Today's News

  • Mayor, judge bring Carroll’s concerns to transportation meeting

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams and Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick took Carrollton’s and Carroll County’s concerns to the Kentucky Department of Transportation District 6’s quarterly meeting Monday, Feb. 26.

    The Prestonville Bridge replacement has been included in the 2018 transportation plan, however the county will not know if the bridge made the final cut until April, Adams told city council Monday night.

  • BOA denies RV park expansion on Highland

    The City of Carrollton’s Board of Adjustments voted 3-1 Feb. 20, to deny a conditional use permit for the expansion of an RV park on Highland Avenue.

    Port William Motel and RV Park, 2603 Highland Ave., wanted to create 10 additional RV spaces on the south side of the property, closest to Highland. There are currently 10 RV spots on the north side, closest to the Ohio River.

    Several area residents attended the public hearing that was held before the vote at the regular BOA meeting, with the majority being against the expansion.

  • Jansen offers cheese making tips for beginners

    Have you ever wondered how to make cheese or what is the difference between natural cheese verses processed cheese?

    The Carroll County Extension Office will be hosting a “Beginning Cheese Making Class” on March 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., that will hopefully answer these questions. The class is going to be taught by Jim Graves, with hands on participation. The cost is $5 and lunch will be provided.

  • Tips to rejuvenate landscape after flood

    Returning to a flooded site can be quite devastating. Flood damage to your home or office may be quite extensive and overwhelming, but what about your landscape?

    Let us take a look at how we approach our landscape after the waters recede.

    After the floodwaters have receded, the landscape will be covered in thick silt and it may have a raw sewage-like odor, which indicates a lack of oxygen in the soil. Many plants will look dead.

  • Flooding at The Point

    On Sunday afternoon, all of Point Park was under water, with only some parts ofstructures andfacilities sticking up out of the water.

  • We need better grasp on wave of addiction


    The Paducah Sun

    Federal authorities in Boston announced last week they had seized more than 33 pounds of fentanyl in a drug operation. They noted for effect that it was enough of the powerful opioid to kill all 6.8 million residents of Massachusetts, and then some.

  • 2018 Flood | Tuesday, Feb. 27 Update

    The Ohio River in Carroll County is down more than a foot-and-a-half since Monday, but 26 roads remain closed due to high water Tuesday afternoon.

    At the daily meeting of county and city of Carrollton officials, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said reports show water levels had dropped 27 inches at Markland Dam from Monday to Tuesday. However, at a point he is observing in Prestonville, the level had only dropped 19 inches in that same period.

  • 2018 Flood | Monday, Feb. 26 Update

    No new roads have been added to the closure list after a meeting Feb. 26, of Carroll County officials on the flooding situation.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said the Ohio River crested Monday, and the Kentucky River crested Sunday. The Ohio River crested at 57.04 feet at 7:05 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.

  • State of Emergency declared in Carroll County; 27 roads closed; shelter at Armory open

    Continued rising flood waters, evacuations, the effects on homes and businesses and road closures led Carroll County officials to declare a local state of emergency.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick signed the declaration that states “a State of Emergency exists in Carroll County until flood waters recede, roadways are cleared and daily activities return to normal.”

  • Carroll County EMA opens shelter, announces road closings

    Carroll County Emergency Management officials have opened the Kentucky National Guard Armory as a shelter for residents who have been forced from their homes due to flooding.

    In a statement released Friday morning, CCEM Director Ed Webb said the American Red Cross is operating the shelter at 1828 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton. “Please bring clothing, medications and basic necessities only,” he stated in the release. “No pets will be allowed at the armory and no furniture.”