Local News

  • 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!
  • Carrollton City Council

    Council considers adopting codes

    Carrollton city council discussed adopting the property maintenance code and one- and two-family residential code at a special council meeting July 15. The regular meeting July 13, was rescheduled due to the threat of severe weather.

  • See ya later, Golden Arches

    Carroll County residents and visitors must go elsewhere for their french fry and sweet tea fix, as demolition on the Carrollton McDonalds began Tuesday, July 21.

    The almost 30-year-old building was constructed in December 1985 and will make way for a new approximately 4,800 square foot building, Vice President and General Manager Grant Groen of Archways McDonald’s Organization said. The restaurant will reopen in October 2015.

  • No one injured in recent trailer fire

    No one was injured after a trailer caught fire in Worthville July 13. A rental property located at 628 Eagle Creek Circle, it was owned by Joey Hehe of Owen County.

    No one was living there at the time. Brittany Lawson, Hehe’s niece, said the renter had just moved out the week before. Her uncle was in North Carolina on business when the fire occurred. 

  • Police search for suspects in burglary cases

    Carrollton Police Department stepped up foot patrols in downtown Carrollton after two businesses were burglarized July 14.

    Bling and More, 507 Highland Ave., and Zilasue, 509 Highland Ave., were broken into between 1-2 a.m., Officer Tim Gividen said. The burglar smashed a concrete block through the glass front doors, went straight to the cash registers and were out in about 30 seconds, he said.

    “It was a smash and grab job, pretty much,” he said.