Today's News

  • Cuffed and Booked

    Many local residents awoke to pounding on their door Wednesday, Feb. 8 as officers from three law enforcement agencies set out before the break of dawn to roundup Carroll County residents indicted for selling drugs to undercover officers.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police joined forces, with 25 officers teaming up to serve warrants on 36 people who were indicted by a grand jury Monday. As of Tuesday morning, 32 of the 36 had been arrested.

  • City eyes flood plain study

    The city of Carrollton is exploring a plan to assist about 68 property owners in removing the flood plain designation from their property.

    At Monday night’s Carrollton City Council meeting, Carrollton Utilities’ Terry Roach presented a $16,750 proposal from Centerfield Engineering Inc. of Crestwood to revise Federal Emergency Management Agency maps that place a corridor from south of Mason Street to Grobmeyer Avenue near Hwy. 227 in the flood plan.

  • County may prohibit the sale of synthetic marijuana

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson provided the magistrates with information on prohibiting the sale of synthetic marijuana at Carroll County Fiscal Court’s meeting Friday, Feb. 10. There is not a state law prohibiting the substances, however, House Bill 198 is currently waiting to be addressed by the 2012 Kentucky Legislative Session.

  • Trial date set for former high school teacher

    An April 30 trial date has been set in the sex abuse case against John F. Jones IV.    

    Former Carroll County High School math teacher and coach went before Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates Monday, Feb. 6, and a trial date of April 30 and a report date of April 9 was set.  The report date will be for all attorneys to confirm they are ready to go forward with the trial. 

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  • C’ton woman arrested for drug-related charges

    A Carrollton woman was arrested on drug-related charges on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

    Jamie L. Harris, 43, of Carrollton was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Senate tackles bills on early graduation, special diplomas

    The Senate passed several bills this week. Of these bills, three education bills are of particular importance.

    Many students feel bored with the pace of high school during their senior year. Senate Bill 86, passed with bipartisan support, helps focus our students on the higher challenges required of them. It provides an early graduation option to high school students who meet course requirements, grade point average and college readiness standards. 

  • Wild pigs, chemicals used in schools, child obesity among bills before House

    While no one can predict exactly what will pass in a regular legislative session, one constant can always be counted on: Diversity. Last week was a textbook example of that in action in the Kentucky House, with legislation ranging from wild pigs to alternative energy projects.

  • Girl Scouts thank donors for support


    Carroll County Girl Scout Daisy Troop 337 would like to thank Kroger and Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana for helping  us support First Lady Beshear’s Shop and Share event this weekend by helping us take donations for the Domestic Violence Awareness Shelters of Kentucky.  Our Daisy Girls experienced first hand what a wonderful, giving community that they live in, and how very important it is to give to people in need. 

  • Daltons welcomes baby daughter

    Matt and Kendra Dalton of Carrollton would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Kayden Layne Dalton, born Jan. 9, 2012, at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

    She weighed 7 pounds 9.4 ounces and was 19 ¾ inches long.

    Her big brother, 23 month old, Hunter Dalton helped welcome her home.

    Maternal grandparents are Allen and Tonya Rassman of Carrollton.

    Paternal grandparents are Gene and Kim Webster of Ghent and the late Brent Dalton.