Local News

  • Family fun at the Fall Festival
  • County eyes location options for local commodity programs

    Changes will be coming to the commodities distribution programs that serve Carroll County in November. However, officials are still working to tie down the details.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said they are close to having plans in place for the program that distributes commodities to senior citizens. The plans for the regular commodity distribution program, which is on a first-come, first-served basis now, need to be worked out.

  • Mammography unit offers high-tech screenings

    The Women’s Health Program at Carroll County Memorial Hospital took a giant step forward Wednesday, Oct. 16, as a new state-of-the-art digital mammography unit was unveiled during an open house.

    Hard work by the hospital staff on negotiating a deal for the new FujiFilm Aspire unit, coupled with a community fundraising effort, came together to provide women in the region with the new technology that can help detect breast cancer at its earliest stages.

  • Assembly offers students chance to ‘learn to lead’

    Kathryn Winn Primary held its quarterly assembly Friday morning, showcasing student talents and recognizing their achievements. But what made this one different from all the others is who was leading it.

    It wasn’t Principal Gerda Wise or any of the teachers. It was led by the students.

  • Temporary road closure at General Butler; Park will remain open

    To make repairs to the dam at General Butler State Resort Park’s lake, the road that crosses it will be closed for a month, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 29.

    Kentucky Department of State Parks spokesman Gil Lawson said Tuesday that the road closure is expected to last through Nov. 26, depending on how work progresses and weather conditions.

  • Fifth, Court streets closed for paving

    Ohio Valley Asphalt will be milling and paving Fifth and Court streets in Carrollton on Friday and Monday, Mayor Gene McMurry said.

    Weather permitting, milling will start at 7 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and paving will start at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28.

    Fifth and Court streets will be closed at midnight Thursday and again Sunday. The streets will re-open after each process is completed, meaning they will not be closed all day.

  • 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.