Today's News

  • Sprint Cup race coming to Sparta in ‘11

    With a Sprint Cup race car as a backdrop and surrounded by NASCAR and state government dignitaries, Speedway Motorsports Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bruton Smith announced yesterday that Kentucky Speedway will play host to its inaugural 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Saturday, July 9, 2011. Reaching the top echelon o

  • Panthers set the bar high for season

    Expectations run high from Head Coach Ben Crutcher for his experienced Carroll County High School boys soccer team. The team boasts six seniors, as well as six or seven juniors who have all been playing together since seventh grade under their head coach. This is Crutcher’s eighth year with the soccer program and sixth year as head coac

  • Local residents continue to battle extreme heat

    Residents of numerous area communities experienced record high temperatures last Wednesday as the thermometer climbed above the century mark. Louisville television stations reported a record high mark of 102 degrees in the Falls City. Both bank clocks on Highland Avenue in Carrollton displayed 107 degrees at 6:10 p.m. on Aug. 4. “The m

  • Veterans oppose street name change; Schuerman selected for entire street

    Veterans wanting to preserve the honor provided to one of their own led city leaders to vote down a street name change leading to the high school. Carrollton City Council unanimously voted down an ordinance naming the road connecting 11th Street to the entrance of Carroll County High School on Hwy. 227 Panther Way, instead conducted the firs

  • Survey is first step in preparing marketing plan for bridge closure

    Development of a successful marketing plan to lure business to Carroll County during the closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge next year was the primary focus of discussion between local business and government leaders during Friday’s meeting of the Carroll County Community Development Corporation. Marketing specialist Myndi Gardt encou

  • Court provides $3,000 for county records preservation

    The Carroll County clerk’s office will soon have new equipment dedicated to copying and preserving county records. Once the conversion process is completed, county residents and descendants of past residents will be able to continue to research important records and papers documenting the county’s past—including old court

  • P&Z begins work on update to city’s comprehensive plan

    Carrollton’s Planning and Zoning Commission is working to update the city’s comprehensive plan that serves as a guide to future development. At the Aug. 2 meeting, commissioners held preliminary discussions to review the plan that must be revised every five years. P&Z agreed to invite a representative from the Northern Kentuc

  • Bedford starts preparing for annual ‘Bash’

    The Trimble Banner Plans for the upcoming Bedford Bash topped the agenda Monday, July 19, during the Bedford City Commission meeting at city hall. Commissioners agreed to close Church Street from Victory Avenue to the West side of West Street around the courthouse for the event, set for 6-11 p.m. Friday night, Aug. 20, as has been done sinc

  • Christopher Todd Stout 1976-2010

    Carroll County residents came together in large numbers Friday to celebrate the life of the late U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christopher Todd Stout and embrace his family. The county hosted a memorial service adjacent to the Veteran’s Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park. Stout, who grew up in Worthville, was a

  • School district eyes tax increase

    The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Carroll County Middle School Library at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 18, to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 53.9 cents on real estate property and 53.9 cents on personal property. “Every year I have been here the board has taken