Local News

  • Approval required for EIP funding

    Future applicants for the Enterprise Incentive Program keep in mind: Work cannot begin on the submitted project until after receiving approval for the funds from Carrollton City Council. 

    Passed in 1995, the EIP program provides a 50/50 matching grant of up to $4,000 to businesses in the downtown redevelopment district for public improvements including signage, façade improvements, new lighting and landscaping.

  • Come ‘Light Up Carrollton’ Friday at the courthouse

    Downtown Carrollton will light up Friday night to the sounds of Christmas favorites, kicking off the community’s annual holiday festivities.

    Carrollton Main Street Program will hold its first Light Up Carrollton celebration from 5-6 p.m. on the courthouse square.

    Carrollton Main Street manager Sam Burgess said the event features the Carroll County High School Chorus from 5-5:15 p.m., followed by Jeannie Rider from 5:15-5:40 p.m. The chorus returns to perform at 5:40 p.m. with holiday songs leading up to the light up ceremony.

  • Ky River expected to reach flood stage

    Heavy rain in the eastern and central regions of the state is expected to push the Kentucky River above flood stage this week.

    Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins said Tuesday that the Kentucky is currently at 30 feet at Lockport, which is considered action level. It is expected to rise to 33 feet, which is flood stage by Wednesday.

    Perkins said reports show the Kentucky cresting Wednesday in Frankfort, which means it will crest in Carroll County late Wednesday or early Thursday.

  • Progress continues on park trails

    Work continues on the recreational trails project that will eventually connect General Butler State Resort Park, Robert Westrick County Park and Point Park. The Park to Park Trails committee met at General Butler Monday, Nov. 21 to update the members on the project’s progress.

  • Golden spreads music to county through education

    Budget crunches and a greater emphasis on test scores have squelched some of the chances children have to experience the arts in their lives, whether that be painting or sculpture, the theater or the symphony.

    Organist Connie Golden, D.M.A., has made it her new mission to help bring more opportunities for the arts, in particular music, to Carroll County.

  • Jones fired from Carroll school system

    Carroll County Schools fired a high school teacher Monday who was arrested Nov. 15 on sex abuse charges.

    John F. “Jay” Jones IV’s contract was terminated Nov. 28 after the school district completed its investigation into the allegations that led to charges of sexual abuse in the first degree, Superintendent Lisa James confirmed Monday. James said she could not comment further because of employee confidentiality statutes.

    “We keep educating our children at Carroll County Schools...that’s what we want to do here,” James said.

  • Holiday Closings

    With the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, many local offices will be closed. These include:

    Carroll County Clerk’s Office: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
    Carroll County Judges Office: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
    Parks and Recreation: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.
    Property Valuation Administrator: Closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.

  • More than 16,000 items collected for Carroll County Food Pantry
  • Yum! Worms!
  • Former teacher arraigned on alcohol intoxication charges

    Lisa Brock, 54, of Gilgal Road in Turners Station and teacher at Kathryn Winn Primary was cited Oct. 17, at the school for alcohol intoxication in a public place, first and second offenses by Steve Abbott of the Carrollton Police Department.

    According to the uniform citation Gerda Wise, principal of Kathryn Winn filed the complaint. 

    According to Abbott’s report, Brock registered a .217, nearly three times the legal limit, on a breathalyzer test, failed field sobriety tests and admitted “she had been drinking this morning before school.”