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Today's News

  • Area departments fight two house fires last week

    Two Carroll County families lost their homes to fires last week.

    The first was the home of Todd Crowell at 691 Locust Road.

    Crowell called Carroll County Dispatch at 10:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District were dispatched and arrived on scene at about 10:25 p.m. Carrollton Fire Department also was dispatched for manpower and helped the other two departments fight the blaze. Ghent and Milton Fire and Rescue shuttled water to the scene.

  • Making Prom a Reality

    Operation Prom Dress was held Saturday at Relevant Church. The program is in it’s third year. Organizer Samantha Abercrombie said girls came to the event from Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties and Vevay.

  • Heroin bust may be the largest in local history

    A call for help after a young man collapsed in a Prestonville home led to what may be the largest heroin bust in Carrollton and Carroll County history Tuesday, April 10.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call Tuesday morning that a 20-year-old male had passed out at 778 Carlisle St. in Prestonville. Carrollton Police Officer Daniel Embry responded to the scene, believing it could be a drug overdose, according to a Carrollton Police Department news release. Embry discovered the man was not breathing and began CPR until the ambulance arrived.

  • Youth Expo
  • Bus crash survivor visits city

    Nearly a quarter of a century after the bus crash on Interstate 71 changed his life forever, survivor Harold Dennis returned to Carrollton last week as part of a project to make a documentary about the tragedy.

    Dennis spoke Wednesday to the Carrollton Rotary Club at General Butler State Resort Park, talking some about his personal experiences and also about “Impact,” the movie he is producing with several others to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • Prestonville buys land for new city building

    The city of Prestonville is purchasing 5 acres of land on New Castle Pike for a new city hall and recreation center.

    At its April 9 meeting, the city commission voted to purchase the land from Debbie and Tommy Couch for $20,000, as long as the title search on the land is clear.

    Mayor Vickie Burgin said Monday that City Attorney Alecia Hubbard had completed the title search on the property and it does have a clear title. Burgin said Hubbard gave her the OK to move forward with acquiring the land.

  • City fed up with poor service from WiFi company

    By JONNA SPELBRING PRIESTER

    Landmark Community Newspapers

    Get your stuff and get out.

    That’s the message Campbellsburg Mayor Rex Morgan would like to deliver to PoweredOn owner Brent Graves of Carrollton.

    Campbellsburg hired Graves in 2011 to set up a wireless Internet, or WiFi, network to be delivered at no cost to city residents. But, one year later, the network has coverage issues, and Graves did not follow through on a promise he made to the council in March to address the problems.

  • Fun for all at Ghent Easter event
  • 2012 Easter on the Square winners
  • Spike in motorcycle crashes prompts State Police to begin social media safety blitz

    KSP reports that 2012 has already shown a spike in motorcycle-related crashes with a 69 percent increase from 2011 for the same time period. For this reason, KSP has decided to utilize their best asset for reaching the public – social media. With over 40,000 followers on Facebook©, 2,900 followers on Twitter© and an active YouTube©, Flickr© and Blogger© account, the agency plans to blast out motorcycle safety messaging via these platforms.