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  • Fiscal court has first reading of revised nuisance ordinance

    Carroll County Fiscal Court unanimously approved the first reading of the revised nuisance ordinance during its meeting Tuesday morning.


    The regional artery Interstate 71 connecting Louisville and Cincinnati via Carroll County has been home to an average of one accident every two days this year.

    The highway has totaled 90 crashes, making up more than one-fourth of Carroll County’s 305 recorded vehicle accidents, based on information obtained from the state’s Collision Analysis for the Public database.

  • Hope Health Clinic offering low cost medical for Carroll residents

    Medical care is a necessity of life, just as important as food and shelter. Yet, for too many people, even primary healthcare can be prohibitively expensive. For those struggling to obtain healthcare, the Hope Health Clinic in La Grange is looking to change that.

  • Johnson retires from Carrollton post office

    A United States Postal Service employee for 39 years, Donna Johnson has decided now is the time to retire from Carrollton’s post office.

    Johnson began at the Carrollton Post Office in 1980 as a part-time rural carrier.

    “It fit with my family, just to work one day, two days a week, whatever they needed me to work whenever the regular carrier was off,” Johnson said.

    She trained on rural route No. 2 with rural carrier Bill Hill. Her first day as she recalled was a bit rough.

  • Marshall closes on Kinman property

    It is official. Rob Marshall, owner of the Marshall Auto Group, closed on the former Herb Kinman Chevrolet dealership property on July 29.

    Marshall said the auto group took possession of the property immediately and have started renovation work. He said they are painting, cleaning tile and carpets and going through everything in the facility.

    He said they bought the assets inside the building from General Motors Financing. General Motors Financing has held the assets since a ruling from Carroll County Circuit Judge Leslie Knight on Feb. 11.

  • Commenters share concerns over proposed county nuisance ordinance revisions

    Carroll County Fiscal Court has proposed four changes to its nuisance code that was passed in April 2004. Before making changes to the ordinance, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson held an open forum Thursday, July 25, for the citizens to express their opinions about four proposed changes.

    The first change is to remove language that pertains to excessive weeds and rubbish from section 90.01 (A) (1). Tomlinson said both of those already constitute a nuisance.

  • Sparta airport project gets $9 million federal grant

    A long-deliberated airport to be located in Sparta has won the federal funding needed to construct it just outside the Gallatin County community.

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie announced July 9 that the funding was secured to build the airport just three-miles outside of Sparta on Park Ridge.

    Massie announced that a $9 million Airport Improvement Program (AIP) discretionary grant has been awarded to Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District, for specific use in the construction of the airport.

  • Nuisance ordinance public hearing set for tonight

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is hosting a forum concerning the proposed changes to the county’s nuisance ordinance at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Carroll County Courthouse. The forum will review the proposed changes and allow citizens to provide input about the ordinance. The second part of the forum originally scheduled about mandatory county-wide garbage collection was postponed to a later date.


  • Human remains from 2017 coal ash slide located last month

    Closure has finally been reached for the family of a contractor that was fatally injured, Oct. 5, 2017, in a slide at one the coal ash ponds at the Kentucky Utilities power generating plant in Ghent.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said he received a call June 24, from Tetra Tech personnel that the remains of Aaron Bunger, 36 of Trenton, Ohio, had been spotted by a heavy equipment operator working at the site.

  • Unused alleyways face closure in Carrollton


    The News-Democrat

    Several unimproved and abandoned alleyways and some street sections in a multi-block area on property owned by Patricia Brown may soon be officially closed at her request.