Local News

  • Carroll County flood relief donations reach W. Va.

    “Timing was everything,” Carrollton resident George Moore said of his trip to West Virginia early Saturday morning to deliver the cleaning supplies donated by area residents for flood relief.

    Huntington, W. Va. experienced another round of damage Thursday evening, July 14, when flash flooding occurred, heavily affecting the southern portion of Cabell County. Roads and culverts were destroyed or damaged by the floodwaters, and one person died when rapidly rising waters trapped her in her car.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | July 21, 2016

    Senior program contract approved

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the contract for the Senior Program with Northern Kentucky Area Development District at its meeting July 12. Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh said he contract was the same as last year. The contract allows the county to receive federal and state grant monies administered through NKADD.

    SO’s Homeland Security grant

  • Ghent terminates building inspector’s contract, first reading on golf carts held

    In a unanimous decision, prompted by a concern voiced by Commissioner David Hendren at the June Ghent City meeting, the board voted to terminate the contract of Building Inspector Paul Shovlin.

    At the June meeting, Hendren questioned whether Shovlin should be terminated for lack of attendance at the monthly meeting despite the fact that he was being paid $2,400 a year by the city. At that time, the City Attorney William Brammell told the board to hold off on any action until he could review the contract with Shovlin.

  • Fishin’ and lovin’ every day

    The Two Rivers Bass Tournament participants saw the highs and lows of bass fishing during the competition July 16-17.

    Saturday’s fishing conditions were the best of the tournament, as 90 of the 146 fish were weighed the first day. However, Sunday was almost the other extreme as the day started with one-hour fog delay and extremely hot and humid conditions. The weather made fishing tough on the anglers, and they found the fish non-responsive, as 18 of the 39 teams recorded no fish caught.

  • Bridge weight limit change to affect commercial traffic

    “This is a catastrophe for our county,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said at the Fiscal Court meeting, July 12. “The Kentucky Department of Transportation basically shut down a major artery for our county without any warning when they placed an 8-ton weight limit on the Prestonville Bridge.”

    Westrick said he was notified at about 4:17 p.m. Monday, July 11, that the weight limit of the Prestonville Bridge over the Kentucky River would be lowered from 31 tons to 8 tons (16,000 pounds).

  • City of Ghent celebrates 200 years with festival

    The city of Ghent is celebrating its 200-year anniversary by hosting a bicentennial celebration July 23, in downtown. Organizers hope it will remind residents of the old Ghent Open Air Days, which was later called River Boat Days, and kick start it into becoming an annual event again.

  • Kroger hosts NASCAR driver Patrick, donates $1,000 to local food pantry

    Before hitting the track at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday for the Quaker State 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick competed in a grocery cart race July 7, at Carrollton’s Kroger. Patrick joined sponsor Nature’s Bakery’s president and founder Dave Marson and Carroll County representatives in a race to see who could fill up their mini grocery cart the fastest with items in their particular aisle.

  • Young wins statewide award

    Robert Young of Carroll County received the Kentucky Association for Gerontology’s Thoroughbred Award, June 14, at the inaugural Optimal Aging conference in Louisville, Ky. The award was created to recognize extraordinary efforts by individuals aged 60 or older, on behalf of the older people of Kentucky and the nation. It is the most prestigious award conferred by the association and is only awarded when a truly deserving candidate is nominated.

  • Hays assumes top job leading local hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer Harry Hays is excited about planting roots in the rural hospital setting offered at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    Hays began his hospital administration career more than 28 years ago with his four-year Army ROTC scholarship commitment.

  • Fireworks rescheduled for July 9, due to rain

    Due to the threat of heavy rain, the Carrollton Fourth of July event was rescheduled for Saturday, July 9.

    Mayor Robb Adams made the decision late Friday morning to move the event.

    “The weather forecast does not look promising,” he said, with rain chances estimated at 80 percent and higher Saturday through Monday, according to The Weather Channel. He added that people would be miserable and parking in the mud if the event were to go on as scheduled.