Local News

  • Road work will cease for holiday, Kentucky Speedway’s big race

    By Brenna R. Kelly

    Landmark News Service

    When more than 100,000 race fans make their way to and from the Kentucky Speedway in Sparta next month for the track’s inaugural Sprint Cup race, they won’t have to deal with the construction zones that have plagued Northern Kentucky roads this spring.

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is halting most of the half-dozen construction projects underway on area interstates from June 30 to July 12.

  • Carroll eligible for federal flood assistance

    Carroll County home-owners and property owners who suffered damage from spring flooding can apply for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    Director of Emergency Management Ed Webb said Monday the federal agency qualified Carroll County for the disaster assistance program late last week.

    Rain in April and May pushed levels up along both the Ohio and Kentucky rivers, flooding many parts of Carroll County.

  • First Friday
  • County approves bond issue for NAS project

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an ordinance on first reading Friday, June 10 to issue up to $30 million in bonds for an expansion project at North American Stainless in Ghent. NAS attorney Bill Jones said these local incentives to assist the company do not involve any local funding.

    On Jan. 11, fiscal court agreed to the bond issue request for NAS’s ninth expansion, which will create 10-15 new jobs with addition of a new long products line. The Kentucky Economic Funding Authority approved the bonds earlier in June, Jones said.

  • Tire amnesty offered June 23-25

    County residents have the chance to dispose of old tires free of charge for three days next week.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has declared “tire amnesty” June 23-25.

    County judge-executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson announced the program at the Friday, June 10 fiscal court meeting.

    Tire amnesty was last offered locally several years ago and brought in 30,000 tires for disposal.

    “It’s a very good program,” Tomlinson said. “It gives people a chance to get rid of these tires at no charge.”

  • Group to research restoring historical downtown home

    Carrollton City Council approved a request Monday from an organization interested in restoring and preserving a city-owned building in historic downtown Carrollton.

    Mayor Gene McMurry received the proposal from John Schuring and a group that is  interested in saving the house located at 209 Main Street.

  • 2011 Carroll County Fair pageant photos
  • Arrests made in Sanders burglary

    Two Carroll County men were arrested and lodged in the Carroll County Regional Detention Center June 2 for allegedly breaking into a residence and stealing miscellaneous items.

    Clinton B. Sanders, 33, of Sanders, was charged with burglary first degree and theft by unlawful taking over $500. Troy A. Craig, 39, of Worthville, was charged with burglary first degree and receiving stolen property under $10,000.

  • Sheriff’s Office looking for info on vandals

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about vandalism committed at the Robert M. Westrick county park.

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman said electrical wires were cut twice during the week of June 6 at various locations throughout the park. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reported the incident to the sheriff’s office on June 9.

    According to the incident report, there was also damage to some of the electrical boxes. There was nothing reported stolen from the park, Kinman said.

  • Street closures approved for Race Fest 2011 event

    Carrollton City Council approved a number of street closures on July 6 for the downtown Race Fest event, held in hopes of attracting traffic from the NASCAR Sprint Cup race to downtown Carrollton.

    From 5 p.m.-midnight, the streets will be closed at the alley between Fifth and Sixth streets along Main Street to the alley next to Carrollton Inn off of Third Street.