Local News

  • Fishin’ and lovin’ every day

    The Two Rivers Bass Tournament participants saw the highs and lows of bass fishing during the competition July 16-17.

    Saturday’s fishing conditions were the best of the tournament, as 90 of the 146 fish were weighed the first day. However, Sunday was almost the other extreme as the day started with one-hour fog delay and extremely hot and humid conditions. The weather made fishing tough on the anglers, and they found the fish non-responsive, as 18 of the 39 teams recorded no fish caught.

  • Bridge weight limit change to affect commercial traffic

    “This is a catastrophe for our county,” Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said at the Fiscal Court meeting, July 12. “The Kentucky Department of Transportation basically shut down a major artery for our county without any warning when they placed an 8-ton weight limit on the Prestonville Bridge.”

    Westrick said he was notified at about 4:17 p.m. Monday, July 11, that the weight limit of the Prestonville Bridge over the Kentucky River would be lowered from 31 tons to 8 tons (16,000 pounds).

  • City of Ghent celebrates 200 years with festival

    The city of Ghent is celebrating its 200-year anniversary by hosting a bicentennial celebration July 23, in downtown. Organizers hope it will remind residents of the old Ghent Open Air Days, which was later called River Boat Days, and kick start it into becoming an annual event again.

  • Kroger hosts NASCAR driver Patrick, donates $1,000 to local food pantry

    Before hitting the track at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday for the Quaker State 400, NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick competed in a grocery cart race July 7, at Carrollton’s Kroger. Patrick joined sponsor Nature’s Bakery’s president and founder Dave Marson and Carroll County representatives in a race to see who could fill up their mini grocery cart the fastest with items in their particular aisle.

  • Young wins statewide award

    Robert Young of Carroll County received the Kentucky Association for Gerontology’s Thoroughbred Award, June 14, at the inaugural Optimal Aging conference in Louisville, Ky. The award was created to recognize extraordinary efforts by individuals aged 60 or older, on behalf of the older people of Kentucky and the nation. It is the most prestigious award conferred by the association and is only awarded when a truly deserving candidate is nominated.

  • Hays assumes top job leading local hospital

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer Harry Hays is excited about planting roots in the rural hospital setting offered at Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    Hays began his hospital administration career more than 28 years ago with his four-year Army ROTC scholarship commitment.

  • Fireworks rescheduled for July 9, due to rain

    Due to the threat of heavy rain, the Carrollton Fourth of July event was rescheduled for Saturday, July 9.

    Mayor Robb Adams made the decision late Friday morning to move the event.

    “The weather forecast does not look promising,” he said, with rain chances estimated at 80 percent and higher Saturday through Monday, according to The Weather Channel. He added that people would be miserable and parking in the mud if the event were to go on as scheduled.

  • Back In My Day - Sandy Willhoite

     James Donald “Sandy” Willhoite is described as a good and caring person. He was raised to work hard and to be fair to those around him. His life, which he calls blessed, demonstrates his love of family and his religious faith.

  • Flood relief donations sought for W. Virginia

    Donations for the flood stricken areas of West Virginia are being collected around Carroll County through July 15.

    Non-perishable food items, diapers, baby wipes, garbage bags, cleaning supplies such as bleach, brooms and shovels, rubber gloves, laundry detergent, flashlights, batteries, blankets, pillows, and sleeping bags, feminine products, shaving cream and razors, insect repellent, clothesline and clothes pins, pet food and pet supplies are needed.

    Event organizer George Moore said that clothing and bottled water are not needed at this time.

  • Main Street seeks volunteers to adopt bump outs in downtown

    Help bring the pride back to downtown Carrollton and make it a more inviting place to live, work and visit by participating in the Carrollton Main Street Program’s Beautify Downtown Carrollton initiative. Main Street is looking for volunteers to adopt a bump out within the 21-block area.