Local News

  • Ball field repairs tabled for more info

    Carroll County Fiscal Court wants more information before awarding a bid to make repairs to three ball fields at Robert Westrick County Park.

    At the Tuesday, March 26 meeting, fiscal court discussed the one bid it received on the project from Lexington firm Sports Fields for $65,104.

    This price for the project concerned District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller, who wanted to know why this bid was so much higher than the estimate the county received back in December to do the work. That price was about $20,000, he said.

  • Incentive for early retirement ordinance approved

    Carrollton City Council approved the second reading of an ordinance for an early retirement incentive program at a special meeting held Monday morning. Employees who have completed 20 years of service with the city of Carrollton and who voluntarily retire between now and Dec. 31, 2013, will be eligible for a one-time payment of $5,000 from the city, according to the ordinance.

    Councilmembers Ann Deatherage, Hayley Franklin, Mike Gordon and Dwight Louden unanimously approved the second reading.

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  • Local police receive two mobile computers for cars

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carrollton Police Department were each awarded one mobile data terminal to be installed in their vehicles. The laptop-style computers were purchased by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office with funds from a federal grant.

    Attorney General Jack Conway traveled to Carrollton Tuesday, March 29 to present the computers to Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Chief Mike Willhoite.

  • Way of the Cross

    St. John the Evangelist Church held its annual “Way of the Cross” devotion on Good Friday, beginning in front of the courthouse and ending at the church. The devotion is a re-enactment and reading of the Stations of the Cross in Spanish, including the crucifixion of Jesus.

  • CU crews find, repair gas leak at Hawkins, Kelley intersection

    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 about an hour longer, Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck said.

    Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne said the leak was found in a 2-inch plastic line. A section of the pipe was cut out and will be tested to find out what caused the leak.

  • 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.