Local News

  • Complaint alleging sexual abuse filed against Horine

    Carrollton resident Adam Horine, who is at the center of a case that launched a criminal investigation into the actions of Police Chief Mike Wilhoite and Officer Ron Dickow in April, was named in a sexual-abuse complaint filed by a Florence, Ky., detective on July 1.

    According to the complaint, Horine is accused of groping a female patient while he was a patient at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.

  • Dead Poet Society of America enjoys Trimble, Carroll visits


    Landmark News Service

    On Monday, July 20, Walter Skold drove his van entitled “Dedgar the Poemobile,” into beautiful Trimble County. He was ecstatic to be in Kentucky and had a great deal on his agenda. His first visit to Kentucky was back in 2009.

    This trip he hopes to enjoy a little more down time. On his 62-day trip he has visited 80 graves in cemetery visits around the state.

  • Hwy. 227 railroad crossing finally being fixed

    Reconstruction of the railroad crossing on Hwy. 227 will begin at 6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3.  The project is expected to take four to five days to complete, Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said in a news release.

  • City moves ahead with Main Street project, will work on ways to curb speeding issue

    The sidewalk and utilities project on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth streets in front of Down On Main restaurant is finally getting started. Council unanimously approved moving forward on the project, despite cost estimates of about $40,000 more than what was budgeted.

  • CCMS, CCHS construction projects both running behind schedule

    Construction progress was the hot topic at the Carroll County Board of Education meeting July 23.

    Marilla Construction, general contractor for the Carroll County Middle School renovation and addition, asked to meet with Carroll County Superintendent Bill Hogan and Chief Operations Officer Larry Curell to start developing a contingency plan for housing students for the first week or two of school. A month of rain and other factors have had an adverse effect on the projected completion date for the renovation of the old gym and basement.

  • County to install culvert; roads in disrepair due to rain

    Carroll County Fiscal Court accepted the bid from Luhn and Oak Construction at its July 28, meeting to install a box culvert on Ghent Eagle North in Sanders. The winning bid was $30,800 and was $33,000 less than the bid submitted by C and R Construction from Elizabeth, Ind.

    The culvert is 8 feet wide, 5 feet tall and 28 feet long. The road will be closed for two to three weeks for the concrete to cure.


    Road report

  • Leading the way: McKinney, Gray hired at iLead Academy

    Personalized learning will take another step forward this school year with the opening of the iLead Academy, a regional career academy focusing on nontraditional education for students who are accelerated in and math science and are interested in a career in engineering.

    Forty incoming freshman from five counties–Henry (9), Owen (9), Carroll (8), Gallatin (8) and Trimble (6)–will make up the inaugural class. A few students who are on the waiting list may be added before the beginning of the school year.

  • New courses, students, instructors at Area Technology Center

    Carroll County Area Technology Center principal Tony Jury is excited about the upcoming school year.

    There are many changes that occurred over the summer at the school, and what is most exciting for Jury is there is not an open seat in the building. The automotive and welding programs even have waiting lists.

    The seats are being filled with students from the new iLead Academy and Henry County High School.

  • College and Career Readiness gears up for new year

    Carroll County High School has its own superhero in Carroll County College and Career Readiness Counselor Rachel Mefford. She begins her third year at Carroll County High School in a position funded as part of the district’s four-year Race to the Top grant.

    Mefford’s mission is to make sure the students in grades 8th through 12th meet the Kentucky Department of Education’s standards for being college and/or career ready. 

  • Dancing the night away!