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  • Rescued animals receive foster homes, treatment

    The 240 animals confiscated Dec. 12 from a puppy mill/hoarding situation on Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg have all found refuge with foster homes, veterinarians and animal rescue groups in the region, according to Henry County Animal Control Officer Dan Flinkfelt.

    So far, the majority of the animals have survived. Two cats that were removed from the property died in transit; one was euthanized after it tested positive for feline leukemia, a deadly, incurable and highly contagious disease.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Dec. 28, 2011

     Sheriff, Clerk budgets for 2012 approved

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved the Sheriff’s Office and County Clerk’s budgets at their meeting on Dec. 15. Because of health insurance savings, both budgets included a 3 percent pay increase that was approved in June for all county employees.

  • Bringing Christmas to those in need

    Carrollton Fire Department provided Christmas for two local families on Christmas Eve. Firefighters fundraised during the year to provide the gifts, clothes and bikes for the five children, along with a meal for each family. The department raised about $1,000 for the gifts, along with candy for Santa to pass out at Carrollton Village and on stops at the Carrollton Housing Authority apartments.

  • Top stories in 2011


    Sheriff sworn in– Former Carrollton Police Officer Jamie Kinman was sworn in as Carroll County’s new sheriff. Kinman won the post in a November election against Ben Smith, who had held the office for one term.

  • Library urges parents to read to their children

    Reading to children can better prepare them to learn how to read themselves once they enter school. That is why the Carroll County Public Library has decided to start a new program called “1,000 Books B4K.”

    This free program encourages parents to read 1,000 books with their child before he or she enters kindergarten, Youth Librarian Leslie Sutherland said.

  • Animal support joins effort to rescue Henry County animals, find homes

    I hope Carroll County folks know that Tammie Crawford and her troops with Carroll County Animal Support went straight to the scene of the crime in Henry County last week and began doing all they could to pull out dogs and cats that could be saved. If you have read the papers or seen television news you know what kind of deplorable conditions were discovered by authorities: more than 200 dogs and cats and geese, horses, gerbils, guinea pigs, rabbits, chickens, two wolves, one blind owl and more were being starved and kept in filth.

  • Holiday Closings

    The following offices will be closed Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 in celebration of the Christmas holiday: Carroll County Clerk’s Office, Carroll County Judge-Executive’s Office, County Sheriff’s Office, Carroll County Parks and Recreation, Carroll County Property Valuation Administrator, Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, City of Carrollton offices, including Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism, Carroll County Community Development Corporation, Carroll County Chamber of Commerce, Carrollton Utilities.

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  • Carrollton Fire provides facts, prevention advice on carbon monoxide

    Carbon monoxide poses a danger, especially as it is getting colder and people turn on their heaters and close up their homes from the winter air outside.

    Carrollton Fire Department officials warn that carbon monoxide is something that people cannot see, taste, or smell carbon monoxide when it is present. CFD said the best protection is to have detectors installed in the home and office, preferably on every floor and one located close to the sleeping areas.