Local News

  • CSX to repair Hwy. 227 crossing

    Progress has been made on the railroad crossing repair project on Hwy. 227, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

    The story ran in The News-Democrat on Thursday, Oct. 2, and Friday morning Tomlinson received a call from CSX asking if there was a problem. Tomlinson said that there is a problem, and we need to get it fixed.

  • Adams: Drugs, clean up among top issues

    Carrollton City Councilman and mayoral candidate Robb Adams wants to address the needs of all the residents in the city. The focus has been on downtown and that is good, but there are needs outside of downtown that need to be addressed.

    Adams has been pleased with what the city has accomplished during his two terms on city council.

    “We have a good start on some of the things we want to be,” Adams said. “There is still a lot to do.”

  • McMurry wants to finish his projects

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry wants another four years to complete the projects he and city council have started during his first mayoral term, including expanding the river walk and activities at Point Park.

    “I want the river walk going from Point Park now to the old historic bridge, crossing it and going to 2Rivers Campground,” he said. He also wants to install an obelisk or ‘You are here’ sign on the river walk, as well as a picnic area near Third Street.

    McMurry also wants to expand the activities at Point Park.

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  • KET spotlights Carrollton on ‘Kentucky Life’

    Carrollton will be featured on television this weekend, Oct. 18-19, and this time it’s good news.

    KET’s Kentucky Life travels to Carrollton for an “Our Town” segment to spotlight the city’s unique charm.

    Founded in 1792 and originally known as Port William, Carrollton was renamed and became the county seat of Carroll County in 1838. Today, in addition to its river-town charm, Carrollton is known as a gateway to beautiful nearby General Butler State Resort Park.

  • Fundraising halfway to $4 million

    A bold community effort to raise $4 million toward a state-of-the-art regional college campus has topped the halfway mark.

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  • Deatherage: Listen and rein in spending

    City Councilwoman Ann Deatherage wants her old seat back as mayor of Carrollton in the General Election Nov. 4, and vows to bring experience, dedication and listening skills to the position.

    Deatherage said she decided in January not to seek a third straight term on city council and was asked by several people to run for mayor.

    She was elected Carrollton’s first female mayor in 1998 and served two terms. She also served three terms on city council before being elected mayor.

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