Today's News

  • Kentucky’s Arbor Day celebration starts state park reforestation

    Since the fall of 2013, an estimated 1,800 trees have been harvested from General Butler State Resort Park as part of a plan to manage the park’s emerald ash borer infestation.

    On Thursday, April 16, more than 70 students from Huntertown Elementary School in Woodford County were on hand to plant 200 seedling trees as a part of the park’s reforestation project and Kentucky’s Arbor Day Celebration.

  • Carroll falls in health rankings, last in health behaviors

    Carroll County fell 13 spots in the sixth annual County Health Rankings report, ranking 96th out of Kentucky’s 120 counties in overall health.

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the report at the end of March. The purpose of the rankings is to help counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live, according to the website.

  • Cartmell students release book of ‘crazy chronicles’

    When Mrs. Samantha Abercrombie’s fifth grade students started the school year last fall, they never dreamed they would be authors by the end of the year, but that is exactly what happened. On April 16, the class released their book entitled, “Crazy Chronicles from Cartmell Elementary School.”

  • Quilts of Valor

    The Quilts of Valor program is a group of volunteer quilters across the country who make individual quilts for United States military service members. When an online request is made for a veteran, someone takes the name and makes a quilt for the veteran. The finished quilt is then sent to a state coordinator, who makes arrangements for the presentation. 

  • Sheriff's Office | April 23, 2015

    Three arrested on drug charges

    Carrollton Police Officer Keith Dews responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle at Prestonville Shell at 5:13 a.m. April 8. Upon arrival, he found an individual later identified as Zach Maddox, 18, of Milton in possession of suspected heroin. Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rodney Hawkins said Dews called him to work the case. Five tenths of a gram of suspected heroin was found in Maddox’s possession, Hawkins said.

  • Hydrants to be flushed in Carroll on April 24

    Carroll County Water District will be flushing their distribution mains. Starting on Friday, April 24, the Carroll County zone will be flushed. Gallatin County’s zone will be flushed Monday April 27, and Owen County’s on Tuesday April 28. At this time, customers may experience some discolor in the water due to the high scouring water flow throughout the pipes.

  • Annual Child Abuse Awareness event Friday from 7-9 p.m.

    Tomorrow is the big day! Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and our event partners would like to invite the entire community, young and old, to attend our free Child Abuse Awareness event. It will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 24, from 7-9 p.m. at the courthouse square in Carrollton. 

  • Cartmell Elementary’s 4th Grade Career Day
  • Kentucky industries and cities honored for energy savings

    Even before it became a state in 1792, Kentucky’s energy potential was well-known.

    It all began in 1750, when Dr. Thomas Walker, one of Kentucky’s early explorers, discovered coal here, and our profile began expanding significantly 40 years later, when the first commercial coal mine opened in what is now Lee County.

  • Panthers survives 2-1 battle over Raiders

    It was a pitchers duel in the opening round of the All ‘A’ Tournament April 16, between Carroll and Trimble. The Panthers held a 1-0 lead for most of the game, adding an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. The Raiders plated a run in the top of the sixth and had a runner in scoring position in the top of the seventh, but were not able to capitalize, as the Panthers won, 2-1.

    Carroll’s Zakk Hicks struck out 13 batters on 114 pitches, while Trimble’s Michael Dunaway struck out 11 batters.