Local News

  • Stuffing the cruiser

    Carrollton Police Department chaplain Tim Polley said the public filled the police cruiser five times Saturday, Nov. 14. They received $200 in donations, which was used to purchase food for the food pantry.  Volunteers included Tim and Lynne Polly, the Alsup family, Deborah Garrett, Gail Bates, Cookie Louden, Dwight Louden, Hayley Franklin, Jennifer Dickow, John Royce and the Kroger staff.

  • SUV crashes into local Burger King

    No one was injured after a 2014 BMW SUV crashed into the Carrollton Burger King about 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12.

    Elizabeth Ann Henry, 59, of Belton, Texas, was the driver of the vehicle, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Danny Stivers said.

    Henry told Stivers she pulled into a parking space, and the vehicle just would not stop.

    The vehicle jumped the curb, entered through the plate glass windows into the meeting room space and came to rest on top of the dining tables that were mounted to the floor on steel posts, Stivers said.

  • CAC honors area veterans

    Christian Academy of Carrollton held a special Veterans Day Program on Nov. 10.  The first through sixth grade students put on a celebration for God and country. The Carroll County High School Honor Guard posted and retired the colors, and all military veterans in the audience were recognized.

  • KSP warns of increased deer activity

    The Kentucky State Police is urging all motorists to be aware of the increased dangers posed by deer wandering onto roadways during November and December.

    “Two factors combine to boost the chances that motorists may encounter these animals during this time of the year: mating season and hunting season” KSP Sgt. Michael Webb said. “This results in increased movement that presents hazards to deer, vehicles and drivers.”

  • Carrollton man arrested on drug charges in Ind.

    A Carrollton man faces drug charges following his arrest in Madison, Ind.

    Charles E. Oak Jr., 34, of Carrollton has been charged with dealing in methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

    Madison Police Det. Senior Patrolman Kurtis Wallace received information Wednesday, Nov. 11, that Oak was allegedly dealing narcotics in the Madison area, Chief Dan Thurston said in a news release. Wallace and Det. Lt. Jonathon Simpson worked with a confidential informant to make a controlled buy of methamphetamine.

  • Kozar resigns as hospital CEO

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar announced his resignation to CCMH board chairman Dennis Raisor in a letter dated Nov. 11, 2015.

    Kozar will become CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla. on Jan. 1, 2016.

    In an interview Tuesday, Kozar said that his departure was not caused by a lack of satisfaction by either side but an opportunity that he could not turn down.

  • Willhoite/Dickow trial will stay in Carroll Co.

    A motion to move the jury trial for Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow out of Carroll County was denied at a hearing Nov. 12.

    Special Judge Patricia Summe of Kenton County denied the motion from the Attorney General’s Office, citing a lack of evidence. “I don’t think the threshold has been met for me to determine that I wish to change venue,” she said.

  • Indianapolis man dies in wreck

    Kentucky State Police is investigating a single vehicle incident resulting in a fatality in Carroll County.

  • Sculpture of Gen. Butler now on display

    Friends of Butler and sculptor John Welsh unveiled a bust of Gen. William Orlando Butler in front of a crowd of about 60 people Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the General Butler State Resort Park Lodge.

    Carroll County High School sophomore Abby Hotfil provided background music on her drum as guests mingled before the unveiling.

  • City building moved; city settles with construction company

    During the regular meeting of the Prestonville City Commission Nov. 16, a settlement with Can Do Construction on the city recreation and city hall building was reached during a closed executive session.

    Mayor Chris Moore and  city commissioners went into the closed session with City Attorney Corey Gamm.  After returning from the closed session, City Clerk Allison Willhoite said, “We have authorized the attorney to finalize a settlement with Can Do Construction.”