Local News

  • Culver retires after 24 years with county detention center

    The Carroll County Detention Center’s last original employee has retired.

    Denise Culver was there when the new jail opened on June 2, 1992. After 24 years on the job, she retired July 27. Her service was honored on her last day with a meal and a celebration attended by all those who work at the detention center and her husband.

    Culver said the employees started to work before the jail opening, as they trained before their first prisoners arrived. She was on the first shift when the doors opened.

  • Work remains to finish gym project at CCMH

    A total of 163 items remain on the Carroll County Middle School construction project’s punch list, down from the more than 800 items on the original four lists that cover architectural, site, mechanical/electrical/plumbing, and addendum — items discovered as other work was being done.

  • P&Z seeks input for comprehensive plan at Aug. 11 meeting

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning Commission wants to hear from residents for development of the new comprehensive plan that will guide the city’s development over the next five years.

    The Aug. 11 special meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall on Clay Street.

  • Massie to speak at Tuesday events in Carroll County

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, a Republican from Lewis County, will hold a Coffee with your Congressman event in Carrollton Tuesday, Aug. 9.

    The program will be at Welch’s Riverside Restaurant, 505 Main St., beginning at 10:30 a.m.

    Following that event, Massie is also set to attend and speak at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon, held in the Two Rivers Restaurant at General Butler State Resort Park.

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  • Pursuit injures two, one arrested; pair arrested when stolen cars found in city

    Carrollton Police engaged in a motorcycle pursuit, resulting in both riders being injured.

  • Bus routes updated due to P’ville bridge weight limit

    The Carroll County Schools bus routes have been changed due to the new weight restriction on the Prestonville Bridge. Contact (502) 732-7099 for more information.

    Bus No. 141


  • Judge denies motion to dismiss Kinman case

    The case against Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman will go to trial after a Special Circuit Court Judge Richard A. Brueggemann denied the defense’s motion to quash or dismiss the indictment in an order entered into the Carroll County Circuit Clerk’s Office July 19.

  • Dixie Chixx softball wins national championship

    The Dixie Chixx 14U softball team completed a magical two-week run that earned them a state championship and cumulated with a national championship.

    The team defeated Crete Phoenix 4-0 in the USSSA National Championship Great Lakes on July 24, in Columbus, Ind.

    The team only won one pool game at the national championships that helped to determine where they would land in the brackets. But once the team reached the double elimination bracket play, it swept all four games in route to the championship.

  • Where Everybody Knows Your Name | Nieves Leon

    Nieves Leon knows what it is like to be a stranger in a foreign country, unable to communicate with others. Twenty-five years ago when she and her husband and daughter moved to Carrollton from Spain, she did not know a single word of English.

    Now, after years of additional education and practice, she uses her experience and knowledge to pay it forward.

    Nieves is the daughter of Felix Leon and Nieves Rodriguez and is from Ponferrada in northern Spain. Her father worked as a train conductor, while her mother stayed at home with the six children.