Local News

  • Water main leak on Hwy. 227 affects several homes, businesses and CAC

    Christian Academy of Carrollton was among the several Carrollton Utilities customers affected by a stress crack in a water main located on Hwy. 227, next to the county garage. Water service was shut off at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 19, to make the repair. Manager Bill Osborne said the crack was fixed pretty quickly, but a boil water notice was issued as a precautionary measure.

  • It only takes one: Supplee wins home in Kosair Children’s raffle

    A call that Tanya Supple of Carrollton nearly hung up on Saturday night because she thought it was a telemarketer turned out to be one telling her she had won a home in Norton Commons valued at almost a half-million dollars.

    In a Tuesday interview, Supplee said she bought one ticket during a telethon on WAVE3-TV, after her mother offered several times to go in on one with her. She said this was unusual because her mother isn’t one to gamble or buy tickets on raffles.

  • Supporting troops away from home: Hearn collects items for care packages

    At just seven years old, LJ Hearn already understands what it means to volunteer and share with those who are less fortunate than him.

  • CCMS project progresses; Zapp presents annual audit

    “Work is progressing to complete the Carroll County Middle School addition and renovation project,” Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan said at the Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting.

    Hogan said the subfloor is complete, and the hardwood floor is going down in the gymnasium. Drywall work in the lobby is complete and painted. The recent rains have held up outside work. The concrete contractor has been on-site, but the mud has prevented them from working, he said.

  • City denies request to open Syringe Access Exchange Program

    Carrollton City Council voted ‘no’ on allowing Three Rivers District Health Department to operate a Syringe Access Exchange Program in the county.

    City Councilman Jeff Dickow made the motion Monday night not to move forward with the SAEP, and Councilman Doug Hill seconded. The motion passed 5-0, with Councilwoman Hayley Franklin abstaining because she is a health department employee.

  • Stuffing the cruiser

    Carrollton Police Department chaplain Tim Polley said the public filled the police cruiser five times Saturday, Nov. 14. They received $200 in donations, which was used to purchase food for the food pantry.  Volunteers included Tim and Lynne Polly, the Alsup family, Deborah Garrett, Gail Bates, Cookie Louden, Dwight Louden, Hayley Franklin, Jennifer Dickow, John Royce and the Kroger staff.

  • SUV crashes into local Burger King

    No one was injured after a 2014 BMW SUV crashed into the Carrollton Burger King about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

    Elizabeth Ann Henry, 59, of Belton, Texas, was the driver of the vehicle, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Danny Stivers said.

    Henry told Stivers she pulled into a parking space, and the vehicle just would not stop.

    The vehicle jumped the curb, entered through the plate glass windows into the meeting room space and came to rest on top of the dining tables that were mounted to the floor on steel posts, Stivers said.

  • CAC honors area veterans

    Christian Academy of Carrollton held a special Veterans Day Program on Nov. 10.  The first through sixth grade students put on a celebration for God and country. The Carroll County High School Honor Guard posted and retired the colors, and all military veterans in the audience were recognized.

  • KSP warns of increased deer activity

    The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.

    “Two factors combine to boost the chances that motorists may encounter these animals during this time of the year: mating season and hunting season” KSP Sgt. Michael Webb said. “This results in increased movement that presents hazards to deer, vehicles and drivers.”

  • Carrollton man arrested on drug charges in Ind.

    A Carrollton man faces drug charges following his arrest in Madison, Ind.

    Charles E. Oak Jr., 34, of Carrollton has been charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

    Madison Police Det. Senior Patrolman Kurtis Wallace received information Wednesday, Nov. 11, that Oak was allegedly dealing narcotics in the Madison area, Chief Dan Thurston said in a news release. Wallace and Det. Lt. Jonathon Simpson worked with a confidential informant to make a controlled buy of methamphetamine.