Local News

  • Master plan coming for county park

    Carroll County officials have hired a Lexington architectural and engineering firm to develop a master plan for the Robert Westrick Memorial Park.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, members approved an agreement with CMW totaling $18,200 to develop the master plan, which will include two alternative conceptual plans for the park and its facilities.

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  • Sounds draw Carrico outside to save a boy

    The feeling that something was not quite right led Carroll County resident Tammy Carrico outside her house on Greens Bottom Road July 2.

    Carrico had been inside the house with the 5 p.m. news on the television. She said she kept hearing something, but when she looked at the television the reporter kept looking over his shoulder at a fire they were covering.

  • Carroll County At Work: Ron McMillan (M is for meat cutter)

    Family-owned grocery stores hold a special place in the history of small town America. Customers stopped in several times a week, if not daily, to pick up just what they needed and swapped stories with the owner. Stores would keep certain products on hand for their loyal shoppers and would put in special orders when asked.

  • Judge: Willhoite, Dickow could serve jail time

    Appalling and horrifying. Those were the two words used most by Special Judge Karen A. Thomas during a hearing Thursday, July 2, regarding the alleged actions of Carrollton Police Chief Michael Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow in the case of Adam Horine – and the lack of mental health care resources in the state of Kentucky.

  • Soil removed at CCHS fields; tobacco-free now in effect

    Undesirable soil structure in two places has resulted in change orders for the Carroll County High School athletic field renovations.

    The original budget included $18,000 for soil problems, which covered the first site under the track near the walkway coming off the school parking lot.

  • State legislation raising drop out rate to 18 years old begins this school year

    A 2013 state legislative amendment increasing the age limit for compulsory attendance for Kentucky students to age 18 begins with the 2015-16 school year.

    Previously, unmarried students between the ages of 16 and 18 were able to withdraw from school and terminate his/her education prior to graduation if they had complied with the requirements of KRS 159.010, regarding parents or custodians sending their child to school.

  • Carroll couple injured on motorcycle in Nelson Co.


    Landmark News Service

    A motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon caused a chain reaction that sent three people to the hospital.

    At around 1:18 p.m. Nelson County Sheriff’s deputies and Nelson County EMS responded to Taylorsville Road about a mile north of Bloomfield to a report of accidents involving a large group of motorcycles traveling through the area.

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  • Council acts to add teeth to its efforts to clean up

    Carrollton City Council is moving forward on its efforts to clean up the city by strengthening and streamlining its nuisance ordinances.

    Council passed the first reading of the four ordinances at a special meeting Friday, June 26, and the second reading at a special meeting Monday, June 29. Mayor Robb Adams and councilmembers Dwight Louden, Mike Gordon, Kevin Craig and Jeffrey Dickow were present at both meetings, with councilmembers Doug Hill and Hayley Franklin absent.