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Local News

  • Carrollton celebrates Race Week
  • Michigan man injured on I-71

    A Michigan man was injured in a single-vehicle incident on I-71 at the 47-mile marker Monday.

    Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 Public Affairs Trooper Michael Webb said Donta Yeargin was traveling southbound on I-71 when his vehicle crossed the median and apparently overturned numerous times. Webb said the incident is still under investigation. Yeargin was taken by Air Methods to the hospital. The name of the hospital and Yeargin’s condition is unknown at this time, Webb said.

  • Carrollton business expands to Cincinnati, Indianapolis

    Carrollton-based EasyPro Property Services recently announced its second expansion for 2011.


    The company, founded by D.J. Carroll, recently acquired and merged with Nieman’s Landscaping to extend its services into the Cincinnati area, adding more than 100 clients. The merger tripled sales in that market, CEO Carroll said.

  • County to upgrade emergency alert system with grant

    Carroll County Fiscal Court was awarded a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant that will allow it to purchase eight new community outdoor warning sirens and three consoles for Carroll County Dispatch.

    The total cost of the project is $161,920, with federal grants paying for $121,440. A state matching grant will cover $19,430, leaving the county $21,050 to pay for.

  • City takes steps to rekindle grant program

    A program meant to spur regeneration and economic activity in the Downtown Redevelopment Business District in Carrollton has been overhauled and will soon be put back into effect.

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the revised Enterprise Incentive Program ordinance Monday night.

    Nearly two years ago, former mayor Dwight Louden froze the program because it was not working the way city government wanted it to.

  • Beshear vows to help track tackle traffic issues

    By Valarie Honeycutt Spears
    Lexington Herald-Leader

    Gov. Steve Beshear said Sunday he will work with officials at Kentucky Speedway to address the traffic flow and parking problems that plagued Saturday’s Quaker State 400 – the inaugural Sprint Cup Series race at the Sparta, Ky., facility.

  • Busch makes Speedway history
  • First Friday - July 2011
  • City news - July 6, 2011

    Mayor Gene McMurry called Friday to remind Carrollton residents that they are eligible to receive a free 90-gallon rolling garbage can from Rumpke. If a resident would like a garbage can, call (1-800) 678-6753, and Rumpke will deliver it.

  • CFD, Westside put out apartment fire

    A Carrollton man and his cat escaped an apartment fire Wednesday, June 29 by jumping down from the roof.

    The call came in to Carroll County Dispatch at 9:37 a.m. as a house fire at 1005 8th Street with a man on the roof.

    The building, owned by David Mefford, has four apartments, one upstairs and three downstairs. Carrollton Fire Assistant Chief Harold “Tinks” Dews said the middle apartment downstairs was on fire.