Local News

  • Ordinance to address culverts

    A new ordinance in Prestonville will affect new driveways and road entrances in the future. The ordinance, which passed unanimously on first reading at the meeting Oct. 20, is a direct result of the issues the city has had lately with standing road water and property damage because of inadequate ditching and culverts installed by property owners in the past.

  • Rose hired at CPD

    Carrollton Police Department has hired former Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Rose to fill the vacancy created by Steve Abbott’s retirement.

    Rose said Monday he is excited by the new opportunity and new direction the CPD offered. “I am excited to be working in a great environment,” Rose said.

    Rose was a deputy with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office since March 2011, before resigning to accept the position with CPD. Rose will be working second shift.

  • Floyd Drive may be extended

    Carroll County Fiscal Court heard an update on the status of the contract for the 11-acre tract of land and easement for the property along Ladder Lane.

    Carroll County Judge Executive Harold “Shorty’ Tomlinson said the property and the easement area have been surveyed. The contract has been mailed out, and the county could possibly set a closing date by the end of the week.

  • Sidewalk Picassos

    Carrollton Main Street Program held a sidewalk chalk art contest Saturday, Oct. 25, in front of the downtown courthouse.  There were 30 entries total and four age groups. Carroll County Arts Board will be displaying photos of the sidewalk art in the Carroll County Public Library.

  • Helping hands for the elderly

    Project Comfort reached out to 15 local residents Oct. 25. Thirty-one volunteers cleaned gutters, fixed doors, winterized windows, cleaned up shrubs and trees, worked on plumbing issues, and visited with the residents. The event is organized by the Project Comfort Steering Committee.

  • Carrollton Two Rivers Bass Tournament
  • Senior band members, cheerleaders recognized

    Following their halftime performance at the Oct. 17, football game, the Carroll County High School Band of Gold recognized their five seniors: Robert Chilton, Kathryn Gillespie, Matt O’Neal, Micah Wallace and Katelyn Wright. Senior cheerleaders Alexis Green and Jaci Harp also were recognized following the senior football player introductions. They will be pictured with their parents at senior night for the basketball teams this winter.

  • Learn more about the candidates running for office Nov. 4

    Candidates are listed in the order they will appear on the Nov. 4, General Election ballot. Write-in candidates will not appear on the ballot.


    Property Valuation Administrator

    Rob Robertson

    Political Office: Property Valuation Administrator

    Party Affiliation: Democrat

    Age: 48

    How long have you  been a Carroll County resident? My entire life – 48 years

    Profession: Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator (PVA)

  • Walker wants to finish projects

    Prestonville Mayor Billy Walker is seeking election to his first full term in the city’s top job. 

    Under his leadership during the past 18 months, Walker said he has seen growth in Prestonville, but said he “would like to continue to do more.”

  • Moore seeks to bring ‘change’

    Chris Moore is ready for another shot as mayor of Prestonville, saying he believes the people are ready for a change. 

    “I feel I did a good job last time,” Moore said. Based on the requests from some of the voters, he believes they must also feel that way. “A few people have come and asked me to run,” Moore said.