Local News

  • KSP warns of increased deer activity

    The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.

    “Two factors combine to boost the chances that motorists may encounter these animals during this time of the year: mating season and hunting season” KSP Sgt. Michael Webb said. “This results in increased movement that presents hazards to deer, vehicles and drivers.”

  • Carrollton man arrested on drug charges in Ind.

    A Carrollton man faces drug charges following his arrest in Madison, Ind.

    Charles E. Oak Jr., 34, of Carrollton has been charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

    Madison Police Det. Senior Patrolman Kurtis Wallace received information Wednesday, Nov. 11, that Oak was allegedly dealing narcotics in the Madison area, Chief Dan Thurston said in a news release. Wallace and Det. Lt. Jonathon Simpson worked with a confidential informant to make a controlled buy of methamphetamine.

  • Kozar resigns as hospital CEO

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar announced his resignation to CCMH board chairman Dennis Raisor in a letter dated Nov. 11, 2015.

    Kozar will become CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla. on Jan. 1, 2016.

    In an interview Tuesday, Kozar said that his departure was not caused by a lack of satisfaction by either side but an opportunity that he could not turn down.

  • Willhoite/Dickow trial will stay in Carroll Co.

    A motion to move the jury trial for Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow out of Carroll County was denied at a hearing Nov. 12.

    Special Judge Patricia Summe of Kenton County denied the motion from the Attorney General’s Office, citing a lack of evidence. “I don’t think the threshold has been met for me to determine that I wish to change venue,” she said.

  • Indianapolis man dies in wreck

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a single vehicle incident resulting in a fatality in Carroll County.

  • Sculpture of Gen. Butler now on display

    Friends of Butler and sculptor John Welsh unveiled a bust of Gen. William Orlando Butler in front of a crowd of about 60 people Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

    Carroll County High School sophomore Abby Hotfil provided background music on her drum as guests mingled before the unveiling.

  • City building moved; city settles with construction company

    During the regular meeting of the Prestonville City Commission Nov. 16, a settlement with Can Do Construction on the city recreation and city hall building was reached during a closed executive session.

    Mayor Chris Moore and  city commissioners went into the closed session with City Attorney Corey Gamm.  After returning from the closed session, City Clerk Allison Willhoite said, “We have authorized the attorney to finalize a settlement with Can Do Construction.” 

  • Polley puts passion into position as police chaplain

    In Pastor Tim Polley’s eyes becoming chaplain for the Carrollton Police Department was a given considering how law enforcement runs in his family. His father and uncle were both police officers in southern Illinois, and Polley’s first college degree was in law enforcement.

    Before Polley became a pastor, he worked for 20 years in security for John Deere. The running joke at the production facility was the security’s warning lights should have been green and yellow, he said.

  • Hatfield leads volunteers in Apple Festival planning


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    The Trimble County Apple Festival has been a popular get-together for local residents and neighboring guests for 25 years. Thousands attend annually to enjoy the food, entertainment and fellowship that make a hometown festival special with that “family reunion” atmosphere that prevails.

  • Farley’s volunteer efforts nationally recognized


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    Milton resident Fred Farley serves several committees in a volunteer role, but it is the one on a national scale that has brought him the most notoriety.

    His volunteer efforts have taken him on many travels across the country as the official historian of H1 Unlimited hydroplane racing for the American Power Boat Association since 1973. Locally, Fred serves as a volunteer member of the board of directors of Miss Madison, Inc., and Madison Regatta, Inc.