Today's News

  • Bid not formally accepted or rejected for the county park baseball field upgrades

    Carroll County Fiscal Court opened bids for the third time for the Robert Westrick Memorial Park baseball field upgrades Oct. 25. CMW, Inc. and fiscal court had made some changes in the design materials hoping to bring the price to within the range the county had budgeted for the project.

    The only bidder Prodigy Construction of Louisville, Ky., entered a base bid of $2,549,000. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick said that three contractors had expressed interest in the project, but Prodigy was the only one that submitted a bid on the project.

  • LG&E, KU plan $2.2B investment, want rate hike


    The Courier-Journal

    Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company Tuesday plan to invest $2.2 billion in their electric and natural gas system to improve safety, reduce outage times and enhance service, though such improvements likely mean higher rates for customers.

  • Library tax increases; Air Methods shares info

    The Carroll County Public Library tax is going up next year to help cover its increasing costs.

    “For the first time in six to eight years the library will take a 4 percent increase, setting the tax rate at 10.4 cents per $100 of assessed value for real and personal property,” Library Director Hillary Arney said. “We can no longer sustain the increase in operational expenses from our reserves.”

  • Changes to C-2 zoning code would make car lots a permitted use

    Changes to the C-2 Zoning Code Ordinance, which have been the topic at several Carrollton City Council meetings and a Planning and Zoning public hearing, came one step closer to reality at a special meeting Oct. 31.

    An ordinance amendment proposed changes to the C-2 neighborhood commercial district.

    The changes proposed include the following:

    1 (a) Retail sales. Processing is permitted only if all products processed are sold at retail on the premises, with all processing and sales contained within existing commercial buildings.

  • Back In My Day | Jim Richey

    A childhood interest in woodworking turned into a lifelong career and passion for Carrollton resident Jim Richey. The former owner of Butler Furniture in Carrollton, Jim spent several years volunteering for Habitat for Humanity in Louisville, as well as helping to restore facades in downtown Madison, Ind., and downtown Carrollton. At 87 years young, he maintains an active lifestyle, including teaching skiing and walking two miles a day.

  • Defense’s motions overruled in Kinman case

    A circuit court judge overruled motions by Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s defense attorney to suppress evidence and denied two motions by Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman’s defense attorney regarding evidence, as the Nov. 28, trial date draws closer.

    Special Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Brueggemann of Boone County denied motions for the discovery and inspection of psychotherapy records and KASPER report for witness Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and to suppress evidence.

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  • Need to vote absentee? Application deadline for mail-in is Nov. 1

    Absentee voting is now under way for Kentucky’s Nov. 8, general election, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Oct. 4.

    “Casting a ballot in our democratic elections is a right and a responsibility,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s chief election official. “We’ve seen a huge uptick in registration over the last few months with nearly 20,000 Kentuckians registering to vote for the first time using our online portal at GoVoteKY.com. I hope a record number of voters will cast ballots in this general election.”

  • Carroll County Senior Calendar | Oct. 27, 2016

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, Frances Steurer, Center Manager, (502) 732-7026; e-mail: carrollcty@twcbc.com.

    Breakfast is served 8:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday, call to make a reservation, lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. each day, please call to make reservation to eat lunch the following day.

  • Blessed but anxious?

    A few thousand books about the modern scourge of “anxiety” are listed on Amazon. We read books on anxiety at an amazing clip, and we seem to be no closer to solving the problem.