Local News

  • Program reviews visitor opinions of Carroll

    “First impressions are everything.”

    “You only get one chance to make a good first impression.”

    These are all statements one hears when meeting someone for the first time, but what about when someone arrives at a new location such as Carroll County.

  • City discusses business, housing development in meeting with Kentucky League of Cities

    The city of Carrollton hopes to find successful ways to address blight in the downtown business district and residential neighborhood, while at the same time attract new business to downtown and encourage developers to build new homes here.

  • Sheriff’s departments nabs 4 over weekend for illegal drugs

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department made four arrests involving possession of illegal drugs, March 1 and March 3, resulting in four arrests and the recovery of 1.76 pounds of cocaine.

    Sheriff Ryan Gosser was able to seize 1.76 pounds of cocaine with a street value of $56,000. Gosser said the ongoing investigation prevents more information from being released.

  • Disaster declared; county seeks FEMA flood repair assistance

    Flood waters have receded and all roads in Carroll County are now open, with the exception of Jackson Ridge, which is closed for repairs from last year’s flooding.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said the county has issued a disaster declaration due to the February flooding. They are working now to put together a list of damages caused by the heavy rain and high water to submit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for federal disaster assistance.

  • Correction

    Due to reporting errors, several items were incorrect in last week’s story, “Dispatch budget to include 7th employee.” Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell presented the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, but the 911 Board did not approve it at its meeting Feb. 15. Among the budget items was $40,000 included for the radio infrastructure upgrade to digital for the fire departments and EMS.

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  • DLG’s Dunahoo gives CCCDC info on grant applications

    Department for Local Government Commissioner Sandy Dunahoo presented the checklist for grant applications her department looks for at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation annual meeting Feb. 19.

    Dunahoo said the more robust the support group for the project the more inviting the project becomes.

    “If all are supporting the project then it is easier for us to support the project,” Dunahoo said.

    She said if you have a concept come see us and the department will work with you.

  • Red Cross: Severe shortage of type O blood

    The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter.

  • Butler Lake fishing dock back in service
  • City buys code enforcement software; discusses phone system for the admin office

    New software will help stream line the code enforcement process and reduce unnecessary paperwork. Carrollton City Council voted 5-0 at its meeting Feb. 25, to purchase iWorQ, software that will give Code Enforcement Official John Welch the ability to organize his files in a way that he can easily pull up properties and see what past and current cases are associated with it. Citations can be written up in the field, and owners of properties can be checked on a map. Welch also can use the software to generate reports and track follow up appointments.