• Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival Sept. 5 at General Butler State Resort Park

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will host the Goldenrod Gala Arts Festival on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    This one-day arts festival will feature handcrafted items, food and demonstrations. The event is also sponsored by Friends of Butler.

  • Carrollton pair charged in death of 4-day-old infant

    The News-Democrat
    Two Carroll County parents have been charged in the death of their four-day-old son.
    Jarod Martin, 33, and Lisa Payton, 29, both of Carrollton, were charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a class C felony punishable by 5-10 years imprisonment and a fine between $1,000-$10,000. They are lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Madison police chief warns of card skimming devices at local service station fuel pumps

    Staff Report
    On Wednesday, Aug. 12, the City of Madison Police Department received a call from the Circle K at 115 Clifty Drive on Madison’s hilltop in reference to a foreign device that had been found inside of a gas pump. MPD also learned of a device inside of a pump at the Circle K Station at 1219 Clifty Drive. Officers learned the device is commonly known as a “card skimming” device that captures credit card and keystroke information.

  • Ky. State Fair opens next week

    The Kentucky State Fair opens Aug. 20, and the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet will be well represented during the 11-day event in Louisville.
    Several cabinet agencies will have booths at the fair and will be prepared to offer information and answer questions from visitors. They include the Department of Travel and Tourism, the Department of Parks, the Office of Adventure Tourism, the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the Kentucky Historical Society.

  • State police checkpoints

    The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints in the counties of Oldham, Trimble, Henry, Owen, Carroll and Gallatin through Aug. 31. This will be in addition to the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign beginning on Aug. 21 and running through Sept. 7.
    Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed in accordance with Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws.

  • Madison ceremony will honor veterans of WWII

    The Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison will pay tribute to World War II veterans at a service planned for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015.
    The service is part of an international effort to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in 1945.
    The event honors all World War II veterans and memorializes the approximately half million U.S. service members who lost their lives during the war.
    All World War II veterans and their families are invited to be guests of honor at the service.

  • Carrollton chief, officer indicted in inmate release

    Landmark News Service
    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Carrollton Police Chief Michael S. Willhoite and Officer Ronald W. Dickow Monday on charges relating to an inmate being driven to Louisville and sent to Florida by bus. Both were indicted on charges of complicity to commit kidnapping, complicity to commit custodial interference and complicity to commit official misconduct.

  • Kentucky, Indiana leaders attack EPA pollution rules

    By James Bruggers
    The Courier-Journal
    President Barack Obama rolled out his historic Clean Power Plan Monday, saying it would be “shameful for us” not to do something about climate change, while laying out a moral and economic case for regulating heat-trapping gases from power plants.
    It was immediately attacked by political leaders in Kentucky and Indiana, even as Obama was urging the country to rise to the challenge of a generation.

  • Columbus’ ships Pinta and Nina to land in Louisville

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.—On Friday, Aug. 28, the ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’, replicas of Columbus’ ships, will open in Louisville. The ships will be docked at Waterfront Park, 131 River Road, until their departure early Tuesday morning, Sept. 8.

  • Equine networking group to meet Aug. 18 in Lexington

    Lexington, KY - The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the return of the popular Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) on August 18, 2015 at Fasig-Tipton in Lexington, Ky. KENA is a dinner and educational series open to both equine professionals and horse owners and will feature a networking reception from 5:30-6:00 p.m., followed by dinner with the main speaker from 6-8 p.m.