Today's News

  • Change orders mount on the river walks

    Despite mistakes by the engineer, Carrollton City Council voted 5-1 at a special meeting Dec. 18, to approve three additional change orders for the river walk projects, totaling $11,455.64. Councilwoman Hayley Franklin was the dissenting vote.

    American Engineers presented the change orders at the Dec. 11, meeting. Councilman Dwight Louden made a motion to approve the change orders because the money went to the contractors for product already installed and for services rendered. It did not benefit the engineering firm. However, the motion died for lack of a second.

  • Don’t let the joy of Christmas be overshadowed by misery of debt
  • Council approves audit, first reading for property code

    Susan Dukes of Raisor, Zapp & Woods, PSC presented the city of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2016-2017 independent auditor’s report. Council tabled approving the audit until their special meeting Dec. 18. It was unanimously approved.

  • Kentucky’s collective health ranking improves, but still low overall at 42nd

    For nearly 30 years now, the United Health Foundation has taken an in-depth look at our country’s collective health to see how each state stacks up.  The most recent report, which came out earlier this month, has mixed news for us.

    While our overall ranking was low, at 42nd, that’s up three spots from last year.  Only two states, Florida and Utah, made a bigger year-over-year jump.

  • Public hearing Jan. 11, to discuss Head Start

    The recommendation to restructure current instructional space at Winn Primary, Cartmell Elementary and Carroll County Middle School to create four additional classrooms to accommodate all day Head Start for students in the early childhood education program is proceeding. Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak said at the Dec. 14, Board of Education meeting that a community forum would be held Jan. 11, at Carroll County Middle School in the auditorum. The time has yet to be announced.

  • Lady Panthers start season 6-2

    Carroll beats Henry

    Carroll County Lady Panthers picked up a big district win on the road Dec. 12, defeating Henry County 57-39.

    Abigail Aulbach posted a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Amelia Napier also hit double figures with 13 points and seven rebounds. Jenna Wilson scored nine points and pulled in six rebounds, while Andrea Searcy scored eight points, Hannah McCarty scored five points, and Abby Evans and Katie Osborne each scored four points.

    Gallatin beats Carroll

  • Tasers purchased for Sheriff’s Office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office presented Carroll County Fiscal Court with a proposal to purchase four tasers. Carroll County Deputy Sheriff Rodney Hawkins said the department has two tasers that are operational and two that are borrowed. When asked how many tasers the county has that are inoperable Hawkins said he would have to dig and see what is operational.

  • Panthers off to slow start, 2-5

    Henry outscores Carroll in fourth to win

    Henry County Wildcats outscored the Carroll County Panthers 27-12 in the fourth quarter to win the game 65-58, Dec. 12, at home.

    The Panthers trailed by just three at halftime, 29-26, and outscored the Wildcats 20-9 in the third quarter to take a 46-38 lead heading into the final frame.

    The two teams shot similar percentages from the field, as Henry hit 45 percent and Carroll hit 43 percent. However, Henry outrebounded Carroll 29-18.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | Dec. 21, 2017

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  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | Dec. 21, 2017

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com. Lunch is served daily at 11:30 a.m., breakfast is served 8 a.m. Monday and Wednesday only, reservations are required by 11:30 the day before. Cards, Wii, cornhole, games, puzzles, color therapy, massages, TV viewing, walking and exercise equipment available daily.