Local News

  • McMurry explores fire chief options

    The days of the city of Carrollton having a paid fire chief may have come to an end with the recent retirement of Randy Tharp.

    That’s one of the options that Mayor Gene McMurry is considering as he reviews the need for a paid fire chief and its importance in maintaining the city’s insurance fire rating.

    The city has worked under a scenario for three months where a paid fire engineer has been handling Tharp’s administrative duties, while the fire department’s volunteer assistant chief took the reins as chief on fire scenes.

  • Fiscal court to lease Camp Kysoc property

    Carroll County Fiscal Court will lease the Camp Kysoc property in a move that will eventually allow it to be used for recreational opportunities and special events.

    Cardinal Hills Healthcare, which operated the camp under its Easter Seals program, closed the camp last year because it was losing money and turned the property back over to the Kentucky Department of State Parks.

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  • First Lady Beshear visits Carrollton on campaign trail

    On the campaign trail for her husband, Gov. Steve Beshear, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear spoke with students, residents and community leaders Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant in Carrollton.

    Beshear took questions from several students from Carroll County High School, mostly pertaining to the future of the proposed expansion of the Jefferson Community and Technical College campus in Carrollton.

  • Unidentified man sought in hotel theft

    An unknown male reportedly stole in excess of $500 from two local motels, and law enforcement officials are asking for help in identifying the alleged culprit.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman released a photo of the man who is a suspect in the thefts. Kinman said it’s possible the man was passing through Carroll County and stopped at the hotels along Interstate 71 to commit the crimes.

  • Suspect sought in theft of Jeep from Mill Creek

    A black Jeep Cherokee allegedly stolen last week from a residence on Mill Creek Road in Carroll County was recovered Friday, Sept. 30, in Cynthiana, Ky.

    The vehicle is owned by William Dunn, 1442 Mill Creek Road, according to a news release from Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. It was reported stolen Wednesday, Sept. 28.

  • Plans for new gym move forward

    B.J. Watts, owner of Wattsy’s House of Iron, presented plans for building a new workout facility to Carrolltton’s planning and zoning board Monday.

  • Tharp honored for service as he starts retirement

    After 33 years of fire service on two departments, Randy Tharp has hung up his helmet for the final time, retiring as the chief of the Carrollton Fire Department effective Friday, Sept. 30.

    Tharp said what he will miss most about being a firefighter is the camaraderie he has built with the other members of the department.

  • Portal offers parolees a chance to succeed

    Making the transition from being in prison to being on parole and rejoining society often is difficult, particularly for those who may not have a lot of support “on the outside.”

    But a new program offered by the Carroll County office of the state Department of Probation and Parole is hoping to offer some guidance to parolees.

  • Property owner seeks Main Street zoning change from P&Z board

    Carrollton property owner John Shrewsberry asked the city’s planning and zoning board Monday to consider a zoning change for part of Main Street. He had previously addressed Carrollton city council, but City Attorney Nick Marsh advised him to come to P&Z.