Local News

  • Graduation tickets to be limited due to fire code

    Beginning this year, the graduation ceremony at Carroll County High School is a ticketed event.

    The change is due to a determination by the state fire marshall’s office that the occupancy level for the CCHS gymnasium, where graduation is held, is 1,800. This is the number of people who can safely exit the building in case of an emergency.

    That means that this year’s senior class of 129 has been allocated 12 tickets per graduate.

  • Construction continues
  • First section of concrete to be poured for Milton-Madison Bridge project

    The first concrete pour for the road deck of the new Milton-Madison Bridge Project is scheduled to take place this week, weather permitting. The pour paves the way for switching traffic to the new span on temporary piers.

  • Carrollton Utilities asks residents to call 811 before digging projects

    Carrollton Utilities encourages residents to always call 811 a few days before digging

    April marks the sixth annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Carrollton Utilities customers to always call 811 two business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has traditionally earned the support from nearly every state governor across the country.

  • Carroll man remains in hospital after fleeing from police | April 10, 2013

    A Carroll County man was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital Monday, April 1 after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing from Kentucky State Police, according to a news release.

    KSP Post 5 dispatchers received a call of a reckless driver operating a motorcycle on I-71 northbound at 9:16 p.m. at the 32 mile marker in Henry County. Trooper Matt Whalen responded to the call and attempted to stop the motorcycle, according to the release.

  • Clerk encourages residents to ‘donate life’ during April

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of life-saving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community.” says Carroll County Circuit Clerk, Laman Stark. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Franklin promoted to Champions Coordinator

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County has a new coordinator.

    Hayley Franklin was promoted from assistant to coordinator in late March after the previous coordinator, Misty Wheeler, was hired as the manager at General Butler State Resort Park. 

    Franklin’s involvement with the organization goes back several years. “I was actually a student rep for Champions in 2006,” she said. “I was the first student rep for Champions, and we still carry along that tradition today.” 

  • Pair arrested for allegedly stealing | April 10, 2013

    The owner of a stolen van used real-time GPS tracking to help Carroll County authorities apprehend the men who allegedly stole two vans from a Louisville business.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call at 8:14 a.m. on April 2 from the owner of Valley Medical Transportation in Louisville. The owner was tracking a van through a GPS system. She gave real-time locations of the van to the dispatch center as the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the location of the van.

  • Carrollton City Council | April 10, 2013

    Apartment complex approved

    Carrollton city council accepted the recommendation from the Planning and Zoning Commission to approve a planned development at 1200 Gillock Avenue. The development is an apartment complex to be built by Paul Kemper. The plans call for two two-story apartment buildings, each with eight apartments. Two townhouses also will be built, one on each end of the apartments. The recommendation was unanimously approved. Kemper, who was present for the meeting, said construction may begin in June or July.


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  • Police searching for King after violation

    A warrant has been issued out of Carroll County Circuit Court for the arrest of Bernard Kalep King, 30, of Louisville, for a probation violation. 

    King is currently under the supervision of Jefferson County Probation and Parole for charges out of Carroll County, Probation and Parole Officer Rob Story said. Story is filling in for King’s probation officer, who is currently on vacation.