Local News

  • Marsh begins work on policy manuals

    County Attorney Nick Marsh is beginning work on policy manuals for the offices headed by elected officials, such as the sheriff and county clerk.

    The issue of office policies arose last month at the fiscal court meeting when County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said he would like to see consistency among the courthouse offices on when they close for holidays.

  • Two arrested after three-county pursuit

    A pursuit on I-71 that spanned three counties ended with two subjects being apprehended by the Kentucky State Police.

    Trooper Zack Morris responded to a call of a possible driving under the influence on Interstate 71 North in Henry County at about 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, according to a state police news release.

    After observing the vehicle, Morris activated the lights and siren on his cruiser to warn the vehicle to stop. The driver of the vehicle, Marcus E. Gritton, 33, of Louisville, continued driving, according to the news release.

  • Revised job descriptions place six under police chief’s supervision

    Carrollton City Council approved revisions to 10 job descriptions on first reading Monday night, most of them tied to a change that places 911 dispatch under the direction of the police department.

    One other change was made in the job description of the city’s building inspector and code enforcement officer, removing language stating that the person will work in the public works department one or two days a week.

    Council will have a second reading of the changes at its May 14 meeting.

  • Carrollton man arrested following search

    A knock-and-talk visit by law enforcement officials to a Ninth Street apartment yielded a find of items used to make and ingest methamphetamine.

    Carroll County Deputy Sheriffs J.T. Shaw and Clay Cable went to 1209 Ninth St., Carrollton, the residence of Machiel A. Martin on Thursday, April 19. The Sheriff’s Office had received a report that methamphetamine was present in the apartment and was being manufactured in the dwelling, according to a news release.

  • SO makes arrest in money order theft

    A couple who reportedly stole a money order from a Carroll County business were found in Boone County the following day. In the process of searching for the two alleged thieves, police found paraphernalia related to heroin in a Carrollton home.

  • Ghent P&Z recommends commission appoint Duncan zoning administrator

    After having their first choice for city zoning administrator vetoed by city commissioners, the Ghent Planning and Zoning Commission held a special meeting Monday afternoon, April 23, to consider recommendations for other candidates.

    In the end, Mayor William Mumphrey suggested resident Jack Duncan to the position, which is in charge of enforcing the city’s zoning ordinances. The commissioners voted 5-0 in favor of bringing Duncan’s name to be voted on at the next City Commission meeting.

  • Caring for Carroll’s Children

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention month. But victims’ advocate Leigh Ann Roberts, guest speaker at the Stand Up for Carroll County Kids event held April 20, said  “somebody should have called it Child Abuse Action month.” 

  • Tax refunds available for March 2 tornado victims

    Carroll County residents who suffered damage from the March 2 tornado and storms that moved through the area are eligible to have the sales and use taxes refunded for purchases made for building repair and replacement.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the General Assembly passed House Bill 255 allowing disaster relief on these taxes up to $6,000. Gov. Steve Beshear signed the bill into law April 16.

  • First closure for Milton-Madison Bridge April 25-29

    The first brief closure of the U.S. 421 Milton-Madison Bridge by the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began 12:01 a.m. April 25 and will last through April 29.

    During the closure, project contractor Walsh Construction Co. will work around the clock to demolish the existing bridge approaches and connect temporary ramps in Milton and Madison, Ind. to the bridge.

  • First readings held on C’ton city, utilities ‘12-13 budgets

    Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry hopes fiscal year 2012-13 will include the completion of the splash park and the beginning of phase two in the Point Park Master Plan, which would include a permanent river walk from Fifth Street to the overlook pier at the Two Rivers Campground.

    In his budget message, the mayor compared city government to a wagon wheel with the spokes representing the five departments. He said none can function without the support of the other and none is more important than the other.