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  • Two juveniles arrested for trespassing in jail

    Carrollton police and fire departments did something out of the ordinary early Saturday morning: They busted someone out of jail.

    Two male juveniles, ages 12 and 14, were charged with third-degree criminal trespassing after the 14-year-old was locked inside one of the cells at the Old Stone Jail next to the downtown courthouse for about seven hours.

  • More candidates file as Jan. 28 deadline nears

    Seven races in the May Democratic primary are contested, with two or more people seeking their party’s nod and for the first time in many years a Republican is seeking office in the 2014 Carroll County elections.

    On Tuesday, DJ Carroll filed his paperwork to run for magistrate in District 3 on the Republican ticket. He will not be on the May primary ballot, unless someone files to challenge him for that nomination.

  • CCCDC hosts business class

    The Carroll County Community Development Corporation is offering “Starting and Growing Your Small Business” classes for those considering opening their own business or current business owners that want to grow their current business. 

    The weekly two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday evenings for six weeks, starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Carroll County Library, 136 Court Street in Carrollton, Ky.

  • Temperatures below freezing, but do not cause many issues

    The polar vortex that brought some of the coldest temperatures to Carroll County in 20 years caused few problems for most local residents.

    Officials with Carroll County Emergency Management reported Tuesday there were no power outages where they had to shelter residents. A few isolated outages were reported around Carroll County, but did not last long.

    The weather’s major impact was the delay in children returning to school Monday and Tuesday.

  • Tharp spent his life caring for, helping others

    Retired Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp made a promise to his daughter, Melissa, that he would walk her down the aisle at her wedding, planned for Dec. 28, 2013. The family talked about moving the wedding to an earlier date, but Randy wouldn’t hear of it – even though he had been battling lung cancer for nearly three years.

    He kept his promise. He walked Melissa down the aisle and attended the reception afterward. He even took time to admonish a friend at the wedding, who he felt wasn’t taking care of herself.

  • Need help with heating bills? Help is available

    With temperatures falling into the negative digits, virtually no one wants to be outside unless absolutely necessary. But just imagine if the inside of your home did not provide much relief from the bitter cold.

    Residents throughout the county are faced with this very problem. Sometimes residents may fall behind on their bill payments and have their utilities shut off. Other times, renters may be at the mercy of landlords who do not fix or provide adequate heating.

  • Wheeler plans new events, projects to get visitors to area

    Misty Wheeler is busy getting ready for the year of activities ahead as the new executive director of Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism and Convention Commission.

    Wheeler’s been on the job since Nov. 18 and spent her first month working with former executive director Rhonda Riley, who left to work at Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home with her husband.

    “Rhonda did a great job. I hope I can follow in her footsteps,” Wheeler said in a Jan. 2 interview.

  • Tharp spent his life caring for, helping others

    Retired Carrollton Fire Chief Randy Tharp made a promise to his daughter, Melissa, that he would walk her down the aisle at her wedding, planned for Dec. 28, 2013. The family talked about moving the wedding to an earlier date, but Randy wouldn’t hear of it – even though he had been battling lung cancer for nearly three years.

    He kept his promise. He walked Melissa down the aisle and attended the reception afterward. He even took time to admonish a friend at the wedding, who he felt wasn’t taking care of herself.

  • Carroll County man dies in creek on Gilgal Road

    A Carroll County man died Dec. 21, in a creek near his home on Gilgal Road.

    Arnold Ray Smith Jr., 48, of 1426 Gilgal Road in Turners Station was at a friend’s house, located at 1453 Gilgal Road, and left between 10:30 and 11 p.m. on a three-wheeler, Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said. The friend’s driveway has a bridge that crosses a creek. When the friend went to check his mail Sunday morning, he found Smith submerged in the water, Arterburn said.

    KSP received a call on the incident at 8:51 the next morning.

  • Report says children face many ‘risks’ in Carroll

    A first time report ranking Kentucky counties on the well-being of its children puts Carroll County close to the bottom.

    The annual Kentucky Kids Count Data Book, published by Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranked the counties in the commonwealth according to indicators that show where each county stands in terms of child well-being.

    At the state level, Carroll ranked 107th, overall, out of  Kentucky’s 120 counties – lower than all four surrounding counties. The Data Book shows Owen ranking 39th; Trimble, 41st; Henry, 67th; and Gallatin, 90th.