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  • Creamed

    A single-vehicle accident involving a tanker truck blocked the Interstate 71 southbound lanes Wednesday, Feb. 13 and spilled about 10,000 pounds of cream into the median.

    James Casto, 35, of Homan Transportation was hauling about 20,000 pounds of Dannon cream when he lost control of the vehicle and overturned near the 50 mile marker, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    Emergency Management Director Ed Webb estimated about half of the cream traveled from the median into the storm drain into a ravine and, finally, into a pond off Hwy. 36 East.

  • Trailer ‘total loss’ in fire

    A trailer in Happy Hollow was destroyed after a fire spread from the fireplace and into the ceiling Monday, Feb. 11.

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded to a call at 9:59 p.m. to 301 Larry Court in Happy Hollow.

    Owner Mike Plew was home at the time of the fire, Worthville Fire Chief Ernie Courtney said. Worthville arrived on scene at 10:13 p.m., and the fire chief said the fire was fully involved when they arrived. The trailer was “a total loss,” Courtney said.

  • Remembering our heroes
  • Fiscal approves NAS refinancing, seeks bids for county pool repairs

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an ordinance to accept North American Stainless’ plan to refinance $36 million in bonds for the plant’s solid waste disposal projects.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reminded all those present at the Friday, Feb. 8 fiscal court meeting that the county is not liable for the debt that will be incurred by NAS.

    According to the ordinance, NAS is refinancing debt from bonds that were issued in 2000 and 2006 with the new 2013 series bonds.

  • Milk truck wreck closes southbound I-71

    An accident involving a tanker truck on Interstate 71 has the southbound lanes blocked this morning.

    Kentucky State Police report that the unidentified driver of the truck has been transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by Carroll County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

    KSP is attempting to re-route traffic on Exits 55 and 57, to use U.S. 42. Trooper Dave Roberts said that once diesel fuel at the scene is cleaned up, KSP will try to reopen a lane to traffic.

    Traffic is currently backed up about two miles on the interstate.

  • City Council | Feb. 13, 2013

    City opts to hire seasonal workers for campground

    When the Two Rivers Campground opens this spring, it will be staffed by seasonal workers, not a contractor.

    City council opted to hire seasonal workers because it will save the city money.

    Mayor Gene McMurry said he believes the city can hire one employee to start with before adding more later in the season. He will discuss job description ideas with each councilmember before City Attorney Ed James writes it up for approval.

  • Single-wide trailer ‘total loss’ after Worthville fire

    A Worthville man was injured after his single-wide trailer caught fire early Sunday morning.

    Phillip Botkins, 1931 Happy Hollow Lane, was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by his neighbor, Steve Adams, according to Worthville Volunteer Fire Chief Ernie Courtney. The pair was no longer on scene when firefighters arrived, he said.

    Courtney said he was told by Kentucky State Police that Botkins had been flown to University Hospital in Louisville, but he did not have any information on his injuries.

  • No students were injured in crash with Owen bus

    An Owen County school bus was involved in an accident with a single-passenger vehicle on Hwy. 227 in Carrollton Thursday, Feb. 7.

    The driver of the vehicle was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment; none of the students or the bus driver was injured, according to Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite Monday.

    Harold E. Meierle, 74, of Holton, Ind., pulled out of the News Auction parking lot and attempted to make a left turn northbound on to Hwy. 227 at about 2:05 p.m.

  • Blaze claims home on Hwy. 42

    Multiple local emergency service agencies responded to a house fire Friday on Hwy. 42 West in Carroll County. No one was home at the time, but family pets died in the blaze.

    The house fire broke out at 2206 Hwy. 42 West a little after noon Friday Feb. 8. The call came in to Carroll County Dispatch at 12:23 p.m., and Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded.

  • McNeal praised for support, service to community

    Local businessman Jim McNeal is being remembered by his friends, community leaders and businessmen for his contributions to the community, Carrollton’s downtown and his church.

    McNeal, 86, died at his home in Carrollton Monday.

    Most people will know Jim from the hardware, TV, appliance and furniture store that he operated in downtown Carrollton. But those who knew and worked along beside him recall a man who was dedicated to his family, church and community.