Local News

  • Girls only: Teen night to include makeovers, games

    If pizza, full makeovers, and games sound like fun, then Teen Night might be for you.

    Girls between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to attend the event, sponsored by the Carroll County Health Department and Haven of Hope Pregnancy Center,   It will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the Haven of Hope Pregnancy Center, 537 Highland Ave.

    Organizers Maria Breeden and Hayley Franklin have planned a fun evening for girls to come together to talk about teen pregnancy in a laid back, informal, non-presentation manner.

  • Man arrested for robbing, kidnapping a woman at a home off Hwy. 227

    A robbery at gunpoint and kidnapping in Carroll County led to the arrest of a Carrollton man Wednesday, Feb. 10.

    Ricky L. Welch, 42, of Carrollton was arrested and held in the Carroll County Detention Center on charges of first-degree robbery and kidnapping and on a parole violation warrant.

  • Kroger pharmacies to dispense Naloxone without a prescription

    The Kroger Co., Cincinnati/Dayton division, announced Feb. 12,  that it will make the opioid overdose reversal medicine Naloxone available without a prescription at its 84 pharmacies in Ohio and 16 pharmacies in Northern Kentucky beginning Monday, Feb. 15.

    Carrollton’s Kroger is in the Louisville division. Public Affairs Manager of the Louisville Division Tim McGurk said he expects naloxone will be available at the Carrollton Kroger and throughout Kentucky later this year. “We do not have specific dates or plans ready to announce yet.”

  • KSP arrests a Carrollton man on sexual abuse charges

    A Carrollton man has been arrested on multiple charges of sexual abuse.

    Kentucky State Police served Raymond E. Hendricks Jr., 52, of Carrollton with a complaint warrant Feb. 11, and he was taken into custody.

  • Arrest made in connection with thefts

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest Saturday, Feb. 13, in connection with multiple thefts that occurred last month in a three-county area.

    Deputy Rodney Hawkins said Jeremy J. Combs, 37, of Morning View, Ky., was arrested on five counts of theft and is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center.

    The charges are linked to thefts on Jan. 15, involving items such as guns, chain saws, jewelry and other items that could be sold or pawned for money, Hawkins said.

  • Carrollton man leads police on high-speed pursuit Sunday

    A Carrollton man was arrested Sunday, Feb. 7, after leading Kentucky and Indiana police on a pursuit that began in Carrollton and ended in Madison, Ind.

    Kevin Bartram, 48, of Carrollton, faces charges from both the Carrollton Police Department and the Madison Police Department.

  • Recycling project to benefit youth sports

    A Carroll County alumna has developed a recycling program to help raise money this summer for the county’s recreation programs.

    Hannah Devine, a 2012 CCHS graduate, knows that recycling works, as she has done it in recent years to help pay for her college education.

    Devine is now teaming up with Carroll County Parks and Recreation to recycle aluminum cans to benefit the county’s youth and its environment.

  • Winter not finished yet

    Carroll County has been living on the edge of the recent snow activity, as the county has managed to miss the higher amounts of snowfall.

    Carroll County Road Supervisor Gene Clayton said his crews were out at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, to begin cleaning the roads.

    “The roads were pretty well covered early this morning,” Clayton said. “By mid-morning we had them cleared and by noon we should be over everything. Some roads are on their third pass.”

  • E-911 proposal presented to Carrollton City Council

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams shared with council the five-year budget plan for the Carroll County Dispatch Center at the council meeting Feb. 8. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick, Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell and Adams developed the plan, which was presented to Fiscal Court Jan. 26.

    While dispatch runs 24/7, who pays for it has been “a total train wreck,” Adams said.

    Adams said there has been some discrepancy over the 911 funds between the city and county.

  • Main Street project to begin soon

    The downtown Carrollton Main Street streetscape project will soon go to bid.