Local News

  • Casey’s General Store looking at September opening

    Good weather has allowed the contractors building the new Casey’s General Store in Carrollton to make great strides in recent weeks.

    With the building up, installation of gas storage tanks and pumps underway and concrete pours happening around the property at 1102 Highland Ave., many are asking when the new business will open.

    In a Friday interview, Casey’s District Manager Tim Russell said the store is now set to open Sept. 13, adding that is tentative and could change because factors such as the weather can delay work.

  • Kindoll, Spenneberg reflect on military service, Honor Flight

    Those with military service have the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. to visit the memorials and Arlington Cemetery through the Honor Flight program.

    Charlie Kindoll, 80, and Ray Spenneberg, 83, were two local soldiers that attended the May 21 Honor Flight out of Cincinnati.

    Kindoll retired after 21 years of service with the Kentucky National Guard. He served with units in Carrollton, Louisville and Lexington. He started and finished with A Battery in Carrollton.

    He attended officer training school in early 1968. He retired as a Captain.

  • 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.