Local News

  • City OKs extending free WiFi

    Carrollton City Council agreed to a contract with tech company Powered On to fix the existing problems and to finish installing the city-wide free wireless internet system, known as Wifi.

    At the March 12 council meeting, Powered On owner Brent Graves presented a proposal for $2,912.90, which included the purchase of seven outdoor repeaters and the installation of eight antennas, one per week.

  • Traffic model will help end delays at the Ky Speedway

    After receiving national media attention for the traffic gridlock and parking shortage that cast an ugly shadow over its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Quaker State 400 last summer, the Kentucky Speedway worked hard since then to make sure that never happens again.

  • Sharon faces state ethics violations

    Ethics violations have been filed against local conservation officer Dennis Sharon for allegedly using his influence to benefit him and others in his commercial fishing business. Officials said more serious charges could be coming from the Kentucky Attorney General’s office and the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife.

  • Programs plan March 24 community cleanup project

    Volunteers will be out in force this week to spring clean Carroll County’s highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces that Adopt-a-Highway Spring Clean Week is March 18-24.

    Carrollton Main Street Program, Friends of Butler and Carroll County Girl Scouts are joining forces to help clean up Carroll County. At 4 p.m. March 24, these groups will be meeting at Cartmell Elementary School’s parking lot to clean up the highway in designated Adopt-a-Highway spots located in Carrollton.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - March 21, 2012

    County accepts higher bid on coroner vehicle

  • FEMA, federal assistance available in Carroll County

    Area residents who suffered damage to their homes or businesses from the March 2 tornado and straight-line winds are eligible for federal and state assistance.

    The first step is registering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency either by calling (1-800) 621-FEMA (3362) or by applying online at www.disasterassistance.gov. The (1-800) number is available seven days a week from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

    The deadline to register with FEMA is May 7.

  • Prestonville commissioner gets community service time

    Prestonville city commissioner Robert “Spike” Barnes has completed five hours of community service as part of his six-month diversion sentence on a misdemeanor third degree terroristic threatening charge.

  • Baute resigns as Ghent city attorney

    The Ghent City Commission accepted the resignation of Jason Baute of Carrollton as the city’s attorney during its regular meeting Tuesday, March 13

    In a brief letter to Mayor William Mumphrey dated March 5, Baute stated the resignation was effective immediately.

    “Thank you for allowing me to serve the City of Ghent,” he wrote, adding that he would transfer any files he has that belong to the city to the new attorney.

    The commission then voted 4-0 to hire attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard for the position.

  • Court eyes new system to heat, cool courthouse

    Last week started as an uncomfortable one for many who work in the old Carroll County Courthouse as spring-like temperatures moved in during the final week of winter.

    The courthouse has an old heating and cooling system that gives you a choice of using the heating system or air conditioning — but not both. And making this decision isn’t as easy as heading to the thermostat. To switch from heating to air conditioning, pipes have to be disconnected from the boiler system and moved to link up with the chiller system.

  • Learning to Hunt