Local News

  • 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.

  • Foreign Trade subzone status sought by NAS

    North American Stainless will seek federal approval for a Foreign-Trade Zone subzone to provide competitive tax advantages on the import and export of its materials.

    NAS won local approval to seek the foreign trade zone status June 28 after making a presentation to Carroll County Fiscal Court.

    The company’s application, which will be filed later this year, would be the second subzone in Carroll County. Dow Corning was granted subzone status under the Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport Authority Foreign-Trade Zone last year.

  • Preparing for the Cup
  • Carroll welcomes NASCAR race fans by hosting variety of events this week

    Race fans will find a number of activities to enjoy in Carroll County this week leading up to the inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 Saturday.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce hosts Race Fest 2011 Wednesday in downtown Carrollton, while a cornhole party is planned with drivers at the county fairgrounds. Several local stores are also hosting NASCAR-related events throughout the week.

    The NASCAR Sprint Cup haulers will also be coming through Louisville, Lexington and Cincinnati Wednesday for race fans to enjoy.

  • Kentucky Speedway schedule

    Thursday, July 7

    8 a.m. Parking Lots Open

    9 a.m. Partial Speedway Gate Opening
    (Admission requires an event day ticket)

    10 a.m. NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) “UNOH 225” Final Practice

    11 a.m. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) “Quaker State 400” Testing

    2 p.m. All Speedway Gates and Fan Zone Open

    3 p.m. NSCS “Quaker State 400” Testing Concludes
    NCWTS “UNOH 225” Qualifying (Two Laps / All Positions)