Today's News

  • Carrollton man charged with rape second degree

    Carrollton Police Department arrested an 18-year-old for having consensual sex with a 12-year-old.

    Chief Mike Willhoite said Timothy Earl Davis, 18, of 379 Pate Ln., was charged with rape second degree after the mother of the victim discovered the incident and reported it to the police.

    Davis admitted to the incident, Willhoite said.

    Second degree rape is a Class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison.

  • C’ton city council hears proposals from two companies for future splash park

    Two companies presented proposals for Carrollton’s upcoming splash park project. Recreonics and Bluegrass Recreational Products, both out of Louisville, made presentations to city council Monday night.

    Both designed mock-ups based on a price of $350,000, given to them by Lose & Associates project manager Michael Pavin. However, Carroll County Community Development Corp. Executive Director Joan Moore, who is currently writing a grant application for the proposed splash park, said the amount set aside in the master plan is $158,508.

  • Ghent woman arrested on drug charges

    Carrollton Police arrested a Ghent woman after a traffic stop was made on Hwy. 227. Savannah Atkins, 22, of 500 Main St. in Ghent, was heading northbound toward Carrollton when she was pulled over by Officer Tim Mitchell on April 7 at 2:04 a.m.

    Atkins was charged with reckless driving, DUI first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance first degree-heroin.

    After she was arrested, a search of her purse found two spoons, both with white residue and a syringe, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

  • Prestonville commissioners discover no single-wide ordinance was passed

    City of Prestonville leaders have been working under the misconception that an ordinance was passed some 15 years ago prohibiting single-wide mobile homes in its limits.

    That’s the conclusion of city attorney Alecia Gamm Hubbard.

    At Monday night’s Prestonville City Commission meeting, Hubbard said she has worked with the mayor and city clerk/treasurer to find the ordinance that was passed. They could not find one, she said.

  • Have you met ... Steven Wallace

    A new face at Perry Park Golf Resort in Owen County will be familiar to many in Carroll County.

    Steven Wallace, a 2000 graduate of Carroll County High School, was recently hired as the golf pro at the resort; not bad for someone who did not become interested in golf until his senior year at CCHS.

    “I was not very good at that time,” he admitted Friday. He also played basketball and baseball for CCHS, but his senior year opted out of baseball in favor of golf.

  • Councilman frustrated by campground project delays

    Carrollton City Council addressed some of the lingering issues related to the Two Rivers Campground at its meeting Monday night. However, the project has run past its original opening date and is now slated to be complete by May 1.

    Councilman Robb Adams voiced his frustration with the project and said the city owes it to the taxpayers to get the park open. “We are the ones that should be holding someone accountable,” he said.

  • DRC Industries expansion to create 25 jobs

    DRC Industries of Carrollton will purchase the old Parthenon building on Jay Louden Road as part of a $2 million expansion that will add 25 jobs.

    Gov. Steve Beshear made the announcement in a news release Tuesday.

    DRC is purchasing the 126,000-square-foot facility for its packaging materials business.

  • Circuit court clerk’s office to close early Friday

    Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s office (Clay Street) will be closed Good Friday at 11:45 a.m.

  • Softball tournament set for county park April 7

    Support Second Base Susan G. Komen Softball Tournament will be held Saturday, April 7 beginning at 9 a.m. at Carroll County Park, field No. 5. Cost is $100 fee per team, walk on players $10, home run derby $10. For more information call (502) 480-6310.

  • Safe digging month stresses that calling 811 is the law

    National Safe Digging Month is designated to remind everyone that the land around them is made up of a complex underground infrastructure of pipelines.

    Striking an underground utility line while digging can cause harm to you or those around you, disrupt service to an entire neighborhood and potentially result in fines and repair costs, according to Tim Pearson, safety officer for Carrollton Utilities.

    Pearson said a call must be placed to 811 before every digging project — from simple landscaping projects to professional excavating.