, eviction granted, seven days to vacate.

    Robert Lacey vs. Christie M. Haloway, served, continued to Sept. 24.


    Carol Glantzer vs. Dan Pirtle, domestic violence, served, dismissed, lack of jurisdiction, siblings.

  • Thanks for 29 great years!

    Carrollton Police Department Assistant Chief Steve Abbott retired Aug. 28, after 29 years in law enforcement. He spent his first nine-and-a-half years as a park ranger at General Butler State Resort Park and the last 19-and-a-half years on CPD.

    “I’m ready to start a new phase of my life and spend more time with  my family,” Abbott said.

    CPD held a meal in Abbott’s honor in the Carrollton City Council chambers, provided by the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Mitch McConnell declines to discuss his campaign manager’s resignation

    By Bill Estep

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    SOMERSET — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell declined Tuesday to discuss the resignation of his former campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who quit last week as questions swirled about his role in a federal bribery case in Iowa.

    McConnell and his camp had reportedly avoided questions about the issue over the weekend, but McConnell stopped to talk with reporters Tuesday afternoon after a speech to the Somerset-Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Milton Fire and Rescue earns safety award

    Milton Fire and Rescue was recently presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award for its fire prevention accomplishments in 2013. The award was given by the National Association of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Education Foundation in partnership with Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. 

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of Sept. 4, 2014

    Thursday, Sept. 4

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Sept. 5

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Board looks to plant trees along Highland

    The City of Carrollton Urban Forestry Board wants to revitalize Highland Avenue and needs the residents’ help.

    The board is offering a spring flowering tree to every property owner on Highland Avenue from Second Street to Growers Warehouse at the edge of the Carrollton city limits. Rental property owners will be asked to purchase a tree instead of one being provided.

  • Lottery funding helps to fund student educational programs

    Earlier this spring, the Kentucky Lottery reached a major milestone when it marked a quarter-century since its first ticket was sold in the commonwealth.

    This spring was also when the General Assembly lifted a little-known prohibition that had kept the lottery from advertising how the state’s proceeds are spent, even though it has generally been known that this money goes toward education. 

  • Use glycemic index to guide food choice

    Sweet potatoes or white ones? White rice or brown rice? White  bread or brown bread? Chances are that anyone who has decided to ‘eat clean’ as one of their new goals have asked one or all of these questions.

    In fact some people may have sought advice from a friend, coach or trainer and odds are they’d have been told to stay away from the white stuff. But would those good Samaritans have been right, and what were they basing their advice on?