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Today's News

  • Milton man confesses to stealing copper

    A Milton man was arrested after confessing to theft of high-grade copper from his employer.

    William M. Thacker, 37, was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a Class D felony, on Tuesday, March 27, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Thacker was employed by MTR of Ky., LLC, a recycling company located at 250 Hunter Heights Rd. in Milton. He admitted to stealing copper tubing and wiring his employer used in its processes, the release stated.

  • Burglars break into Valley Christian Church

    Local police are looking for information regarding a break-in at Valley Christian Church, 817 11th Street in Carrollton, that was discovered Sunday, March 25 by the church members. The church is offering a small reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest or conviction in the case.

  • Council considers online reservations for RV park

    The city of Carrollton continues to weigh its options for taking reservations at the new Two Rivers Campground.

    Mayor Gene McMurry and council members Robb Adams, Kevin Craig and Mike Gordon participated in a conference call with Ron Medenwald of Hercules 3.0, a reservation and campground management software company in California, on Monday, April 2.

  • Honoring doctors
  • Carroll County students show progress on PLAN test scores

    The results are in, and Carroll County sophomores have made progress on the road toward the ACT.

    The Class of 2014 made gains above the state average in the PLAN test, administered this past fall, said district Instructional Supervisor Pam Williams last week.

  • Carroll County students named to school honor rolls

    Cartmell Elementary School Third Grade All A’s

    Devin Benecke, Emily Blackburn, Gabrielle Bowen, Maura Brand, Gracie Craig, McKenna Crutcher,  Kennedy Daigle, Taylor Drennen, Taylor Franklin, Brandie Garcia, Gabriella Hembree, Kaycee Herrell, Danyn Johnson, Chrisha Jones, Jaiden Jones, Grace Long, Bailey Mefford, Deaton Oak, Kaitlyn Osborne,Landen Pence, Hailey Robbins,  Diana Teran Marquez, Jose Valle Garcia, Caitlain Voils, Benjamin Watkins and Lily Young.

    Third Grade A/B

  • Grilling safety tips

    Carrollton Fire Prevention Office

    Spring is here, and it is time to talk about cooking safety – especially around the grill.

    As we  head outside to enjoy the nice weather, we should also be mindful of the dangers of gas and charcoal grills.

    Grills placed and used too close to a structure can cause unwanted damage and even a house fire.

  • Taking the Field
  • Jailer reduces next budget by $275,000

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey presented Fiscal Court with a budget that cuts spending in his department by more than $275,000 in the next year.

    At the court’s Tuesday, March 27, meeting, Humphrey said he is working hard to control spending and is looking to reduce costs in a number of categories this year.

    The proposed detention center budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year totals $2.18 million, down from last year’s $2.46 million spending plan. The fiscal year begins July 1.

  • CCAS hosts week of activities

    Carroll County Animal Support will hold a week of events and programs in celebration of Kentucky Week for the Animals, April 7-15.

    CCAS Executive Director Tammie Crawford said this is the second year the volunteer group has put on a week of activities, with a focus on the homeless pets in the community.

    This year’s activities expand last year, with some new programs added, she said. Crawford noted that a couple of events last year were cancelled because of rain, particularly the candlelight walk for homeless pets.