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  • State of Emergency declared in Carroll County; 27 roads closed; shelter at Armory open

    Continued rising flood waters, evacuations, the effects on homes and businesses and road closures led Carroll County officials to declare a local state of emergency.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick signed the declaration that states “a State of Emergency exists in Carroll County until flood waters recede, roadways are cleared and daily activities return to normal.”

  • Carroll County EMA opens shelter, announces road closings

    Carroll County Emergency Management officials have opened the Kentucky National Guard Armory as a shelter for residents who have been forced from their homes due to flooding.

    In a statement released Friday morning, CCEM Director Ed Webb said the American Red Cross is operating the shelter at 1828 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton. “Please bring clothing, medications and basic necessities only,” he stated in the release. “No pets will be allowed at the armory and no furniture.”

  • Spa manager charged with promoting prostitution

    A Carroll County spa manager has been charged for allegedly promoting prostitution (two or more prostitutes) out of the Blue Accu Spa on Hwy. 227. 

    Jackie June Hong, 69, of Carrollton, was charged with the Class D felony Feb. 8, after Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Department of Criminal Investigations obtained a search warrant for Blue Accu Spa, located at 2529 Hwy. 227, Suite D. 

  • Wall of Fame inductees Travis, Yager honored | John Travis

    John “Dump” Travis said he was surprised to hear that he had been selected for Carroll County High School’s Wall of Fame. “It’s a privilege because they don’t have to recognize that. I feel honored they looked back and saw that what I accomplished was worth honoring.”

    Travis was a four-year athlete in football, track and basketball. But it was the football field where he really left his mark.

  • Wall of Fame inductees Travis, Yager honored

    Carroll County High School inducted John Travis and Carroll Yager Feb. 15, into its Wall of Fame, recognizing their athletic achievements at CCHS. A reception was held in the cafeteria before the picture and jersey unveiling in the hallway outside the gym. Travis and Yager also were recognized at halftime of the varsity Panthers’ game against Walton-Verona. Yager is a 1971 graduate and a four-year basketball and three-year track athlete. Travis is a 1974 graduate and a four-year football and track athlete.

  • Wall of Fame inductees Travis, Yager honored | Carroll Yager

    From playing pick-up games at the “Cow Palace” at Hill’s Dairy to playing in front of standing-room only crowds, basketball has been a lifelong passion for Carroll Yager. Being recognized for his achievements in the sport he loves is very exciting, he said.

  • Ohio River to crest Friday; flash flooding possible

    Carroll County remains under a National Weather Service issued flood warning through Friday evening. The Ohio River is expected to crest at 52 feet at 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, and fall below 49 feet by 1 a.m., Saturday, Feb 24.

    Flood stage is 51 feet at the lower gauge at Markland Dam. At stages near 52 feet, lowland roads near the river are flooded, including low-lying roads near Carrollton, Vevay, Warsaw and Florence.

  • Ghent building moves closer to a ground breaking

    The construction company, C/H M, may be ready to start on the new Ghent city building as early as the first of March, engineer Dave Eberenz said during Feb. 13, commission meeting. The company is just waiting on permits, he said.

    The city commission voted to authorize Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn to sign for the water and sewer, making the building one step closer to reality. Eberenz told the board they were also working on changing the site plans to reflect the shift of the building to the west side, reflecting one of the changes they had proposed.

  • No one injured after truck crashes through gas station

    A truck crashed through the Valero gas station on Highland Avenue Friday night, but luckily no one was injured.

    Joshua D. Mahuron, 18, of Carrollton told Carrollton Police he was attempting to drive in between the gas pumps and park at Valero, 1503 Highland Ave., when his breaks failed and he was unable to stop. His 1999 Chevrolet 4x4 extended cab pickup crashed through the front glass at 7:55 p.m.

    Mahuron told police he knew that his breaks were defective, but he had not gotten them fixed yet, according to the police report. No charges were filed.

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