Local News

  • Pioneer antique tractor show returns for ninth year

    Tractor collectors will be participating in the ninth annual Antique Tractor Show in Carrollton on May 6-8. From 9 a.m. until dark, Pioneer Power Club members and out of town guests will be displaying their tractors. 

    Each year the Pioneer Power Club plays host to an annual Mother’s Day weekend tractor show.  Local crafters will be on hand, a petting zoo will be set up for children and working demonstrations of a rock crusher, hay baler, antique engines can be seen throughout the weekend.

  • Carrollton to celebrate Arbor Day May 9

    On May 9 at 11:30 a.m. the City of Carrollton will be recognized by the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. Carrollton has earned this national designation for 18 years. The program will be held at the small park where Highland Avenue and Park Avenue meet.

  • Hanover woman dies in fatal collision on Hwy. 36

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a fatal collision that occurred Friday, April 29 in Carroll County resulting in the death of a Hanover, Ind. woman.

    Through investigation, troopers determined that a vehicle driven by Reba Kaltenbacher crossed the centerline near the 5000 block of state Hwy. 36 and hit an oncoming commercial vehicle head-on. Kaltenbacher, 60, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Carroll County Coroner.

    The victim was restrained during the collision. The two passengers of the commercial vehicle involved in the collision were uninjured.

  • May 13 ceremony to honor two fallen Carrollton police officers

    Two fallen officers who once served the City of Carrollton and Carroll County will be honored May 13 in a public ceremony as part of National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Week.

    Carrollton Police Chief Ronnie C. Carter, who was 23 years old and served as acting chief for just one week before his death, was killed in an accident at a service station. The former chief was crushed by a vehicle and died instantly on April 8, 1969.

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  • Fire briefs - Week of May 4, 2011

    Four juveniles involved in alleged arson at vacant warehouse

    Four Carrollton juveniles were cited to court and released to their parents after admitting to their involvement in a structure fire at a vacant warehouse Friday.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said a 13-year-old male was charged with arson, and a 17-year-old female, a 15-year-old male and a 12-year-old male were charged with complicity to arson, second degree. He said he did not think the incident was a willful destruction of property by the juveniles.

  • Worthville trailer a ‘total loss’ after fire

    Two Worthville residents lost their home Monday in a trailer fire, while the two neighboring trailers sustained siding damage from the heat.

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded on a mutual aid run to 10 Faith Street, the home of Kenny and Linda Harris. Westside Volunteer Fire Department also responded to provide additional water and personnel, Worthville Fire Chief Garland Breeden said.

  • High water closes roads, work begins to fix Mound Hill

    Several local roads remain closed due to high water and another is only open to limited traffic during the day as it undergoes repairs to fix damage caused by recent heavy rain.

    At press time Tuesday, county officials said Happy Hollow Lane, Second Street in Carrollton, and Notch Lick, Old Gilgal and Sheehan roads were closed due to high water. This came after the area received another 3.28 inches between Sunday and Tuesday at noon, according to the Kentucky Mesonet station near Arkema.

  • Plan sets city’s course for the next five years

    After months of hard work by Planning and Zoning, Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook and representatives from the Northern Kentucky Area Development District, the 2011 Comprehensive Plan is complete.

    Planning and Zoning unanimously voted Monday to accept the plan and submit it to Carrollton City Council for final approval.

  • City to restart downtown business EIP grants

    Downtown businesses looking for financial assistance to improve the exterior facades of their buildings may soon have the opportunity again to apply for a grant from the city.

    For nearly two years, funds in the Enterprise Incentive Program account have been frozen because the program was not working the way city government thought it should. However, things may be thawing out, as city officials have begun to reconstruct the ordinance into something they are satisfied with.