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  • Safety first: Rescue must obey traffic laws

    Carroll County Rescue Squad officers and members will no longer be allowed to put a flashing light on a personal vehicle, use a siren or speed to the scene of an accident.

    A new policy adopted by Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday requires all rescue squad members and officers to “obey all traffic signals, signs and laws.”

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the policy is needed after several recent accidents involving rescue personnel who were responding to calls.

  • Minor injuries in interstate incident
  • Celebrating the first day of school

    Christian Academy of Carrollton students returned from summer break Wednesday, Aug. 13.


  • Carroll man charged with robbery

    A Carroll County man was arrested Saturday, Aug. 9, and charged with robbery after an incident at a New Castle Bank. 

  • Getting ready for school
  • Candidates file for city races

    Voters in Carrollton, Ghent and Prestonville will have a choice for their city’s next mayor as incumbents face challengers for their jobs in the Nov. 4 General Election.

    Carrollton voters also must select from a field of eight seeking the six seats for council, while in Prestonville five are vying for four seats on city commission.

    The filing deadline for the non-partisan elections closed at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 12.

  • I-71 Road work

    On Aug. 12, 2014, weather permitting, construction crews will pour concrete to construct bridge decks south of Exit 43 on I-71, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 Office. This activity is expected to cause longer traffic delays than usual, therefore alternative routes should be considered. The bridge decks are scheduled to be complete by Aug. 18, 2014 and traffic delays are expected to improve. The resurfacing project that is ongoing is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 1, 2014.

  • PUBLIC RECORDS CORRECTION

    DUE to a computer error in the Carroll County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, Jerad L. Price, 21, was listed on the court docket in a case heard July 24, 2014, and published in the records section July 31, 2014. The case had no connection to Price. The traffic charge should have read: Robby R. Mitchell, motion to revoke probation; continued to Aug. 14.

  • Cheerleaders go to camp
  • Mulch Madness

    Girl Scout Troop 1641 volunteered their time Thursday, July 31, to help Carrollton Public Works employees Ronnie Knight and Troy Harell spread mulch at the 2Rivers Campground. Troop leader Kimberly Bowen said she asked Knight for a project the girls could help with so they could earn their community service badge.