Local News

  • County wants CSX to fix crossings, particularly at Hwy. 227

    The lack of response from CSX Railroad about the conditions of the county’s railroad crossings has prompted Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick to reach out to the community.

    The condition of the Hwy. 227 crossing continues to deteriorate. At approximately 9:30 p.m. March 7, one of the rail ties came loose, causing an accident. The driver of the car was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

  • Snow wins all three rounds - cannot see the white towel!
  • Fender bender on Highland

    Carrollton Police Department responded to a two-vehicle incident on Highland Avenue March 4.

    Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell reported that a driver stopped westbound on Highland Avenue and motioned for a car turning left on to Highland Avenue from Rowland Avenue to make the turn. Another vehicle heading west came up the center turning lane to make a left turn onto Eleventh Street striking the vehicle that started on Rowland Avenue.

  • Carrollton City Council | March 12, 2015

    New website for Tourism

    Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler announced tourism’s website has changed to visitcarrolltonky.net. Tourism lost its .com website by the same name after the domain owner, someone not associated with Tourism, did not pay the renewal fees. The domain name went up for auction, where Tourism attempted to buy it back, but lost. Wheeler said she has been monitoring the old website, which, so far, is a blank blog.

    Electrical inspection fees established

  • Auditor says more money missing from Ghent city hall

    An audit found more than $300,000 missing from the city of Ghent, allegedly stolen by the former city clerk.

    Preliminary investigation estimated the amount missing as ranging from $105,000 to $250,000. However, the audit, performed by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC., ultimately found $305,838.93 missing from the city, Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Trooper Mitchel Hazelett said March 9.

  • City to spend $100,000 to move utilities underground

    City of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget includes $100,000 for utilities relocation on Main Street, $20,000 for a seasonal code enforcement position and a $329,002 loan payment on the 2Rivers Campground. It does not include any funds for citywide Wi-Fi, only for the campground.

  • Water, Water, Everywhere

    Melting snow and rain have pushed rivers out of their banks in Carroll County, closing several roads due to the high water levels.

    A river flood warning issued Tuesday, March 10, by the National Weather Service for Carroll, Owen and Henry counties along the Kentucky River remains in effect through late Thursday night.

  • Carroll County at Work: As a dispatcher, Rowlett serves as a lifeline for first responders

    During times of emergency, the first call people make is to 911. And the first person you will talk to is a dispatcher.

  • McDonald, Stewart new police officers

    The Carrollton Police Department welcomed Wes McDonald and Kyle Stewart to the force March 9, as Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams issued the oath swearing in the city’s newest officers.

    McDonald, a 2012 Carroll County High School graduate, said this was a life-long accomplishment. He has been in public service since he was 17 years old, serving as a volunteer Carrollton Fire Department firefighter, Carroll County EMT and a dispatcher for the county.

  • KYTC maps out its plan for state road work

    Kentucky Department of Transportation’s rural secondary road plan for Carroll County will spend $376,686 on improvements to four sections of state roads in the county.

    Resurfacing work will repave two miles of Ky. 2949 (South Fork Road) starting from KY 1112 (Bucks Run Road); Ky. 36 from the junction of Ky. 227 to Jay Louden Way; Ky. 36 from Ky. 1112 to Ky. 1204 (Goose Creek Road); and Ky. 36 from Four Mile Road to Ky. 1112.