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Local News

  • Gas leak in city causes evacuations

    A small gas leak in the 700 block of Sixth Street in Carrollton on Tuesday, March 5, turned into a big headache for Carrollton Utilities workers.

    General Manager Bill Osborne said in a news release that Dennis Wheeler, a CU serviceman, was making a routine service call to 714 Sixth St. between 10-10:30 a.m. when he detected the odor of natural gas in the area. Once he confirmed the leak, he called into CU for assistance.

  • Public Forum: What the people had to say

    “For Carrollton to be successful, we must ______.”

    • Invest significantly in the downtown business district, including the waterfront.

    • Invest in youth, after school programs.

    • Finish addressing façade issues, especially the backs of buildings.

    • Have a collaborative effort between business owners and city to spruce up downtown.

    • Clean sidewalks and curb areas; plant trees and flowers to beautify it.

  • Served warrant leads to a second arrest

    A routine warrant service resulted in the discovery of heroin at a Worthville residence.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw and Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow were participating in a child support round-up special detail on Tuesday, Feb. 19, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

    Officers learned that a woman who lived near where they were working had a warrant from Gallatin County. They stopped at the home of Amy L. Fields, 33, at 275 Hwy. 467, Worthville and served her with a warrant from Gallatin County District Court.

  • Gas leak investigated on Sixth St.
  • KSP arrests trio after Owen County robbery

    BY MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Two Carroll County residents and a third individual from Northern Kentucky have been arrested in connection with the robbery of the New Liberty branch of the First Farmers Bank and Trust.

    Todd McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, was arrested Monday afternoon at Carroll County Memorial Hospital and charged with second-degree robbery, flagrant non-support and failure to appear.

  • Man revived, arrested on heroin charges

    A Carrollton man was found unconscious with a needle sticking out of his arm on Monday, Feb. 25. The needle was believed to contain heroin, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Darrin W. Downard, 43, 1961 Thyme Avenue, Carrollton, was found lying face down in the kitchen at approximately 7 p.m. by his girlfriend, Lisa Hornback, according to a news release. An ambulance and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable were dispatched to the apartment.

  • Police arrest man for wrecking in-law’s home

    A man angry at his in-laws reportedly broke into their home and damaged some of their belongings on Saturday, Feb. 23.

    Michael G. Brent, 33, 1547 Hwy. 36 East, Carrollton, was arrested for second-degree burglary after admitting to entering the home. According to Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Rose, Brent was angry with Amanda Rabourn and Brian Meadows. He blamed the pair for his wife, Susie Brent, getting arrested for DUI, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | March 6, 2013

    Streetscape change orders approved

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved change orders for the streetscape project on Courthouse Square in downtown Carrollton.

    The change orders involve an additional $1,500 to $1,600 for moving and lighting signs on the square, plus additional concrete needed to complete the sidewalk-replacement project, said Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    Tomlinson said the cost of the changes will be offset by not moving the flagpole, as had been part of the original plan.

  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss
  • Carroll Countians played role in 1840s slavery issue

    Under a waxing moon on what likely was a warm night on Saturday, Aug. 5, 1843, a family of six slaves was spirited across the Ohio River from a plantation in Hunters Bottom in Carroll County to Jefferson County, Ind., where they began a treacherous journey to freedom – and an important place in U.S. history.