Local News

  • County speed limits set for use of golf carts, ATVs

    Carroll County roads now have posted speed limits and new requirements on the use of golf carts and all-terrain vehicles on them.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved both ordinances on second reading Tuesday at its regular meeting. Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick and Magistrate Kerry Graham also are reaching out to cities in the county by offering them a sample ordinance on golf carts and ATVs for their consideration. They appeared before Carrollton City Council Monday night.

  • Two killed in Carroll County wreck on I-71

    Two people were killed and another seriously injured during the early morning hours of Wednesday May 11, in a single vehicle accident on I-71 in Carroll County.

    Kentucky State Police dispatchers received a call at 1:58 a.m. Wednesday morning of a single vehicle collision on I-71 at the 39 mile marker northbound, according to a news release. 

  • “Panther Express” returns to Lexington
  • Detention Center adds x-ray machine to control contraband

    The Carroll County Detention Center now has an x-ray machine that will scan everyone entering the jail. Jailer Mike Humphrey told Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday the machine should help control contraband entering the jail.

    Humphrey said the day it was installed one visitor voluntarily gave up pills that had been stored in a body cavity, and they caught someone trying to smuggle a lighter into the jail.

  • Interim Healthcare employee indicted for controlled substance charges                                                                         

    A criminal investigation into the theft of prescription drugs in Owen County led to the indictment of a Trimble County woman for providing false information to obtain narcotics.

    Lisa V. Temple, 38 of Milton, a registered nurse at Interim Healthcare in Carrollton, was indicted April 8, for prohibited acts relating to controlled substances. The charges stemmed from acts allegedly committed by Temple between Oct. 30 and Nov. 8, 2015, in which she knowingly misrepresented or withheld information from a practitioner in order to obtain controlled substances.

  • Groundbreaking ceremony for new campus

    A rainy afternoon could not dampen the spirits for an event that was 48 years in the making, as the ground breaking for the new Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus was moved indoors to the General Butler State Resort Park mezzanine Friday, April 22.

  • Carrollton man dies in fatal house fire Saturday

    A house fire at 814 Fourth Street claimed the life of a Carrollton man Saturday, April 23.

    Jack Wilson, 55, of Owensboro had lived in the duplex for about a year, Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell said. No one else was injured in the fire.

    Carroll County Dispatch alerted CFD at 3:46 p.m. Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow also arrived on scene and communicated to Terrell about the status of the fire.

  • Officers face contempt of court charges

    Despite an acquittal in their criminal case, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow still face contempt of court charges related to the Adam Horine case.

  • Commissioner of Education visits iLead, CCATC

    iLead Academy is the first school of its type in the state and has garnered its share of visitors this year. The face asking the questions this time belonged to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Dr. Stephen Pruitt.

    Pruitt was hired as the sixth commissioner of education in September 2015 and started on the job Oct. 16.

    Pruitt migrated straight to the students as they prepared to share their work.

    One of the first questions he asked was what an average day was like for a student.

  • City of Carrollton presents new budget, amends current

    A new city fire truck, police K-9 unit and a salt spreader are top purchases slated for the city of Carrollton’s 2016-2017 fiscal year budget. First readings for the new budget and to amend this fiscal year’s budget were held at the city council meeting Monday, April 25. The second readings will be held May 9.

    In his budget address, Mayor Robb Adams said he believed 2016-2017 would be an exciting budget year. “I’m proud of what we do, and it’s all of us, together.”