Local News

  • Park Trails group seeks funding for project’s next phase

    Carroll County will apply for a Land/Water Conservation Fund grant to help fund Phase II of the Park-to-Park Trails Project.

    Organizers envision connecting 18 miles of continuous recreational trails between Point Park, General Butler State Resort Park and the Robert Westrick Memorial Park. The first phase of the project is in the development stage with help from consultants Lose and Associates Inc., a landscaping architectural firm based in Nashville, Tenn. and Lawrenceville, Ga.

  • City acquires Owenton municipal natural gas system

    The city of Carrollton through Carrollton Utilities entered an asset purchase and franchise agreement to acquire the entire assets of the Owenton municipal natural gas system.

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2011-01 and 2011-02 allowing Mayor Gene McMurry to sign the agreement and the bill of sale. Previously, Carrollton Utilities operated the gas system. As a result, it now both owns and operates it, according to Carrollton Utilities General Manager Bill Osborne.

  • Swearing in city officials
  • Fiscal Court briefs Jan. 11, 2011

    Traffic light wins state approval

  • Fire damages home in English

    Volunteer firefighters from several area fire departments responded to a house fire in the 600 block of Old Gigal Road near English Tuesday afternoon.

    The fire was in the two-story frame home of Buster and Frances Wyman, according to Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman. The Wymans were not at home at the time of the fire, Kinman said.

  • Council approved resolution to authorize Marsh to collect delinquent taxes for city and county

    Carrollton City Council unanimously approved Resolution 2011-03, which authorizes City Attorney Nick Marsh to file suit against any person owing delinquent taxes on behalf of the City of Carrollton.

    Marsh said Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson would be reading a similar resolution in Fiscal Court, as Marsh also serves as the County Attorney. Fiscal court approved the resolution at its Tuesday morning meeting.

  • Sworn to serve: Cable named deputy

    Clay Cable has served Carrollton and Carroll County in a variety of roles, ranging from school board chairman to firefighter. His newest role? Deputy sheriff.

    Cable was sworn in on Wednesday by District Judge Elizabeth Chandler into a job he has “always wanted to do. … Since I left the military, I never really had the opportunity to do so until Sheriff (Jamie) Kinman gave me the opportunity.”

  • Spending set to double on county road projects

    Carroll County’s roads will get twice the attention in the next year with funding recommended for projects totaling $2.3 million on primary roads, with another $373,156 going toward secondary highways.

    This is more than twice the dollars that flowed into county road projects last year with projects totaling $1.06 million completed on the primary roads alone.

  • NAS expansion would add line, 10-15 new jobs

    North American Stainless hopes to win the state’s approval this month for a $10-15 million funding package to expand its long products division in Ghent.

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved an inducement resolution Tuesday, Jan. 11 for up to $30 million in bonds and state real estate tax breaks for the NAS project.

  • Web cam offers view of work on Milton-Madison bridge

    Intrigued by the plans to replace the superstructure of the Milton-Madison Bridge?
    You’re in luck.
    The new web cam set up by Walsh Construction is now live on the project website, MiltonMadisonBridge.com. The camera, mounted on a pole on Vaughn Drive in Madison, Ind., faces east toward Milton and snaps one photo every 15 minutes – day and night – of the entire span.