Local News

  • Bluegrass excited to open in Carroll

    Local independent pharmacy Bluegrass Drug Center will be opening in Carrollton in March.

    Bluegrass bought out Webster Drugs and is currently renovating the former Long John Silver’s building, located at 1955 Hwy. 227. The last day for Webster Drugs will be some time between March 15-23.

    Bluegrass owner and pharmacist Erik Grove said if all goes well, the opening of the new location and closing of Webster’s will happen simultaneously.

  • Injured eagle rescued thanks to local citizens

    A phone call from the Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg post changed the Friday, Jan. 20 evening plans of Ghent Volunteer Fire Department Chief Pat Stewart as KSP was looking for a fire department or rescue team that performed water rescues.

    “KSP said there was an injured eagle on Hwy. 36 and help was needed to rescue it,” Stewart said.

  • Police make arrest in ongoing drug epidemic, could lead to more

    Police removed more than 15 ounces of drugs–with an approximate street value of more than $13,600–off the streets in Carroll County.

    “In my 19 years of law enforcement, this is one of the biggest drug busts we have done that I’ve been involved with,” Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said.

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  • Mental health coalition begins to take shape

    The Carroll County Mental Health Collaborative is taking shape under the leadership of Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Following a contempt of court hearing regarding his and CPD Officer Ron Dickow’s actions in the Adam Horine case, Special District Judge Karen A. Thomas ordered Willhoite to create a community collaborative addressing mental health issues in Carroll County. She wanted Willhoite to reach out to all the members of the community and law enforcement and to be a bridge builder.

  • County hires animal shelter director

    Lisa Hartman was announced as the new director of the Carroll County Animal Shelter at the Carroll County Fiscal Court Meeting, Jan. 24.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said the directors at two Northern Kentucky animal shelters selected the top three candidates from the seven applications at the Jan. 10, ficsal court meeting. A committee of two fiscal court members and a Northern Kentucky animal shelter director interviewed the top three candidates.

  • C’ton rental property ordinance far from being final

    Carrollton City Council is nowhere close to finalizing a rental property ordinance, despite speculation around town and on Facebook that it was a done deal.

    Code Enforcement Official John Welch included a rough draft in the councilmembers’ packets before the Jan. 9, city council meeting and asked them to review it. From there, the story caught fire, and somehow the rough draft was being touted as the final version, inspiring several rental property owners to take to Facebook and express their disapproval.

  • Map amendment passed to expand C-2 district

    At a special meeting Jan. 19, Carrollton City Council approved a map amendment expanding the C-2 district to include a three-block area downtown that can now accommodate a property owner’s desire to locate a used car dealership there.

    Previously part of the C-1 district, the following will now be a part of the C-2 district: Third to Fourth streets from Highland Avenue to Main Street; Second to Third streets from Highland Avenue to Main Street; and Second to Third streets from Highland Avenue to Sycamore Street.

  • State discusses secondary road projects for upcoming year

    The Carroll County rural secondary road projects for 2017-18 include resurfacing 3.3 miles of Mound Hill Road starting on the Cove Hill Church end to the junction of Davis Lane.

    Kentucky Transportation District 6 Engineer Tech Supervisor Ken McCarty

    and Branch Manager of Project Delivery and Preservation Branch II Kevin Rust presented the projects that would provide the most benefit to the county.

    The other road to be worked on would be a scrub seal preventative maintenance project on four miles of Bucks Run Road from Hwy. 36 to Hwy. 47.

  • State audit finds deficiencies in county’s financial statements

    State Auditor Mike Harmon found several deficiencies in Carroll County Fiscal Court’s financial statement from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.