Today's News

  • Lady Panthers defeat Lady Wildcats 2-1 on senior night Monday

    The girls’ soccer team said goodbye to four seniors Monday night: Brittany Arvin, Andie Hardesty, Nikki Hill and Ana Jimenez. The Lady Panthers pulled out a 2-1 victory over Henry County at their final home game of the season.

    They face Owen County away on Thursday.

  • First Lady Beshear visits Carrollton on campaign trail

    On the campaign trail for her husband, Gov. Steve Beshear, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear spoke with students, residents and community leaders Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant in Carrollton.

    Beshear took questions from several students from Carroll County High School, mostly pertaining to the future of the proposed expansion of the Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

  • Hornaday Jr. wins Kentucky 225 in NASCAR Truck Series

    SPARTA, Ky. — Ron Hornaday Jr. scored his 50th career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory, his third series win at Kentucky Speedway through eight starts and third this season in Saturday’s “Kentucky 225.”

    The 14-year NCWTS veteran and his No. 2 Hollywood Casino Chevrolet crossed the finish line 0.438 of a second ahead of Richard Childress Racing driver Austin Dillon and his No. 3 Bass Pro Shops/Tracker Boats Chevrolet in the fifth-closest series finish through 13 all-time events at the track.

  • Carpenter wins closest race in Ky. Speedway history

    Ed Carpenter, driving Sarah Fisher Racing’s Dollar General-sponsored car, ran down series point leader Dario Franchitti in the waning laps of Sunday’s IZOD Indycar Series race at Sparta’s Kentucky Speedway to win the “Kentucky Indy 300.”

  • Unidentified man sought in hotel theft

    An unknown male reportedly stole in excess of $500 from two local motels, and law enforcement officials are asking for help in identifying the alleged culprit.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman released a photo of the man who is a suspect in the thefts. Kinman said it’s possible the man was passing through Carroll County and stopped at the hotels along Interstate 71 to commit the crimes.

  • Suspect sought in theft of Jeep from Mill Creek

    A black Jeep Cherokee allegedly stolen last week from a residence on Mill Creek Road in Carroll County was recovered Friday, Sept. 30, in Cynthiana, Ky.

    The vehicle is owned by William Dunn, 1442 Mill Creek Road, according to a news release from Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. It was reported stolen Wednesday, Sept. 28.

  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of Oct. 5, 2011


    Due to a typesetting error in the Sept. 28, 2011 issue, one item under the deeds category in Records was incorrect, merging two listings. It should have read:

    Eva Jo Hill of Carrollton to Tina Buchanan of Milton, Ky. for the amount of $1, (fair market value is $300) for property located in Carroll County on Sept. 2.

    Karen Webb of Verona, Ky. to Mark McDonald of Carrollton for the amount of $11,000 for property located in Happy Hollow Campground in Carroll County of Sept. 2.


  • Plans for new gym move forward

    B.J. Watts, owner of Wattsy’s House of Iron, presented plans for building a new workout facility to Carrolltton’s planning and zoning board Monday.

  • Tharp honored for service as he starts retirement

    After 33 years of fire service on two departments, Randy Tharp has hung up his helmet for the final time, retiring as the chief of the Carrollton Fire Department effective Friday, Sept. 30.

    Tharp said what he will miss most about being a firefighter is the camaraderie he has built with the other members of the department.

  • Portal offers parolees a chance to succeed

    Making the transition from being in prison to being on parole and rejoining society often is difficult, particularly for those who may not have a lot of support “on the outside.”

    But a new program offered by the Carroll County office of the state Department of Probation and Parole is hoping to offer some guidance to parolees.