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Local News

  • Polls open Tuesday for party primaries

    Carroll County voters go to the polls Tuesday to decide party primary races for Kentucky’s top jobs.

    Carroll County deputy clerk Patty Mefford said the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    But she noted that Democratic voters will not see Gov. Steve Beshear’s name on the ballot. Mefford explained that he is unopposed in his bid for re-election and will not be on the ballot until November.

  • NKU students offer options for marketing city, county

    Northern Kentucky University marketing students say Carroll County has many strengths it can use to attract new business, industry, residents and visitors by making better use of the Internet and social media tools, such as Facebook, Twitter and text messaging.

  • Tractor Time
  • OVA awarded phase one bid for RV park

    Carrollton City Council unanimously awarded phase one of the Two Rivers RV park construction to Ohio Valley Asphalt LLC at its meeting Monday. Council members Robb Adams and Larry Morgan were not present for the vote.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - May 4, 2011

    County to rank ADF applications

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has received three applications for its Area Development Funds grants. The Park-to-Park Trails Project, Port William Historical Society and American Legion Ladies Auxiliary have applied for some or all of the $5,670 available in Carroll County. At the April 27 meeting, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said fiscal court will rank priority on the applications at its next meeting. The final determination for funding will be made by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.

  • Senator visits Gallatin Steel
  • Pioneer antique tractor show returns for ninth year

    Tractor collectors will be participating in the ninth annual Antique Tractor Show in Carrollton on May 6-8. From 9 a.m. until dark, Pioneer Power Club members and out of town guests will be displaying their tractors. 

    Each year the Pioneer Power Club plays host to an annual Mother’s Day weekend tractor show.  Local crafters will be on hand, a petting zoo will be set up for children and working demonstrations of a rock crusher, hay baler, antique engines can be seen throughout the weekend.

  • Carrollton to celebrate Arbor Day May 9

    On May 9 at 11:30 a.m. the City of Carrollton will be recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Carrollton has earned this national designation for 18 years. The program will be held at the small park where Highland Avenue and Park Avenue meet.

  • Hanover woman dies in fatal collision on Hwy. 36

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday, April 29 in Carroll County resulting in the death of a Hanover, Ind. woman.

    Through investigation, troopers determined that a vehicle driven by Reba Kaltenbacher crossed the centerline near the 5000 block of state Hwy. 36 and hit an oncoming commercial vehicle head-on. Kaltenbacher, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Carroll County Coroner.

    The victim was restrained during the collision. The two passengers of the commercial vehicle involved in the collision were uninjured.

  • May 13 ceremony to honor two fallen Carrollton police officers

    Two fallen officers who once served the City of Carrollton and Carroll County will be honored May 13 in a public ceremony as part of National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Week.

    Carrollton Police Chief Ronnie C. Carter, who was 23 years old and served as acting chief for just one week before his death, was killed in an accident at a service station. The former chief was crushed by a vehicle and died instantly on April 8, 1969.