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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bridge closure likely through end of March

    Preparation work continues for the main slide of the Milton-Madison Bridge, officials say, but it appears likely the bridge will remain closed through at least the end of the month.

    The sequence of events required to open the bridge will take about two or more weeks, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Doe-Anderson, the public relations firm representing the Milton-Madison Bridge Project.

  • ‘Red Dog’ leads inspections on bridge

    The bright, royal blue polo shirt was what caught the reporter’s eye during a public meeting several months ago at Madison’s Brown Gymnasium. Stitched in gold on the left breast were the words “Trimble County High School Alumni.” The wearer, sporting a bright red goatee, was an affable young man who seemingly doesn’t meet a stranger. His name is Larry “Red Dog” Collins and he has a significant responsibility with the new Milton-Madison Bridge.

  • Prestonville set to pay sewer bill early, hired mowing company

    The City of Prestonville hopes to save the city and its residents years of sewer costs by paying the remainder of the money borrowed to upgrade the sewer as early as this year.

    During the March 17 meeting, the mayor and commissioners discussed paying off the additional amount, currently about $98,000, as soon as possible.

    “It will benefit everybody in Prestonville,” Mayor Billy Walker said.  He went on to say he has been “pushing for this for a while.”

  • Heavy lifters

    Carroll County student-athletes Caleb Guenthner, Terrance Mumphrey, Ramsey Gordon, Zak Wilson and Darrien Byrd traveled to North Bullitt High School to compete in the State Push/Pull weight lifting competition. 

    Juniors Mumphrey, Guenthner and Gordon competed in the varsity division. In the 220-pound weight class, Ramsey placed fourth. Mumphrey and Guenthner were both in the 275 weight class. Mumphrey came in first place in their weight class, while Guenthner placed second. 

  • Feelin’ the need for speed
  • Stoops wants senior-led track team to meet goals

    This season’s Carroll County High School track and field team boasts a mix of state qualifiers on the high school and middle school levels, experienced athletes and new talent ready to test themselves for the first time. 

    Eighteen student-athletes signed up this season, including nine seniors: Branden Brock, Tre Burgin, Alex Burns, Cheyenne Duke, Michael Hall, Blake Kruzan, Sierra Martinez, Cody Osborne and Ashley Srouder.