Local News

  • Bike the Bluegrass rides through Carroll Saturday

    Bike the Bluegrass is an inspired new ride concept, a daring adventure, an awe-promising undertaking, sponsored by the American Lung Association. Explore the many magnificent natural wonders unique to Kentucky on a bike.

    At 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, bike riders will leave General Butler State Resort Park and ride one of three routes through Carroll, Owen and Gallatin counties.Intermediate riders will ride a 27-mile course, while more experienced cyclists can choose the 37-mile or 60-mile course.

    See below for the courses and their stops.


  • NAS donates $5,000 to pay for dual-credit fees
  • NAS sponsors Carroll County Kids newspaper
  • KSP Citizens Police Academy begins Sept. 24

    The Kentucky State Police Post 5’s Citizens Police Academy begins Sept. 24. This learning opportunity will provide those in the class with an in depth look at the multiple aspects of the Kentucky State Police as well as an opportunity to interact with the Troopers that work the local communities.

  • Nucor plans to expand steel mill

    Nucor Corporation’s Board of Directors approved an investment of $650 million to expand the production capability of Nucor Steel Gallatin, the company’s flat-rolled sheet steel mill located in Ghent, Ky.

    This investment will increase the production capability from 1,600,000 tons to approximately three million tons annually and will increase the maximum coil width to about 73 inches. The project is expected to create 70 full-time jobs.

  • Extension debates purchasing Kysoc

    Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is considering an expansion, and one option on the table is purchasing Camp Kysoc.

    The Carroll County Extension District Board discussed Sept. 6, the feasibility of purchasing the property, which is owned by the county and controlled by Carroll County Fiscal Court. The county purchased the property from Kentucky Department of State Parks for $350,000 in September 2016.

    A final decision will be made at a special meeting Oct. 18, at 12:15 p.m. at the extension office.

  • Butler Park hires Spears as new manager

    Potential and partnership are two words used frequently by Susan Spears, General Butler State Resort Park’s new manager.

    “I see the potential written in every board and beam in the park,” Spears said in her interview, Sept. 10. “What can we do with the resources within the park and the ones available outside the park?”

    Spears said she wants the park employees to be equipped to be the best stewards of what the park has within the constraints of the state’s processes.

  • KSP Post 5 Troopers arrest man wanted for multiple counts of murder out of Florida

    At approximately 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Kentucky State Police Post 5 Troopers arrested a man wanted for multiple counts of murder out of Florida.

  • Searcy recognized at Tractor Supply’s ‘Follow Us to the Fair’

    Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Kentucky State Fair. From Thursday, Aug. 16 to Sunday, Aug. 19, fairgoers had the opportunity to visit the 2,000 sq. ft. experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Louisville-area 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their communities.

    Now in its fourth year, the “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is embarking on an 11,000-mile cross-country journey to state and county fairs, making 24 stops in 14 states over six months.

  • Sept. Safety checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin during the period of Sept. 1-30, 2018.

    The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for high visibility public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration of vehicles, the licensing of drivers, and detection of impaired drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.