Local News

  • Weather forces River Sweep move to Saturday, June 27

    The 2015 Carroll County River Sweep that was set for Saturday has been rescheduled to Saturday, June 27, due to the heavy rain predicted for the area.

    Carrollton Main Street Program Manager Sam Burgess said the cleanup, poster contest and ribbon cutting will all be held on June 27.

  • Discover Engineering Days

    Come visit the Cartmell Elementary library every Wednesday this summer break (starting in June) anytime between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. (with the exception of June 17 and July 8) to participate in weekly contests inspired by “UK Engineering Day!” Cartmell students may also get a jump start on their AR points and checkout books.


    The following is a schedule of activities:

    Paper Airplane Design Contest (June 10)

    Barge Building Contest (June 24)

    Triangle Tower Contest (July 1)

  • First Friday | June 2015
  • Willhoite, Dickow could face contempt charges

    Contempt charges against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow were put on hold by Special Judge Karen A. Thomas during their first appearance in Circuit Court on Thursday, June 3.

    If found in contempt, Willhoite and Dickow could each spend 179 days in jail for their alleged roles in putting a Carroll County inmate on a bus to Florida on April 23, rather than transporting him to Eastern State Hospital in Lexington, as had been ordered by District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

  • Fair Festivities
  • C’ton wins grant to fix bridge near campground

    The city of Carrollton has been awarded a $100,000 federal Transportation Alternatives Program grant, Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Directory Bob Yoder announced Monday to Carrollton City Council. The grant is an 80/20 match and will be used to fix the floor of the historic wrought iron bridge, located over the ravine next to the 2Rivers Campground and pave sidewalks from the bridge to Point Park.

  • Out with the old

    Carrollton Utilities’ water line replacement project is underway on Highland Avenue from Second Street to Eleventh Street. The project, which began the second week of May, replaces 4,735 feet of six-inch cast iron pipe installed more than 80 years ago with new six-inch PVC plastic pipe, which has an estimated life of 100 years, Utility Engineer Terry Roach said.

  • Carrollton Idol competition returns June 19-20

    A dozen singers with dreams of a career in the music business will vie to be the next Carrollton Idol June 19-20, at the English School House.

  • Warsaw Family Practice moves to new office near courthouse

    The Warsaw Family Practice office, part of the physician services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, has a new home across from the courthouse square in Warsaw.

    The new office, at 202 Franklin St., provides an expanded number of exam rooms and a better layout for the office, CCMH Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said Monday.

  • Main Street committee makes list of improvements for downtown

    A marina and service station, a welcome sign seen from the Ohio and Kentucky rivers and way-finding signage top the list of improvements that can be made to bring more businesses and people to downtown Carrollton, according to the Carrollton Main Street Program’s economic restructuring committee.