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Local News

  • Road closings

    Two county roads will be closed due to construction projects.

    U.S. 42 at the Kentucky Utilities Ghent power plant will be closed for a 12-hour period this week to allow for installation of a pipe bridge over the road. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the road will be closed from 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26 until 7 a.m. on Thursday Sept. 27. He said KU has agreed to work with the contractor to allow the school bus through the area if the road is still closed when it runs that morning.

  • Information sought regarding vandalism at local laundromat

    An unknown man and woman recently vandalized a coin machine at a local laundromat. The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help to identify the two suspects.

    Deputy J.T. Shaw received a call regarding the vandalism at 8:59 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Suds N Duds from co-owner Jeremy Chowning. Chowning and co-owner Tony Wilson discovered the damaged change machine the morning of Sept. 18. The perpetrators took about $400 in coins, according to a sherrif’s office news release.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 26, 2012
  • Where does food come from?

    If you ask children what their favorite food is, pizza would probably be a popular answer. But where does pizza come from?

    The Carroll County Public Library held an event Saturday to help answer that very question. Children and community members gathered in the children’s area and had the opportunity to make their own miniature pizzas from fresh ingredients grown in the “pizza garden” behind the library. The children also took homemade watering jugs outside and watered the garden.

  • Picnic at the Point
  • Post Office renovated

    The Carrollton Post Office, pictured at right Friday, has undergone a major renovation over the past eight weeks. Exterior work on the historic building includes replacing the spindles on top of the building and handrail, fixing the leaky roof, recaulking the windows, replacing the broken windows, painting the exterior handrails. On the inside, walls with water damage have been fixed and repainted.

  • Carroll Faces | Sept. 19, 2012
  • Carroll man dies in tractor accident

    A Carroll County man was killed instantly in a farm tractor accident Thursday, Sept.13.

    Marion “Red” Platt, 75, 855 Dividing Ridge Rd., Sanders, was bushhogging land on Kings Ridge Road. His farm tractor became stuck while going up a hill, rolled over onto Platt and killed him instantly, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Pig roast in the park
  • Vandalism at county park

    Information is being sought on the person or people who vandalized and stole from a Pepsi machine at the Robert M. Westrick County Park in early September. The damaged machine was discovered on Sept. 5, around 7 p.m. by a part-time parks and recreation department employee, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The Pepsi machine was vandalized and the cash and coins were stolen. It appeared that an object was used to pry the machine open, according to a news release.