Local News

  • Update on river walk; Meffords win award; CCHS Ag class works at Point Park

    Work has begun on the Ohio and Kentucky river walks. Mayor Robb Adams reported to city council Nov. 13, that surveying began Nov. 1, and construction began Nov. 6. Asphalting began the day of the council meeting on the Kentucky River side, and the conduit is in and buried, but the light bases still need to be added.

  • Dispatch grant coming soon; interlocal still not complete

    At the 911 board meeting Nov. 3, City of Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams said the board is closer to receiving the $131,087 grant to purchase two radio dispatch console systems, including a radio communication IP network switch and 19 radios to bring the center to P25 compliance. He said documents are going back and forth between the city and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to complete the process. Adams expects that movement will take place before the next board meeting, Feb. 2. The city and county governments have committed to pay $10,000 each as a match for the grant.

  • Dorman Products wins Manufacturer of the Year award

    The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced the winners of its 17th annual Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards at its awards luncheon Oct. 27, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

  • Ford, Gosser join Carrollton Police force

    The Carrollton Police Department gained two experienced police officers with the recent hiring of Greg Ford and Ryan Gosser. Mayor Robb Adams swore in the officers, as well as K-9 unit Zach, on Nov. 1.

  • Contracts signed on walk; New city attorney hired

    Carrollton City Council approved resolutions authorizing Mayor Robb Adams to sign contracts with two contractors for the river walk projects. The approval was contingent on the city receiving all of the necessary supporting documents.

    Adams Contracting LLC (No relation to the mayor) will be the contractor for the Ohio River walk, at a total construction bid cost of $101,374. This will create approximately 800 feet of multi-use trail along the Ohio River. The city received a $52,000 Recreational Trails grant and includes a city match of $52,000.

  • Teachers and state employees voice opinions on pension plan

    If officials want to stir up a hornet’s nest, propose changes to someone’s pension plan. A group of more than 70 teachers, retired teachers, state, county and city employees and others who are part of Kentucky’s retirement programs attended a Nov. 6 forum sponsored by Carroll County Fiscal Court at General Butler State Resort Park.

  • This is just a drill

    A 911 call is received at Carroll County Dispatch reporting an accident on Highland Avenue in front of the PMC Organometallix plant involving a tanker truck. There is smoke coming from the tanker, and it is displaying a hazardous material placard on the tanker.

    Fortunately, this was just part of a drill held by PMC Organometallix on Oct. 31. The tanker truck used in the drill was just like the ones that travel the roads of Carroll County every day carrying hazardous materials.

  • Ghent to rebid city building project

    Ghent City Commission voted at its regular meeting Oct. 10, to rebid the new city building with some modifications. This decision comes after the board rejected both bids for the building at a special meeting on Sept. 26, and went back to the drawing board with their engineer Dave Eberenz of Heritage Engineering.

  • Meditation can help with mental, physical well-being

    A Buddhist monk brings forth the image of someone of Asian or Indian ancestry. An American monk brings out a variety of images ranging from the traditional to the “I am not sure what to expect.”

    Thich Tinh Tri is an American monk in the truest sense, even bringing his work to Carroll County. He was born and raised in Louisville, Ky. and attended college at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky.

  • District sees progress in reading but not in math

    Carroll County Assistant Superintendent Doug Oak and Elementary Instructional Supervisor Jonica Ray reviewed the testing results for the 2016-17 school year at the Oct. 26, Board of Education meeting.

    The district made progress in reading at every grade level but two; unfortunately the district took a step backwards in mathematics at every grade level. Oak said they had implemented a new math curriculum, Engage New York, and that is the only thing that changed in math from the previous year.