Today's News

  • Gas leak in city causes evacuations

    A small gas leak in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Carrollton on Tuesday, March 5, turned into a big headache for Carrollton Utilities workers.

    General Manager Bill Osborne said in a news release that Dennis Wheeler, a CU serviceman, was making a routine service call to 714 Sixth St. between 10-10:30 a.m. when he detected the odor of natural gas in the area. Once he confirmed the leak, he called into CU for assistance.

  • Public Forum: What the people had to say

    “For Carrollton to be successful, we must ______.”

    • Invest significantly in the downtown business district, including the waterfront.

    • Invest in youth, after school programs.

    • Finish addressing façade issues, especially the backs of buildings.

    • Have a collaborative effort between business owners and city to spruce up downtown.

    • Clean sidewalks and curb areas; plant trees and flowers to beautify it.

  • Davis, Hays win ‘Cutie Pie’ titles

    Kroger’s Relay For Life “Cutie Pie Contest” has ended, and the winners are: first place girls, Grace Annabelle Davis, 6-week-old daughter of Nathan and Crystal Davis; second place girls, Lulu Tharp, 1-year-old daughter of Jeff Tharp and Glenna Dellaquila; third place girls, Kaylee Belle Kapecki, 1-year-old daughter of Robert and Katie Kapecki and first place boys winner is Channing Hays, three-month-old son of Deidra  Harlow and Jimmy Hays.
    Kroger’s Relay Team appreciates the support of all the Cutie Pies who participated in the contest.

  • Relay Event: Bidding on basketball

    Kroger’s Relay Team will have March basketball silent auction baskets March 1-24. Bid on your favorite team, University of Kentucky or University of Louisville. Highest bid wins.

  • Dow Corning to host blood drive March 25

    During Red Cross Month, the American Red Cross invites everyone to support their communities by giving blood or platelets, volunteering, taking a class or making a financial donation.

    The Red Cross will hold a blood donation drive 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, March 25 at Dow Corning, 4770 U.S. 42 East in Carrollton.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of March 6, 2013

    Carroll County Public Library. Call (502) 732-7020 for more information.


    Wednesday, March 6: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; CC Animal support, 10 a.m.-noon; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 7: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time. 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; Homework Help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 8: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, 10 a.m. until noon.

  • COWS alert local residents of tornados

    Carroll County Emergency Management has the ability to notify residents and visitors of Carroll County in the event of a tornado sighting or tornado warning by means of the Community Outdoor Warning System, called COWS. The COWS are meant for just that, community outdoor warning. At this time Carroll County Emergency Management has a total of 19 COWS. The COWS are not intended for notification inside homes, stores or any other type of building/structure.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of March 6, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026


    Wednesday, March 6: Pictionary with Peggy, 9:30 a.m.

    Thursday, March 7: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, March 8: Lunch at Steak & Shake, 10 a.m.

    Monday, March 11: St. Patty’s Bingo with refreshments, 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, March 12: Bingo with candy from Interim Healthcare, 9:30 a.m.; aging in place, 11:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, March 13: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.

  • Horse college offered to area farmers

    The Northern Kentucky area counties participate in horse college—a four-week program that focuses on horse nutrition, horse health, facilities, tack, and many other horse-related topics.

    Dr. Bob Cole-man, Univer-sity of Kent-ucky equine Extension specialist, will lead the series.  Dr. Coleman will be physically present at the Boone County Extension Office, but his classes will be broadcasted live at the Gallatin County Extension Office, U.S. 42 West, Warsaw.

  • There are healthy ways to prepare family favorites

    Eating healthier doesn’t mean that you have to give up those family favorite recipes. In many cases family favorites can be adapted to be lower in fat, sugar or sodium.

    To do this, identify the ingredient that makes your recipe high in fat, cholesterol, sodium or sugar and try replacing it with a low-fat, low sugar or low salt alternative. For best results, make small changes and limit the number of changes that you make at one time.

    Try these tips to cut back on fat: