Local News

  • Airgas employee recovers from vehicle accident on Hwy. 36

    At just a few minutes before 8 a.m., the Monday of Aug. 4, 2014, was on track to be a warm, sunny day despite some patchy fog that pestered morning commuters along State Hwy. 36 between Milton and Carrollton.

    Miachel Hancock-Eccles, 42, of Madison, had just dropped off her 12-year-old son for his first day of school and was heading toward Carrollton to start her workday at Airgas. It was a drive she had made every weekday, twice a day, for a couple of years. It seemed like just another day.

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County will host its annual Carrollton town hall meeting at 6 p.m. March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. This year’s topic will be heroin.

    Award-winning panelists from Northern Kentucky will speak: Jim Thaxton, NKY Heroin Impact Task Force Coordinator; Jason Merrick, NKY People Advocating Recovery; Bonnie Hedrick, Northern Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy Alliance; and Charlotte Wethington, parent and recovery advocate.

  • What's Happening | March 5, 2015

    Want to meet local business owners or learn more about a club or organization in Carroll County? Then Business After Hours is where you want to be March 10.

    The networking event will be held at General Butler State Resort Park’s lodge mezzanine from 5-7 p.m.

    “The event is open to anyone,” Friends of Butler President Deborah Garrett said. “It is geared to business owners and clubs or organizations as a social networking tool.”

  • Weather forces school cancellation March 4

    With more wintry weather knocking on the door, Carroll County Schools made the decision Tuesday night to cancel school the next day, Wednesday, March 4.
    The decision to cancel school was made based on information from the National Weather Service, Carroll County Schools Superintendent Bill Hogan said Wednesday morning. The timing of the impending snow event corresponded to when the district would be transporting its students back home. The district values student safety first, he said.

  • First reading held outlining electrical inspection fees

    Carrollton City Council conducted a first reading on an ordinance setting electrical inspection fees at its Feb. 23 meeting.

    The ordinance imposes a fee of $60 for general inspections, with re-inspection after a failed inspection costing $30. If multiple inspections are needed at or near the same time, the initial inspection will cost $60 and $30 or less for each additional inspection, depending on the number of inspections needed.

  • Lift assist chair catches fire

    A chair in a resident’s living quarter at River Reed Assisted Living caught fire Friday morning, Feb. 27.

    The lift assist chair had an electric motor and a cut in the power cord caused a short, catching the chair on fire reported Carrollton Fire Chief Mike Terrell.

  • No one injured in local accident
  • Wimpsett turned love of math, science into a career as chemical engineer at local plant

    An early love for math and science drew a Nelson County native into a career in chemical engineering, most of which has been spent at PMC Organometallix in Carrollton.

    Gary Wimpsett has worked 22 years at the Carrollton plant, previously known as Arkema and Atofina Chemicals, Inc. before that.

  • iLead Academy will ready students for jobs

    Beginning in August, a select number of students from Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Owen and Trimble counties will attend a new career academy that emphasizes instruction in science, technology, engineering and math. The school districts will select five to six incoming freshmen to attend the new iLead Academy, the state’s first regional career academy. A second group will be added the following year, bringing total attendance to 60 students.

  • Plans move ahead for new field, track

    Fall Friday nights at Panther Stadium will soon have a different look as the Carroll County Schools Board of Education took another step forward in the athletic field upgrade project during a special meeting, Feb. 23.