Local News

  • Ky. Transportation Cabinet eager to ‘Adopt’ your student’s ideas

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 12, 2011) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced the beginning of the 2011 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest. Students from across the Commonwealth are invited to submit creative works for use in the Adopt-a-Highway calendar for 2012. The contest is open to all Kentucky students of elementary, middle and high school age.

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  • Company to study possibility of green energy on Ky River

    A Texas-based “green” energy company is one step further to possibly building a hydroelectric generating station at Lock No. 1 of the Kentucky River in Carrollton.

    Hydro Green Energy recently was granted its preliminary permit by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to study the feasibility of building a generating station on the Kentucky River.

  • County bridge replacement to temporarily close road

    Painter’s Road, county Hwy. 1308 off East Prong Locust Road, will close to through traffic beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6 to allow for replacement of a bridge.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the contractor has agreed to complete  the construction project in 60 days.

    The proposal originally allowed 90 days on the project.

    “We’re trying to make it as painless as we can,” Tomlinson said.

  • Study finds aquifer county levels steady

    The water level in the county alluvial aquifer remains roughly the same compared to the last measurement in 1995, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey study.

  • Speedway tackles traffic issues

    Speedway Motorsports Inc. announced the acquisition of a 143-acre parcel of land during a Tuesday news conference in Sparta explaining that it will be used to greatly expand Kentucky Speedway parking and the hiring of professional parking and engineering services to best manage automotive and pedestrian traffic flows during venue event days.

    Because of the actions taken by the Speedway, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet pledged to improve surrounding highways to allow faster access to expanded parking areas.

  • Shaking was ‘no fault’ in Kentucky

    An earthquake nearly 500 miles away in Mineral, Va., startled some local residents last Tuesday as it shook buildings and rattled furniture in their offices and homes.

    At Jefferson Community and Technical College on Main Street in Carrollton, Carol Duncan noticed the motion in her classroom, campus director Susan Carlisle said Friday.

    “My projector is shaking,” Duncan told Carlisle, who was at her desk and also felt the shaking from the quake.

  • Two projects win city’s first EIP funding in two years

    Building improvements are on the horizon for several properties in Carrollton’s downtown historic district.

    The city’s Design and Review Board gave its approval to fund two Enterprise Incentive Program projects at a special meeting Thursday, Aug. 25.

    The board granted a total of $5,150 for a business and a church, the first time an award has been made from the EIP funds for nearly two years since a moratorium on funding projects was put in place by city council.

  • City paving list approved, zoning violators to be prosecuted

    After discussing the issue for multiple meetings, Carrollton City Council decided Monday where to spend most of its allotted $90,000 for road paving in 2011-12. “We trimmed down in places we needed to to get the money down,” Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    The following streets will be paved at a cost of $83,177 by Ohio Valley Asphalt:

    • End of Hawkins at 11th Street – widen for truck turn - $2,840

    • Fourth Street between Highland Avenue and Sycamore Street - $0

    • Clay Street between 10th and 11th streets - $7,292

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.