Today's News

  • Kentucky State Fair adds new technology, express lanes to ease traffic


    Insider Louisville

    Kentucky Venues has introduced a mobile application and made several changes that officials hope will ease traffic and improve the experience for those attending this year’s Kentucky State Fair.

    Gates open for the state fair at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 17., with exhibits opening at 9 a.m. The final day of the Kentucky State Fair is Sunday, Aug. 27.

  • Fiscal Court hears presentation on air transportation; holds tax rates

    Carroll County Fiscal Court heard a presentation on insurance that covers the cost of emergency air transports for its employees.

    Darlene Phillips from the Kentucky Hospital Association said her organization has been working with Medical Air Services Association for about six months. KHA believes it is important and is working to provide solutions to hospitals because patient transportation is an issue.

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  • Wade the Cumberland tailwater to beat the heat

    The dog days of late summer slow everything down. The heat and humidity along with the long days make outside work sweaty and arduous.

    Fishing slows during the dog days as well. Catching game fish from a lake or stream during a 90-degree plus day provides a challenge that anglers often fail to conquer.

  • Live Your Passion | M - Mixed Martial Arts Fighter - Travis Branum

    Travis Branum has never been one to back away from a fight. Growing up, first in Owen County Schools and then transferring to Carroll County High School as a junior, he used to get in fights at school.

    “Football was the first way I could really get my aggression out safely. It was my first outlet,” he said.

    The son of Angie and Donnie Branum, Branum graduated from CCHS in 2012. He had a chance to play semi-professional football, but turned it down because of the number of concussions he had sustained over his four-year career.

  • Back In My Day | Janie Wilson

    Janie Wilson was born a Hoosier in New Albany, Ind., and her family moved to Carrollton when she was 2-years-old. That brief time spent in Indiana did not keep Wilson from being a rabid University of Kentucky sport fan.

    Her parents were Cleofus “Bud” and Rosalie Ehalt. She had one sister Helen Courtney.

    Wilson said her dad would jokingly say if anyone would name their child Cleofus he would buy them a bonnet. He never had to buy anyone a bonnet.

  • School board decides to hire construction manager

    The Carroll County Board of Education had a difficult decision to make regarding the $4.3 million expansion to the Carroll County Childhood Development Center and upgrades to Kathryn Winn Primary. After two meetings, the board ultimately decided that hiring a construction project manager was the best choice, rather than advertise for bids for a general contractor.

  • Historical Society hosts fundraiser Aug. 12, for Masterson House

    Port William Historical Society kicked off a fundraising drive to raise $50,000 for make much-needed repairs and improvements to the county’s oldest structure — the Masterson House.

    The group has planned a day filled with events for Saturday, Aug. 12 to help close in on its goal to fund projects at the historic house.

    Port William Historical Society President Deborah Garrett said the day will include a 5K walk run, a car wash, auction and all special sales set up at the Masterson House.

  • Back to school donations

    Carrollton Christian Church donated 50 backpacks full of school supplies to Christian Academy of Carrollton (25) and Cartmell Elementary (25). The backpacks were delivered to the schools July 31.

  • Local giant cabbage weighs more than a bowling ball