Today's News

  • 2012 Christmas Carroll winners

    2012 Visions of Sugar Plum Bake-Off winners

    Grand prize: Phyllis Leach

    — CAKES —

    First place: Karen Short

    Second place: Lesa Logan

    Third place: Paula Washnock

    — PIES —

    First place: Phyllis Leach

    Second place: William Duncan

    Third place: Edie Butcher


    First place: Eva Ingram

    Second place: Mary Moore

    Third place: Erica Noble

  • Panel finds no ethics violations in Ghent

    The Carroll County Ethics Commission has rendered a decision on claims of ethics violations brought against members of the Ghent City Commission.

    In its decision, the panel found no ethics violations on any of the 12 issues raised by Ghent resident Mark Browning, who filed a complaint on June 28 with Judge-Executive Shorty Tomlinson’s office.

  • George Jones to make appearance at Kinman Chevy

    Herb Kinman is in the mood to celebrate, and he’s inviting the Carroll County community – and country music legend George Jones – to celebrate with him.

    The owner of Kinman Chevrolet is hosting Customer Appreciation Day this Saturday, Dec. 8, to celebrate the dedication of his remodeled dealership.

    “This gives people the opportunity to come in and see the new place, see what we have to offer and meet our staff,” Kinman said Monday. “It’s not to sell; just a chance to get to know us.”

  • ‘Life’ brings theatre back to town

    Port William Productions brought “It’s a Wonderful Life” to the stage over the weekend at the Carroll County Middle School. More than 70 community members acted in or assisted with the production of the play, directed by Deborah Garrett and Mary Louden. The show was a fundraiser for the Port William Historical Society.

  • Commission levies largest fine in case against Sharon

    A former conservation officer for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will pay a $10,000 fine after he accepted an plea agreement saying he violated the Executive Branch Code of Ethics for using his influence to benefit himself and others in his commercial fishing business.

    Dennis Sharon of Worthville also will receive a reprimand and waived any right to appeal the ethics violations.

  • Stop-work order to be issued for P’ville city building

    Kentucky’s Division of Building Code Enforcement is issuing a stop-work order on the construction of a new Prestonville recreation center and city hall building.

    At the request of Mayor Vickie Burgin, the state building inspector came to the building to inspect the project Nov. 20 and issued a field report that pointed to many issues with the structure.

  • ‘Pippa’s Big Adventure’ – or, ‘How Fortune Smiled upon Us Both’

    I was reminded last week of just how inattentive I can be at times. Or, perhaps, I may just be such an airhead at times that it’s a wonder I get along as well as I do. 

    I am the first to tell the stories on myself … before someone else, I guess. I call this story “Pippa’s Big Adventure.”

    My friend Cindy had traveled from Marietta, Ohio, to Northern Kentucky for a medical procedure and I was to drive her back to Marietta. My 9-pound terrier-mix, Pippa, a rescue from Carroll County Animal Support, would be along for the ride.

  • All adults have a role in child’s upbringing

    The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” has never had so much meaning as it does in today’s society.

    The responsibility of raising a child is often shared with the larger, extended family – grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings. Neighbors and friends also can participate in a child’s upbringing.

    In fact, bringing caring adults into a child’s life is the secret to helping them grow into healthy, happy and responsible adults. And it isn’t really a secret at all.

  • Gilgal home burglarized; truck thefts reported

    A home on Gilgal Road was burglarized during the afternoon or early evening of Monday, Nov. 19.

    Angelus Saggus, 1715 Gilgal Road, called Carroll County Dispatch at 6:46 p.m. to report her home had been broken into. Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable responded.

    Joseph Saggus, who also lives at the residence with his mother, reported that his room was ransacked. He said more than 100 narcotic pills, a necklace and other miscellaneous items were taken.

  • Group plans meet-and-greets for December

    Carroll County Animal Support will have a booth in the vendors tent at A Christmas Carroll this Saturday, Dec. 1.

    Additionally, several “meet and greets” are planned at the VF Outlet mall on Hwy. 227, during which adoptable pets will be available. Applications for adoption also will be available to anyone interested in giving one of the dogs or cats in foster care a permanent home.

    The meet-and-greets are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23, in the mall lobby. For more information, call (502) 732-6040.