Local News

  • Carroll County resident victim to fraud scam

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating an electronic fraud scheme that resulted in a Carroll County victim losing $8,500.

  • City continues to clean up properties deemed a nuisance

    Carrollton City Council approved abating five properties, per recommendations from the Code Enforcement Board at its meeting March 26. The motions all passed 5-0, with Councilman Jeffrey Dickow absent.

    The first property is 502 Paradise Alley, owned by Walter Coghill Jr. Welch said Coghill was cited on Jan. 5, for unfit conditions. There is a large hole on the roof, and it has been tarped several times, but it has come off again. The building is vacant, he said.

  • Jail budget increased; SO looks to upgrade radios to match CPD

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey presented his last budget before he retires at the end of his term. He shared some numbers, saying that the jail processed 2,755 people in 2017. Carroll County had 27,407 inmate days and the other counties combined that use the jail had 34,141 inmate days.

    Humphrey said 98 percent of the inmates are circuit court inmates. The district court inmates are processed quickly. “I am taking 60-90 inmates to circuit court every other week,” he said.

  • Let's Roll! Pinewood Derby held March 17
  • Legislators talk pensions with Carroll County educators

    Teachers, educators and supporters of public education have lobbied and rallied in Frankfort the past few months, trying to secure as much money as possible for classrooms and pensions in this year’s biennial budget session.

    The most recent news from Frankfort made its way to Carroll County Friday as State Rep. Rick Rand, D-Bedford, and State Sen. Paul Hornback, R-Shelbyville, met with teachers to provide an update and answer questions from the audience.

  • German American Bank donates $50,000 to FRYSC


    Carroll County Schools

    With a combined $50,000 donation to the Carroll County School District’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs, German American Bank has changed the lives of hundreds of the county’s children. Bank executives presented the district’s Family Ties and Youth Services Center programs each with a $25,000 check on March 12.

  • CCHS students walked out and walked up March 14

    The loss of 17 lives from a school shooting Feb. 14, at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., appears to be the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back. There has been nationwide outrage with calls for stricter gun control and bans of certain types of weapons.

    As a result of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, survivors and their allies have turned their grief into activism and advocacy. Part of that effort was the March 14, National School Walkout.

  • Cartmell urged to report bullying, not to ignore it

    Motivational speaker Sir Rod Patterson delivered an anti-bullying message at Cartmell Elementary, Feb. 21.

    Patterson has been delivering programs for 20 years, first with a collaborative and now on his own for more than 12 years. Based out of Atlanta, Ga., he travels all over the southeast delivering the Five and Fun Tour.

    The Five and Fun Tour delivers five minutes of a message, then an entertainment section, followed by five more minutes of a message and then the program concludes with more entertainment.

  • New Carroll superintendent could be announced May 15

    The search for the next superintendent of Carroll County Schools is in the search committee vetting phase.

    Last summer the Carroll County School Board hired the Kentucky School Board Association to assist with the hiring process after former superintendent Bill Hogan vacated the position and interim superintendent Ron Livingood was hired for a one-year term. Retired Grant County superintendent Don Martin is the KSBA representative working with the board.

  • CPD expands community reach with SRO, code enforcement

    Calls for service remain high and the drug landscape is changing, according to the Carrollton Police Department.