Today's News

  • CPD reports fewer DUI arrests, adds drug arrests to ‘11 report

    Accidents and DUI arrests in Carrollton were down in 2011, according to the Carrollton Police Department’s yearly report.

    With the addition of Officers Tim Mitchell and Tony Stigers last year, the department went on 7,979 calls for service, the most since 2005.

    There were 47 DUI arrests in 2011, a 10-year low. Chief Mike Willhoite said he attributes this to education on the part of the drivers. “They’re more aware and take better care to avoid that type of arrest.”

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of steel grate covers

    Seven large steel grate basin covers and a manhole cover were reported stolen by the Carroll County branch of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The items are valued at a minimum of $1,000.

    The steel items were stolen from sites along Hwy. 467 between Hwy. 227 and Worthville, according to the news release. The items are estimated to weigh 200 pounds or more.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - March 7, 2012

    Second listening session on March 29

    Carrollton City Council decided the second community listening session on downtown development be set for March 29. The time and location has not yet been determined.

  • Availability of medications make anti-drug effort tough

    Many people may not know that some prescription pain killers are a legal form of heroin. Local medical professionals and law enforcement say that just because they are legal does not mean they are safe or non-addicting.

    Opiate pain killers such as oxycontin, oxycodone, percocet and others have the same chemical make up as heroin, and while they work well to control pain, it is very easy to become addicted.

  • Carroll County Public Library - Feb. 29, 2012

    Wednesday, Feb. 29, Leap Day, walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, March 1, 2012, Walk-away the Pounds, 9 a.m.; music makers (age 18 months and up) 11 a.m.; story hour (ages 4-6), 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

     Friday, March 2, Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basics 10:30 a.m.; learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, March 3, Walk away the pounds, 9 a.m.; game day, 1-4 p.m.

  • Board flounders through meeting, lacking legal counsel

    At the suggestion of city attorney Jason Baute, the Ghent Board of Adjustments held a special meeting Monday to approve minutes from its Nov. 14 public hearing regarding a zoning citation given to Gary and Cheryl Nohner.

    But Baute couldn’t attend, citing personal reasons, and the board was left on its own to flounder with legal issues and questions as Chairman Tom Sibley opened the meeting.

  • Carroll County Senior Center - Feb. 29, 2012

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026


    Wednesday, Feb. 29: Wii games, billiards, cards, TV, exercise equipment, 9:30 a.m.; bean soup, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, March 1: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, March 2: Commodities pick-up, 8:30 a.m.; homemade chili with dessert, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, March 5: Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; morning muffins, provided by New Horizons Assisted Living facility, 10 a.m.

  • Relay pageants March 24

    Relay for Life Pageants will be held Saturday, March 24, at Carroll County Middle School. The pageant is open to all. Categories are age specific and participation fees vary from $10-$30. People’s Choice also will be awarded in all categories from Little Miss/Mister and up.

    Admission for audience members is $3; children under 5 are free. All survivors or anyone currently battling cancer is invited to be a guest at the pageant. Survivors are free to enter and will win a crown and sash.

  • Scout Day at the Capitol

    On Feb. 21, Kentucky Boy/Cub Scouts were invited to attend Scout Day at the State Capitol in Frankfort. Five local 1st grade Cub Scouts from Pack 418 in Carrollton were granted an excused educational absence from school to attend the all-day event. The boys toured the Capitol, including the Senate chambers, House chambers, Kentucky Supreme Court Room and state Law Library, along with the governor’s office and mansion.

  • Slow-cookers offer good option for tasty meals

    I have had lots of visitors lately, and I have had to plan menus that are easy to prepare and quick. One particular family member flew in from California late in the afternoon.  We had plans for 7:00 p.m. and they had not had anything to eat on the plane. Actually, they had been given a menu to choose from (they had to pay for their meal), but everything they chose, the flight attendant said they didn’t have. Consequently, they had nothing to eat. It pays to plan ahead.