Local News

  • Oh what a scary sight!


    Kentucky Kruizers, Carroll County Tobacco Festival and Little Kentucky Railroad hosted the annual Haunted Train Ride and Tracks of Doom and General Butler State Resort Park last weekend. Girl Scout Troops 85 and 306 also held a haunted shelter at the park. Both events will be held Friday and Saturday beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Wilhoite indicted for murder in Beach death

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted the man who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian on Hwy. 227 last week.

    James Nathan Wilhoite, 24, of Carrollton was indicted on one charge each of capital murder; leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense within five years, under aggravated conditions; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone.

  • City to look at unified branding

    With the help of a local graphic designer, the city of Carrollton will look at developing new unified branding.

    Justin Bessinger came to city council to offer his services for free to help the city of Carrollton with rebranding.

    It’s important to have a unified theme that ties together city departments, downtown and the new river walk to give residents something to “rally behind,” Bessinger said. It also will convey credibility to visitors to the community, he said.

  • A New ‘Alternative’

    Wouldn’t it be nice to drive up to the fueling station and fill up your car or truck for just $1.50 per gallon?

    Well, Frank Bartley is doing just that … at Carrollton Utilities.

    CU is on the cutting edge of alternative fuels technology, opening just the third public compressed natural gas fueling station in Kentucky. The other two stations are located in Louisville and in Somerset.

  • Annual Chamber banquet tonight at Butler Park

    The Carrollton/Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual banquet tonight, Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    The silent auction viewing starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the auction benefit scholarships the chamber awards to local students.

    The featured guest is Greg Steele, who will provide the evening’s entertainment with a hypnosis comedy show.

  • Lawyer questions police authority outside city limits

    Do Carrollton Police Department officers have the authority to make arrests outside the city limits?

    Though state statutes provide that authority, it remained the question at the crux of an argument made in District Court last week by Carrollton attorney and former judge Stan Billingsley on behalf of his client, Dwayne T. Barnett.

  • Animal support group to begin opening shelter

    Carroll County Animal Support will soon be able to establish regular office hours at the county’s shelter on Boone Road to help with adopting dogs there.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to the group’s request Tuesday, which asked to allow CCAS members to use the shelter’s front office for adoptions and to have regular access to the animals.

    CCAS Executive Director Tammie Crawford said the proposal would allow the group’s volunteers to work with the dogs to “make them more sociable and less stressed.”

  • Long-lost Morris marker returned to cemetery

    Decades after it disappeared, the headstone of one of the pioneers of Hunter’s Bottom has been returned to its base in a cemetery behind the Nugent Sand property on Hwy. 36 near Milton.

    The stone tells of the life of Sarah: “Wife of Elder Joshua Morris, was born in Virginia 1749 & died March 1801, aged 52 years. … She was one of the excellent of the earth a Mother in Israel. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.”

  • Festival attracts Canadian couple back to Carrollton for second visit

    A Canadian couple who found themselves in Carrollton during last year’s Carroll County Tobacco Festival parade liked it so much, they came back for the celebration this year.

    Don Parish and Eilleen Cowell of Kingsville, Ontario, have struck up a friendship with local resident Emma Jean Pate and decided to return for this year’s festivities.

    During a lunch outing at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant on Friday afternoon, Parish said he and Cowell spend a lot of time traveling in the United States.

  • Pedestrian struck, killed on Hwy. 227

    A Carroll County man was killed after being struck by an alleged drunken driver while walking along Hwy. 227 about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8.

    Michael Wayne Beach, 27, of Carrollton, an employee at Kroger, was struck by a vehicle driven by James Wilhoite, 24, also of Carrollton, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Kentucky State Police Post 5. KSP said Wilhoite's vehicle crossed the white line on the right side of the road and struck Beach as he was walking.