Local News

  • Portal offers parolees a chance to succeed

    Making the transition from being in prison to being on parole and rejoining society often is difficult, particularly for those who may not have a lot of support “on the outside.”

    But a new program offered by the Carroll County office of the state Department of Probation and Parole is hoping to offer some guidance to parolees.

  • Property owner seeks Main Street zoning change from P&Z board

    Carrollton property owner John Shrewsberry asked the city’s planning and zoning board Monday to consider a zoning change for part of Main Street. He had previously addressed Carrollton city council, but City Attorney Nick Marsh advised him to come to P&Z.

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  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Sept. 28, 2011

    Paving, drainage issue with alley discussed

    Carrollton residents Maggie Briley and Jeff Fremin asked city council to address a drainage and pothole issue at the alley behind their homes on Seventh Street.

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  • Sheriff seeks interlocal agency pacts with neighboring counties

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman came to fiscal court Tuesday asking for approval of interlocal agreements with Gallatin, Owen, Henry and Trimble counties. Kinman said the agreement will allow them to assist another department if the sheriff requests their help. He said it would also allow Carroll County to go into places such as Owen County to serve papers, with the neighboring sheriff’s approval.

    The agreement was drawn up by legal counsel for the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association for the localities during a recent meeting, he said.

  • Tour offers look at recycling plant

    Ever wondered where the materials you place in recycling bins go, once the Rumpke truck stops by to collect them?

    Several Henry County officials were curious about the process and took a field trip Friday, Sept. 23, to the garbage hauler’s recycling facility in the Saint Bernard suburb of northwest Cincinnati. It’s the same place that Rumpke takes recycling collected in Carroll County.

  • Browning honored for outstanding basketball skills with induction

    Carroll County basketball legend Pam Browning became just the second women’s basketball player to be inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Her brother, Mark, and sister, Mary Jean, accepted the award on her behalf at the induction ceremony Friday night and were recognized on the field at Commonwealth Stadium during halftime of UK’s home football game Saturday. The only other women’s basketball player inducted was Valerie Still (1980-1983).

  • Former UK quarterback Ransdell honored Saturday

    Babe Parilli. Derrick Ramsey. Tim Couch.

    Bill Ransdell became the latest name to be added to this prestigious list of University of Kentucky quarterbacks when he was inducted into the 2011 class of the UK Athletics Hall of Fame.

    “It’s a real nice honor, something I didn’t expect at all,” Ransdell said in a telephone interview. “The way I think about it is I get to accept this honor for a whole lot of folks I’ve played with over the years, hundreds of people.”