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  • 2014 Relay for Life pageants

    The annual Carroll County Relay for Life pageant was held Saturday, March 22, at Carroll County Middle School. The event was sponsored by Team Robbins and hosted by Hayley Franklin. All proceeds from the event benefited Relay for Life.

  • Mertz couple sentenced in abuse/neglect case

    A Carrollton couple was sentenced March 17 in Carroll County Circuit Court by Judge Stephen Bates after pleading guilty to knowingly abusing/neglecting their disabled daughter.

    Billy Mertz, 46, and Robin Michelle Mertz, 34, the child’s father and stepmother, pleaded guilty to knowingly abusing/neglecting an adult and knowingly exploiting an adult more than $300, both class C felonies.

  • Wilhoite sentenced to 15 years in prison

    A Carrollton man was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment after an incident resulting in the death of Michael Beach, 27, of Carrollton.

    James Nathan Wilhoite, 24, pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter, a class C felony; leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid, a class D felony; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense within a five-year period; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor.

  • Retired teachers group membership increases

    Carroll County Retired Teachers Association met March 21 at Two Rivers Restaurant with eight members present.

    Minutes from the last meeting were read by secretary Velma Hunt and approved. The treasurer’s report included a donation to the Carroll County Public Library in memory of Mary Broberg.

  • Carrollton City Council | March 24, 2014

    City employees, elected officials receive 3 percent raise

    Carrollton City Council approved Monday the first reading of an ordinance establishing the salary scale for fiscal year 2014-15 and replacing the existing salary scale. This represents a 3 percent raise across the board for all city employees beginning July 1, 2014.

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  • Smoke, she’s a rising!

    The Kentucky Fire Commission Area 7 held a regional flashover training course Saturday at the Carrollton Fire Department. The course provides a controlled environment allowing firefighters to witness a live flashover – a dangerous phenomenon that happens when all the contents of a room ignite at the same time. CFD was joined by firefighters from Westside Volunteer Fire Department, Worthville Volunteer Fire Department, Bedford Fire and Rescue, New Liberty Fire Department, Burlington Fire District and North Pendleton Fire District.

  • Less revenue, more cuts to 2014-15 C’ton budget

    Carrollton City Council made cuts to its proposed 2014-15 spending plans Tuesday, March 11, by agreeing to delay purchase of a new fire truck, reduce a requested increase in the mayor’s salary and remove funds to purchase a city trolley.

    Council had the fire department’s request fresh on their mind at the start of the meeting after looking at a truck earlier in the day that Daviess County had purchased. The E-One pumper carries a price tag of $385,000.

  • Budgets for police, fire approved

    Additional drug testing and a new cruiser are included in Carrollton Police Department’s 2014-15 fiscal year budget, while the Carrollton Fire Department will receive new equipment, uniforms and fire protective gear.

    Drug testing for Carrollton Police Department officers and dispatchers will be required twice a year beginning in the 2014-15 fiscal year per a request from the police chief.

  • Rising Above the Storm

    March 2, 2012.

    It’s been a little more than two years since the EF1 tornado swept through Carroll County and changed M.G. and Barbara Long’s lives forever.

    Their home at 2578 King’s Ridge Road in Carroll County was one of the hardest hit in the county. Almost all of the exterior walls – including the garage – and most of the roof were ripped off, and insulation and debris filled every crevice in a matter of minutes.