Today's News

  • Pets, Art and Love

    Art and pet lovers attended the March 12, River Run Gallery and Fun Art Studio’s benefit. Twenty-seven pieces of student art were included in the show, which was held to raise money for Carroll County Animal Support.

  • Take home cars coming for CPD officers

    Carrollton Police officers will have a greater presence in the community next fiscal year, as each officer will have a take home car.

    Carrollton City Council allocated $180,000 in the 2015-16 budget at its department budget meeting March 11, to purchase five 2015 Ford Police Interceptor Sedans. The cost of the vehicles totals $155,469.05, plus $23,830 for equipment and installation, totaling $179,299.05.

    The Carrollton Police Department budget totals $1,391,894.

  • Police find body near Mound Hill

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 troopers are investigating after a dead body was found near Mound Hill Road March 12.

    Troopers were contacted at 7:14 p.m. March 12, about a possible body located in the woods along Mound Hill Road. An autopsy is pending, and police also are waiting on DNA and dental records to return to identify the body and a possible cause of death, Public Information Officer Trooper Mitchel Hazelett said. It is unknown how long the body was in the woods, as it was very badly decomposed, he said.

  • Schools eye new resource officer with grant funds

    Carroll County Schools may soon have a full-time police officer walking its halls.

    The school district recently applied for funding for a school resource officer as a part of the Drug-Free Communities Support Program grant distributed through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. This is the same five-year grant that provides the majority of the funding for the Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County program. The grant amount is $125,000 over five years, totaling $625,000.

  • Auto lot makes way for new Family Dollar

    It is out with the old and in with the new for two established businesses in Carrollton.

    Travelers along Highland Avenue Monday morning saw a track hoe begin the demolition of Miller’s Auto Sales in preparation for the new Family Dollar store that will be going up.

    Family Dollar will construct a 9,500 square foot facility that will enable the store to increase its grocery offerings due to increased refrigeration capacity. The new facility will replace the current store in the Parklanes Shopping Center.

  • Town hall aims to prevent spread of addiction

    Educating children and the public are keys to combating the disease of addiction.

    Carroll County residents and Northern Kentucky professionals shared their stories at the heroin town hall meeting Thursday, March 12, at the General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. More than 100 people attended the event, sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.

  • Council denies budget request (again) for new city fire truck

    Carrollton Fire Department will likely be forced to wait another two years before receiving funding for a new fire truck.

    Mayor Robb Adams explained that the city still has two fiscal years left to pay debt service on the 2Rivers Campground, making fiscal year 2017-18 the “prime time” to buy a new ladder truck.

  • AG warns of scam targetting seniors

    Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Aging and Independent Living is warning consumers of a reported scam targeting Kentucky’s seniors.

  • CCHS cross country runner Cruz invited to participate in Australian meet in June

    Occasionally, athletics provides a student a possible once in a lifetime opportunity.

    Guillermo Cruz, a Carroll County High School sophomore, has been invited to participate in a cross country meet in Australia this summer.

    The 18th annual event, sponsored by Down Under Sports, invites high school athletes from across the world to compete in the international event.

  • Nature’s beauty