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  • New deputy joins S.O., CPD looking to hire soon

    As the dust settles following the spring elections, changes have begun at the local law enforcement agencies. Former Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Jim Hamilton resigned on election night, May 18, leaving a vacant spot on the department. Hamilton was unavailable for comment. Sheriff Ben Smith hired Michael Whalen on May

  • A hard-knock life!
  • County budget includes cost-of-living raise

    With the Primary Election in the past, re-elected Trimble County Judge-Executive Randy Stevens and the Fiscal Court got back to work, approving the first reading of the county’s 2010-11 budget during a special meeting Friday, May 21. The meeting followed a public hearing for input into possible uses for the coun

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  • One dead in boating accident on Ky. River

    A Bedford man is dead after a boating accident near Lock No. 1 on the Kentucky River Thursday night May 27. Jeffrey A. O’Neal, 27, from Bedford was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at Carroll County Memorial Hospital. He and Neal Smith, 26, also from Bedford were transported to the hospital after their boat took on water and could not get away from t

  • Abuse of prescription drugs on rise; use high in this area

    When Carroll County coroner David Wilhoite went to the annual Kentucky Coroners Conference April 20-23, topics such as suicide prevention and investigative techniques were on the agenda, but one topic was particularly pressing—prescription painkillers. In a national survey on drug use and health in 2008, which was given as supportive r

  • Lawmakers OK funding for Milton bridge project

    The Kentucky General Assembly approved a $4.45 billion two-year road plan late Saturday that includes $62.5 million in funding for Kentucky’s share of the Milton- Madison bridge. The cost of the project will be evenly split between Indiana and Kentucky said the spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Chuck Wolfe. The Transp

  • Relay for Life raises $105,000 for cancer research

    No matter what location, the Relay for Life is always a special event for many people in Carroll County, including Carrollton resident Jeremy Thomas. Thomas, who was diagnosed in 2006 but has since been declared cancer-free, and other cancer survivors gathered at the Carroll County High School gym Friday night with friends, family and membe

  • Emergency funds sought for damage from flood

    Damage to county roads, facilities and public utilities as a result of recent flooding has made Carroll County eligible for relief funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said at Tuesday’s fiscal court meeting. Tomlinson declared the county in a state of emergency after flooding occurred on May 1

  • Abramson stresses regional teamwork key to growth

    Cities or communities looking to grow should play to their strengths, nurture a well-educated workforce and work cooperatively with neighboring communties to promote regional opportunities. These are the key areas of advice given by Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson during an appearance at the Carroll County Courthouse Friday. The man often referred to as Louisville’s &ldquo