Today's News

  • Carroll County Senior Center calendar

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

    Thursday, Nov. 28:  Closed for Thanksgiving.

    Friday, Nov. 29: Closed for Thanksgiving.

    Monday, Dec. 2: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; morning muffins, 10 a.m.; Gentiva Health, 10:30 a.m.; lunch 11:30 a.m.; TOPS support Group meets, 4:30 p.m.

    Tuesday, Dec. 3: All day, deuce’s wild rummy, billiards, 8:30 a.m.; bingo, 9:30 a.m.; lunch, 11:30 a.m.

  • Stephenson accepted as student ambassador

    Gallatin County High School freshman Maggie Stephenson has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program. She is the daughter of Tina Stephenson of Warsaw, Ky., and Bob Hacker of Madison, Ind.

    The program was started by President Eisenhower after World War II to help build back the relations between the countries damaged during the war and to enlighten U.S. students of the different cultures of the world. Students must be recommended by a teacher or coach for the program and be interviewed by People to People before being accepted.

  • Indiana pair charged in attempted burglary

    A New Albany couple was arrested on charges of attempted burglary by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Nov. 20.

    A resident of a Mound Hill home called Carroll County Dispatch at 10:30 a.m., reporting someone was trying to break into their house, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said Tuesday. The resident’s husband followed the pair’s vehicle, and Kinman caught up with them near the county line, close to Hwy. 55.

  • A brief history of our nation’s holiday

    If Benjamin Franklin had had his way, it’s possible that the centerpiece of most Thanksgiving meals this week would not be the turkey.

    While he did not actually recommend it replace the eagle as a symbol of our nation, he did, in a letter to his daughter, believe that the turkey’s qualities were more virtuous.  He called it “a true original of America” and “a bird of courage.”

  • Conference provides inspiration and ideas

    As I was sitting in my chair among hundreds of other audience members on Nov.14 at The Northern Kentucky Convention Center, I witnessed a plan being unveiled to tackle the heroin epidemic in the Northern Kentucky region. During the next hour and a half, I was so inspired by the efforts of individuals who have the same goals and aspirations for their larger communities, as I do for my small community – to simply stop the heroin epidemic in its tracks.

  • Cable resigns, sheriff looking to hire

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is looking to hire a new deputy with previous police experience.

    Clay Cable resigned as deputy Nov. 15.

    “I resigned because of political reasons,” he said, referring to his bid for Carroll County judge-executive. “I need to spend more time on my campaign and visit the people. I’ve got a lot of work to do between now and May.”

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman confirmed Cable’s resignation.

  • James Burgin appointed as new Prestonville City Commissioner

    After two failed attempts last month, Prestonville City Commission appointed James Burgin as its member during a Nov. 18 meeting.

    During the Oct. 21 meeting, Mayor Billy Walker read a resignation letter from Commissioner Rae Stevens. Nominations were made at this meeting and a special meeting called a week later. Both times commission votes on Gail Collins and James McArter ended in a tie and no one was appointed.

    Another vote Nov. 18 also ended with a stalemate when the same two were nominated.

  • Thomas arrested for child pornography

    A Carrollton man was arrested Monday, Nov. 25, for possession of child pornography.

    According to a news release from Kentucky State Police Post 5, Cody Allen Thomas, 23, was charged with one count of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor and one count of distribution of said matter. Both are Class D felonies.

    The release said KSP obtained a warrant to search Thomas’s home on Seventh Street, which led investigators to the discovery of a computer with more than 100 videos allegedly depicting child pornography.

  • Audit shows district cash balance increases

    Carroll County Schools cash revenue was up about $1 million during fiscal year 2013, according to a recent audit performed by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, P.S.C. 

    Jerilyn Zapp presented the results of the audit for the year ending June 30, 2013, to the Board of Education at its meeting Thursday, Nov. 21. 

  • Council OKs 911 ordinance on committee membership

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance to change the membership of the E-911 dispatch commission at its meeting Monday night.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said the E-911 dispatch commission met Wednesday, Nov. 20, and Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson made a motion to change the membership of the commission.