Local News

  • Carrollton Police to crack down on traffic violations, golf cart ordinance enforcement


    The News-Democrat

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams requested Carrollton Police to enforce traffic laws stronger than in the past during the July 8 city council meeting.

    The move comes on the heels of the department completing a Click-it-or-Ticket campaign and one on enforcing speed limits. Both of these were provided through grant funding to provide the additional pay for the city’s officers.

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  • Fish kill from bourbon warehouse fire reaches Carroll

    A fire July 2, at the Jim Beam warehouse near the Franklin-Woodford county line in central Kentucky resulted in a 23-mile alcohol plume traversing the Kentucky River and a massive fish kill.

    According to The (Frankfort) State-Journal, the fire destroyed an estimated 45,000 barrels of young bourbon. Runoff from fire debris went into a creek near the warehouse before entering the Kentucky River.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said the plume had traveled downstream and reached the Milton-Madison bridge on the Ohio River around 1 p.m. Monday.

  • Hwy. 55 bridge closes Tuesday for two months

    Hwy. 55 will be closed at the 4.6 mile marker to thru traffic beginning Tuesday, July 16. The bridge over Major’s Run Creek will be replaced as part of the Bridging Kentucky program. The $531,000 project was awarded to Louisville Paving Company. The road closure was originally slated for 75 days, but is now expected to be closed for only 60 days. The road should reopen to traffic on Sept. 15.

    A signed detour will be in place using I-71 between KY 389 and the U.S. 421 interchanges.

  • City, county look to fight increasing feral cat populations


    and JEFF MOORE

    The News-Democrat

    Ernest Hemingway summed up the problem facing Carrollton and Carroll County when he wrote: “One cat just leads to another.”

    Carrollton City Council took action at its Monday meeting to address the problem with stray and feral cats by agreeing to join in with Carroll County Fiscal Court for a new spay/neuter program for cats.

  • Agreement made to sell Kinman Chevrolet property

    The empty car lot on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton that used to be home of Herb Kinman Chevrolet could soon be bustling again shoppers looking to buy new and used cars.

    “We’re excited,” Rob Marshall, owner of the Marshall Auto Group, said Monday afternoon. “We’re looking forward to making some new friends, making some sales and to get Chevrolet back on the map down there.”

    Marshall said he has signed the contract to purchase the property from current owner Becky Kinman.

  • Hanner working to help local veterans with assistance, benefits

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court is working with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs to help local veterans with federal and state benefits. To do so, the county is providing space in the courthouse for Kentucky Department of Veterans’ Affairs district representative Tom Hanner.

  • City prepares for annual Fourth of July celebration

    A Fourth of July day of activities that conclude with a 10 p.m. fireworks display will kick off at Point Park in Downtown Carrollton at 2 p.m. with music from Seven Day Sacrifice and the golf ball drop fundraiser sponsored by the Carrollton Lions’ Club. The event is sponsored by the City of Carrolton, Carroll County Fiscal Court and Carrollton County Tourism.

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  • 2019 rainfall on track to top last year’s in Carroll

    Rain has become a hated four letter word in the region. Through June 24, the Mesonet station in Carroll County has reported 9.84 inches of rain so far this month and 35.91 inches for 2019. This compares to the 4 inches in 2018 and the 27.71 inches reported through approximately the same time period.