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Local News

  • Local police investigate burglaries in city, county

    The Carrollton Police Department is investigating three burglaries that have occurred during the daytime hours.

    The first was reported at 6:37 p.m. on Dec. 11, by Steve Taylor, 610 Taylor St., Carrollton. He returned home in the evening and noticed a 46-inch Toshiba television, a 26-inch Sanyo television, an electric guitar,  jewelry,  hand tools and some change were missing. The value is estimated at $2,500.

  • Couple looks to retirement after ‘cleaning’ for 30 years

    River Town Dry Cleaning, Carroll County’s one and only dry cleaning business, will soon close after 30 years of operation.

    Dan and Rose Russell, the proprietors of the business, will miss the friendly relationships they have shared with their customers over the years.

    The business, which has been open since Dec. 27, 1982, has been in the same location in the Park Lane Shopping Center on Highland Avenue for the past 30 years. They will remain in business until Dec. 31, when the couple will retire to their farm in Campbellsburg.

  • Showing off our talents

    Kathryn Winn and Cartmell recently held winter arts showcases, featuring singing, dancing and other talents. Many more photos will be in the January Carroll County Kids.

  • County Clerk, Sheriff can’t give workers bigger raises

    The county clerk’s and sheriff’s pleas for pay increases beyond the 3 percent raises set for county employees next year went unanswered at the Friday, Dec. 14, Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Instead, the two elected officials were told a committee will be formed next month to review salaries and look at the pay concerns raised by County Clerk Alice Marsh and Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    Fiscal court voted on each of their budgets and voted to trim spending on salaries to cover the across the board 3 percent raises it plans to give all county workers.

  • How safe are our schools?

    State law requires all Kentucky public schools to have in place procedural guides for handling emergencies, and the Carroll and Trimble county school districts are no exception.

    In light of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Carroll Superintendent Lisa James said Monday afternoon that the main goal at her schools was to stick to the normal routine, which is exactly what officials at the Kentucky Center for School Safety at Eastern Kentucky University encourage districts to do.

  • Senior Center Calendar

    The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, Dec. 12: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Thursday, Dec. 13: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.; advisory meeting, noon.

    Friday, Dec. 14: Christmas party, (dirty Santa game), 10 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

    Monday, Dec. 17: Movie day, “The Grinch” 9:30 a.m.; 12 Days of Christmas, 11:30 a.m.

  • Holiday events in Carroll County

    Band’s holiday concert planned

    Carroll County High School Band will perform its annual winter concert on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. in the high school gymnasium.

    The concert will include performances by the high school concert band, jazz band, steel band and percussion ensemble. Selections will include “Greensleeves.” as well as a concerto of holiday favorites.

    The Jazz band will play music of Chicago as well as some Dizzy Gillespie charts.

  • Long-time employee caught stealing equipment in county

    A long-time employee of Harris Farms was arrested after suspicions that he was stealing from the company were allegedly confirmed.
    Juan Carlos Perez, 34, 748 Tom Harris Road, Carrollton, was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking over $10,000. The charge is a Class C felony.

  • County Attorney office relocating

    Carroll County Attorney Nick Marsh’s office will relocated Dec. 13 and 14 to 115 Fifth St. in downtown Carrollton.

    Business will be limited during the move and phone service may be interrupted, according to a news release from the office. If anyone needs to make payments for child support, delinquent taxes or cold checks, they may bring them to the new location during the move.

  • Becky Pyles says goodbye after 27 years in city gov’t

    After 27 years of serving Carrollton city government and working tirelessly to keep the city running, city clerk/treasurer Becky Pyles is hanging up her many hats and retiring.

    Over that time, she has worked with five mayors, moved the city offices and led the transition from paper files to computerized files.
    In an interview Dec. 6, Pyles reflected on her work with the city.

    A native of Milton, she is a 1969 graduate of Trimble County High School.