Local News

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 28, 2014

    Winter weather leads to overtime, damage

  • Five vying for judge-executive

    At 4 p.m. Tuesday, Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh officially closed registration for candidates who want on the May 20 primary ballot.

    In all, 32 contenders filed with the clerk’s office to seek 13 positions, with nine of those races contested in the primary. Three of those candidates filed Tuesday, while one person filed Monday.

    All but one of the candidates are taking part in the Democratic primary, with D.J. Carroll the lone Republican contender in the race for District 3 magistrate.

  • CPD arrests three on meth charges

    Carrollton Police Department arrested three Carrollton residents Saturday, Jan. 18, at an apartment on Main Street.

    Officers received information that methamphetamine was being manufactured and/or sold at an apartment at 219 Main Street, Chief Mike Willhoite said in a news release. Sgt. Tim Mitchell and Officer Bryant Hunger went to the apartment to investigate and, based on observations and an investigation, a search warrant was obtained.

  • Astronaut to students: You have incredible potential

    NASA Astronaut Mike Mullane encouraged Project Lead the Way students at Carroll County High School to dream big and to not set limitations for themselves based on their surroundings today.

    “Don’t be afraid. It’s amazing what you can do,” Mullane told nearly 100 students in the library at CCHS Friday. “It’s amazing what you are capable of doing if you challenge yourself. Don’t sell yourself short.”

  • Ghent asks for opinions on building restoration

    Ghent residents are encouraged to attend a public hearing Monday to discuss ideas for either renovating the former Ghent Christian Church for use as a community center or building a brand-new facility.

    The meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in City Hall, located in the addition at the back of the church. Nancy Wylie, municipal finance officer with the Kentucky League of Cities, and Joel Gano, president of Arch Style, Inc., which has drawn up plans for the project, are scheduled to attend.

  • Wintry Wonderland

    A clipper system moved through the Ohio River Valley Tuesday, bringing with it a wintry blast that has turned into a nor’easter along the East Coast.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson measured 4 inches of snow Tuesday in an untouched area of the courthouse lawn. Atop King’s Ridge, residents reported higher snow totals of 5 to 6 inches. Windy conditions make it difficult to get an accurate reading because of blowing snow that created some drifts around the county.


  • Carrollton City Council | Jan. 13, 2014

    Carrollton Utilities ordinances approved on first reading

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Jan. 14, 2014

    Funding approved for Kysoc equipment

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved its own application for $6,079 for an Area Development Fund grant at its Jan. 14 meeting. The money will be used toward the purchase of about $7,090 in equipment for Camp Kysoc, including items for the kitchen in the camp’s lodge. The county’s application was the only one from the county for the ADF money. It now goes to the Northern Kentucky Area Development District Commission for approval.

    May primary voting to remain at county shop

  • Snow Day!!!
  • Damage to P’ville Park may lead to charges

    City of Prestonville commissioners agreed Monday night to take legal action against a dirt bike rider who allegedly caused more than $300 damage to the city park.

    During its Monday, Jan. 20 meeting, Mayor Billy Walker shared photographs of the damage with commissioners from earlier in the month, including some photos that were posted on a Facebook account.