Local News

  • Bust of Gen. Butler to be unveiled Nov. 17

    Friends of Butler will unveil a bust honoring General William O. Butler at the General Butler State Resort Park lodge mezzanine at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17.

    “This was something that Friends [of Butler] thought was needed and long overdue,” Friends of Butler President Deborah Garrett said. “It was a vision of Evelyn Welch that there would be something that would stay with the park for a long time. It is fitting, as his home is part of the park named after him.”

  • Young Artists

    The Carroll County Public Library hosted its annual Paint a Pumpkin event Saturday, Oct. 24.

  • Election day | Nov. 5, 2015

    Democratic candidate Jack Conway won Carroll County’s vote, but could not win over the rest of the state in his bid for Kentucky’s next governor, losing to Republican candidate Matt Bevin in the General Election Tuesday, Nov. 3.

  • Tax allows Extension to save, to add services

    A new tax will allow the Carroll County Extension Service to grow, solidify its future and expand its programming.

    Beginning next year, the Carroll County Extension District Board will levy a tax of 5 cents per $100 on real estate, tangible personal property, motor vehicles, watercraft and inventory in transit, which will provide a net income of approximately $342,954. This includes collection fees and anticipated delinquency.

  • White recognized for community service

    Volunteering can make a profound impact on people’s lives. Not just for those who are being served, but also for those serving.

    The Rev. Dr. Chris White was honored for his years of service Oct. 15, at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, as he was awarded the Raymond Ray Community Service Award.

  • Police charges amended, trial delayed

    Charges in the criminal case involving Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow have been amended, and the trial date has been pushed back into early next year after a hearing in front of Special Judge Chief Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe Oct. 23, at the Carroll County courthouse. Summe serves in the 16th Judicial Court in Kenton County.

  • Extension Service to levy a new tax in 2016

    The Carroll County Extension District Board informed Carroll County Fiscal Court that it is enacting a tax to support the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service. No representative from the Extension Service attended Tuesday’s meeting.

    The Carroll County Extension District Board voted to levy a tax for the district at its meeting Oct. 20.

  • Police respond to incident at high school

    Carroll County High School was locked down for approximately 15 minutes Thursday, Oct. 22, after police responded to a school displinary incident.

  • Board of Ed involved in lawsuit over CCMS project

    The Carroll County Middle School construction project saga continues as TSP Masonry, LLC, a Marrilla Construction subcontractor, has filed suit against the Carroll County Board of Education.

    Board Attorney Jim Crawford said that TSP Masonry has filed a mechanic lien, which is their right if money is still to be paid to them. He said that TSP filed an intention six to eight weeks ago and Marrilla’s response was to protest the lien.

    Crawford said the two parties could work it out through mediation or filing a lawsuit against the owner.

  • Fiscal court considers its options to operate county’s senior center

    Carroll County fiscal court is considering its options for maintaining services for the county’s senior citizens after the abrupt closing of Senior Services of Northern Kentucky.

    “The doors to our senior center will be open if I have to come unlock the doors every morning and lock them at night,” County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said.