Local News

  • Jim Cooper named manager at General Butler State Resort Park

    CARROLLTON, Ky. – Jim Cooper, a veteran of the restaurant business, has been selected as the new manager at General Butler State Resort Park, the Department of Parks announced recently.

    Cooper is an Air Force veteran and licensed commercial pilot who was born and raised in Georgia. He earned a degree in aviation management from Southern Illinois University. Cooper spent more than 20 years with Waffle House as a manager and later as an owner and operator of four Waffle House restaurants in Frankfort, Versailles and Shelbyville.

  • Picnic in Prestonville
  • Community family event
  • Carroll City Council briefs - June 29, 2011

    View obstructed at Schuermann stop sign

    Mayor Gene McMurry and Carrollton City Council discussed possible solutions to the obstructed view at the Schuermann Street stop sign Monday night.

    Teen Councilwoman Danielle Wheeler said in the June 13 meeting that several people had brought the visibility issue to her attention, a particular problem for those driving on 11th Street toward Locke Road.

  • Cleaning the riverbanks
  • Pier rehab underway at Milton-Madison bridge

    Employees and subcontractors for project contractor Walsh Construction Co. are in the process of rehabilitating the existing piers of the Milton-Madison bridge.

    Walsh project manager Charlie Gannon and Aaron Stover, an engineer with Michael Baker Jr., Inc, conducted a tour for members of the media last week during which they explained the scope of work underway to replace the aging structure with a new span on the existing piers.

    “Pier-strengthening is referred to as the concrete jacket around the piers,” Gannon said.

  • Redistricting will affect small area in districts 1, 2

    A panel appointed to look at Carroll County’s voting districts is recommending only a small change to the current three-district map, despite an increase of more than 6 percent in the county’s population.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh presented the recommendations from the reapportionment board that balances the county districts by moving a three-block area from District 2 into District 1 to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday.

  • Fireworks cancelled due to lack of funding

    There will not be a fireworks display at General Butler State Resort Park this year.

    On Friday the park issued a written statement explaining that the fireworks display will not be held because funding is not available this year. The statement, from Kentucky Department of Parks Deputy Commissioner Steve Brooks, explained that in recent years the annual show has been supported with funding from city and county municipalities.

  • Humphrey cited for Point Park vandalism

    A Carrollton resident was cited for vandalizing city property at Point Park.

    Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Steve Abbott was patrolling the area on June 6 when he observed Michael B. Humphrey, 20, writing on a picnic table with a paint pen, according to the police report. Humphrey also had 10 other paint pens in his possession and stated that this was the second time he had done this.

  • Stigers back on the beat with Carrollton police

    A familiar face has officially returned to the Carrollton Police Department.

    Officer Tony Stigers began his first day back on the force Friday. He previously worked for the department from 2001-2004. He then took a job with the Owenton Police Department because it was closer to his home in Owen County.