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  • Police arrest man at Point Park

    An anonymous tip about a man smoking marijuana at Point Park with children in the vehicle panned out for local police.

    Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow stopped a vehicle driven by Philip A. Leon, 110 E. Broad Road, Madison, Ind., on Sunday, Feb. 24. Police were told by the anonymous person that Leon had three young children in his truck and that he was smoking marijuana or synthetic marijuana.

  • Two injured in Hwy. 36 wreck

    Two Carrollton men were flown to University Hospital in Louisville after a single-vehicle incident Tuesday, Feb. 19. One remains in the hospital, while the other has been released.

    The incident occurred at 11:54 p.m. on Hwy. 36. The Chrysler van, driven by Mark Fitzgerald, 34, ran off the road and struck an earthen embankment and overturned, according to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn.

  • Bid awarded for CFD equipment

    Carrollton City Council awarded the bid for a new Cascade and Compressor system for the Carrollton Fire Department at its meeting Monday, Feb. 25. The system is used to fill air cylinders used by the firefighters when they enter smoke-filled buildings.

    Breathing Air Systems from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was chosen with a bid of $40,986 with trade, meaning the fire department would trade-in its current cascade system to the company.

    The equipment will be paid for through a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant the department recently received.

  • Pair arrested over payment dispute

    A man who believed he was owed more money for repair work he did was arrested after he allegedly broke into another man’s home and beat him with a large wooden stick, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Curtis W. Sharon, 46, 150 Lucky Acres Drive, Sparta, worked on a piece of equipment for Thomas D. Mayberry. Sharon was paid approximately $1,200 for the work, but claimed Mayberry owed him more money, according to the release.

  • Middle School renovations to include new gymnasium, classrooms, locker rooms

    Plans are getting underway for Carroll County Middle School renovations.

    Much of the project’s focus will center on building a new gymnasium and transforming the current gymnasium into a new collaborative workspace expanding Project Lead the Way and the STEAM program.

    Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the estimated total project cost is $5.743 million; however that amount will change after the project is bid out.

  • Construction at Hwy. 36, Hwy. 47 to impact traffic

    Come Monday, March 4, motorists in two areas of Carroll County will face road closures as highway projects get under way.

    Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek will close Monday for 90 days for a bridge replacement project, while Hwy. 47 in Sanders will close for 60 days at the railroad crossing and intersection with Hwy. 36 for improvements to the approaches to the tracks.

  • Carroll history shines in new book

    Local residents will have the chance to visit with the author of an Images of America book that brings the history of Carroll County to life through photos.

    Carroll County Public Library hosts author Phyllis Codling McLaughlin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, for a book-signing event.

    The book features the communities, people, churches, schools, businesses and industries of Carroll County that all flourished because of their location along major rivers.

  • Paying their dues

    Local law enforcement continued its crackdown on those who do not pay court-ordered child support.

    The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office organized a roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19 targeting 25 people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties. As of Monday, 14 have been arrested and charged — two with non-support, a Class A misdemeanor, and the rest with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. They were all lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • New book strives to curb U.S. gun violence

    While working toward a doctorate in health policy at Johns Hopkins University, Carrollton native Daniel W. Webster watched the homicide rate in the Baltimore, Md., where the school is located, skyrocket in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

    “During that time period, there was a real epidemic of gun violence in Baltimore,” Webster said in a phone interview last week. In 1993, the number of homicides rose to a staggering 353 cases in that city. “The issue seemed so important that it needed more research and analysis.”

  • Paying their dues

    Local law enforcement continued its crackdown on those who do not pay court-ordered child support.

    The Carroll County Attorney’s Office and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office organized a roundup for Tuesday, Feb. 19 targeting 25 people in Carroll, Owen, Trimble, Henry, Oldham and Gallatin counties. As of Monday, 14 have been arrested and charged — two with non-support, a Class A misdemeanor, and the rest with flagrant non-support, a Class D felony. They were all lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.