Local News

  • Groups set up methods to donate in county, state

    Local residents have options for making donations of needed items and money to aid their local community.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the county is working with the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and all local banks to set up accounts where local residents can donate money to assist people here in the community. Any leftover funds would then be considered to aid some of the other harder-hit counties in Kentucky.

  • Officials warn residents of scams

    With Carroll County now declared a disaster area by President Barak Obama, local residents must be on guard against scams linked to charities, contractors and others who seek to cash in on the destruction and damage left by the March 2 tornado and storms that swept through the area.

    County officials say five homes were destroyed in the county and 52 other structures received limited to moderate damage from the EF-1 tornado that is believed to have packed winds of 95-105 miles an hour.

  • Transportation officials discuss county road projects for 2012

    Kentucky Transport-ation Cabinet representatives discussed secondary roads and county projects at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting Feb. 29.

    District 6 Maintenance Supervisor Ken McCarty presented the program on secondary roads. Carroll County will be allotted $614,328 in fiscal year 2012-13 from the state and have $57,991 in undistributed funds from last year. About one-third ($246,100) will be spent on maintenance and traffic for the 48.3 miles of roads, while $3,862 is designated as county judge-executive expenses and $122,866 in “flex funds.”

  • Reader submitted photos of the tornado
  • Firefighter Andrew Stark remained on post

    Nineteen-year-old firefighter Andrew Stark watched as dark, swirling storm clouds rushed at him as he stood outside Milton Fire Station No. 2 on Friday afternoon. A number of volunteers preparing for a planned ALS fundraiser set for the following day had been in earlier but had scattered for their homes when the storm warnings sounded. Now Stark manned the station alone.


    Standing in the middle of what used to be her bedroom, Barb Long tears up as she describes the moment that passed so quickly, but left so much destruction behind.

    She and her husband, M.G., knew the tornado was coming, and “did the things we were supposed to do” to prepare.

    Just before it hit, Barb was sitting on the couch in the basement, waiting on M.G. to join her. M.G. had just closed the kitchen door leading to the garage, had turned and taken one step down the stairs when the roof blew off the stairwell and insulation fell down into his face.

  • Tornado damage around the community
  • CPD reports fewer DUI arrests, adds drug arrests to ‘11 report

    Accidents and DUI arrests in Carrollton were down in 2011, according to the Carrollton Police Department’s yearly report.

    With the addition of Officers Tim Mitchell and Tony Stigers last year, the department went on 7,979 calls for service, the most since 2005.

    There were 47 DUI arrests in 2011, a 10-year low. Chief Mike Willhoite said he attributes this to education on the part of the drivers. “They’re more aware and take better care to avoid that type of arrest.”

  • Sheriff’s Office investigating theft of steel grate covers

    Seven large steel grate basin covers and a manhole cover were reported stolen by the Carroll County branch of the Kentucky Department of Transportation, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The items are valued at a minimum of $1,000.

    The steel items were stolen from sites along Hwy. 467 between Hwy. 227 and Worthville, according to the news release. The items are estimated to weigh 200 pounds or more.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - March 7, 2012

    Second listening session on March 29

    Carrollton City Council decided the second community listening session on downtown development be set for March 29. The time and location has not yet been determined.