Local News

  • 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.

  • County schools rank near top

    The Carroll County School District has spent several years integrating technology into the classroom and the workplace, and one national organization has taken note – ranking it fifth in the nation among districts of its size.

  • Council picks campground manager

    After bidding the position out three times, Carrollton City Council selected Frances Wyman as the contractor for the Two Rivers RV Campground Monday night.

    Councilman Kevin Craig made the motion, and Councilman Mike Gordon seconded it, contingent upon Wyman obtaining the required insurance and passing a background check.

    The city received two bids this last time, one from Wyman and the other from Donald Kindoll.

  • Campground Opening

    The Two Rivers Campground will officially open Friday, May 4 and will host local campers at no cost for Friday and Saturday as a kickoff event.  All campers residing in Carroll County are invited to enjoy a weekend of fun as a way to christen the campground. The ribbon cutting will be at 5:30 p.m.

    Those who wish to participate should contact the mayor’s office at 732-7051 to reserve a site.  City leaders said they expect a full house and encouraged residents to call as soon as they can. 

  • Webster left his imprint on Carrollton

    Carrollton lost a community leader, a small-business owner, a friend to many and a man committed to his family Monday morning with the death of Charlie Webster.

    Webster, 79, died early Monday, April 22 due to complications from kidney failure. (See obituary, Page 3.)

    Those who knew him were quick to offer their praise for the impact he had on Carrollton and Carroll County.

  • Mock crash shows students consequences of distracted driving

    A teenager driving drunk with two passengers in the car collides head-on with an SUV driven by a teenager who was texting and driving, carrying a front-seat passenger and a baby in the backseat, neither wearing seatbelts. Beer cans and pill bottles litter the ground. Three people die, two are rushed to the hospital and one is arrested.

    This did not actually happen.

    It was a mock crash set up by the local emergency service agencies for educational purposes. But it is a scenario that could happen if people make poor choices.

  • Two men arrested following traffic stop

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell executed a traffic stop at midnight on Saturday, April 14, in the 800 block of Clay Street.

    Allegedly in plain view was a package of pseudoephedrine, lithium batteries and drain cleaner, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

    Elender Karshner, 44, of Sparta was charged with unlawful first-offense possession of methamphetamine precursors and possession of open alcohol-beverage containers in motor vehicle.

    Tommy J. Floyd, 24, of Glencoe was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors.

  • CPD arrests pair for possession of heroin

    Two people with warrants out of Oldham County were arrested in Carroll County Friday, April 13 for charges including possession of heroin.

  • CPD finds, arrests man with four outstanding warrants in Carroll

    Carrollton Police Officers Tim Mitchell and Daniel Embry arrested a man formerly of Carrollton who had four outstanding Carroll County warrants ranging from 2007-2010 on Friday, April 13.

  • Sheriff’s Office seeks burglary suspect in case on Woodlawn

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person who attempted to burglarize a residence on Woodlawn Drive Monday, April 9.

    The responsible party allegedly pried open a back door of the home. A burglar alarm sounded, and it is believed the alarm scared away the perpetrator, according to a news release.

    The home is owned by Robert and Sheila Robertson. Nothing was taken from the home, said Sheriff Jamie Kinman, who is investigating the crime.