Local News

  • Park baseball complex bid comes in overbudget again

    Graybach LLC’s bid of $2,198,000 for the baseball complex project at Robert Westrick Memorial Park was the only one received by Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Sept. 26. Fiscal Court had reduced the scope of work, hoping to make the project more affordable, however it still came in over budget.

    Carroll County Magistrate Floyd Bowling moved to reject the bid, Kerry Graham seconded the motion and it passed. “We will just have to do it ourselves,” Bowling said, and Graham concurred.

  • Election 2018: Here’s who intends to run

    Who’s running for election? It’s one of the hottest topics around town right now, and the Carroll County Fall Festival parade is traditionally the public’s first glimpse at the candidates.

    However, in order to begin any advertising–including having a float in the parade–potential candidates must file a letter of intent at the Carroll County Clerk’s Office. This is free to complete and does not mean a person’s name will actually be on the ballot in May or November, according to the clerk’s office.

  • Carroll County Bands and BBQ

    Pictures of the bands and activities will be in next week's paper.

  • Small fire at Relevant Church

    Carrollton Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded Sept. 15, on a small electrical fire at Relevant Church. Pastor Rusty Bennett called Carroll County Dispatch at 9:15 a.m. to report the fire.

    CFD Chief Mike Terrell said the fire was located at an electrical plug behind the drink coolers in the store room, located at the east side of the church’s gymnasium. Terrell said Bennett saw the smoke and called.

  • Rotary presents $6,000 check to JCTC Foundation

    The Rotary Club of Carrollton demonstrated its commitment to educational opportunities and the environment Wednesday, Sept. 13, during a meeting hosted by Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton Campus.

    The club presented JCTC’s Foundation with a check for $6,000 during the meeting. The funds were raised during the club’s annual winter ball events.

  • 2018 Ohio River Sweep poster contest is now underway

    Students are invited to design a poster for the 29th annual Ohio River Sweep 2018.

    Fifteen prizes will be awarded.  The grand prize is $500 and the school representing the grand prize winner will also receive an award.  A $500 prize will be presented to the student with the winning design for the official Ohio River Sweep t-shirt.  Thirteen $50 prizes will be awarded; one to a winner in each grade level.

  • City may buy property downtown

    Carrollton City Council approved a motion at a special meeting Sept. 19, authorizing Mayor Robb Adams to enter into negotiations for the possible purchase of property downtown. The motion was approved 4-0, with Councilmembers Kevin Craig, Mike Gordon, Hayley Franklin and Doug Hill in attendance.

    Adams said after the meeting that he should know by the next council meeting Sept. 25, whether the city will purchase the property.

  • Back in my day: Gene Woodrey

    Not everyone is a baseball fan, but it would be difficult to find someone who does not know at least some of the words to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

    Gene Woodrey, a 95-year-old resident at Fairview Place in Carrollton, Ky., had grown up and lived in southern Ohio on a farm. Entertainment was often what could be found on the radio and Woodrey’s family tuned to 700 WLW to listen to the Cincinnati Reds games. In all of his years, Woolrey had never been taken out to the ballgame.

  • Police pursuit ends in arrest

    Police arrested two individuals Friday, Sept. 15, who led them on a pursuit through Carroll County.

    Chase Ragland, 31, of Louisville was operating the vehicle. He was charged with speeding 26 miles per hour or over; failure to wear a seatbelt; first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle); improper passing; and resisting arrest. The passenger, Michelle Maddox, 28, of Trimble County, was charged with a probation violation and resisting arrest. Both are lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Community center development discussions begin

    A community center for Carroll County has been discussed many times. In the past 25 years, there have been plans for creating a center at Robert Westrick Memorial Park with plans for multiple basketball courts and plans for enclosing the swimming pool. After the Teledyne factory on Hawkins Street closed, former Judge-Executive Gene McMurry had discussions with the community about turning the location in to a community center.