Today's News

  • Audit shows city with increased assets due to projects

    The city of Carrollton and Carrollton Utilities both saw their assets increase last year, according to the fiscal year 2011 audit presented Monday night.

    Raisor, Zapp & Woods, P.S.C. performed the city of Carrollton’s annual audit. The report separated Carrollton Utilities from the rest of the city.

    The city’s total assets are a little more than $58.5 million, while its total liabilities are roughly $12.2 million, for a total of about $46.2 million in net assets. This is up from the 2009-2010 fiscal year of roughly $38.6 million.

  • House expected to act on redistricting this week

    By Jack Brammer

    Lexington Herald-Leader

    FRANKFORT — The state House is expected to act this week on the controversial issue of redrawing the boundaries of legislative and congressional districts.

    House State Government Committee chairman Mike Cherry, D-Princeton, said Monday that his panel was scheduled to take up legislation to redraw boundaries for the 100 state House districts on Wednesday.

  • Home Heater Safety

    As the effects of winter are finally being felt in our area, the Carrollton Fire Department would like to remind area residents of the dangers of improper use of portable heaters.

    Kerosene heaters or electric heaters powered by gasoline generators have the ability to cause carbon monoxide poisoning if placed in or near the home or garage. Please be mindful and place them far away from your home in a well-ventilated area.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Jan. 11, 2012

    Fiscal court accepts engineering services proposal

  • Subway’s new C’ton location to offer space for meetings

    Another new “face” coming to the downtown Carrollton business district is actually a very familiar one.

    Subway is preparing to open its second Carrollton sub shop at Park Lanes Shopping Center in the former Movie Gallery location.

    Rita Wallace, manager of the Subway on Floyd Drive next to Quick Lane, said the new location is scheduled to open Wednesday, Jan. 18.

  • Sonic readies to re-open

    Sonic Drive-In soon will return to Carrollton.

    The fast-food restaurant, known for its car-hop service and outside seating, will re-open at the same location on Jay Louden Road in front of TraderBaker’s, off Hwy. 227, according to manager Roy York.

    York said the store was one of six in Northern Kentucky owned by the Hall’s Group; all six stores were purchased by the Irons Group, which owns and operates 100 Sonic locations and 100 Church’s Chicken restaurants from Northern Kentucky to South Carolina.

  • Lose & Associates eyes funding for Point Park projects

    President Emeritus David Lose of Lose & Associates presented Carrollton City Council with two opportunities to receive funding for the Point Park project, including the River Walk.

  • Wi-fi system not working; city considers other options

    The current citywide Wi-Fi program does not work, Mayor Gene McMurry reported to Carrollton City Council Monday.

    Dave Barker with Broadlinc Communications LLC tested the six existing access points for Internet set up around Carrollton Monday with the mayor. He found two were sending a signal but had no Internet access, while the other four were allowing data traffic flow ranging from 200 kbps to 1.5 mbps, according to a letter from Barker to McMurry that he shared with council.

  • Pre-filed bills could affect Kentucky’s public schools


    Kentucky Enquirer

    FRANKFORT — Two bills prefiled by a central Kentucky senator for the 2012 General Assembly would affect public school education across the state if passed.

    The legislation, from Sen. Jimmy Higdon, R-Lebanon, is Senate Bill 24 and Senate Bill 21.