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  • Bathhouse, campground still in need of repair

    Now that it is closed for the season, work can begin on making repairs at the Two Rivers Campground.

    Mayor Gene McMurry told Carrollton City Council Monday night that he met Friday with Matthew Cramer of Lose & Associates and David Mefford,formerly of KEVCO, to discuss what still needs to be completed at the bathhouse. During what he described as a heated discussion, McMurry said he let the men know he is upset over the sewer problems, in particular the height of the sewer caps and the fact that there are not stands to hold the pipe in place.

  • Cooling replacement may fall to county

    It could be a long, hot summer in the Wheeler Hall of Justice if something isn’t done about the air-cooling system there.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court Tuesday that he sought cost estimates for replacing the aging system and submitted it to the state Administrative Office of the Courts to proceed with approval to take bids on a new one.

    Instead, he received a reply that AOC won’t fund the estimated $28,830.

  • Have you met ... Greg Beck

    Bring up the Carrollton Fire Department and you can feel the excitement, energy and passion that new Fire Chief Greg Beck brings to his job.

    Carrollton City Council appointed Beck to the post Nov. 12. The position had been open more than a year since Randy Tharp’s retirement in October 2011.

    Beck brings years of training and experience to his new position.

  • Actions help limit damage in house fire

    Quick actions by homeowners John and Marsha Jones got firefighters on the scene quickly and helped limit the spread of a Sunday morning fire that started in a garbage can.

    Carrollton Fire Chief Greg Beck said Monday that while Marsha Jones and a neighbor were calling 911, her husband John and a neighbor were out back using three fire extinguishers to limit the spread of the fire.

    “It started in the Rumpke trash can at the rear of the structure,” Beck said of the fire. Carroll County Dispatch received the call at 9:41 a.m.

  • Sweet Treats
  • Giving life to another

    What do you say to a family whose loss has given you a second chance at life?

    That’s a question Bedford resident Carla Boyer, 46, has been asking herself since she received a kidney transplant just over two months ago.

    Boyer knows the gender of her donor, though in an effort to protect the family, she prefers to keep that information to herself. She also knows her donor was the same age as she and that this person’s last wish was to donate every viable organ doctors could take.

  • Carroll Faces | Nov. 21, 2012
  • Feeding the hungry
  • Pursuit leads to Georgia man’s arrest

    A man sought in Georgia for vehicle hijacking was arrested by the Carrollton Police Department following a short high-speed pursuit on Hwy. 227.

    CPD Officer Daniel Embry observed Lukas A. Lambert, 22, McLain, Miss., allegedly traveling at a high rate of speed on Hwy. 227 at about 1:35 a.m. on Nov. 11.

    Embry turned his cruiser around and activated his lights and sirens, but Lambert refused to stop.

  • Local residents perform in classic holiday play

    Port William Productions is bringing community theater back to Carrollton.

    Actually comprised of members of the Port William Historical Society, PWP is producing the time-honored classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” with three performances – 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, and a 2 p.m. matinee Sunday, Dec. 2.

    The project is a labor of love for historical society member Deborah Garrett, who participated in numerous community theater productions in Carrollton and in Vevay and Madison, Ind.