Local News

  • Auditor says more money missing from Ghent city hall

    An audit found more than $300,000 missing from the city of Ghent, allegedly stolen by the former city clerk.

    Preliminary investigation estimated the amount missing as ranging from $105,000 to $250,000. However, the audit, performed by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC., ultimately found $305,838.93 missing from the city, Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Mitchel Hazelett said March 9.

  • City to spend $100,000 to move utilities underground

    City of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget includes $100,000 for utilities relocation on Main Street, $20,000 for a seasonal code enforcement position and a $329,002 loan payment on the 2Rivers Campground. It does not include any funds for citywide Wi-Fi, only for the campground.

  • Water, Water, Everywhere

    Melting snow and rain have pushed rivers out of their banks in Carroll County, closing several roads due to the high water levels.

    A river flood warning issued Tuesday, March 10, by the National Weather Service for Carroll, Owen and Henry counties along the Kentucky River remains in effect through late Thursday night.

  • Carroll County at Work: As a dispatcher, Rowlett serves as a lifeline for first responders

    During times of emergency, the first call people make is to 911. And the first person you will talk to is a dispatcher.

  • McDonald, Stewart new police officers

    The Carrollton Police Department welcomed Wes McDonald and Kyle Stewart to the force March 9, as Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams issued the oath swearing in the city’s newest officers.

    McDonald, a 2012 Carroll County High School graduate, said this was a life-long accomplishment. He has been in public service since he was 17 years old, serving as a volunteer Carrollton Fire Department firefighter, Carroll County EMT and a dispatcher for the county.

  • KYTC maps out its plan for state road work

    Kentucky Department of Transportation’s rural secondary road plan for Carroll County will spend $376,686 on improvements to four sections of state roads in the county.

    Resurfacing work will repave two miles of Ky. 2949 (South Fork Road) starting from KY 1112 (Bucks Run Road); Ky. 36 from the junction of Ky. 227 to Jay Louden Way; Ky. 36 from Ky. 1112 to Ky. 1204 (Goose Creek Road); and Ky. 36 from Four Mile Road to Ky. 1112.

  • Airgas employee recovers from vehicle accident on Hwy. 36

    At just a few minutes before 8 a.m., the Monday of Aug. 4, 2014, was on track to be a warm, sunny day despite some patchy fog that pestered morning commuters along State Hwy. 36 between Milton and Carrollton.

    Miachel Hancock-Eccles, 42, of Madison, had just dropped off her 12-year-old son for his first day of school and was heading toward Carrollton to start her workday at Airgas. It was a drive she had made every weekday, twice a day, for a couple of years. It seemed like just another day.

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will host its annual Carrollton town hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. This year’s topic will be heroin.

    Award-winning panelists from Northern Kentucky will speak: Jim Thaxton, NKY Heroin Impact Task Force Coordinator; Jason Merrick, NKY People Advocating Recovery; Bonnie Hedrick, Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Alliance; and Charlotte Wethington, parent and recovery advocate.

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Want to meet local business owners or learn more about a club or organization in Carroll County? Then Business After Hours is where you want to be March 10.

    The networking event will be held at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge mezzanine from 5-7 p.m.

    “The event is open to anyone,” Friends of Butler President Deborah Garrett said. “It is geared to business owners and clubs or organizations as a social networking tool.”

  • Weather forces school cancellation March 4

    With more wintry weather knocking on the door, Carroll County Schools made the decision Tuesday night to cancel school the next day, Wednesday, March 4.
    The decision to cancel school was made based on information from the National Weather Service, Carroll County Schools Superintendent Bill Hogan said Wednesday morning. The timing of the impending snow event corresponded to when the district would be transporting its students back home. The district values student safety first, he said.