Local News

  • Marlette turns himself in

    David Nathan Marlette, a man wanted for stabbing his girlfriend in the arm, surrendered to Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy J.T. Shaw at the Carroll County Hall of Justice Thursday.

    Marlette, 29, is accused of stabbing Calleen Bromwell in the left arm on July 10 in the home they share in Ghent. Marlette surrendered without incident. He was held in the Carroll County Detention Center, but released Monday after paying his $5,000 cash bond. He is charged with second degree assault and has a preliminary hearing July 28 in Carroll County District Court.

  • Tim Hendrick retires

    After 29 years as the Carroll County Extension agent, Tim Hendrick retired Friday. His next job will be as a project manager for The Beef Connection, which has an office in Sanders.

  • Carroll County Public Library opens Workforce Center

    Carroll County residents seeking employment opportunities now have more computer access, training and job workshops at the new Public Library Workforce Center. The Carroll County Public Library is one of 45 public libraries in the state that will have a PLWC.

    The centers house computers and software that will be used to provide training in a formal workshop setting to Kentucky residents seeking employment opportunities.

  • Fiscal court approves sublease for property at Lock No. 1

    Completion of the Park to Park Trails project’s first phase came a step closer to reality Tuesday with approval of a sublease with the Kentucky River Authority for land at Lock No. 1.

    At its meeting Tuesday morning, fiscal court approved the sublease, which will allow for construction of a walking trail, fence and a future canoe launch ramp on the Kentucky River.

  • Local pageant queen competes for Miss Ky.

    Christin Stoops is a pageant veteran. Locally, she has won every pageant title from Miss to Little Miss in both the Carroll County Tobacco Festival and the Carroll County Fair, as well as multiple baby contests. She was crowned Miss Tobacco Festival in 2009 and Miss Carroll County Fair in 2010. She also competed in the Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2009 pageant and placed in the Top 15.

    Coming in November, Stoops will put her skills to the test in a new challenge: Miss Kentucky USA 2012.

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  • First reading approved for smoke-free city buildings

    Anyone using tobacco products in buildings owned or maintained by the city may soon be asked to ‘take it outside.’

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of an ordinance making all buildings owned or maintained by the city tobacco-free environments. Use of tobacco products inside of the buildings will be prohibited. The second reading of the ordinance will be held at the next council meeting on Aug. 8.

  • Church news - July 20, 2011

    Apostolic church holds yard sale July 21-22

    Inside yard sale at First Apostolic Church, 111 Third Street in Carrollton on Thursday, July 21 and Friday, July 22 beginning at 8 a.m. Brand name clothes, shoes and lots of miscellaneous items.

    Sanders church holds monthly hymn sing

    Sanders Baptist Church will host its monthly hymn sing on Sunday, July 24, at 6:30 p.m. The congregation invites the public to attend.

  • Health district urges caution in extreme heat

    With temperatures moving into the high 90s this week and the region being placed in another heat advisory, the Three Rivers District Health Department reminds everyone to follow safety precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

    The following tips can help local residents remain safe during the hot weather:

    • Drink plenty of fluids. Individuals will need to drink more fluids than your thirst level indicates. Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or drinks with large amounts of sugar.

  • Widening of Park Avenue delayed

    Mayor Gene McMurry said Tuesday that a state project to widen Park Avenue for a turn lane from Fisher Avenue southbound to the Carroll County High School entrance is on hold.

    He said he was informed of the decision by state Transportation Cabinet officials, who said the state is having problems getting the right-of-ways needed for the expansion.

    As a result, Park Avenue was paved last weekend. That project was bid last year, but put on hold because of the expansion.