Local News

  • 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.”

  • Playing in the park

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton held a Community Meet and Greet event Saturday, giving the community a chance to visit and meet new park manager Jim Cooper. The event featured fun for the kids, including tie-dying T-shirts and making ice cream in a bag.

  • KEVCO wins bid for bathhouse, pavillion at 2 Rivers RV park

    Carrollton City Council approved the bid from KEVCO Construction LLC for bid packages two and three of the 2 Rivers RV park Monday at a special meeting.

    The vote was 4-0 with council members Kevin Craig, Mike Gordon, Robb Adams and Adam Raker present. Craig said he would call KEVCO and ask when they could start construction.

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  • Shop with a Cop trail ride Oct. 1

    The seventh annual Shop With A Cop Trail Ride is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1. The event is a fundraiser for Shop With A Cop, which helps provide Christmas presents for needy children in Carroll County.

    The trail ride features a 10 to 15 mile ride through Carroll County. The ride begins at the horse park on Highway 55 near English at 10 a.m. The fee is $12 per person and $5 for children under 12.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Sept. 21, 2011

    Buildings zoned strictly commercial must be used for a business,
    city attorney said

  • It’s in her DNA: Herbst’s family has roots in Extension

    Being a county cooperative Extension agent is in Christin Herbst’s blood. Her grandfather, Bob Herbst, was an agent and worked in Extension administration. Her father, David Herbst, also was an agent and is the current Cooperative Extension Service Director for District 6, which covers the Green River/Mammoth Cave area.

    Now it is Christin’s turn to take the reins as she was recently named the Carroll County Agent for Agricultural and Natural Resources/4-H Youth Development.