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  • 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.

  • Sheriff’s Office arrests wanted Ohio convicted sex offender

    A convicted sex offender from Ohio who allegedly left that state without properly notifying authorities was arrested in Carroll County on Jan. 30.

    Stanley S. Snow, II, 29, 1452 Goose Creek Road, Worthville, was sought by the U.S. Marshals and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, according to a sheriff’s office news release. The U.S. Marshal Service received a tip that Snow was in Carroll County and the agency requested the sheriff’s office assist in locating him.

  • Lloyd seeks to spread word about Haven of Hope

    Haven of Hope’s new executive director is hoping to spread the word about the nonprofit’s services for expectant mothers.

    Lisa Lloyd, who took over the job on Jan. 3, said she wants people in Carroll County and surrounding communities to know about Haven of Hope.

    “I feel like we could be serving so many more clients. There’s so many people that don’t know about us,” Lloyd said. “That’s one of my goals for this center is to be able to have it be common knowledge in every household in the community.”

  • KDH ready for move to new hilltop hospital

    Sunday brought a day of celebration for King’s Daughters’ Health in Madison, Ind., as officials welcomed thousands for open house tours and dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremonies at the new $100 million hospital.

    Located on State Route 62 on Madison’s hilltop, the new facility features 86 private rooms and offices for many of KDH’s doctors, an expanded emergency department and loads of new technology throughout the various departments at the medical facility.

  • Creamed

    A single-vehicle accident involving a tanker truck blocked the Interstate 71 southbound lanes Wednesday, Feb. 13 and spilled about 10,000 pounds of cream into the median.

    James Casto, 35, of Homan Transportation was hauling about 20,000 pounds of Dannon cream when he lost control of the vehicle and overturned near the 50 mile marker, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

    Emergency Management Director Ed Webb estimated about half of the cream traveled from the median into the storm drain into a ravine and, finally, into a pond off Hwy. 36 East.

  • Trailer ‘total loss’ in fire

    A trailer in Happy Hollow was destroyed after a fire spread from the fireplace and into the ceiling Monday, Feb. 11.

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District responded to a call at 9:59 p.m. to 301 Larry Court in Happy Hollow.

    Owner Mike Plew was home at the time of the fire, Worthville Fire Chief Ernie Courtney said. Worthville arrived on scene at 10:13 p.m., and the fire chief said the fire was fully involved when they arrived. The trailer was “a total loss,” Courtney said.

  • Remembering our heroes
  • Fiscal approves NAS refinancing, seeks bids for county pool repairs

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an ordinance to accept North American Stainless’ plan to refinance $36 million in bonds for the plant’s solid waste disposal projects.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson reminded all those present at the Friday, Feb. 8 fiscal court meeting that the county is not liable for the debt that will be incurred by NAS.

    According to the ordinance, NAS is refinancing debt from bonds that were issued in 2000 and 2006 with the new 2013 series bonds.

  • Milk truck wreck closes southbound I-71

    An accident involving a tanker truck on Interstate 71 has the southbound lanes blocked this morning.

    Kentucky State Police report that the unidentified driver of the truck has been transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital by Carroll County EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

    KSP is attempting to re-route traffic on Exits 55 and 57, to use U.S. 42. Trooper Dave Roberts said that once diesel fuel at the scene is cleaned up, KSP will try to reopen a lane to traffic.

    Traffic is currently backed up about two miles on the interstate.