Local News

  • Board of Ed involved in lawsuit over CCMS project

    The Carroll County Middle School construction project saga continues as TSP Masonry, LLC, a Marrilla Construction subcontractor, has filed suit against the Carroll County Board of Education.

    Board Attorney Jim Crawford said that TSP Masonry has filed a mechanic lien, which is their right if money is still to be paid to them. He said that TSP filed an intention six to eight weeks ago and Marrilla’s response was to protest the lien.

    Crawford said the two parties could work it out through mediation or filing a lawsuit against the owner.

  • Fiscal court considers its options to operate county’s senior center

    Carroll County fiscal court is considering its options for maintaining services for the county’s senior citizens after the abrupt closing of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky.

    “The doors to our senior center will be open if I have to come unlock the doors every morning and lock them at night,” County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said.

  • Carrollton City Council | Oct. 29, 2015

    Rose promoted

    Carrollton Police Department has promoted Officer Daniel Rose to the rank of sergeant, effective Friday, Oct. 30. Rose has been a police officer for four-and-a-half years, starting at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and spending the past year at CPD. He will be the night shift supervisor. “I have faith in him that he will do a good job,” Mayor Robb Adams said.


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  • P&R renovations estimated to take four months

    Carroll County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Oct. 19, to ratify the contract for developing phase I of the Carroll County Park improvements. Magistrate Kerry Graham moved to ratify the contract, and the motion passed unanimously.

    The county contracted with CMW, Inc. of Lexington, Ky., to develop a new viewing area, concession stand and restrooms for the baseball complex.

    The project will address drainage problems around the baseball field and will provide electrical service for the replacement lights.

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  • Champions hosts the Hidden in Plain Sight trailer

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County hosted the HIdden In Plain SIght trailer from Dearborn County, Ind., on Oct. 16, at the courthouse square.

    The trailer was filled with items for people to search to see if they could find drugs, drug paraphernalia, alcohol and other items associated with high risk behavior.

  • SSNK abruptly announces it will cease operations

    The Senior Services of Northern Kentucky will cease services effective Friday, Oct. 23.

    The announcement caught community leaders by surprise. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said SSNK made the announcement to the leadership of the counties involved this past Monday, Oct. 19, at a meeting held at the Boone County Public Library in Burlington.

  • James hired as short-term curriculum coach at CCS

    Carroll County Board of Education agreed to hire past Carroll County superintendent Lisa James, Ed.D., under a 30-day contract to work with three to four teachers from each building as a curriculum coach. Most of the teachers selected are new to the teaching profession.

    During the special board meeting Oct. 13, Superintendent Bill Hogan told the board that the administration has reviewed the entire curriculum provided by the teaching staff. Hogan proposed hiring a curriculum coach to provide an extra set of eyes until the end of the calendar year.