Today's News

  • County disposes of 8,000 tires, awards Dripping Springs culvert bid

    The 2014 tire amnesty program, funded through a state grant, helped the county collect and dispose of 8,000 old tires. Tomlinson said two dumpsites were cleaned up through the project. One of those saw a Louisville man arrested for taking payment to dispose of the tires in that city. However, he allegedly brought them to a spot near English to dump them.

  • Work-related incident kills Carrollton man

    A Carrollton man died Saturday in a work-related accident at Kemper Construction in Carrollton.

    Eric Gentry, 21, was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at 9:24 a.m.

    Obituary information for Gentry can be found on page 3.

    The investigation by the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Coroner’s Office is currently ongoing. The cause of death was blunt force injury sustained in a workplace accident, Wilhoite said in an interview Tuesday.

  • Westrick wins Democratic nod for Carroll County Judge-Executive

     Bobby Lee Westrick won the Democratic nomination for Carroll County Judge-Executive in Tuesday's unofficial returns.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive 

    Results in Democratic Primary:

    Bobby Lee Westrick, 978 (unofficial winner)

    Dean Miller, 900

    Clay Cable, 551

    Kathy Goff, 270

    Jesse Saggus, 77


    Carroll County Sheriff

    Results in Democratic Primary:

    Jamie Kinman, 1682 (unofficial winner)

    Todd Yocum, 548

    Eddie Mefford, 478

  • Make a patriotic basket for the summer holidays

    Would you like a special basket to use for Memorial Day or for the Fourth of July? Basket maker Kathy Watts is teaching a class in weaving the red, white and blue “Patriotic Drum Basket” from 6–9 p.m., Thurs-day, May 21, at the Exten-sion office. To see a picture of the basket, stop by the Extension office for a flier publicizing the class.

    If you are interested in taking this class, please call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030 by Friday, May 16, so enough materials can be ready for you. 

  • Safety must be top priority with chemicals

    May is Kentucky Water Awareness Month, and as agricultural producers, high- quality water is very important to us.

    Agricultural chemicals are also an important part of many farm operations.  Used properly, they help produce an abundant, safe food supply.  If mishandled, however, they can contaminate groundwater, which is a source of drinking water for most residents.

    Reduce the chance that improperly used agricultural chemicals might contaminate groundwater by following these steps:

  • ‘Steel Magnolias’ entertains at English Schoolhouse
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  • Nutrition important for fitness

    In this month’s Health Matters, we are going to hit a few topics and tidbits to help with nutrition and training.


    The question arises at least once a week, what about eggs? I love them and want to eat them daily, but should I limit my consumption, due to the fear of cholesterol consumption?

  • Vote Tuesday to set county’s future course

    Carroll County voters face some important and difficult choices Tuesday as they head to the polls for the primary election.

    The county will see new leadership at the top with the upcoming retirement of Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson. Five Democratic contenders want the county’s top job.

    Voters need to select a candidate who can fill Tomlinson’s shoes and provide the strong leadership the county needs. The next judge-executive comes into office with the county financially strong, but facing many challenges.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of May 15, 2014

    Thursday, May 15

    Carrollton Homemakers Club meets at 10:30 a.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office on Floyd Drive.

    West Carroll Water District meets at 6 p.m. in the conference room at Carrollton Utilities, 225 Sixth St.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, May 16

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Directors meets at noon at the library, 136 Court St., Carrollton.