Local News

  • Super Sunday sibling rivalry

    When two of pro football’s most storied franchises meet on the sport’s biggest stage Sunday night, millions around the country will be watching, including two of the teams’ biggest fans in Carroll County: Daryl and Jimmy Ray.

    While the brothers will be cheering against one another in Super Bowl XLV—Daryl for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jimmy for the Green Bay Packers — the rivalry won’t extend past the final whistle.

  • Beshear says NAS expansion to begin in spring

    The nation’s largest manufacturer of stainless steel will begin its ninth expansion of its Ghent facility this spring with the addition of a new long products line.

    That word came Friday morning at a news conference at the North American Stainless administration building attended by Gov. Steve Beshear where company officials said everything is in place for the project to begin.

  • Council Briefs

    First reading to name new streets for 911 purposes

    In his report, Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry explained to city council that even though the Three Courts subdivision, located between Gillock Avenue and Schuerman Street, has not been adopted by the city, the streets need names, per 911 regulations.

  • More watershed projects funded in county

    Three Carroll County creek repair projects will be forthcoming as county government has received approval for federal funding  for watershed protection on creeks adjoining Carlisle Road, Four Mile Road and White’s Run. The announcement was made during the Tuesday, Jan. 24 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court.

  • Police Briefs

    Family Dollar manager charged with theft

    Carrollton Police charged Dollar General Store Manager Dorette Sue Noble, 48, of 2 Brian Street in Carrollton, with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony.
    Dollar General Regional Loss Prevention Manager Dave Antel called the Carrollton Police Department Wednesday to report bank deposits and $7,321.59 missing from Family Dollar, according to Chief Mike Willhoite. Antel provided documents that led to Noble as a possible suspect.

  • Project manager gives timeline for Milton-Madison bridge

    Area residents had their first opportunity to meet with key players in the Milton-Madison Bridge replacement project last Tuesday, Jan. 18.

    Aaron Stover, project manager for the Michael Baker Jr. architect firm, gave a play-by-play of the project that engineers and contractors will complete the bridge project to a crowd of about 200 people in the gymnasium of the new Milton Elementary School.

    Stover’s firm was hired by state officials to oversee the design-build project, which will be orchestrated by Walsh Construction of Indianapolis.

  • CCCDC reviews a year full of success

    Former Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Carroll County Community Development Corporation Executive Director Joan Moore both spoke of community interests “pulling together as a team,” as Abramson said, to promote development interests in the local area during the CCCDC annual shareholder’s meeting, Jan. 18, at the General Butler State Resort Park. Board members were elected for the year at the close of the meeting.

  • Traffic light to improve safety on Park Ave.

    After months of patiently waiting, drivers in Carrollton will soon have a safer way to travel on Park Avenue.

    The Kentucky Department of Transportation will be installing a traffic light on Park Avenue at the intersection of Schuerman Street and the entrance to Carroll County High School in the next few weeks.

  • Snow continues to blanket county
  • Kysoc fundraising effort echoes 1959 campaign

    The current effort to raise operating capital to reopen Carrollton’s Camp Kysoc is comparable to a similar campaign conducted by the Kentucky Society for Crippled Children to build the Easter Seals facility more than 50 years ago.