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  • Webster left his imprint on Carrollton

    Carrollton lost a community leader, a small-business owner, a friend to many and a man committed to his family Monday morning with the death of Charlie Webster.

    Webster, 79, died early Monday, April 22 due to complications from kidney failure. (See obituary, Page 3.)

    Those who knew him were quick to offer their praise for the impact he had on Carrollton and Carroll County.

  • Mock crash shows students consequences of distracted driving

    A teenager driving drunk with two passengers in the car collides head-on with an SUV driven by a teenager who was texting and driving, carrying a front-seat passenger and a baby in the backseat, neither wearing seatbelts. Beer cans and pill bottles litter the ground. Three people die, two are rushed to the hospital and one is arrested.

    This did not actually happen.

    It was a mock crash set up by the local emergency service agencies for educational purposes. But it is a scenario that could happen if people make poor choices.

  • Two men arrested following traffic stop

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell executed a traffic stop at midnight on Saturday, April 14, in the 800 block of Clay Street.

    Allegedly in plain view was a package of pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries and drain cleaner, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

    Elender Karshner, 44, of Sparta was charged with unlawful first-offense possession of methamphetamine precursors and possession of open alcohol-beverage containers in motor vehicle.

    Tommy J. Floyd, 24, of Glencoe was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors.

  • CPD arrests pair for possession of heroin

    Two people with warrants out of Oldham County were arrested in Carroll County Friday, April 13 for charges including possession of heroin.

  • CPD finds, arrests man with four outstanding warrants in Carroll

    Carrollton Police Officers Tim Mitchell and Daniel Embry arrested a man formerly of Carrollton who had four outstanding Carroll County warrants ranging from 2007-2010 on Friday, April 13.

  • Sheriff’s Office seeks burglary suspect in case on Woodlawn

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person who attempted to burglarize a residence on Woodlawn Drive Monday, April 9.

    The responsible party allegedly pried open a back door of the home. A burglar alarm sounded, and it is believed the alarm scared away the perpetrator, according to a news release.

    The home is owned by Robert and Sheila Robertson. Nothing was taken from the home, said Sheriff Jamie Kinman, who is investigating the crime.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge will be closed April 25-29

    The first closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge is set to occur during the middle of next week. The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will have a construction-related closure of the bridge, from Wednesday, April 25, through Sunday, April 29.

    During the planned closure, the project contractor – Walsh Construction Company – will work around the clock to remove the existing bridge approaches and connect temporary ramps in Milton and Madison. 

  • Smith to serve 60 days, pay county $9,500; no animals

    Despite a deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Terri L. Smith will not be taking back ownership of the two dogs and two horses she’d asked for in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • Area departments fight two house fires last week

    Two Carroll County families lost their homes to fires last week.

    The first was the home of Todd Crowell at 691 Locust Road.

    Crowell called Carroll County Dispatch at 10:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District were dispatched and arrived on scene at about 10:25 p.m. Carrollton Fire Department also was dispatched for manpower and helped the other two departments fight the blaze. Ghent and Milton Fire and Rescue shuttled water to the scene.

  • Making Prom a Reality

    Operation Prom Dress was held Saturday at Relevant Church. The program is in it’s third year. Organizer Samantha Abercrombie said girls came to the event from Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties and Vevay.