Local News

  • Ohio River to crest Friday; flash flooding possible

    Carroll County remains under a National Weather Service issued flood warning through Friday evening. The Ohio River is expected to crest at 52 feet at 1 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, and fall below 49 feet by 1 a.m., Saturday, Feb 24.

    Flood stage is 51 feet at the lower gauge at Markland Dam. At stages near 52 feet, lowland roads near the river are flooded, including low-lying roads near Carrollton, Vevay, Warsaw and Florence.

  • Ghent building moves closer to a ground breaking

    The construction company, C/H M, may be ready to start on the new Ghent city building as early as the first of March, engineer Dave Eberenz said during Feb. 13, commission meeting. The company is just waiting on permits, he said.

    The city commission voted to authorize Mayor Jimmy Lewellyn to sign for the water and sewer, making the building one step closer to reality. Eberenz told the board they were also working on changing the site plans to reflect the shift of the building to the west side, reflecting one of the changes they had proposed.

  • No one injured after truck crashes through gas station

    A truck crashed through the Valero gas station on Highland Avenue Friday night, but luckily no one was injured.

    Joshua D. Mahuron, 18, of Carrollton told Carrollton Police he was attempting to drive in between the gas pumps and park at Valero, 1503 Highland Ave., when his breaks failed and he was unable to stop. His 1999 Chevrolet 4x4 extended cab pickup crashed through the front glass at 7:55 p.m.

    Mahuron told police he knew that his breaks were defective, but he had not gotten them fixed yet, according to the police report. No charges were filed.

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  • Lockdown drill held Feb. 21, at CCHS, CCMS

    The Carroll County High School and Carroll County Middle School held a lock down drill Wednesday, Feb. 21, to practice for emergency situations.

    In conjunction with the drill, the Carrollton Police Department's K-9 units, and personnel from the school conducted a search for illegal drugs in the hallways and parking lots of each school, according to a CPD news release.

    As a result of the search a 17-year-old male juvenile was charged for possession of marijuana that was found in a vehicle in the parking lot of the high school.

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  • Walls promoted to full-time; Parents ask about bathrooms

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved transferring Deputy Matt Walls from part-time to full-time effective March 1.

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall asked Fiscal Court at its meeting Feb. 13, to transfer Walls before he starts the academy in March because it allows him to receive full-time benefits while attending. The transfer would allow Walls to work as an officer performing police work in addition to his current duties of serving papers and transferring prisoners.

  • Pension, revenue ideas discussed at legislative forum

    With likely no new sources of revenue, cuts will be imperative in order for state legislators to fully fund pensions and pass the biennial budget by the end of the 2018 General Assembly.

    State Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) and State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville), discussed these topics and more at a legislative update Saturday, Feb. 10, in front of a packed house upstairs in the courtroom at the old downtown courthouse.

    Both legislators noted that not much work has been done in Frankfort over the first half of the 60-day session.

  • River walk payments made, Highland Ave. to be paved

    Carrollton City Council approved payments to the river walk contractors, but is still in dispute with the state and the engineers.

    “I’ve been in pretty heated discussions with the state and the engineers and we don’t agree about what is right,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

    Adams said he received the payment applications for the river walk late Monday afternoon, so they were not included on council’s accounts payable report.

  • New clinic will offer substance counseling, physician visits

    Substance abuse is an issue often found in the local and national news. Opiate addiction is an issue throughout our nation.