Local News

  • CPD to have jurisdiction in other counties; Park update

    Carrollton Police Department officers now have jurisdiction in 26 other Kentucky counties should they come across a blatant violation while they are traveling through the area.

    Council approved a resolution to approve an amendment to the interlocal agreement creating the Bluegrass and Central Kentucky Unified Police Protection System. Mayor Robb Adams explained that this does not mean the general public will start seeing police officers from other counties actively patrolling the streets.

  • Fiscal Court approves agreement with Dow-Corning

    Dow-Corning presented Carroll County Fiscal Court Feb. 14, with an updated Foreign Trade Zone Agreement. The zone agreement provides the local industry with tax incentives. Dow-Corning has been operating under the current agreement since 2012, and makes payments to taxing entities in lieu of assessed values.

    The proposed agreement is essentially the same except that Dow-Corning wants to issue one check to the county, and the county would issue the funds to the proper taxing entities rather than Dow-Corning issuing five or six checks.

  • Page receives gift of a lifetime from Garth

    When Jessica Page purchased tickets to the Jan. 27, Garth Brooks concert as Christmas presents for her husband, Jake, and her brother, Johnny Leep and his fiancé, Brooklyn Hesterberg, never in her wildest dreams did she know the concert would become a personal fairy tale.

  • Worthville reviews city ordinances

    The Worthville City Commission began the task of reviewing the ordinance books during a special meeting Feb. 3, at the Worthville City Hall.

    In attendance were Mayor Rachel Gmiter, Commissioners Katie Saggus and Andy Lucas, City Clerk Terry Hagedorn, and City Attorney Nick Marsh. Commissioner Marty Reynolds was not present.

    As the meeting began, Marsh reminded the board they were “stuck with the agenda,” which only included the review of ordinance books. He reminded them that no other topics could be discussed, only those on the agenda.

  • Rand, Hornback discuss legislation, taxes at town hall

    Recently-passed laws and a potential special session to discuss tax reform were the hot topics at attended a town hall meeting Jan. 26, with Rep. Rick Rand (D) and Sen. Paul Hornback (R). About 30 people were sitting and standing around the old courtroom at the downtown courthouse as the legislators shared their thoughts on the current short session of the General Assembly and answered questions from the audience.

  • Back in my day | Matt and Gerri Gandolfo

    Education brought Mathew and Gerri Gandolfo to Carrollton in 1964.

    Matt received a call from Bob Pike, the principal at the newly completed 42 School, now known as Cartmell Elementary. Pike needed a science teacher. Matt told him he did not know much about teaching, but Pike argued, “You know science.”

  • A fond farewell

    After more than 60 years in business, Webster Drugs will be closing its doors in March. The business has been bought out by Bluegrass Drug Center, an independent pharmacy with four area locations: Warsaw, Bedford, Campbellsburg and Madison, Ind.

  • Bluegrass excited to open in Carroll

    Local independent pharmacy Bluegrass Drug Center will be opening in Carrollton in March.

    Bluegrass bought out Webster Drugs and is currently renovating the former Long John Silver’s building, located at 1955 Hwy. 227. The last day for Webster Drugs will be some time between March 15-23.

    Bluegrass owner and pharmacist Erik Grove said if all goes well, the opening of the new location and closing of Webster’s will happen simultaneously.

  • Injured eagle rescued thanks to local citizens

    A phone call from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg post changed the Friday, Jan. 20 evening plans of Ghent Volunteer Fire Department Chief Pat Stewart as KSP was looking for a fire department or rescue team that performed water rescues.

    “KSP said there was an injured eagle on Hwy. 36 and help was needed to rescue it,” Stewart said.

  • Police make arrest in ongoing drug epidemic, could lead to more

    Police removed more than 15 ounces of drugs–with an approximate street value of more than $13,600–off the streets in Carroll County.

    “In my 19 years of law enforcement, this is one of the biggest drug busts we have done that I’ve been involved with,” Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said.