Local News

  • Bid awarded to Churchill McGee for baseball complex

    After two special meetings Fiscal Court awarded a construction management contract June 4, to Churchill McGee for the baseball complex at the county park.

  • Low attendance at methamphetamine town hall

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County held a methamphetamine town hall meeting April 24, to discuss the prevalence of the drug in Carroll County. The event took place in General Butler State Resort Park’s conference center.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite gave those in attendance drug-related statistics from CPD and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in 2017, stating that 41 percent of all drug-related incidents local police faced last year were related to methamphetamine, more than twice the amount of marijuana-related cases.

  • Recount coming for District 2 magisterial race as one vote splits candidates

    A recanvas for the position of District 2 Magistrate was held at the courthouse Thursday, May 31, as magistrate hopefuls Kerry Graham and Clay Cable waited with bated breath to see if the one-vote win Graham took on Election Day still held.

    After the half-hour recanvas was completed, Graham still showed to be the one-vote winner. Before Cable concedes the election, however, he said he will file a petition for recount.

  • Carrollton named ‘Opportunity zone’ for potential investors

    In the wake of federal legislation made effective at the end of December 2017, states all over the country jumped at the chance to designate “opportunity zones”: Low-income communities that will become targets for investors with capital gains.

  • Seniors entering miltary service recognized by community

    Local community members held a ceremony honoring the students who are entering the military.

    Master Staff Sergeant Jim Supplee told the recruits that this is a new chapter in their lives and also new chapter in our lives. “Less than 1 percent serves in the military,” he said. “These might be the smartest nine kids in Carroll County with what they are about to do.”

  • Military aviation tour in Louisville June 9-10

    The Liberty Foundation’s 2018 Salute to Veterans tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, in Louisville, Ky. from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. both days.

    The Liberty Foundation’s B-17, will fly around Louisville with its famous B-17 “Madras Maiden.” It is one of only 12 B-17’s that still fly today. It is dubbed the “Flying Fortress” as a result of its defensive fire power in every theater of operation during WWII.

  • Tractor Supply’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour at fair

    Fair season is back and Tractor Supply Company’s “Follow Us to the Fair” Tour is making its way to the Carroll County Fair. On Friday, June 1, Saturday, June 2, and Monday, June 4, fairgoers will have the opportunity to visit the 2,000 square foot experience and join Tractor Supply in recognizing Carrollton-area 4-H and FFA youth who are making a difference in their communities.

  • #Play4Ashton

    The Carroll County community mourned the tragic death of 14-year-old Ashton Stephenson, who died Saturday. An avid baseball and basketball player, the Carroll County High School baseball and softball teams honored Ashton at their 8th Region Tournament games Monday.

  • New Triple Threat Award recognizes three-season, multi-sport athletes

    In an effort to continue the national emphasis and the KHSAA’s own efforts to de-emphasize sports specialization in the athletic culture, the Association recently launched the “Triple Threat Award” program to recognize those students who participate in high school athletics year round.

    The award, which is given to student-athletes who participate in a KHSAA sport or sport-activity on the varsity level during each season of the academic year (fall/winters/spring), will be presented to a total of 1,814 student-athletes for 2017-18.

  • Golf outing June 9 for Stephenson

    A four-person golf scramble will be held Saturday, June 9, at Sugar Bay Golf Course, with proceeds benefiting the family of Ashton Stephenson. The scramble will begin at 2 p.m. Cost is $200 per team. Golf, car, food and drinks are included in the price.

    Earl Floyd Ford will sponsor a hole-in-one contest. The first person to hit a hole in one on the 13th hole will win a 2018 Ford Escape. Other hole-in-one prizes on the other par 3 holes at the course will be an Apple TV, 50-inch flat screen and home sound system.