Local News

  • Community must fight abuse, drugs

    Former Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy J.T. Shaw shared his personal story of abuse as a child with nearly 200 people who turned out Friday night on the Carroll County Courthouse lawn for a child abuse prevention awareness program.

    Sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, the program offered educational tables from area agencies, along with games and inflatables for the children.

    Shaw shared his personal experience with physical and psychological abuse as a child growing up in Worthville.

  • ‘Moving Up’ changed to a daytime event

    Renovation at the Carroll County Middle School gymnasium forced changes in two annual end-of-the-year activities for eighth-graders. 

    The Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council decided at its meeting April 22, to change the Moving Up Ceremony to a daytime event in the school auditorium and move the eighth-grade dance to Cartmell Elementary’s gym.

  • City names river walk for Webster

    The new Carrollton River Walk has been named in memory of former mayor Charlie Webster. A ceremony with Webster’s family will be held at 1 p.m. June 27.

    “He was very special to the community,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

    Webster was the only Carrollton mayor to serve five terms. Council voted 5-0, with Councilman Jeff Dickow absent.

  • First reading permitting golf carts in city held

    Golf carts could soon be allowed within the Carrollton city limits. City council approved the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the use of golf carts on streets with a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. They cannot be driven on Gillock Avenue, Hwy. 227, Highland Avenue, Eleventh Street or Schuerman Street. The operator of the golf cart also cannot cross the roadway at an intersection where the roadway being crossed has a posted speed limit of more than 25 miles per hour.

  • Hill reunited with military service dog

    A recent reunion of a man and his dog has turned former Marine Corporal Seth Hill of Carrollton and his military service dog Bazy into national celebrities.

    Television cameras were out in full force when Hill arrived at the Columbus, Ohio airport to pick up Bazy on Thursday, April 16.

    “I had cameras on me as soon as I got out of my truck at the airport,” Hill said. “I wore three microphones and had a GoPro camera strapped to my chest.”

  • Kinman trial to begin Nov. 16 in circuit court

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman will go to trial in Carroll County Circuit Court almost exactly one year after entering a not guilty plea on charges of tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct.

  • Carroll County at Work: G-Garbage Truck Driver

     It may not be the most glamorous work, but it is a job essential to the community.

    Steve Owen is in the garbage-collecting business, working for Rumpke for 23 years. The Carroll County native has been a supervisor almost his entire career and also is a fill-in truck driver, driver-trainer and accident investigator. Because he wears so many hats, he does not have a typical workweek, saying he drives as needed when someone is on vacation or off sick.

  • Kentucky’s Arbor Day celebration starts state park reforestation

    Since the fall of 2013, an estimated 1,800 trees have been harvested from General Butler State Resort Park as part of a plan to manage the park’s emerald ash borer infestation.

    On Thursday, April 16, more than 70 students from Huntertown Elementary School in Woodford County were on hand to plant 200 seedling trees as a part of the park’s reforestation project and Kentucky’s Arbor Day Celebration.

  • Carroll falls in health rankings, last in health behaviors

    Carroll County fell 13 spots in the sixth annual County Health Rankings report, ranking 96th out of Kentucky’s 120 counties in overall health.

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the report at the end of March. The purpose of the rankings is to help counties understand what influences how healthy residents are and how long they will live, according to the website.

  • Cartmell students release book of ‘crazy chronicles’

    When Mrs. Samantha Abercrombie’s fifth grade students started the school year last fall, they never dreamed they would be authors by the end of the year, but that is exactly what happened. On April 16, the class released their book entitled, “Crazy Chronicles from Cartmell Elementary School.”