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  • Many fugitive slaves moved through area

    In the early 1800s, the Ohio River was considered to be the River Jordan by fugitive slaves seeking the Promised Land and freedom in the Northern states.

    With the majority of the 1,300-mile river making up Kentucky’s northern border – from West Virginia to Missouri – the majority of fugitives passed through the commonwealth to get to freedom, according to area historian Diane P. Coon of Shelbyville.

  • Repairs at county park ball fields to begin soon

    Robert Westrick Memorial Park will be a busy place beginning this Monday, but not for the usual reasons.

    Work will occur on two ball fields at the county park on Monday, April 22 in preparation for Little League’s opening day, May 11. At the same time, crews will begin repairing the pool there to ready it for opening on Memorial Day weekend.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved a proposal from Mid-South Baseball for $19,300 at its Tuesday, April 9 meeting to remove two inches of dirt from fields one and three at the county park to rid them of rock.

  • Walker takes over as new mayor of Prestonville

    The City of Prestonville has elected Billy Walker Sr. as their new mayor after previous Mayor Vickie Burgin, who was recently charged with official misconduct, resigned her post during the city meeting on April 15.  Walker was currently serving as a city commissioner but assumed the mayor position immediately.

  • Graduation tickets to be limited due to fire code

    Beginning this year, the graduation ceremony at Carroll County High School is a ticketed event.

    The change is due to a determination by the state fire marshall’s office that the occupancy level for the CCHS gymnasium, where graduation is held, is 1,800. This is the number of people who can safely exit the building in case of an emergency.

    That means that this year’s senior class of 129 has been allocated 12 tickets per graduate.

  • Construction continues
  • First section of concrete to be poured for Milton-Madison Bridge project

    The first concrete pour for the road deck of the new Milton-Madison Bridge Project is scheduled to take place this week, weather permitting. The pour paves the way for switching traffic to the new span on temporary piers.

  • Carrollton Utilities asks residents to call 811 before digging projects

    Carrollton Utilities encourages residents to always call 811 a few days before digging

    April marks the sixth annual National Safe Digging Month, reminding Carrollton Utilities customers to always call 811 two business days before any digging project. National Safe Digging Month is formally recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate and has traditionally earned the support from nearly every state governor across the country.

  • Carroll man remains in hospital after fleeing from police | April 10, 2013

    A Carroll County man was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital Monday, April 1 after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing from Kentucky State Police, according to a news release.

    KSP Post 5 dispatchers received a call of a reckless driver operating a motorcycle on I-71 northbound at 9:16 p.m. at the 32 mile marker in Henry County. Trooper Matt Whalen responded to the call and attempted to stop the motorcycle, according to the release.

  • Clerk encourages residents to ‘donate life’ during April

    “This April, and every day, I am proud of the impact this office has on the lives of others, especially those in need of life-saving organ transplants. I am humbled at the generosity of our community.” says Carroll County Circuit Clerk, Laman Stark. “Even through tough economic times, our community is committed to helping others.”

  • Franklin promoted to Champions Coordinator

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County has a new coordinator.

    Hayley Franklin was promoted from assistant to coordinator in late March after the previous coordinator, Misty Wheeler, was hired as the manager at General Butler State Resort Park. 

    Franklin’s involvement with the organization goes back several years. “I was actually a student rep for Champions in 2006,” she said. “I was the first student rep for Champions, and we still carry along that tradition today.”