Today's News

  • Master plan needs revision if city wants car lots in C1

    Carrollton City Council aims to change the city’s comprehensive plan to accommodate car lots within the C1 district in downtown. The district encompasses the center of Seventh Street to the Kentucky River and from the center of Sycamore Street to the Ohio River–except for the block from Fourth Street to Fifth Street and from Sycamore Street to Highland Avenue, which is zoned residential (R-2).

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  • Rain caused flooding issues throughout county

    The rain on April 2-3, created numerous problems for the Carroll County. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said there was devastation from Locust to Ghent after the storm.

    “Locust was the hardest hit area,” he said.

    County Road Supervisor Gene Clayton concurred, saying at the fiscal court meeting April 14, that all of the water rolling through there clogged the culverts with debris. Magistrate Floyd Bowling reported 3 feet of water coming down Locust.

  • Backyard politics: Scott stands out as other GOP gubernatorial candidates struggle to distinguish themselves during recent Oldham County debate


    Landmark News Service

    Only hours after Kentucky’s junior Sen. Rand Paul, announced his bid for the U.S. presidency from the lavish perch of Louisville’s historic Galt House, the wooden pews of LaGrange Baptist Church were filled with the faithful. 

  • Heroin bill to create a new obstacle for prosecutors

    While the Kentucky General Assembly finally passed a heroin bill at the 11th hour, there are still several areas that are troublesome to Commonwealth Attorney James Crawford and to local law enforcement.

  • Powell agrees to plea bargain, funds repaid

    Former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell appeared before Carroll County Circuit Court Monday, April 6, to agree to a plea bargain in her alleged theft case against the City of Ghent.

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Powell Jan. 5, on charges relating to missing funds, totaling $305,838.93, according to an audit by Raisor, Zapp and Woods, PSC, released March 9.

  • Carroll County at Work | Farmer

    Billie Hotfil, who has farmed all of his adult life, said there have been more changes in farming in the last 20 years than in the previous two generations.

    “Technology has changed everything for farmers,” Hotfil said, as he pulled an old flip phone out of his pocket. “This old thing only makes calls, but the one like you have is like having a computer in your pocket.”

  • Rand explains the legislative process

    If it’s true that it takes years of preparation to be an overnight success, the same can also be said of many laws approved during a legislative session.

    This year is a prime example, with several high-profile measures having been considered by the General Assembly before.  That includes those addressing booster seats, dating violence and an update of the state’s telecommunications laws.

  • Court case elevates bullying problems

    Kentucky New Era

    A case before the Kentucky Supreme Court could lead to a legal precedent that determines when school teachers and administrators have to bear responsibility for a bullied student’s suicide.

    The court heard arguments last week in a lawsuit filed by a Floyd County family whose 13-year-old son shot himself to death at home in 2007. Stephen Patton’s mother says teachers, a principal and two superintendents knew her son was bullied but did not intervene to help him.

  • New doctor will specialize in pediatrics, youth sports medicine

    Pediatrics and youth sports medicine will be added to the services offered by Carroll County Family Practice, located at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, as the clinic welcomes Dr. Jessica Easterling to the staff.

    Easterling will offer comprehensive care for children up to age 18, which includes wellness care. She is excited to be offering pediatrics close to home.