Local News

  • Homeless in Carroll counted Jan. 30

    The K-Count, Kentucky’s point-in-time count of individuals and families experiencing homelessness or housing instability will happen in Carroll County on Jan. 30. With your help Kentucky will better understand the need for more affordable housing and support services.

    The Carroll County Neighborhood Center of Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission at 1302 Highland Ave. in Carrollton will be open extended hours on Jan. 30, for interviews.

  • Carroll County has $48,636 in unclaimed property returns

    The Kentucky State Treasury has experienced another year of record unclaimed property returns under the leadership of Treasurer Allison Ball, her office announced. Treasurer Ball has returned more unclaimed property in a three year period than any state treasurer in Kentucky history. To date, her office has returned over $70,167,000 to Kentuckians. This record amount of returns includes $48,636 returned to Carroll County since she took office.

  • Hospital welcomes community to view new addition

    New addition provides new offices for family practice, specialty center providers, cardio-pulmonary services and a new central registration area and waiting room for patient convenience.

  • Kinman’s temporarily closed due to dispute with GM

    Herb Kinman Chevrolet has been temporarily closed by owner Becky Kinman.

    In a Jan. 15 interview, Kinman said this was what she is calling a soft close and she is in negotiations to re-open the dealership.

    Closing the dealership was the second hardest day of her life behind the day she lost her dad, Herb Kinman, she said.

    Kinman provided a news release on the closure stating: “I had to close the dealership due to an ongoing dispute with GM Financial, as well as other companies associated with GM Financial.”

  • Four-year-old Wagers battles terminal cancer

    Cancer affects many we know and love. It does not care if they are family or friends, young or old; the disease does not seem to care who it picks.

    Mandy Wagers, 4, of Worthville, is the latest child in Carroll County’s community to be diagnosed with a cancer. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, is the cancer that was found in September 2018. Her diagnosis came after concerns from her preschool teachers and parents led her to an emergency room visit. She was having difficulty eating and walking, along with some hand-eye coordination difficulties.

  • Schaum stays on as 2Rivers host; City moves forward after brewery letdown

    Carrollton City Council renewed its one-year contract Jan. 14, with Ronnie Schaum to be the manager at 2Rivers Campground, but with a few changes.

    Currently, Schaum resides at the campground rent free. In exchange, he is the contact person for any needs of the campers, mows and weedeats the grass and cleans and stocks the bathrooms, as well as removing the snow and deicing the sidewalks as needed, according to the resolution.

  • CCMH Auxiliary seeks new members
  • Brewery not coming to Carrollton

    Investors bringing the much-anticipated restaurant/brewery and music venue to downtown Carrollton have decided to back out due to finance issues, forcing the city to continue its search for a new business to revitalize downtown.

    Crosley Brands Group was the only bidder Sept. 13, for the former Jefferson Community and Technical College building, located at 324 Main St. The company bid $200,000, with plans to invest another $300,000 for improvements.

  • SO gets new uniforms; road work a priority

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson called his first Fiscal Court meeting to order in nearly four years after retiring from the position in January 2015.

    Tomlinson appointed Traci Courtney as tax administrator and deputy judge-executive and Tanya Dermon as finance officer. Tomlinson said all the department heads will retain their positions but some of the directions will change. He also said there would be some changes in responsibilities.

    Those recommendations would come at the next meeting, he said.

  • Energy assistance available for low-income families

    The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission began distributing funds Jan. 7, from a $2.5 million federal grant to assist low-income families with their energy bills.

    The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Crisis Program, known as LIHEAP, will assist eligible households with their winter energy costs.