Local News

  • County park improvements top county’s new budget

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the 2015-16 fiscal year budget, which is 4 percent smaller than last fiscal year.

    Capital projects were reduced from $2.58 million to $1.23 million. The 2014-15 capital project funds included ensuring the bonds for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus and improvements to Westrick Memorial Park.

  • Pride wins Carrollton Idol

    The male singers held serve during the Carrollton Idol finals Saturday night at the Historic English Schoolhouse as country singers Marcus Pride and Ricky Tucker claimed the top two spots, while the youngest contestant Ryan Cain finished in third place.

    Pride dropped to his knees when Carrollton Idol host Brandon Stewart announced he was the winner, and, afterwards, Pride talked about the emotion.

  • Code enforcement moves forward in Carrollton

    Initial steps to clean up the city of Carrollton have begun.

    City Attorney Amy Eversole presented city council with four new ordinances related to addressing clean up issues. The first reading will be held at a special council meeting tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, June 26. The second reading was tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. June 29.

  • Paving the connector
  • New stop signs for P’ville; Deed error corrected

    A new Prestonville ordinance will place stop signs at all intersections within the city’s limits. Prestonville City Commission conducted the first reading of the new ordinance during the June 15 meeting. 

    The ordinance, read by City Attorney Corey Gamm, stated that drivers are ”to  come to a complete stop” at the intersections where stop signs are located, and designated each of the 13 intersections within the city as locations for those stop signs.

    The second reading will be held during the next regular meeting.

  • Carroll County At Work: Ryan Gosser (K for K-9 Trooper)

    It takes a special kind of dog–and person–to become a member of the Kentucky State Police Special Operations K-9 Unit.

    Trooper First Class Ryan Gosser has been with the unit since 2008 and a trooper since 2001. He currently works with two dogs: Grizz, a German Shepherd who is about five years old, and Bear, a black Labrador Retriever who is about six years old. He has had Grizz for between three and four years and Bear for about two years.

  • Roberts on the Run: Couple to participate in Chicago Marathon to raise money for ACS

    What began as a personal milestone and a family trip has now become a way to help others.

    Lifetime runners Carl and Susie Roberts will run in the Chicago Marathon Oct. 11, and are raising money for the American Cancer Society.

    It will be the first marathon for Susie and third for Carl. He qualified for the NAIA Marathon when he ran for Cumberland University.

  • ‘Amazing Race’ star returns to NKY pageants

    Fans of The Amazing Race would have been in heaven at the Carroll County Fair last week as season 26 contestant Kurt Jordan Belcher attended all of the fair pageants.

    Belcher is a pageant consultant and was at the fair supporting the young ladies he works with. His clients won the Miss Carroll County Fair and Miss Teen Carroll County Fair.

    The twist on the latest season was that all 11 of the teams were dating couples. Six of the teams were existing couples and five were blind date teams who met for the first time at the start of the race.

  • Kruize-In
  • Buckaroos saddle up for Mutton Bustin’