Today's News

  • Road Closed | Aug. 13, 2015

    Ghent Eagle North will be closed Aug. 17-31, according to Carroll County Emergency Management. A concrete box culvert will be constructed on Ghent Eagle North, approximately 1/2 mile from the intersection of Dividing Ridge Road and Ghent Eagle North. The public’s patience and cooperation during this time will be greatly appreciated.

  • Yoder out as CCCDC executive director

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation is seeking a new executive director, as Bob Yoder is “no longer with” the organization as of Friday, Aug. 7, Chairman Bill Osborne said Monday.

  • Stop sign added in Carrollton

    In an attempt to slow down speeders, Carrollton City Council voted Monday to add a stop sign at the corner of Eighth and Taylor streets. Planning and Zoning recommended adding the new stop sign after citizens expressed their concerns at a recent city council meeting. The new sign will create a four-way stop at the intersection.


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  • Test your football (or guessing) skills in upcoming contest

    In my last column, I talked about how much I loved going back to school. This time of year also signifies the beginning of something else near and dear to my heart: football season.

    I am a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. Did I grow up in Texas, or know anyone that did for that matter?


    The Cowboys were in their prime when I was growing up and just starting to pay attention to sports. Emmitt Smith was my favorite player, despite the fact that he went to the University of Florida.

  • Report finds state spending, local revenue up in education

    There is a saying that you can’t know where you are going until you know where you have been. That’s especially true when it comes to our schools.

    Since education represents the single-largest category in state spending–more than half of every dollar when you include our public colleges and universities–the General Assembly understandably keeps a close eye on its progress, and with a two-year budget to enact in 2016, now is a good time for a more comprehensive review.

  • Fancy Farm 2015

    By Cheyene Miller

    University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications


    FANCY FARM, Ky. – The political speaking at this year’s annual Fancy Farm Picnic featured the usual barbs traded between Kentucky politicians with the notable exception of the Republican candidate for governor.

    Instead, Matt Bevin bemoaned the combative nature of the events  and called for unity to solve the state’s problems.

  • Florida man arrested after high speed chase

    Joshua Winburn, 31, of Ocala, Fla., is facing a slew of charges after allegedly leading Carrollton police officer Keith Dews on a high speed chase through downtown Carrollton, Sunday, Aug. 2.

    Dews had responded to a shoplifting complaint at the Rite-Aid store on the corner of Highland and Park avenues. Rite-Aid employees said the suspect was driving a blue Chrysler PT Cruiser.

    After leaving the store, Dews encountered a vehicle matching the description that was heading west on Highland Avenue.

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  • Complaint alleging sexual abuse filed against Horine

    Carrollton resident Adam Horine, who is at the center of a case that launched a criminal investigation into the actions of Police Chief Mike Wilhoite and Officer Ron Dickow in April, was named in a sexual-abuse complaint filed by a Florence, Ky., detective on July 1.

    According to the complaint, Horine is accused of groping a female patient while he was a patient at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

  • Back In My Day | Bobbie Giles

    Though he was born in Henry County in 1934 and travelled the country most of his adult life as a bridge inspector, Bobbie Giles has always considered Carrollton home.

    Closely bonded with his grandmother, Achie Browning, Giles was raised in her house at 208 Main Street, in the heart of what was then known as Frogtown.