Local News

  • Always Consequences

    What would happen if you were a student caught selling beer outside the gym during a basketball game? Or you were a baseball player who used dip and developed a sore in your mouth? Or you were at a party and a friend overdosed?

  • Carroll County At Work: Phillip Troxell (E for Electrician)

    Electrician Phillip Troxell prides himself on being a hard and honest worker who puts God first in his life. Owner of Tropiz General Contractor, formerly Troxell’s Electric, he has performed electrical work for more than 30 years. 

    “My ex-father-in law, Jim Hedges, taught me how to do it,” he said. “He just put me out there because I’m not very intelligent on reading stuff from a book, so hands-on [work] and started picking it up.”

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  • Pirates of Penzance

    Carroll County High School drama performed “Pirates of Penzance” March 20-21.

  • Pets, Art and Love

    Art and pet lovers attended the March 12, River Run Gallery and Fun Art Studio’s benefit. Twenty-seven pieces of student art were included in the show, which was held to raise money for Carroll County Animal Support.

  • Take home cars coming for CPD officers

    Carrollton Police officers will have a greater presence in the community next fiscal year, as each officer will have a take home car.

    Carrollton City Council allocated $180,000 in the 2015-16 budget at its department budget meeting March 11, to purchase five 2015 Ford Police Interceptor Sedans. The cost of the vehicles totals $155,469.05, plus $23,830 for equipment and installation, totaling $179,299.05.

    The Carrollton Police Department budget totals $1,391,894.

  • Police find body near Mound Hill

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 troopers are investigating after a dead body was found near Mound Hill Road March 12.

    Troopers were contacted at 7:14 p.m. March 12, about a possible body located in the woods along Mound Hill Road. An autopsy is pending, and police also are waiting on DNA and dental records to return to identify the body and a possible cause of death, Public Information Officer Trooper Mitchel Hazelett said. It is unknown how long the body was in the woods, as it was very badly decomposed, he said.

  • Schools eye new resource officer with grant funds

    Carroll County Schools may soon have a full-time police officer walking its halls.

    The school district recently applied for funding for a school resource officer as a part of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant distributed through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is the same five-year grant that provides the majority of the funding for the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County program. The grant amount is $125,000 over five years, totaling $625,000.

  • Auto lot makes way for new Family Dollar

    It is out with the old and in with the new for two established businesses in Carrollton.

    Travelers along Highland Avenue Monday morning saw a track hoe begin the demolition of Miller’s Auto Sales in preparation for the new Family Dollar store that will be going up.

    Family Dollar will construct a 9,500 square foot facility that will enable the store to increase its grocery offerings due to increased refrigeration capacity. The new facility will replace the current store in the Parklanes Shopping Center.

  • Town hall aims to prevent spread of addiction

    Educating children and the public are keys to combating the disease of addiction.

    Carroll County residents and Northern Kentucky professionals shared their stories at the heroin town hall meeting Thursday, March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. More than 100 people attended the event, sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.