Local News

  • 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.

  • Celebrating Fall
  • Political candidates respond to questionnaires

    City Council

    Name: Robb W. Adams

    Age: 44

    How long have you been
    a Carroll County resident?

    16 years

    Where did you attend
    high school, college?

    Owen County High School

    Have you held public office before? If so, in what capacity?

    Yes. I am a member of Carrollton City Council.

    Why did you choose
    to seek this office?

  • Hawkins benefits from full-ride county consortium scholarship

    A scholarship from the Carroll County Training Consortium provided Mary Hawkins with opportunities that led to a full-time job in quality assurance at Dow Corning’s Carrollton plant.

    The scholarship paid Hawkins’ full tuition at Jefferson Community and Technical College and for all of her books for her two-year degree in Applied Process Technology.

  • Carroll County Middle School next in line for renovations

    Now that the renovation of Cartmell Elementary School is complete and the Early Childhood Learning Center is in its second year, Carroll County Schools Superintendent Lisa James and the Board of Education are turning their attention to upgrading and updating Carroll County Middle School.

    The project will include a new or renovated gymnasium, as well as renovations to two basements below the existing building, James said in a phone interview Monday, to create space for an arts and humanities program and project-based learning.

  • Gun falls from woman’s purse, discharges

    Customers having lunch at the Carrollton McDonald’s received quite a shock last week after a handgun fell from an Ohio woman’s purse and discharged inside the restaurant.

    Carroll County Central Dispatch received a call at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, reporting that a woman fired a gun into the building at McDonald’s, according to a news release from Carrollton Police Department.

  • Lacefield named to Ghent P&Z

    The Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission appointed a new member during a brief special meeting Monday night at City Hall.

    Aaron Lacefield, owner of McCool’s Tavern on Main Cross Street, was nominated and approved by a 5-0 vote.

    “As a new businessman in town, he will be an asset to us,” said commission Chairman Karen Browning.

  • Society celebrates ‘heritage’ Saturday

    Heritage Day is this Saturday on the front lawn of the Masterson House, and Port William Historical Society President Ben Collett said it will be bigger and better than ever, with more activities, vendors and period demonstrations.

    The ultimate goal is for the event to be more of a community fall festival, Collett said Tuesday, and to become one of the organization’s major annual fund-raisers.