Local News

  • Carrollton man leads police on high-speed pursuit Sunday

    A Carrollton man was arrested Sunday, Feb. 7, after leading Kentucky and Indiana police on a pursuit that began in Carrollton and ended in Madison, Ind.

    Kevin Bartram, 48, of Carrollton, faces charges from both the Carrollton Police Department and the Madison Police Department.

  • Recycling project to benefit youth sports

    A Carroll County alumna has developed a recycling program to help raise money this summer for the county’s recreation programs.

    Hannah Devine, a 2012 CCHS graduate, knows that recycling works, as she has done it in recent years to help pay for her college education.

    Devine is now teaming up with Carroll County Parks and Recreation to recycle aluminum cans to benefit the county’s youth and its environment.

  • Winter not finished yet

    Carroll County has been living on the edge of the recent snow activity, as the county has managed to miss the higher amounts of snowfall.

    Carroll County Road Supervisor Gene Clayton said his crews were out at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, to begin cleaning the roads.

    “The roads were pretty well covered early this morning,” Clayton said. “By mid-morning we had them cleared and by noon we should be over everything. Some roads are on their third pass.”

  • E-911 proposal presented to Carrollton City Council

    Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams shared with council the five-year budget plan for the Carroll County Dispatch Center at the council meeting Feb. 8. Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick, Carrollton Police Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell and Adams developed the plan, which was presented to Fiscal Court Jan. 26.

    While dispatch runs 24/7, who pays for it has been “a total train wreck,” Adams said.

    Adams said there has been some discrepancy over the 911 funds between the city and county.

  • Main Street project to begin soon

    The downtown Carrollton Main Street streetscape project will soon go to bid.

  • Fiscal Court | Feb. 11, 2016

    County road speed limit ordinance

    Carroll County fiscal court approved the second reading of an ordinance establishing a speed limit for all vehicles on each county road at its meeting Feb. 9. Any changes to speed limits would require amending the ordinance.

    The ordinance was one of the steps necessary for the county to have in place before it could establish a golf cart and side-by-side ordinance for the county.


    NAS bonds

  • Hornback, Rand visit with constituents at town hall

    High-speed internet, the biennial budget, prevailing wage and raising the minimum wage were the top issues discussed at a recent town hall meeting.

    About 35 people crowded into the second-floor courtroom Saturday, Jan. 30, to listen to state legislators Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and Rep. Rick Rand (D-Bedford) discuss the upcoming state budget and a variety of important issues. 

  • Living the dream: Carroll native Clifton pens first novel

    Carroll County native Dennis Clifton has published his first novel, “I Took Soul to Church Today” and will be offering presentations about the book at the Carroll County Public Library Feb. 13, and Mar. 12, beginning at 1 p.m.

  • Fundraising for Relay one quarter at a time
  • Judge considers whether Horine crucial to case

    Special Circuit Court Judge Patricia Summe will decide whether Adam Horine is an “indispensible witness” in the case against Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite and Officer Ron Dickow and if he should be compelled to appear at the trial, scheduled to begin March 1, in Carroll County. An orientation meeting for jurors was held Tuesday preceding a hearing in the case.