Local News

  • Middle School project OK’ed by school board

    Carroll County Board of Education approved a revised design for the Carroll County Middle School renovation at its meeting Thursday, March 28.

    The projected total construction cost increased from an estimated $5.743 million to an estimated $7.625 million. However, this will change when the project is bid out, Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said.

    The total estimated cost for the project is $8,703,996.

  • Wheeler new manager at Butler Park

    After a couple false starts, a new permanent manager has been hired to operate General Butler State Resort Park.

    Carrollton native Misty Wheeler, who last August was named coordinator of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, was hired for the top position at the park last month.

  • KSP death investigation continues

    The Kentucky State Police investigation into the death of Robert Rogers, 43, of Worthville, following a bar fight is still ongoing.

    Rogers died Thursday, Feb. 28 at the University of Louisville Hospital. He was involved in a fight outside DJ’s Tavern in Carrollton on Saturday, Feb. 23, Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said. 

    Det. Kurt Buhts is investigating the case. The state medical examiner, who performed the autopsy, has not released the official findings. The report should be back in about two weeks, Arterburn said.

  • P’ville mayor charged for misconduct

    Prestonville Mayor Vickie Burgin has been charged with first-degree official misconduct in connection with the bidding process last year on the city’s recreation center and city hall.

    If convicted of the Class A misdemeanor, Burgin could face up to 365 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

  • BREAKING NEWS: Utilities crew working on gas leak at corner of Hawkins and Kelley streets

    Carrollton Utilities and Carrollton Fire Department responded to a gas leak at the corner of Hawkins and Kelley streets around 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27.

    The leak was secured at approximately 4:30 p.m., however Hawkins Street remained closed at Eighth and Ninth streets for at least an hour longer, Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck said.

    A boil water advisory has been put into effect for 16 nearby residences, Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne said. This occurs as a precaution any time there is a drop in water pressure, he said.

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  • Meals on Wheels serves needy in community

    The Carroll County Senior Center asked Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry to participate in “Mayors for Meals” day to help promote the Meals on Wheels program.

    Meals on Wheels delivers a healthy meal, prepared in Northern Kentucky, to homebound individuals Monday through Friday, and there are several people on the waiting list, volunteer Richard Dellaquila said. He delivers food to five individuals in Carrollton and two on Mill Creek Road.

  • CFD interim plan approved Monday

    Carrollton City Council approved a plan Monday night for interim management of the fire department that includes hiring the former chief and the assistant chief as seasonal employees.

  • Prestonville to reinstall park sign, evaluate Wi-Fi

    The City of Prestonville voted at their commission meeting March 18 to return the city park sign to the park site.

    The sign was removed on the request of Billy Walker Sr., who believed the wording on the sign was illegal due to the fact that the sign contained the names of the previous commissioners. He expressed his concern and said, “90 percent of the people [who built the park] were kin folk” of those same city officials. 

  • New Ghent city park needs lot

    Parking issues at Ghent’s newest city park raised some debate among commissioners during a special meeting Monday, March 18.

    Mayor William Mumphrey informed the commissioners that the city is obligated to provide parking specifically for the new Clayton Arney Memorial Park, which is located off Fishing Street on a hill that overlooks the boat ramp owned by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife.