Today's News

  • Kentucky Speedway owner hopes he’s won fans back

    By Tom Groeschen

    The Kentucky Enquirer

    Kentucky Speedway is entering its 15th season of auto racing, but track owner Bruton Smith said the facility remains far from a finished product.

    NASCAR returns to Kentucky this week with a tripleheader featuring Camping World Truck, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races, capped by the Quaker State 400 Cup race Saturday. With all that, Smith still has a wish list that includes:

    - An airport near the track;

    - More lanes on nearby I-71 to handle traffic;

  • Hogan selected as new Carroll County superintendent

    When Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., says ‘goodbye’ to Carroll County Schools and ‘hello’ to retirement June 30, a familiar face will be taking the reins. Assistant Superintendent and Chief Academic Officer Bill Hogan has been promoted to superintendent, effective July 1.

  • Residents want C’ton cleaned up

    Carrollton resident Jimmy Supplee is tired of the way Carrollton looks, and he wants city leaders to know about it.

    Supplee spoke to Carrollton City Council Monday, June 23, about the need to clean up the town. He opened by complimenting Mayor Gene McMurry and the current and previous councils for all the work they have done on the riverfront, including the river walk, Point Park and 2Rivers Campground.

  • Methadone clinic now operational in Carrollton

    A drug treatment facility will soon be open near the corner of 11th and Schuerman streets – a heavy traffic area in Carrollton that sits on the Safe Routes to School path.

    Carroll Counseling LLC is located at 539A 11th Street and will be distributing methadone – a drug that can be used to treat addicted individuals.

  • Express Care will decrease waits for walk-ins at CCMH

    Walk-in patients’ concerns about long waits will be addressed as Carroll County Memorial Hospital adds a new Express Care service.

    Beginning July 1, walk-in patients at Carroll County Family Practice will be seen by the new Express Care nurse practitioner, no longer impacting scheduled appointments with its doctors.

    CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said Express Care will operate Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., including through the lunch hour.

  • Social media ‘Wonder Dog’ rescued


    The News-Democrat Intern

    One scared dog that hid in the corner of a kennel as its picture was taken has garnered worldwide social media frenzy for the Carroll County Animal Society.

    Russell, an 18-month-old, was one of seven dogs surrendered by their owner to the animal shelter. Six dogs, including Russell, were adopted because of this response, as of Monday afternoon.

  • Caring for community
  • Carroll woman dies in Tuesday car crash

    A Carroll County woman is dead after a single vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Hwy. 355 in Owen County. 

    Samantha Mowery-Griffin, 22, of Worthville was traveling north on Hwy. 355 at 3:20 p.m. when the right side of the vehicle she was driving went off the road into a ditch, according to Kentucky State Police.  The vehicle then struck the edge of a driveway and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field.

  • Carrollton pair arrested for meth lab in home

    Two Carrollton residents were arrested after police found drugs in their home.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts and Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman accompanied a Cabinet for Health and Family Services employee on a complaint of possible drug use in a home with children. Roberts said it is typical for law enforcement to accompany Cabinet workers on complaints, especially those with possible drug use.

  • Keeneland promises ‘unique’ Breeders’ Cup

    By Alicia Wincze Hughes

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    The pulse of Kentucky’s signature industry serves as the soundtrack for Keeneland Race Course.
    During the early 1980s, those who help drive that heartbeat conceived of a year-end event worthy of the racehorses that define the Bluegrass to much of the outside world.