Local News

  • Construction crews prep for widening of Hwy. 227

    Utility work is finishing up this week in preparation for the widening of Hwy. 227 in Carrollton.

    Crews from Walter Martin Excavating of Russell Springs, Ky., began moving the 10-inch water line – located between the main entrance to Carroll County High School and the entrance behind the Panther Field bleachers – over about 12 feet. Operator Jason Moles said the old water line will be re-circulated and merged with the new line, which services the high school and other surrounding offices. He expected the project to be complete by the end of the week.

  • Riley leaves tourism post to work at funeral home

    After six years, Rhonda Riley has announced her decision to resign as executive director of Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism.

    Riley said she plans to stay on full time until Oct. 31, then help out two to three days a week until the end of the year to help ease the transition once her replacement is hired.

    She said she and her husband, Rob Riley, director of the Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home in Carrollton, have talked about her joining the business as an employee for about a year.

  • State names new manager at General Butler

    Kentucky State Parks has named a new manager for General Butler State Resort Park, but some residents want officials to reinstate Misty Wheeler in the job she held much of 2013.

    Dave Jordan, former manager of Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, assumed the top job at General Butler park Oct. 1.

    But after the apparent removal of Wheeler as park manager last Monday, a petition began circulating in local businesses and among local residents protesting Wheeler’s dismissal as park manager and calls on Gov. Steve Beshear to put her back to work.

  • Working budget includes CCMS construction, raises

    The Carroll County Middle School construction project caused the Carroll County Schools’ 2013-2014 working budget to be a little higher than normal, Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad explained Thursday, Sept. 26, to the Board of Education.

  • Courts completed
  • Celebrating our heritage
  • Panther Pursuit kicks off Homecoming Week


    Carroll County High School Homecoming Week kicked off Monday with the Panther Pursuit, a 5K race through campus. Sixty runners and walkers participated in the event. Homecoming Week continued Wednesday with Powderpuff, followed by the parade and bonfire Thursday. The Homecoming king and queen will be crowned at 7 p.m. Friday before the football game.

  • Thank you to our First Responders!

    Sanders Volunteer Fire Department

    No photo available. The following are members of the Sanders Volunteer Fire Department: Chief David Crawford, Assistant Chief Claude Abercrombie, Tom Abercrombie, Jack Ogden Jr., Paul Ogden, Darrell Wright, Joe Wright, Dana Kinman, Michael Crawford, James Olroyd, Donald Garner, Chris Fields, Troy Burke and Oscar Morgan.


  • 2013 Homecoming Court
  • River walk heads to bid, C’ton entrance signs OK’d

    Significant progress is finally being made on two Carrollton City Council pet projects — the river walk and the new city signs.

    Carrollton City Council approved design plans for the city river walk Monday, allowing them to go out for bid next week. Heritage Engineering Project Manager David Eberenz told council he will have a set of bid specifications at city hall by next Friday.

    The bid will be advertised in next week’s News-Democrat. If contractors would like copies, they will need to contact Heritage Engineering, he said.