Today's News

  • Renovated and Ready

    Ongoing construction at Richard B. Cartmell Elementary School has entered the final of three stages, according to Carroll County School Superintendent Lisa James.

    James told the members of the Carroll County Board of Education during their Jan. 6 meeting that fourth graders moved into their newly-completed wing following the Christmas holiday break.

  • Butcher, Warnott to wed Jan. 22

    Thomas Butcher and Karen Brooks announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Tara Beth Butcher to Paul Michael Warnott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Warnott.

    The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Carroll County High School. She is a 2009 graduate of Lexington Community College, Department of Nursing. She is currently employed at UK Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

    The Groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Henry Clay High School and is employed at UK Hospital in Lexington.

  • Cable, Brown to wed Jan. 22

    Clay and Lisa Cable of Carrollton, would like to announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jacklyn Kay Cable to Brandon Keith Brown, son of Grover and Linda Crawford of Sanders, Ky. and Bryan and Debra Brown of Radcliff, Ky.

    Jacklyn is a 2003 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2010 graduate of Northern Kentucky University. She is currently employed with Mark Smith State Farm in Carrollton.


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

    Wednesday, Jan. 12, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; Massage, 10:30 a.m.; visiting physicians, 10:30 a.m.
    Thursday, Jan. 13, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; advisory meeting, 9:30 a.m.; Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; biscuits/gravy, 11:30 a.m.
    Friday, Jan. 14, Cards, pool, Wii games, 9 a.m.; advocacy calls, 9:30 a.m.; nutrition with Grace, 10 a.m.
    Monday, Jan. 17, Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

  • School district to recognize board of education members

    January is School Board Member Recognition Month in Kentucky, but Lisa James, superintendent of Carroll County Schools, believes our local members deserve recognition throughout the year for going above and beyond the requirements of their job.

  • Pasta salad, key lime pie add spring to snowy days

    What do you do on the snowy days? On one a couple of years ago, I had a roasting hen in the freezer that I pulled out to bake for dinner.
    I rubbed it with a little olive oil, then mixed basil pesto, rosemary and kosher salt to rub inside and all over the outside of the bird.
    I also placed an onion and a stalk of celery inside just to add some more flavor and moisture. The aroma was incredible while it was baking, which also added more warmth to the house.
    Now it is time to bring just a little spring into the menu, even though it is not quite that season.

  • City acts to block adult oriented retail business

    The rumor mill has been churning lately about the possibility of an adult entertainment store coming to Carrollton and locating on Highland Avenue. However, if the revised ordinance relating to sexually oriented businesses passes, it will be much harder for this to occur.

  • Basketball Holiday Tournaments


    Lady Blackcats Holiday Tournament, Prestonsburg, Ky.


    Carroll County 55

    Elliott County 36


    Carroll County 45

    Prestonsburg 32


    Carroll County 62

    Shelby Valley 57



    Carroll County 53

    Menifee County 39




    PRTC Holiday Classic, Jackson County, Ky.


    Jackson County 54

  • Carroll County Community Calendar - Week of Jan. 5, 2011

    Wedensday, Jan. 5

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets at noon at General Butler State Resort Park.

    Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6 p.m. in Ghent City Hall.

    Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, Jan. 7

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Saturday, Jan. 8

  • Reason for Christmas often is lost

    Holiday merchandise bursts into color on shelves of every wholesaler and retailer three months in advance of Christmas. Holiday exchanges and sales carry the spirit of gift giving right into the New Year. We are hard pressed to find public reference to why celebrating Christmas is such an all-consuming yearly experience, except that successful marketing throughout the Christmas season is crucial to reaping the lion’s share of business’ yearly profits.