Today's News

  • Henry native survives cruise nightmare


    Special to The Henry County Local

    Henry County native Joe Ryan, 23, is looking forward to a trip to Destin, Fla., with friends later this year, after he graduates from Eastern Kentucky University.

    It will be a landlocked location – “No captain needed for time on the beach,” he said during a phone interview Monday.

    Seems mundane, but Ryan is ready for mundane.

  • Pair arrested when found passed out

    A Carroll County deputy sheriff transporting two people to jail came upon a driver and passenger who were apparently intoxicated at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. A Carrollton Police Department unit was called to assist because the deputy’s vehicle would not hold all of the people who needed transport to jail, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

    Deputy J.T. Shaw was on his way to the Carroll County Detention Center with two suspects when he stopped at the intersection of Fifth Street and Highland Avenue for a traffic light.

  • Man allegedly steals from grandparents

    A Carrollton man was charged this week with allegedly stealing a debit/credit card belonging to his grandparents and making thousands of dollars in purchases.

    James Dalton Walker, 18, 1587 Hwy. 36 East, Carrollton, was charged with forgery second degree, theft by unlawful taking over $500 and criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree, all felony offenses, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy J.T. Shaw arrested him just hours after the initial alleged crime was reported.

  • SO investigating arson case at CCo Animal Shelter

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted arson at the Carroll County Animal Shelter, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

  • Carroll drops close game to Williamstown

    The Lady Panthers (5-14) fought hard, but came up short at home against Williamstown (3-10) Saturday, 36-30. “Our kids really, really played hard that day, but we weren’t quite as sharp as I’d have thought we’d be,” head coach Randy Mefford said. He said both teams are comparable and have had their share of struggles this season, but he was hoping they would have come out on top.

  • Panthers briefs | Jan. 25, 2012

    Carroll falls to Owen in 8th Region All-A Classic

    The Panthers lost to the Rebels in the  8th Region All-A Classic on Jan. 20. Owen County went on to win the championship with a 65-58 victory over Walton-Verona to improve to a record of 14-7.

    Panthers fall at home, 63-57, to KCD Monday

    Carroll County lost at home Monday to Louisville’s Kentucky Country Day, 63-57.

  • Slow and steady wins the race: Carroll defeats Trimble in OT

    Carroll head coach Randy Mefford summed it up best: “It just goes to show you, anything can happen in a rivalry game.”

    The Lady Panthers (5-13) bounced back from a 10-point first quarter deficit to defeat the visiting Lady Raiders 36-34 in overtime.

    Trimble (6-9) had the opportunity to end the game in regulation when referees called a foul with .2 seconds remaining, sending sophomore Paige Black to the free throw line for a pair. Down one, Black missed the first and sank the second, extending the game another four minutes knotted at 34.

  • Board learns nutrition facts about county school district

    Cake and punch is a great way to start a new year and the Carroll County Board of Education did just that.  January is the month for honoring boards of education and Superintendent Lisa James honored the board with cake, punch and certificates.

    The board also began the new year with a new leader.  Mona Kindoll was elected as the new board chairman at the Jan. 5 meeting.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 28, 2012

    Council authorizes $1,500 to advertise community meeting Feb. 16

    By a vote of 5-0 Monday night, Carrollton City Council approved spending up to $1,500 on print and radio advertising for the upcoming community listening session on riverfront development and the future of downtown. Councilman Larry Morgan was not present.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Jan. 25, 2012

    Fiscal court agrees to purchase vehicle for county coroner

    Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday agreed to seek bids on a new vehicle for Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    District 1 Magistrate Floyd Bowling made a motion, seconded by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, to buy the vehicle off state contract.

    District 2 Magistrate Deanie Miller said he doesn’t understand why the county would want to go off state contract.

    “I’d rather buy local,” he said.