Local News

  • Council: No long-term stays for now

    Carrollton City Council decided Monday night to table its discussion on long-term, off-season camping at the Two Rivers Campground until a later date.

    Instead, council approved the first reading of Ordinance 2012-23 amending the campground rates without it. The motion passed 5-0, with Councilman Larry Morgan absent. The second reading will be held June 25.

  • HVAC estimates high, road projects to be bid

    Bids for replacing the heating and cooling system at the old Carroll County Courthouse came in above what officials had estimated, while those for electrical upgrades for the historic building were in line with their expectations.

    This assessment came from county Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson at Friday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

  • Muddy Good Time!

    About 1100 people competed in the Mudathon held at General Butler State Resort Park Saturday.

  • Collecting for Crusade

    Carrollton firefighters, Westside firefighters, scouts and volunteers collected door-to-door for the Crusade for Children on May 30 and 31. CFD also held a road block at the intersection of 5th Street and Highland Avenue on June 1 and 2.

  • Heroes In Training

    Firefighters from Carrollton Fire Department, Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Worthville Fire Department competed in the first Fireman’s Challenge at the Fair Monday night. Firefighters performed six events: a 85-ft bundle carry, a 100-ft hose drag, a 130 ft equipment carry, a 28 ft ladder raise and extension, a 200 lb rescue Randy doll carry and a weighted sled pull with 150 lbs on it that was drug 50 ft.

  • Convivial Carnival
  • Competing for the crown

    Fourteen women competed in the 2012 Miss Carroll County Fair
    pageant held Monday night.

  • Carrollton man arrested on sexual-related charges involving a juvenile

    Carrollton Police arrested a Carrollton man Friday, June 1 for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in his neighborhood.

    Mark Anthony Weber, 24, of 1204 Sixth St. was charged with first- degree rape, first-degree sodomy and first-degree burglary, all class B felony charges punishable by between 10-20 years in prison and a fine of between $1,000-$10,000.

    Police Chief Mike Willhoite said the incident allegedly occurred at 5:30 a.m. Friday, and Carrollton Police were notified at 6:45 a.m.

  • Fourth Street building razed to make way for parking lot


    The News Democrat Intern

    The middle school is about to get its own parking lot.

    The Carroll County Board of Education recently purchased the property on the corner of Fourth Street and Seminary Street for $130,000. The .646 acre property was formerly owned by James Vannarsdall.

  • Leeper, Raisor to leave principal posts

    Two Carroll County principals have stepped down from their posts.

    Carroll County High School Principal John Leeper has accepted the principal job for Martha Layne Collins High School in Shelby County. Carroll County Area Technology Center Principal Crystal Raisor will be teaching at the Carroll County Alternative Learning Center next school year.

    “It was a difficult decision, but one that will allow me to be closer to my children during the school day,” Leeper said.