Local News

  • City may buy property downtown

    Carrollton City Council approved a motion at a special meeting Sept. 19, authorizing Mayor Robb Adams to enter into negotiations for the possible purchase of property downtown. The motion was approved 4-0, with Councilmembers Kevin Craig, Mike Gordon, Hayley Franklin and Doug Hill in attendance.

    Adams said after the meeting that he should know by the next council meeting Sept. 25, whether the city will purchase the property.

  • Back in my day: Gene Woodrey

    Not everyone is a baseball fan, but it would be difficult to find someone who does not know at least some of the words to “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.”

    Gene Woodrey, a 95-year-old resident at Fairview Place in Carrollton, Ky., had grown up and lived in southern Ohio on a farm. Entertainment was often what could be found on the radio and Woodrey’s family tuned to 700 WLW to listen to the Cincinnati Reds games. In all of his years, Woolrey had never been taken out to the ballgame.

  • Police pursuit ends in arrest

    Police arrested two individuals Friday, Sept. 15, who led them on a pursuit through Carroll County.

    Chase Ragland, 31, of Louisville was operating the vehicle. He was charged with speeding 26 miles per hour or over; failure to wear a seatbelt; first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle); improper passing; and resisting arrest. The passenger, Michelle Maddox, 28, of Trimble County, was charged with a probation violation and resisting arrest. Both are lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Community center development discussions begin

    A community center for Carroll County has been discussed many times. In the past 25 years, there have been plans for creating a center at Robert Westrick Memorial Park with plans for multiple basketball courts and plans for enclosing the swimming pool. After the Teledyne factory on Hawkins Street closed, former Judge-Executive Gene McMurry had discussions with the community about turning the location in to a community center.

  • From empty field to hollowed ground

    Volunteers have approximately eight hours to set up the half scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall. Workers from the county, city and state park and others completed the task.

  • Never forget those veterans who died for the United States
  • County accepts contract for food service; co. park field done

    The Carroll County Regional Detention Center received one bid for providing food service for the inmates. Kellwell Food Management of Beattyville, Ky., submitted a bid to provide three meals per day and to staff the kitchen at all times that the kitchen is operating. The cost would be $1.40 per meal per inmate based on the current population of 170 inmates.

  • CCMH breaks ground on expansion

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital held its official groundbreaking Sept. 7, for the more than 13,000 square foot expansion that will house primary care services, the specialty clinic and cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation services.

    CCMH Chief Executive Officer Harry Hays said the addition would be the new main entrance to the hospital, hosting central registration and a main waiting room. The project has a construction timeline of 10 months and is expected to be complete in July 2018.

  • City continues cleanup of unfit/unsafe structures

    Carrollton City Council approved spending an additional $13,000 to abate three properties that have been deemed an unfit and/or unsafe structure according to the nuisance ordinance.

  • Lending a helping hand

    Natural disasters bring destruction and often tragedy to the lives of those involved. If one has not lived through a hurricane, flood, tornado or a fire they cannot comprehend the destruction and loss associated with such an event.

    The work of those who donate outside of the traditional relief efforts of organizations such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army are greatly appreciated.

    Relief efforts were organized all over the local area, and supplies have been delivered to the stricken areas.