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Local News

  • Few voters turn out for primary election

    Carroll County voters showed very little interest in the May 17 primary election with only 471 casting ballots in the Democratic and Republican races.

    That’s an overall turnout of 6.52 percent, county clerk Alice Marsh said. That’s off from the last primary with no local races in May 2007 when some 2,200 people voted with overall turnout of 12 percent.

    Marsh said she believes the numbers voting were low because people were not aware of the primary election and the fact that incumbent Gov. Steve Beshear is unopposed and was not on the ballot.

  • Advantage Nab

    Twenty-two teams in four age groups helped raise more than $2,000 in the Kameron Nab 3V3 soccer tournament Saturday at the county park.

    Brian Hedges organized the event, which benefited the Kameron Nab medical fund. Hedges said Greg Damron and Vernon States helped him host the tournament, as well as assisted in publicity and getting the equipment and fields ready to go. The Carroll County High School soccer teams donated the use of their goals and soccer balls, while volunteers helped run the concession stand and referee the games.

  • Ministry offers ex-inmates a second chance

    A local pastor and his ministry have made it their mission to assist convicted criminals successfully to re-enter society.

    Pastor Bimp McAlister runs Calvary Ministries, an organization that last year provided temporary housing for 18 people exiting the prison system with crimes, including drug and sex offenses.

  • Demo Derby
  • Flippin’ for flapjacks
  • Business leaders take part in chamber event

    About 100 local business people, elected officials, industry representatives from Louisville and Northern Kentucky and high school students gathered in Carrollton last week to attend a leadership event chocked full of nationally-recognized authors, business leaders and inspirational personalities. 

  • Spotlight on artists
  • McGlennen indicted in escape from Shaw during May 2 arrest

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    An Owen County man was recently indicted after allegedly escaping May 2 from a Carroll County deputy sheriff.

    While in Owen County, Patrick W. McGlennen, 21, was being arrested by officers of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on a felony theft warrant from Carroll County. 

  • Carrollton city cleanup scheduled June 11

    The city of Carrollton and Rumpke are co-sponsoring a citywide cleanup on Saturday, June 11.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said elderly or disabled citizens who need assistance getting their waste materials from in or around their house to the curb can call the mayor’s office at (502) 732-7051 beginning Wednesday, June 8. The service is free to city residents.

    Inmates from the Carroll County Detention Center will be available Thursday, Friday and Saturday to assist in the cleanup.

  • State files with ABC for parks

    State officials are moving forward with a plan to establish alcohol sales at four Kentucky state parks, including General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton.

    Also included in the plan are Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonburg and John James Audubon State Park in Henderson.