Today's News

  • City must tighten up to balance the FY budget

    Frankfort isn’t the only place making budget cuts. The city of Carrollton is currently projected to be over budget by $443,000 in fiscal year 2018-2019, so city council is looking for ways to trim down.

    Council held a special meeting April 12, to discuss the budget cuts. Councilmembers Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Jeffrey Dickow and Doug Hill were present, along with Mayor Robb Adams and City Clerk/Treasurer Melinda Wright-Moore.

  • Blocked

    A Transport Services tanker overturned just outside of Ghent Tuesday, April 17, blocking U.S. Hwy. 42 for about seven-and-a-half hours.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 9:07 a.m. about the overturned tanker at 6870 Hwy. 42 East between Ghent and North American Stainless.

    Ghent Fire Protection District, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County EMS and Carroll County Emergency Management responded.

  • Computer upgrades for SO; Roads remain a major issue for county

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall asked James King of Noble Technology to evaluate the department’s computer systems. Marshall said the recommendation was for three new hard drive upgrades instead of five at $389.97 each. King also will transfer the data from the old drives to the new drives. The labor is estimated to take six to eight hours at $80 per hour for a maximum cost of $640.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | April 12, 2018

    New events

    Thursday, April 12

    Carroll County Arts Board and Friends of Butler will host Kentucky Chautauqua speaker Kelly Brengelman, portraying Rosie The Riveter. This is a free event. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the General Butler State Resort Park mezzanine.

    Carrollton Utilities Commission Board special meeting at 2 p.m. at the Carrollton Utilities office.

    Tuesday, April 17

  • Church news | April 12, 2018

    Revival at Providence Baptist Church

    Providence Baptist Church, 51 Louden Lane in Campbellsburg is having a revival from April 15-18. Services start at 6:30 p.m. each evening. Bro. Scott Newton Smith will be the evangelist and David Stahl will provide accompanying music. Call (502)532-6321 for more information. All are welcome to attend.

  • Winning isn’t everything

    So I’m sitting at home in my favorite chair watching the NCAA men’s basketball  championship game. My family and close friends know how much I enjoy basketball. So many great memories began to race into my mind as I watched this final game.

    Sports teaches you many lessons, one for sure is “Perspective and Priorities.” As a basketball player from junior high to post-college overseas and a basketball coach of 13-22 year-olds over the past 35-plus years, I’ve had the thrill of victories and the agony of defeats. 

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | April 12, 2018

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.

  • Donate blood with the Red Cross during National Volunteer Month

    The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April. Donating blood is a simple way for those who are short on time to make a life-changing difference.

  • Carroll County Public Library | April 12, 2018

    The Carroll County Public Library is located at 136 Court Street in Carrollton. Celebrate National Poetry Month with a poetry contest and poetry reading at the library, entries in four categories, Elementary School, Middle School, High School and Adult. Submit original poetry by April 21 in person or by e-mail to information@carrollcountylibrary.org. Include your name, age and phone number. On Saturday, April 28 at noon, there will be a reception and display of all entries with a reading of winning poems. Prizes awarded in each category.

  • Kinman named new general manager at Kinman Chevrolet

    Kevin Kinman has joined Herb Kinman Chevrolet in Carrollton as the dealership’s new general manager.

    Kevin, a Carroll County native, has a degree in business management. He has spent much of his career working in the community’s plants and mills.

    While these were great experiences, he said he opted for something new and different in automotive sales when his wife, Dana, was offered a position at a Florida fitness company.