Local News

  • 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.

  • Plans underway for reopening dealership

    The Herb Kinman Chevrolet property on Hwy. 227 could a dealership once again through a new plan announced in Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting.

    Rob Marshall, owner of the Marshall Auto Group, told magistrates he has been approved by General Motors to open a dealership at the former Herb Kinman Chevrolet. He hopes to close on the property by July 1, and open in late July.

  • JCTC Carrollton’s campus kicks off Future 42 initiative

    An ongoing partnership over many years between Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus and local industry leaders now has a brand, a logo and a renewed sense of urgency highlighted by leaders Thursday evening as part of the Future 42 Signing Day.

    “In the next two to seven years, 44 percent of our job market will retire,” said Heather Yocum, director of the JCTC Carrollton Campus. “That means 20 to 30 years of experience will go out the door. The time is now to get more students in the pipeline for these programs.”

  • County awaits FEMA reimbursement

    Carroll County has sent in paperwork for reimbursement and review for the county’s eight FEMA projects covering multiple sites damaged by the 2018 flood.

  • Progress continues on Point Park splash park

    The water features are now in place on the city of Carrollton’s new splash park, but it may be a while before it’s ready for children to enjoy.

    During the May 6 city council meeting, Mayor Robb Adams said there are a couple of larger things to complete, along with some other smaller ones. “I don’t know when it will be open,” he said.