Local News

  • Audit offers comments on county jail’s record keeping

    A report issued by Kentucky’s Auditor of Public Accounts recommends changes in the way the Carroll County’s jailer deals with accounting and record-keeping in four areas handled by his office.

    The comments are part of the audit of Carroll County Fiscal Court for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, by state auditor Adam Edelen’s office.

  • Infant killed, driver charged in car crash at Butler Park

    An infant has died following a fatal crash at General Butler State Resort Park Saturday morning.

    A vehicle driven by a 17-year-old juvenile of Carrollton was traveling on the road leading up into the park from the rear entrance when the driver failed to negotiate a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Troopers responded to the call at 9:13 a.m. The driver was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.

  • Crash ’em & Bash ’em

    Rain didn’t deter about 1,100 loyal derby fans and drivers from attending the Spring Bash on May 12. The bash was held at the Carroll County Fairgrounds and was organized by John Peck and Top Dog Productions from Boone County.  Race results are:

    Big Car Modified class

    First: Joel Fryburger  in car 437

    Second: Chuck Roby in car 18

    Third: Scott Zizleman in car 00

    Maddog: Dustin Cross in car 90

    Big Car Stock class

    First: Lee Bob Kinney in car 000

    Second: Anthony Wagers in car 415

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - May 16, 2012

    City meets state grant requirements

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Joan Moore announced at Monday night’s Carrollton City Council meeting that the city had collected the required $45,000 in local pledges for a Land and Water Conservation grant. The city is applying for the grant to be used toward the construction of the splash park.

  • Hospitals join new quality improvement program

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton and Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange are among 100 Kentucky hospitals have joined the Kentucky Hospital Association in an effort to improve patient care and reduce health care costs in the commonwealth.

    The hospitals’ goal is to reduce preventable readmissions and hospital acquired conditions and to prevent unnecessary, early, elective deliveries.

  • ISO review could impact rates for city homeowners

    The Carrollton Fire Department will undergo its 10-year ISO rating evaluation on June 12. ISO ratings affect city homeowners’ insurance rates. The city currently has a 4 rating.

    Fire Engineer Greg Beck explained to City Council Monday that Carrollton Utilities and Carrollton Police Department also will be reviewed for water and dispatch, respectively.

    “What rating they give us should be released by the end of the year, and then we have 90 days to correct any deficiencies,” Beck said.

  • Have you met ... Melissa Walker

    Baby bottles, diapers and day care. These are things Melissa Walker thought she was done with. She and her husband, George, have an 11-year-old son, Jeremy. She also has two stepchildren who are in their 20s and do not live at home.

    But about two years ago, the family dynamic changed when they began raising their granddaughter, Audrey, who is now 2 1/2 years old.

  • Are you smarter than a fifth grader?

    As part of Cartmell Elementary School’s Spring Artists Showcase on Monday, Port William Historical Society put community leaders up against the school’s Kentucky History Bowl Team.

  • Fiscal court outlines the budget for 2012-13

    Carroll County’s 2012-13 budget includes funding to start up Camp Kysoc, to fill an open position for 4-H at the county Extension Service and to support initiatives such as the I-71 Corridor effort that garnered $1.2 million from the General Assembly this year.

    Fiscal court approved the budget on first reading at its May 8 meeting, with a second reading expected later this month.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson asked magistrates to review the spending proposal with hopes that it can be adopted by June 1.

  • Missing girl found safe by searchers

    “Oh, thank God!” was the reaction of several friends and family members waiting at the home of Rob and Traci McBurney on Port William Lane in Carrollton, when they got word Tuesday that police had located their missing daughter.

    More than 50 local police, rescue and fire department members, along with many community volunteers, mobilized Tuesday morning after the family reported the girl missing around 6 a.m.

    The 12-year-old girl, Faith Antoinette McBurney, was found unharmed about five hours after the search began in an area near Gillock Avenue.