Local News

  • Carrollton City Council | April 2, 2015

    City to apply for grant

  • Citizens assist sheriff’s office

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank concerned citizens for their help in apprehending suspects in several recent crimes.

    “Without concerned citizens it is difficult to solve crimes once stolen goods change hands,” Sheriff’s Deputy Rodney Hawkins said.

  • Back in my Day: Moorman finds love, home in Carrollton; volunteers in several local organizations

    An all-girls summer camp at General Butler State Resort Park brought Louisville native Martha Moorman to Carrollton as a teenager, and it would eventually become her home.

    Born on Sept. 9, 1935, then-Martha Borntraeger grew up on Shawnee Drive in the West End of Louisville, a block away from Fontaine Ferry Park and a block away from Shawnee Park. “We lived in the house that my mother grew up in,” she said.

  • Arson investigation underway in Worthville

    Imagine lying in a hospital bed recovering from neck surgery when someone calls to tell you that your house is on fire.

    Happy Hollow resident Jackie Whitman was the recipient of that call late Monday night, March 23.

    Whitman had surgery to fuse three vertebras in his neck March 20. The surgery was to repair damage to his back from work-related injuries in the 1990’s. In 2012, the injuries caused Whitman to be placed on long-term disability.

  • Council, P&Z discussions on a downtown car lot resume

    Carrollton City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission agree something needs to be done at the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue near the Prestonville Bridge, but whether that solution is a used car lot remains to be decided.

  • Carroll students participate in environmental training

    The environment has been front and center in recent weeks. Water shortages occurring in multiple states are making headline news. States not normally affected by snow are reporting record snowfall totals. Mother Nature is making her presence known.

    In 1999, Kentucky introduced a problem-solving event, the Envirothon Program, to high school students. With the support of natural resource professionals, students are trained in the ways that real life environmental problems are solved. The Envirothon is an example of the practical use of STEM initiatives.

  • Pageant for the Cure
  • NAS plans for its 10th expansion

    North American Stainless presented a resolution to Carroll County Fiscal Court March 24, in preparation of seeking another bond issuance for a 10th expansion of its facility in Ghent.

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh explained that NAS has a series of bonds coming due Jan.1, 2019, and is seeking to restructure the bonds with a due date of Jan.1, 2024. NAS would then seek to issue additional bonds for $30 million for the expansion.

  • Accident shuts down interstate; second wreck on detour

    Motorists traveling through Carroll County Tuesday morning faced backups and long waits as accidents snarled traffic on Interstate 71 and Hwy. 55.

    A 6:15 a.m. accident involving three tractor-trailers on the interstate near the 40-mile-marker caused the southbound lane to be closed for extended periods and limited traffic to one lane on the northbound side.

  • Always Consequences

    What would happen if you were a student caught selling beer outside the gym during a basketball game? Or you were a baseball player who used dip and developed a sore in your mouth? Or you were at a party and a friend overdosed?