Today's News

  • Programs set on vegetarianism, diabetes health habits, tea

    This week we are having three very informative programs at the Carroll County Extension office that readers of this column might want to attend. There is no cost for any of these programs, but encourage those planning to attend to call the Extension office so I have enough copies of materials and samples for everyone.

    “Simply Vegetarian” program is Thursday.

    What is vegetarianism? Is a person who is a vegetarian getting all the protein and other nutrients that he or she needs for a healthy diet?

  • Carroll man remains in hospital after fleeing from police | April 10, 2013

    A Carroll County man was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital Monday, April 1 after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing from Kentucky State Police, according to a news release.

    KSP Post 5 dispatchers received a call of a reckless driver operating a motorcycle on I-71 northbound at 9:16 p.m. at the 32 mile marker in Henry County. Trooper Matt Whalen responded to the call and attempted to stop the motorcycle, according to the release.

  • Clerk encourages residents to ‘donate life’ during April

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of life-saving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community.” says Carroll County Circuit Clerk, Laman Stark. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Franklin promoted to Champions Coordinator

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County has a new coordinator.

    Hayley Franklin was promoted from assistant to coordinator in late March after the previous coordinator, Misty Wheeler, was hired as the manager at General Butler State Resort Park. 

    Franklin’s involvement with the organization goes back several years. “I was actually a student rep for Champions in 2006,” she said. “I was the first student rep for Champions, and we still carry along that tradition today.” 

  • The Last Supper

    Carrollton Christian Church presented “The Last Supper” on Holy Thursday, March 28. The play was directed by Dwight Louden and co-written by Paul Livesay and Louden. John Romans constructed the table, and Virginia Simpson made the unleavened bread.

    Jesus was portrayed by Brad Becraft. The following
    portrayed The Twelve Apostles: Ron Lacefield, Alex Westrick, Mason Alsup, Al Fernald, Warren McEuen, Tony Gossom, Adam Raker, Brad Horner, Paul Shovlin, Jeff Dickow, Mike Willhoite
    and Patrick Booth.

  • Pair arrested for allegedly stealing | April 10, 2013

    The owner of a stolen van used real-time GPS tracking to help Carroll County authorities apprehend the men who allegedly stole two vans from a Louisville business.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 8:14 a.m. on April 2 from the owner of Valley Medical Transportation in Louisville. The owner was tracking a van through a GPS system. She gave real-time locations of the van to the dispatch center as the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the location of the van.

  • Carrollton City Council | April 10, 2013

    Apartment complex approved

    Carrollton city council accepted the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a planned development at 1200 Gillock Avenue. The development is an apartment complex to be built by Paul Kemper. The plans call for two two-story apartment buildings, each with eight apartments. Two townhouses also will be built, one on each end of the apartments. The recommendation was unanimously approved. Kemper, who was present for the meeting, said construction may begin in June or July.


    Dow Corning donation

  • Police searching for King after violation

    A warrant has been issued out of Carroll County Circuit Court for the arrest of Bernard Kalep King, 30, of Louisville, for a probation violation. 

    King is currently under the supervision of Jefferson County Probation and Parole for charges out of Carroll County, Probation and Parole Officer Rob Story said. Story is filling in for King’s probation officer, who is currently on vacation.

  • Volunteers wanted for health dept assessment

    Three Rivers District Health Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying public health issues in Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties. This information will be used to help create policies to increase the quality of life in those communities.

    Three Rivers is hosting a 2013 Assessment Kick-Off from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 at the Carroll County Health Center. Light hor d’oeuvres will be served.

  • Don’t Be Scammed

    Nowadays, everyone is a potential target for scam artists trying to separate well-meaning people from their hard-earned savings.

    But in Trimble County and the surrounding area, the elderly still seem to be prime targets, and Sheriff Tim Coons is hoping to get the word out to prevent local residents from falling victim to scammers.

    The most recent scam involves a young male calling the home of an elderly person or couple and claiming to be a grandson.