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  • Dr. Martin celebrates milestone

    Dr. Cecil Martin reached a milestone Sept. 19 as he celebrated his  40th year of practicing medicine in Carrollton.

    Sitting in his office Thursday at Riverbourne Medical Center on Marwill Drive, Martin reflected on his four decades of practice here.

    “It’s been a wonderful experience, and the people have been very good to me,” he said. “And, hopefully, I’ve been good to them. So that’s why we’ve had a good association.”

  • A statement from Stacy Tuttle on behalf of the family

    “Thank you all for your prayers, calls, emails and texts.  Our hearts are broken over the death of our sweet Caroline.  We thank you  for your compassion while our family deals with this personal tragedy.

  • Officials React

    “Our main concern is the safety of the children. All the family and everyone involved is in our prayers. The sheriff’s office is available if anyone needs anything. We’re just keeping everyone in our prayers during this hard time. I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and concerns. That’s what’s great about living in a small community, and I’m proud to be the sheriff of Carroll County, knowing that everyone comes together during such a tough time.”

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office

  • Timeline Of The Tragedy

    4:32 p.m. - Call comes in to Carroll County Dispatch.

    5 p.m. - Carroll County Superintendent Lisa James arrives at the accident scene.

    5:12 p.m. - Two helicopters are on scene. The first helicopter flies out.

    5:16 p.m. - The second helicopter flies out.

    5:17 p.m. - Emergency crews perform rescue tasks that sound as if they are beating on top of the bus.

    5:18 p.m. - A third helicopter flies in. Workers begin to secure the bus by putting poles and ladders underneath it.

    5:22 p.m. - A fourth  helicopter flies in.

  • Tragedy on Boone Road: Two Carroll County children die in bus accident

    A school bus accident on Boone Road in Carroll County claimed the lives of two Carroll County Head Start students Monday, Oct. 29, when the bus they were riding in veered off the road to the left, overturned and hit a tree.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 spokesman Trooper Brad Arterburn said there were nine Head Start students on the bus at the time of the wreck.

    The two children killed in the accident have been identified as Ryder Deitz and Caroline Tuttle, both 3 years old and both of Carrollton, according to a KSP news release Tuesday afternoon.

  • Early Head Start, Head Start not in session Tuesday, Oct. 30

    The Carroll County School District released the following statement Tuesday morning:

    "Due to a bus accident involving students enrolled in the Carroll County Child Development Center, the Head Start and Early Head Start Programs will not be in session today, Oct. 30.

    'Words cannot describe the grief that our families and staff are experiencing,' said Lisa James, superintendent of the Carroll County School District.  'Our thoughts and prayers go out to those families involved in this tragic accident.

  • Bus accident kills two Head Start students, injures four students and assistant on bus

    A bus accident on Boone Road in Carroll County claimed the lives of two Head Start students Monday afternoon when the bus veered off the road to the left, partially overturned onto its side and hit a tree.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 spokesman Trooper Brad Arterburn said there were nine Head Start students on the bus at the time of the wreck.

    Four children were injured - three of those were flown by helicopter to Kosairs Children's Hospital in Louisville, while the fourth was flown to the University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.

  • Celebrating our heritage

    The Port William Historical Society held its Heritage Day on Oct. 20 at the Masterson House.  

  • County approves upgrades for detention center

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Oct. 24, 2012

    CU to apply for loan

    City Council approved 5-0 Resolution 2012-32 to authorize the city through Carrollton Utilities to file for a loan application through the Federally Assisted Drinking Water Revolving Fund. Councilman Larry Morgan was not present for the vote.