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Today's News

  • Food Pyramid Bingo

    Carroll County Extension Service hosted Food Pyramid Bingo Tuesday, July 14, at the Lighthouse summer camp. Extension agent Christin Herbst said the purpose was to introduce the children to new foods, teach nuitrition and encourage them to make their plates colorful with all the food groups.

  • Rev your engines!
  • Crafton wins UNOH 225 after crash halts race short of the scheduled distance for trucks

    By KEVIN KELLY

    Kentucky Speedway

    Matt Crafton earned his first career Camping World Truck Series victory on Thursday at Kentucky Speedway after NASCAR stopped the UNOH 225 five laps from the scheduled finish. 

    The trucks driven by Ben Kennedy, David Gilliland and John Wes Townley were involved in a wreck that resulted in damage to the catch fence in Turn 1. Kennedy’s truck lifted off the ground, slid along the top of the SAFER barrier while hitting the fence.

  • Keselowski returns to Victory Lane with a win in the XFINITY race

    By KEVIN KELLY

    Kentucky Speedway

    Brad Keselowski sensed an opportunity approaching and pounced when it materialized as he thought it would Friday night.

    A lapped car slowed Erik Jones long enough that it allowed Keselowski to pass the 19-year-old phenom for the lead in the NASCAR XFINITY Series race and earn yet another victory at Kentucky Speedway.

  • Busch wins Quaker State 400, his second in five years

    Kyle Busch battled with Joey Logano in the late stages of Saturday’s Quaker State 400 presented by Advance Auto Parts before taking the lead for good with 20 laps remaining, finishing 1.594 seconds ahead of Logano for his second NASCAR Sprint Cup win in the five races at Kentucky.

    The battle between the two in the closing laps sent sparks flying and stamped the track’s fifth Sprint Cup Series race as the most action-packed held to date on the bumpy 1.5-mile circuit.

  • Railroad crossing to be fixed in August

    Drivers who frequently travel Hwy. 227 in Carroll County will be happy to hear CSX Railroad plans to make repairs to its crossing near Butler Outlet Mall beginning Aug. 3.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, officials discussed options for handling the traffic for the three to five days when the crossing will be closed to traffic so the work can be performed.

    County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said the traffic coming into Carrollton would turn at Floyd Drive, travel to Ladder Lane and take Jay Louden Road as the bypass.

  • Master plan coming for county park

    Carroll County officials have hired a Lexington architectural and engineering firm to develop a master plan for the Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, members approved an agreement with CMW totaling $18,200 to develop the master plan, which will include two alternative conceptual plans for the park and its facilities.

  • Speedway Superman
  • Sounds draw Carrico outside to save a boy

    The feeling that something was not quite right led Carroll County resident Tammy Carrico outside her house on Greens Bottom Road July 2.

    Carrico had been inside the house with the 5 p.m. news on the television. She said she kept hearing something, but when she looked at the television the reporter kept looking over his shoulder at a fire they were covering.

  • Carroll County At Work: Ron McMillan (M is for meat cutter)

    Family-owned grocery stores hold a special place in the history of small town America. Customers stopped in several times a week, if not daily, to pick up just what they needed and swapped stories with the owner. Stores would keep certain products on hand for their loyal shoppers and would put in special orders when asked.