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  • Primitive camping at RV park discussed, official vote Thursday

    The city plans to have an area for primitive camping ready near the Two Rivers RV Park in time for the spring opening.

    After a lengthy discussion at the second work session focusing on the new park’s rules and regulations on Tuesday, Jan. 24, city leaders unofficially decided they would like to add the primitive camping back into the plans. It was part of the original drawings, but was later phased out.

  • Carrollton arts, music academy to expand, offer more programs

    Music will soon fill the air while young artists work on their paintings in a former law office at 430 Main St.

    Paragon Arts and Music Academy is expanding to add this space next door to the location it has called home for two years.

    Owner and director Jennifer Beach said the additional space is needed because of the growth they have seen for the programs offered in performance and visual arts.

    This level of growth is something Beach did not expect when she opened the doors at Paragon.

  • Synthetic drugs: Legal does not mean safe

    Ashley Stillwell, now a 19-year-old freshman at Western Kentucky University, was feeling on top of the world during the summer of 2011. She had just graduated from Warren East High School and felt like ‘The Hulk:’ “Nothing could touch me,” she said.

    She had never used drugs or alcohol before in her life, but on the night of Aug. 21, she made a decision that would alter her life forever: She took one hit of legal synthetic marijuana and was paralyzed for three hours.

  • Pair arrested when found passed out

    A Carroll County deputy sheriff transporting two people to jail came upon a driver and passenger who were apparently intoxicated at about 2 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 22. A Carrollton Police Department unit was called to assist because the deputy’s vehicle would not hold all of the people who needed transport to jail, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

    Deputy J.T. Shaw was on his way to the Carroll County Detention Center with two suspects when he stopped at the intersection of Fifth Street and Highland Avenue for a traffic light.

  • Man allegedly steals from grandparents

    A Carrollton man was charged this week with allegedly stealing a debit/credit card belonging to his grandparents and making thousands of dollars in purchases.

    James Dalton Walker, 18, 1587 Hwy. 36 East, Carrollton, was charged with forgery second degree, theft by unlawful taking over $500 and criminal possession of a forged instrument second degree, all felony offenses, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy J.T. Shaw arrested him just hours after the initial alleged crime was reported.

  • SO investigating arson case at CCo Animal Shelter

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an attempted arson at the Carroll County Animal Shelter, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

  • Carrollton City Council briefs - Jan. 28, 2012

    Council authorizes $1,500 to advertise community meeting Feb. 16

    By a vote of 5-0 Monday night, Carrollton City Council approved spending up to $1,500 on print and radio advertising for the upcoming community listening session on riverfront development and the future of downtown. Councilman Larry Morgan was not present.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Jan. 25, 2012

    Fiscal court agrees to purchase vehicle for county coroner

    Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday agreed to seek bids on a new vehicle for Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    District 1 Magistrate Floyd Bowling made a motion, seconded by Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, to buy the vehicle off state contract.

    District 2 Magistrate Deanie Miller said he doesn’t understand why the county would want to go off state contract.

    “I’d rather buy local,” he said.

  • Smoke detectors save lives

    Carrollton Fire Department
    Fire Prevention Office

  • Weeks elected president of Development board

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation elected its 2012-13 officers and board members at its annual meeting on Jan. 17, held at the General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center.