Today's News

  • Locals take on Harlem Wizards in fundraiser

    The world famous Harlem Wizards are bringing their “Slamtastic Tour” to Carroll County High School’s gymnasium on Thursday, April 20. The Wizards will face the “Carroll County Crushers,” a group of teachers, school administrators, former players and community leaders who have volunteered their time for the event. The event is being sponsored by Family Ties, the family resource center for Cartmell Elementary and Kathryn Winn Primary. Family Ties will use the proceeds to provide support for the students it serves.

  • ‘Hee Haw’ star to be portrayed at Chautauqua event April 20

     Attention fans of the long running television show “Hee Haw”: A speaker portraying one of the program’s stalwarts, Grandpa Jones, is coming to Carrollton.

    The Carroll County Arts Board and the Friends of Butler are bringing in Kentucky Chautauqua performer David Jones of Frankfort, Ky., to portray Grandpa Jones Thursday, April 20, at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

    Kentucky Chautauqua programs are sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

  • Bow Bridge out for bid; slight changes to river walk plans

    The Bow Bridge project is finally heading to bid, and adjustments have been made to the river walk extension projects along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers as they also make their way through the bid process.

    American Engineers Project Manager Keith Damron and Engineer John Miles were on hand Monday April 11, to present and to answer Carrollton City Council’s questions.

  • Easement would limit jail expansion; Animal shelter hours change

    An easement for Kentucky Wired dominated discussion at the April 11, Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting because of its potential future affect on the Carroll County Detention Center.

    Kentucky Wired is seeking an easement to run underground cable to the Wheeler Hall of Justice. The easement is directly behind the jail, which would mean the county could not expand the county jail. The easement is the most direct route to the shared wiring closet of the two buildings.

  • Autism awareness

    The Carrollton Police Department accepted the Autism Awareness Month Challenge from the New Rochelle Police Department in New York. The purpose of the New Rochelle Police Autism Patch Challenge is to promote autism awareness in every police department in the country during the month of April. Carrollton Police cruisers will bear a CPD Autism Awareness logo through end of the month.

  • CAC Spring Program
  • Weedman wins state conservation art contest


    The News-Democrat

    Hannah Weedman, a second grade student at the Christian Academy of Carrollton, accomplished what a number of other budding young artists had not been able to with her win in the statewide Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contest.

    The contest has been held for 73 years. In that time, Carroll County had not had an art contest winner, according to Carroll County Conservation District chairman David Rowlett.

  • Carroll tennis drops home matches to Gallatin

    Carroll County tennis fell to visiting Gallatin County, 3-2 in girls’ matches and 5-0 in boys’ matches (including two forfeits) March 28.

    In girls’ action, No. 1 doubles team seniors Jessi Dermon and Taylor Courtney won, 6-3, 6-0. Head coach Juan Fernandez said they were the superior team and played very well. No. 3 singles senior Ashley Davidson won her match, 6-1, 6-1. Fernandez said she played pretty good. “She was putting a heavy spin on the ball tonight,” he said.

  • Winn Leader in Me Assembly
  • Child abuse prevention is recognized during April

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Let’s use this time to reflect on this problem and to recognize the importance of good parenting.