Local News

  • Bates attends circuit judges college

    Circuit Court Judge Stephen L. Bates, who serves Carroll and Owen counties, participated in the 2011 Kentucky Circuit Judges College that took place Oct. 9-12 in Frankfort.

    The Administrative Office of the Courts provided the judicial education program for the state’s circuit court and family court judges.  

  • Planning and Zoning - Nov. 9, 2011

    Work continues at Bishop’s Trace

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning re-approved the original preliminary plat for Bishop’s Trace at its meeting Monday, Nov. 7.

  • County improves policy, saves on insurance plan

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to save money and improve some county employees’ insurance coverage by moving coverage from United Healthcare to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield next year.

    Scott Brown of Scott Brown Insurance presented the court with options for the 2012 coverage during the meeting. United Healthcare had informed the county its premiums would increase by 42 percent next year.

    By selecting Anthem, the county’s annual premium will drop by 14 percent.

  • Fiscal court okays signing lease with state for Camp Kysoc land

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted Tuesday to allow Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson to sign the lease with the state for the Camp Kysoc property.

    Tomlinson said he is working out the final details on addressing issues with two fuel storage tanks on the property. Under the lease, he said it is clear that the state maintains responsibility for those tanks. He noted that that also has been agreed to by the federal Environmental Protection Agency. “The state can’t back away from that one,” he said.

  • CCMS drama offers a bullying message

    The Carroll County Middle School drama club tackles a familiar issue in an unfamiliar way when its hits the stage on Nov. 18 and 19. The students will present two dramas called “Lockdown” and “Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and Other Rarely Used Expressions” dealing with bullying.

  • Belcher goes the distance for cancer

    If you told someone you were going to walk 60 miles over three straight days, they may raise their eyebrows. But that is exactly what Carrollton resident Brittany Belcher and thousands of other people across the country did to raise money for breast cancer research.

  • A sign of Autumn
  • Sheriff’s Office investigating two daytime burglaries

    Two homes were burglarized during the daytime hours on Tuesday, Nov. 1. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office reports that perpetrators stole jewelry from both residences.

  • Two sought after meth lab discovered

    Area police are looking for two Carrollton residents allegedly implicated in a case involving manufacturing methamphetamine and missing children.

    Erik Dolente, 41, of Carrollton fled from police Saturday with his two children and their babysitter, Rhonda L. Chapman, 48, of Carrollton after police received a tip that methamphetamine was being manufactured at his residence. The children, Boston Dolente, 5, and Braxton Dolente, 6, have since been returned to family members, but Dolente and Chapman are still on the loose.

  • Prestonville Fall Harvest Festival