Local News

  • Loudens celebrate 40th anniversary

     Mariam “Cookie” Cull and Ira Louden exchanged vows on June 23, 1972, at the Carrollton Christian Church in Carrollton. with Bro. Paul Livesay officiating. Sandra Griffin was maid-of-honor and Dwight Louden was best-man. 

    On Sunday, June 24 the couple celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with 52 of their relatives and long time friends aboard the Captain Quarters Princess Yacht in Louisville, Ky. Guests were treated to a buffet meal along with cupcakes from GiGi’s. They cruised for three hours on the Ohio River.

  • Carroll County Clerk receives $1,575 grant to preserve local records through scanning

     Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh has received a $1,575 grant from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) to preserve and manage local government records. KDLA is an agency of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

    Sixty-six grants have been awarded for a total of $1,321,474 from fiscal year 2012 Local Records Grant Program funds. During the program’s 26-year history, a total of more than $19 million has been distributed across Kentucky and included grants to all 120 counties.

  • Scenes from the Speedway
  • Keselowski overcomes obstacles to win QS400

    “Bad Brad” Keselowski celebrated his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 win at Kentucky Speedway Saturday by “Tebowing” in victory lane. The driver of Roger Penske’s No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge effected the kneel-down gesture made famous by famed NFL quarterback Tim Tebow after sealing a weekend of diversity with a 4.399-second victory over second-place Kasey Kahne in the No. 5 Quaker State Chevrolet owned by Hendrick Motorsports.

  • Pair arrested on heroin charges

    A Carrollton man who was involved in a 2007 motorcycle crash that killed a Carrollton woman and her unborn child was arrested on heroin charges June 25. 

    Bernard K. King, 29, was charged with possession of a controlled substance first degree, heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Daniel Bray, 28, of Milton, also was arrested on the same charges.

    On June 25 at about 8 p.m., Carrollton Police received an anonymous report of drug activity at 3350 Highland Avenue, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

  • CPD sets firework parking, traffic plan

    Carrollton Police Department will begin parking cars for the Fourth of July Celebration Wednesday at 1 p.m. Event parking will be located in the field south of Main Street across from Point Park, Chief Mike Willhoite said. The paved parking lot near the skate park will be handicap reserved.

    After the fireworks traffic will be directed out Second and Fourth streets. Therefore, access in to Point Park will be restricted so police can get traffic out, Willhoite said.

  • Ag Commissioner visits Carroll

    State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visited Carroll County Friday, June 29 during a five-county meet-and-greet tour. Before coming to Carroll, he had visited Owen and Gallatin counties and would visit Trimble and Anderson counties later in the day.  

    Comer said Carroll was his 83rd county stop; his goal is to visit all 120 counties during his first year in office. He said he goes out twice a week on visits and spends the other three days in Frankfort.

  • Former VP Stephens named CCHS principal

    Tom Stephens is the new principal at Carroll County High School.

    The CCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council announced July 1 that Stephens, who had served as the school’s assistant principal the past 10 years, replaces former Principal John Leeper, who is the new principal at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelby County, Kentucky.

    “What is most important to CCHS are the students,” Stephens said, referring to his goals for the school. “Every decision we make will come down to what is best for our students.”

  • Burn alert is issued for county

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to issue a burn warning, instead of putting a burn ban in place as some 70 other Kentucky counties have done due to the heat and dry conditions.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court at its Friday meeting that he doesn’t want to put a burn ban in place because it would restrict use of fireworks and mean that those camping in the county, at places such as General Butler State Resort Park, could not make fires or use grills.

  • CCMH campuses to go tobacco-free by Sept. 1

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital and its five physician practices will become tobacco-free campuses by Sept. 1.

    Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey announced that the tobacco-free campuses will apply to all interior and exterior areas of the hospital and its five physician practices in three locations including Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw. The hospital’s board of directors and the medical staff voted in May to transition the campuses of the facilities to be tobacco-free by Sept. 1, he said.