Local News

  • E-911 proposal presented to Carrollton City Council

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams shared with council the five-year budget plan for the Carroll County Dispatch Center at the council meeting Feb. 8. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick, Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell and Adams developed the plan, which was presented to Fiscal Court Jan. 26.

    While dispatch runs 24/7, who pays for it has been “a total train wreck,” Adams said.

    Adams said there has been some discrepancy over the 911 funds between the city and county.

  • Main Street project to begin soon

    The downtown Carrollton Main Street streetscape project will soon go to bid.

  • Fiscal Court | Feb. 11, 2016

    County road speed limit ordinance

    Carroll County fiscal court approved the second reading of an ordinance establishing a speed limit for all vehicles on each county road at its meeting Feb. 9. Any changes to speed limits would require amending the ordinance.

    The ordinance was one of the steps necessary for the county to have in place before it could establish a golf cart and side-by-side ordinance for the county.


    NAS bonds

  • Hornback, Rand visit with constituents at town hall

    High-speed internet, the biennial budget, prevailing wage and raising the minimum wage were the top issues discussed at a recent town hall meeting.

    About 35 people crowded into the second-floor courtroom Saturday, Jan. 30, to listen to state legislators Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) discuss the upcoming state budget and a variety of important issues. 

  • Living the dream: Carroll native Clifton pens first novel

    Carroll County native Dennis Clifton has published his first novel, “I Took Soul to Church Today” and will be offering presentations about the book at the Carroll County Public Library Feb. 13, and Mar. 12, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Fundraising for Relay one quarter at a time
  • Judge considers whether Horine crucial to case

    Special Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe will decide whether Adam Horine is an “indispensible witness” in the case against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow and if he should be compelled to appear at the trial, scheduled to begin March 1, in Carroll County. An orientation meeting for jurors was held Tuesday preceding a hearing in the case.

  • Completion deadline Feb. 25 for CCMS project

    Now that the new Carroll County Middle School gymnasium is in use, Marrillia Design and Construction has until Feb. 25, to complete the entire project–both inside and out.

    The middle school boys basketball teams played the first official games on the court Monday, Jan. 25, and the girls teams played two nights later. The gym also is being used for the school’s PE classes.

  • Motion for dismissal on the table in Kinman case

    A response to a pre-trial motion seeking dismissal of the indictment against Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman raises questions about the grand jury process based on a comment by its foreman and the credibility of a witness.

    In papers filed Jan. 29, the Commonwealth argues there has been no prosecutorial misconduct, much less a flagrant abuse of the grand jury process, which would be grounds for dismissing the indictment against Kinman. Special Circuit Court Judge Fred Stine will decide on the motion.

  • Relay kicks off with new event Friday

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Carroll County will kick off its 2016 fundraising efforts with a quarter auction fundraiser. The event will be held at the Carrollton United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5.

    A quarter auction is a particular type of auction where people bid on items using quarters instead of larger sums of money. Those who participate in the auction will pay a $5 admission charge that includes two paddles for bidding.