Local News

  • Christmas at CAC
  • Phase I designs near completion for new JCTC building

    Architects hired to complete a master plan for the proposed new Carrollton campus for Jefferson Community and Technical College are preparing to take their preliminary Phase I designs to Frankfort next month to help the project get funded in the 2014-16 state budget.

  • Fiscal OK’s SO budget, plans polling relocation

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a $552,500 budget for the sheriff’s office in 2014, the same total as the current year.

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman told fiscal court Tuesday morning that there was little change to the budget this year.

    Funds were included to hire Whitney Jump full-time in the office, Kinman said. She currently works part-time for the sheriff.

    Additionally, about $12,000 was cut from the overtime section of the budget, he told fiscal court.

  • Study shows I-71 expansion won’t be any time soon

    Making improvements to the I-71 Corridor, from Louisville to the junction of I-75 in Boone County, will take a lot of time and a lot of money.

    That was the basic thrust of an overview of a study being conducted by Qk4. The Frankfort engineering firm was hired earlier by Kentucky Connected, the six-county partnership established in 2012 to focus on regional economic development along the I-71 corridor. The study focused on safety and capacity issues along the 77-mile stretch of highway that slices through the southern portion of Carroll County.

  • Families enjoy food, carols at Nutcracker Tea
  • Goff adds name to judge-executive election; Miller, Cable also running

    The May Primary promises to have some interesting contests in Carroll County.

    Five more Democrats have filed as candidates for county offices.

    Retired insurance agent Kathy Goff filed Dec. 13 as a candidate for judge-executive, joining District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller and former deputy sheriff Clay Cable on the ballot for that office.

  • P’ville plans gifts for city children


    The News-Democrat

    Prestonville Commissioner Linda Clark updated her colleagues on Prestonville Christmas at its meeting Dec. 16. The commissioners voted to spend Christmas party money on gifts for children living in Prestonville.

    Clark told the board that, they had not been able to survey a couple of households, because no one had been home, but said she would have them by Wednesday.

    Mayor Billy Walker said Walmart donated a $50 gift card toward the effort. 

  • The show must go on ...

    After being canceled last weekend due to snow and ice, the Christmas Carroll event –including the annual parade –marched on in the rain Saturday.


    Visions of Sugar Plums

    Grand Prize Winner: Vicky Hadley


    First - Vicky Hadley

    Second - Linda Davis

    Third - Eva Ingram



    First - Phyllis Leach

    Second - Chris Beard

    Third - Sarah Hamilton

    Cookies and Candy

    First - Martha Noffsinger

  • What I want for Christmas ...
  • Carroll County family loses home to fire Friday

    Another family has lost its home to fire this holiday season.

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Ghent Fire Protection District and Carrollton Fire Department fought a house fire at 2902 Mound Hill Road for almost seven hours Friday, Dec. 6.