Local News

  • Grilling safety tips

    Carrollton Fire Prevention Office

    Spring is here, and it is time to talk about cooking safety – especially around the grill.

    As we  head outside to enjoy the nice weather, we should also be mindful of the dangers of gas and charcoal grills.

    Grills placed and used too close to a structure can cause unwanted damage and even a house fire.

  • Jailer reduces next budget by $275,000

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey presented Fiscal Court with a budget that cuts spending in his department by more than $275,000 in the next year.

    At the court’s Tuesday, March 27, meeting, Humphrey said he is working hard to control spending and is looking to reduce costs in a number of categories this year.

    The proposed detention center budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year totals $2.18 million, down from last year’s $2.46 million spending plan. The fiscal year begins July 1.

  • CCAS hosts week of activities

    Carroll County Animal Support will hold a week of events and programs in celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals, April 7-15.

    CCAS Executive Director Tammie Crawford said this is the second year the volunteer group has put on a week of activities, with a focus on the homeless pets in the community.

    This year’s activities expand last year, with some new programs added, she said. Crawford noted that a couple of events last year were cancelled because of rain, particularly the candlelight walk for homeless pets.

  • Fiscal court OKs paving several roads

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a plan to pave nearly 10 miles of county roads this spring or summer at its Tuesday, March 27, meeting.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he has Ohio Valley Asphalt working up the prices on paving these roads in the county system: Carlisle Road, 5 miles; Sharon Road, 1.9 miles; Purdue Road, 0.3 miles; Wright’s Ridge, 3 miles; and about a half mile of Floyd Drive, which runs between Butler Outlet Mall and Kroger to the fairgrounds.

  • Groups pick short-term projects for city

    Community members broke into small groups to come up with immediate, volunteer-driven, low-cost ideas that can help downtown Carrollton move forward.

    About 25 people gathered at the Carroll County Middle School cafeteria March 29 to share their ideas based on the Main Street four-point approach: organization, promotion, design and economic restructuring.

  • Carrollton man arrested on sex-related charges involving three minors

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County man on several sex-related charges.

    Principe Llerena 23, of 168 Floyd St., was arrested on March 22 at about 11:30 a.m. at the Kentucky State Police Post 5 in Campbellsburg by Detective Steve Goodale.

    Llerena was charged with six counts of third degree rape, six counts of third degree sodomy and two counts of first degree sexual abuse. The charges stem from several encounters Llerena allegedly had with three teenage girls over the past year, according to a news release.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - March 28, 2012

    City allows CFD to train in vacant city property

  • High school looks to hire coach first, then AD

    With the recent retirement announcement of athletic director and girls basketball head coach Randy Mefford, Carroll County High School has big shoes to fill.

  • The Madness of March
  • 4-H agent funding to be considered during budget talks

    A decision on whether Carroll County Fiscal Court will provide “stop-gap funding” to fill the local 4-H Extension agent position will come as part of the budget process for fiscal year 2012-13.

    At Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting, District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller said that while he supports the 4-H program, he remains opposed to the county paying the $46,350 so the University of Kentucky will have to hire an Extension agent for the county’s 4-H program.