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Today's News

  • Manslaughter convict pleads guilty to new feloly charges

    A former Carroll County resident who spent 20 years in the Kentucky State Reformatory in La Grange for a 1986 double-manslaughter conviction now faces up to 20 more years in prison.

    Kevin Fitzgerald, 49, pleaded guilty on May 7 to a two-count indictment handed down Feb. 13 by a federal grand jury in Bowling Green, Ky. He was charged with possession of ammunition and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Caucus hears of need for JCTC expansion

    State and local government officials and representatives from the major industrial plants in Carroll County on Saturday took members of the Northern Kentucky Legislative Caucus on a tour of the Carrollton campus of Jefferson Community and Technical College to demonstrate the need for a new facility.

  • Cook receives civil engineering award

    Clayton Spencer Cook of Worthville received the John Russell Award in Civil Engineering April 21 during Western Kentucky University’s annual awards program held at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center in Bolling Green.

    Cook is a student in the Ogden College of Science and Engineering at WKU.

  • Teachers ready students for testing

    Kathryn Winn teachers created a video to the tune of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis to boost their students’ MAP testing scores. Chandra Miracle raps the lyrics to the song. The lyrics were re-written by Miracle, her daughter Abby Miracle, and teachers Joseph McNeese, Aimee Roos and Andrea Carhart. Tips in the video include getting to school on time and eating a good breakfast. The video can be seen on YouTube at http://youtu.be/D0R9sjYTJpk.

  • Good Citizen award
  • Student of the week: Emily Blackburn

    What is your favorite thing about school and why?

    “My favorite thing about school is Lego class because we get to use our imagination.”

    What is your favorite subject and why?

    “My favorite subject is science because we get to do a lot of experiments.”

    What was the last book you read? 

    “Summer of the Monkeys”

    What was the last movie you saw?  

    “The Wizard of Oz”

  • Sounds of Spring
  • Farmer’s Bank wins battle to collect pet food for CCAS

    Battle of the Banks Pet Food Drive with Carroll County Animal Support was held during Kentucky Week of the Animal on April 6-13. The goal to raise public awareness and to provide food for homeless animals in the CCAS foster program.

    Farmers Bank of Milton and First National Bank, main and branch locations participated. The winning total of pet food from Farmer’s Bank of Milton was 1,875 pounds, 10.5 ounces. First National Bank collected 267 pounds of pet food.

  • Derby day
  • Honoring mothers

    We asked readers on Facebook to send us photos of themselves and their mothers and tell us why they are the best. Thank you to all who responded!