Today's News

  • Middle School project OK’ed by school board

    Carroll County Board of Education approved a revised design for the Carroll County Middle School renovation at its meeting Thursday, March 28.

    The projected total construction cost increased from an estimated $5.743 million to an estimated $7.625 million. However, this will change when the project is bid out, Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said.

    The total estimated cost for the project is $8,703,996.

  • Wheeler new manager at Butler Park

    After a couple false starts, a new permanent manager has been hired to operate General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carrollton native Misty Wheeler, who last August was named coordinator of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, was hired for the top position at the park last month.

  • KSP death investigation continues

    The Kentucky State Police investigation into the death of Robert Rogers, 43, of Worthville, following a bar fight is still ongoing.

    Rogers died Thursday, Feb. 28 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was involved in a fight outside DJ’s Tavern in Carrollton on Saturday, Feb. 23, Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said. 

    Det. Kurt Buhts is investigating the case. The state medical examiner, who performed the autopsy, has not released the official findings. The report should be back in about two weeks, Arterburn said.

  • P’ville mayor charged for misconduct

    Prestonville Mayor Vickie Burgin has been charged with first-degree official misconduct in connection with the bidding process last year on the city’s recreation center and city hall.

    If convicted of the Class A misdemeanor, Burgin could face up to 365 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Utilities crew working on gas leak at corner of Hawkins and Kelley streets

    Carrollton Utilities and Carrollton Fire Department responded to a gas leak at the corner of Hawkins and Kelley streets around 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27.

    The leak was secured at approximately 4:30 p.m., however Hawkins Street remained closed at Eighth and Ninth streets for at least an hour longer, Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck said.

    A boil water advisory has been put into effect for 16 nearby residences, Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne said. This occurs as a precaution any time there is a drop in water pressure, he said.

  • Adoptions with CCAS | March 27, 2013
  • Office to close Good Friday afternoon

    Carroll Circuit and District Courts, located in the William L. Wheeler Hall of Justice building, 802 Clay Street in Carrollton will close at 11:45 a.m., Good Friday, March 29.

    The office will resume regular office hours on Monday, April 1. For more information call  (502) 732-4305.

  • Carroll County Senior Center | Week of March 27, 2013

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026


    Wednesday, March 27: Bunk-O tournament, 9:45 a.m.

    Thursday, March 28: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; fried chicken potluck, 11:30 a.m.

    Friday, March 29, Closed for Good Friday.

    Monday, April 1: Morning muffins from Fairview Place, 10 a.m.; health presentation, “Foot Care,” 10 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 2: Bingo, 9:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, April 3: Crafts, 9:30 a.m., work on Derby hats.

  • Carroll County Public Library | Week of March 27, 2013

    Wednesday, March 27: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 28:  Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Mother Goose Time (ages 0-18 months), 10 a.m.; Music Makers, (age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, March 29: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics, Intro to Email, 10 a.m. until noon; Friday crafts, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 30: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; photoshop, 10 a.m.-noon.

  • Hummus provides an alternative for parties

    Finally, my friends,winter has given up its grip and spring is here. Birds are singing, flowers are blooming and golf clubs are being swung.

    OK, I’ll admit it, it is 39 degrees outside while I’m writing this and they are calling for a snowstorm on Sunday. What I meant to say was winter has almost given up its grip and spring is almost here. Now, that sounds better.