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  • Pair arrested on heroin charges

    A Carrollton man who was involved in a 2007 motorcycle crash that killed a Carrollton woman and her unborn child was arrested on heroin charges June 25. 

    Bernard K. King, 29, was charged with possession of a controlled substance first degree, heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Daniel Bray, 28, of Milton, also was arrested on the same charges.

    On June 25 at about 8 p.m., Carrollton Police received an anonymous report of drug activity at 3350 Highland Avenue, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

  • CPD sets firework parking, traffic plan

    Carrollton Police Department will begin parking cars for the Fourth of July Celebration Wednesday at 1 p.m. Event parking will be located in the field south of Main Street across from Point Park, Chief Mike Willhoite said. The paved parking lot near the skate park will be handicap reserved.

    After the fireworks traffic will be directed out Second and Fourth streets. Therefore, access in to Point Park will be restricted so police can get traffic out, Willhoite said.

  • Ag Commissioner visits Carroll

    State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer visited Carroll County Friday, June 29 during a five-county meet-and-greet tour. Before coming to Carroll, he had visited Owen and Gallatin counties and would visit Trimble and Anderson counties later in the day.  

    Comer said Carroll was his 83rd county stop; his goal is to visit all 120 counties during his first year in office. He said he goes out twice a week on visits and spends the other three days in Frankfort.

  • Former VP Stephens named CCHS principal

    Tom Stephens is the new principal at Carroll County High School.

    The CCHS Site-Based Decision Making Council announced July 1 that Stephens, who had served as the school’s assistant principal the past 10 years, replaces former Principal John Leeper, who is the new principal at Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelby County, Kentucky.

    “What is most important to CCHS are the students,” Stephens said, referring to his goals for the school. “Every decision we make will come down to what is best for our students.”

  • Burn alert is issued for county

    Carroll County Fiscal Court agreed to issue a burn warning, instead of putting a burn ban in place as some 70 other Kentucky counties have done due to the heat and dry conditions.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told fiscal court at its Friday meeting that he doesn’t want to put a burn ban in place because it would restrict use of fireworks and mean that those camping in the county, at places such as General Butler State Resort Park, could not make fires or use grills.

  • CCMH campuses to go tobacco-free by Sept. 1

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital and its five physician practices will become tobacco-free campuses by Sept. 1.

    Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey announced that the tobacco-free campuses will apply to all interior and exterior areas of the hospital and its five physician practices in three locations including Carrollton, Bedford and Warsaw. The hospital’s board of directors and the medical staff voted in May to transition the campuses of the facilities to be tobacco-free by Sept. 1, he said.

  • Sanders man found after 9-hour search

    A Valley Haven Nursing Home resident who had walked away from the facility was found by a member of the Sanders Fire Department on June 3. The 71-year-old man was found unharmed.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Clay Cable said the man left Valley Haven at approximately 11:30 a.m., and Clay was dispatched to Sanders at 1 p.m. He conducted an immediate search of the area and then asked Carroll County Rescue and Sanders Fire Department to respond.

  • Chamber, Kroger, Walmart host NASCAR events

    NASCAR fans with a taste for racing won’t go hungry in Carroll County this week.

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and stores such as Kroger and Walmart will serve up a buffet full of racing-themed activities, and fans can go back for more Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

    All of the events are part of the fanfare leading up to Saturday’s second NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway.

    It all kicks off Wednesday afternoon in the parking lot at the Kroger store on Hwy. 227.

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