Local News

  • Panthers win All “A” for first time since 2005

    Carroll County’s fifth win in a row capped off a great week of basketball by the Panthers. Win number five brought the 8th Region All “A” title back to Carroll County for the first time since 2005. The Panthers defeated Owen County, 42-39, Monday, Jan. 27, at Eminence High School.

    “The boys played hard and listened,” head coach Carroll Yager said. “We had a detailed game plan for each of the games, and they followed the plans perfectly.”

  • Winter weather photographers
  • Carrollton City Council | Jan. 27, 2014

    City EIP wins award

    The City of Carrollton Enterprise Incentive Program received the 2013 Economic Restructuring Initiative award from Kentucky Main Street at its conference held Jan. 15-17 in Frankfort. Carrollton Main Street manager Sam Burgess submitted the nomination and announced the win to Carrollton City Council Monday.

  • Board of Education | Jan. 30, 2014

    CCMS bid opening Feb. 6

    The Carroll County Middle School project continues to move forward with bids to be opened on Feb. 6.

    There were 8-10 construction companies and about 50 people who attended the pre-bid meeting held earlier in the afternoon, Superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., told the Board of Education at its meeting Jan. 23.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 28, 2014

    Winter weather leads to overtime, damage

  • Five vying for judge-executive

    At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh officially closed registration for candidates who want on the May 20 primary ballot.

    In all, 32 contenders filed with the clerk’s office to seek 13 positions, with nine of those races contested in the primary. Three of those candidates filed Tuesday, while one person filed Monday.

    All but one of the candidates are taking part in the Democratic primary, with D.J. Carroll the lone Republican contender in the race for District 3 magistrate.

  • CPD arrests three on meth charges

    Carrollton Police Department arrested three Carrollton residents Saturday, Jan. 18, at an apartment on Main Street.

    Officers received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured and/or sold at an apartment at 219 Main Street, Chief Mike Willhoite said in a news release. Sgt. Tim Mitchell and Officer Bryant Hunger went to the apartment to investigate and, based on observations and an investigation, a search warrant was obtained.

  • Astronaut to students: You have incredible potential

    NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane encouraged Project Lead the Way students at Carroll County High School to dream big and to not set limitations for themselves based on their surroundings today.

    “Don’t be afraid. It’s amazing what you can do,” Mullane told nearly 100 students in the library at CCHS Friday. “It’s amazing what you are capable of doing if you challenge yourself. Don’t sell yourself short.”

  • Ghent asks for opinions on building restoration

    Ghent residents are encouraged to attend a public hearing Monday to discuss ideas for either renovating the former Ghent Christian Church for use as a community center or building a brand-new facility.

    The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in City Hall, located in the addition at the back of the church. Nancy Wylie, municipal finance officer with the Kentucky League of Cities, and Joel Gano, president of Arch Style, Inc., which has drawn up plans for the project, are scheduled to attend.

  • Wintry Wonderland

    A clipper system moved through the Ohio River Valley Tuesday, bringing with it a wintry blast that has turned into a nor’easter along the East Coast.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson measured 4 inches of snow Tuesday in an untouched area of the courthouse lawn. Atop King’s Ridge, residents reported higher snow totals of 5 to 6 inches. Windy conditions make it difficult to get an accurate reading because of blowing snow that created some drifts around the county.