Local News

  • Enforcing the law
  • Tomlinson re-appointed chairman of NKADD

    Former Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson was re-appointed chairman of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District Board of Directors at a business meeting in October. This is his second appointment to the position.

  • City of Ghent to install new culvert on Davis Street to help with runoff

    During the regular meeting of the City of Ghent on Dec. 12, Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn opened the sealed bids for the culvert work scheduled for Davis Street.

    The city received two bids, one from Lykins Construction for $2,030, and one from Tim Stone Lawn Care for $3,850.

    Lewellyn said the company chosen to complete the work would “clean the ditch out, put a culvert in, and cover it back over.”

    After some discussion of the project, Commissioner Larry Hearn told the board, “I make a motion to go with Lykins.”

  • Kids Count again shows Carroll 111th out of 120

    The 2016 Kentucky Kids Count county data book gave Carroll County the same rank it held last year, 111th out of the 120 Kentucky counties on child well being based on 16 indicators that make up the Kids Count index.

    All of the counties below Carroll are from eastern Kentucky. Carroll’s neighboring Gallatin County was ranked 101st last year and rose to 72nd place in this year’s ranking. Henry County ranked 61st, Owen County was 43rd and Trimble County was 42nd.

  • Tis the Season, Winn students learn giving

    A playground conversation between Olivia King and Kaidyn Hatton led to a service project for the students at Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    King wanted to do something for Christmas and Hatton wanted to do something for the hospital or nursing home so the two members of the Winn Leadership Club came up with Tis the Season to Stuff the Sleigh.

    They challenged their fellow students to bring in items to fill the sleigh. First graders were asked to bring in word search books, first graders brought in playing cards and the second graders brought in craft items.

  • Weather-related wrecks result in fatality, injuries

    Freezing rain reeked havoc on Carroll County roadways Friday night into the early morning hours Saturday, as wrecks occurred on most of the major thoroughfares in the county, including shutting down I-71 northbound in two locations. An Ohio woman died in a wreck at the 61 mile marker, while two people were seriously injured–one at the I-71 39 mile marker and one at Hwy. 36 West and Zetta Granger Road.

  • Young Leaders learn about criminal justice system

    Amid flashing blue lights, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman placed six Carroll County High School students under arrest for the robbery of a local gas station Friday, Dec. 9.

    The arrests were part of a simulation for sophomores participating in the Young Leaders program sponsored by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and the Carroll County Community Development Corporation.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh planned the court system as part of the Carroll County community service day for the leadership development program.

  • Project will honor active soldiers with banners in C’ton

    Banners honoring active military, veterans and first responders may soon hang in downtown Carrollton.

    Operation Honor is a non-profit organization located in Owen County. The company hires veterans to build triangle-shaped boxes to hold the American flag and is in the process of building a warehouse, Mayor Robb Adams explained to City Council Dec. 12. To help fund this project, the organization is soliciting cities to sign on with its banner project.

  • Fiscal court looks to fill void left by CCAS decision

    Carroll County Fiscal Court opened a dialog with community volunteers about opportunities for the Carroll County Animal Shelter.

    Carroll County Animal Support announced two weeks ago that they would be suspending their volunteer work after the current set of foster dogs were moved through the rescue/adoption process.

    Carroll County Judge Bobby Lee Westrick said the court felt like it had been blindsided by the announcement.

  • Trimble Co. woman dies in hit-and-run

    Kentucky State Police investigators from Campbellsburg Post 5 are continuing to seek input from the public regarding the Dec. 8, traffic death of 28-year-old Donna Frazier on Ky. 36 in Milton. At this time there has been no arrest nor has a suspect been identified in the vehicle/pedestrian hit and run accident.