Local News

  • New restaurant seeks to revitalize downtown

    An exciting new business development is coming to downtown Carrollton.

    Crosley Brands Group purchased the former Jefferson Community and Technical College building at 324 Main St. Sept. 17, and will be opening a restaurant/brewery and music venue.

  • Carrollton City Council | Sept. 20, 2018

    Budget amendment

    Carrollton City Council held the first reading of an ordinance to amend the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget to include an additional $235,000 in general government appropriations. The special council meeting was held Monday, Sept. 17. Councilmembers Jeffrey Dickow and Doug Hill were absent.

    Mayor Robb Adams said this money will go in the capital purchases line item. This will bring the estimated appropriations from the general fund total to $1,734,834.

  • Rare Bowstring Bridge officially open

    The city of Carrollton hosted a formal ribbon cutting and dedication Sept. 14, for the McCool’s Creek Bowstring Pony Truss Bridge which connects the downtown river walk to the 2Rivers Campground along the Kentucky River.
    The bridge has been in place since January, Mayor Robb Adams said, but the city was waiting on the completion of the plaque and stone pedestal before having the ceremony. Carrollton Public Works laid the rock for the pedestal, and Public Works employee and mason Steve Martin built it.

  • Pedestrian killed on Highland; Naked man arrested on Main

    A Carrollton man died Sept. 13, after being hit walking across Highland Avenue Sept. 4.

    William E. Benham, 76, was a resident at Carrollton Manor, 205 Fifth St. At 8:48 p.m. Sept. 4, Benham was walking southbound across Highland Avenue when he was struck by a car traveling eastbound, Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said. The driver of the 1996 Honda Accord station wagon was Stacey Wilson, 48, of Milton, according to the police report.

  • Florida fugitive arrested at the Ghent Valero

    Local police arrested a man Sept. 12, who was wanted for multiple counts of murder out of Florida.

  • Fiscal Court approves tax rates; tobacco-free ordinance passes

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the real and personal property tax rates for all of the taxing district in the county. Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh will present the rates to the Carroll County Sheriff for inclusion on the tax bills.

    Carroll County Public Library director Hillary Arney attended to present its tax rates. She said the library was taking the four percent compensating rate. The library has a $738,000 loan, restricted funds specific to the loan, four months of operating expenses in reserve and a surplus of $190,000.

  • CFD, Public Works clean up oil spill

    Carrollton Fire Department and Carrollton Public Works cleaned up a hazardous materials spill Thursday afternoon.

    A Blue Line Transport truck was moving thermal transfer oil at about 4 p.m. Sept. 6, from Abzac Midwest, 904 Hawkins St., to Growers Tobacco Warehouse, 3356 Highland Ave., when a tank overturned inside the box truck, CFD Chief Mike Terrell said.

  • Main Street survey results, playground grant discussed

    A family style restaurant, a bakery/coffee shop and an apparel shop (particularly women’s casual) were the top three recommendations from the Carrollton Main Street Program’s economic vitality committee of what people want to see in downtown Carrollton.

  • Bike the Bluegrass rides through Carroll Saturday

    Bike the Bluegrass is an inspired new ride concept, a daring adventure, an awe-promising undertaking, sponsored by the American Lung Association. Explore the many magnificent natural wonders unique to Kentucky on a bike.

    At 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, bike riders will leave General Butler State Resort Park and ride one of three routes through Carroll, Owen and Gallatin counties.Intermediate riders will ride a 27-mile course, while more experienced cyclists can choose the 37-mile or 60-mile course.

    See below for the courses and their stops.


  • NAS donates $5,000 to pay for dual-credit fees