Local News

  • Dow employees celebrate Pride

    A colorful rainbow flag was added to the pole at Dow’s Carrollton site Tuesday in recognition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Pride Month, celebrated each year in June.

    This is the first year that the LGBTQ+ employee resource group at Dow in Carrollton has flown the Pride flag and taken part in other events celebrating Pride Month. The local group is one 40 chapters with more than 4,000 members at Dow operations in 30 countries, where they are known as GLAD — the Gays, Lesbians and Allies Employee Network at Dow.

  • Fence install, health permit last items for splash park opening

    Water spraying from the giant bat, a rotating baseball or a soccer ball could be cooling off youngsters as early as next week.

    The long-awaited opening of the city of Carrollton’s new splash park is just days away.

    Mayor Robb Adams said the park cleared a major hurdle Tuesday as it passed a state inspection. Now, the city is awaiting Three Rivers District Health Department to issue the permit that allows it to open.

  • Corinth Lake bass find home at Butler

    Crews from the fisheries division of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will remove largemouth bass from Corinth Lake in Grant County in the coming weeks to help alleviate fish overcrowding and improve growth rates.

     “We are planning to remove about 500 largemouth bass measuring from 8-11 inches,” said David Baker, Central Fisheries District biologist for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife. “Annual population sampling indicates a decrease in growth rates and condition of fish in this size range.”

  • Plastics company to open in Owen


    Landmark News Service

    A local incentive package that will aid Pounds of Plastics, Inc. in locating to Owenton was finalized by the Owen County Fiscal Court.

    While state incentives were approved last fall, Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis said with any multi-million dollar deal, a “great amount of diligence is warranted.”

  • Fiscal court discusses Kentucky River problems from recent rains

    Substantial rainfall has made an impact throughout the region and it was also discussed by magistrates during Tuesday morning’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told magistrates that FEMA officials were in the county and looking at areas impacted by flooding from earlier this year.

    “While they were here, something else has happened. We’ve got some areas of real concern I think with the Kentucky River, what it’s doing in Eagle Creek, the Happy Hollow area.”

  • Worthville girl passes away after 8 1/2-month battle with DIPG


    The News-Democrat

    Mandy Wagers, age 4, lost her battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, an inoperable cancer in the brain stem, June 6.

  • A dream becomes reality for CPD's newest officer

    By Jonna Spelbring-Priester | Landmark News Service

    Carrollton Police Department’s newest officer knew from the age of 12 what he wanted to be.

    Darrius Taylor’s mother worked at the EMS station in Carrollton, with Ron Dickow’s wife. “Ron came over one day, he was wearing his uniform, put his hand on my shoulder,” Taylor, now 22, said. “I wanted to be a cop ever since that day.

  • Carrollton council bids out new splash park’s non-slip coating

    Carrollton City Council opted to seek bids for a specialty rubberized coating to be applied at the new splash park after the cost came in nearly double budgeted estimates.

    At the special meeting Tuesday, May 28, Mayor Robb Adams said the cost for the rubberized coating was estimated at $14,000 when the city put the budget together for the park. But when he went to get the material installed, he said the contractor now says it will run $27,000.

  • Free summer lunches offered around county, June through August

    A free summer lunch food program will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, June 18 – Friday, Aug. 16: lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesdays, food will be served at Ghent Baptist Church, 203 Ferry St., in Ghent; Wednesdays, at Carroll County Public Library, 136 Court St., in Carrollton; Thursday, Sanders Baptist Church, 4365 Hwy 467 in Sanders; and Fridays, Worthville Baptist Church, 652 Hwy 467 in Worthville.

  • C’ton launches rent assistance program for businesses

    New businesses that meet a need in downtown Carrollton can be off to a solid start with help from the city’s new rent assistance program.

    Mayor Robb Adams said in a Friday interview that the city can help with up to $6,000 over a year for the right business looking to set up shop in the downtown district.

    While the ordinance was adopted last summer, it is just now that the city is working with its first applicant for rent assistance, Adams said.