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Today's News

  • Hwy. 36 car wreck leaves four injured

    Four people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 36 near Notch Lick Road in Carroll County Wednesday, Feb. 26. Carroll County Dispatch received a call about the incident at 11:36 a.m.

    Preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle driven by Donald Jeffries, 50, of Goshen, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 36 when the vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Jeffries’ vehicle collided head-on with a westbound vehicle driven by Stephen Wise, 37, of Carrollton. 

  • Contractor selected for $7.8 million middle school renovation project

    Carroll County Board of Education awarded the Carroll County Middle School renovation project bid to Marrilla Design and Construction of Lexington, Ky., at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 27.

    The board received nine bids for the project, which were opened Feb. 6. Marrilla had the lowest bid for both the base and the alternates selected Feb. 11, by the board at a work session meeting, Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects said. The base bid for the project is $7,434,659 with alternates 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 selected for a total construction cost of $7,798,115.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns, minor injuries to driver

    A Christman Sons and Farms tractor-trailer hauling a fertilizer mix of 28 percent nitrogen and water overturned on Hwy. 389 about a mile from the Carroll/Henry county line Friday, Feb. 28.

    Tyler Davis, 18, of Prestonville was traveling on Hwy. 389 and went around a curve when his load shifted, causing the tractor-trailer to overturn, Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Brad Arterburn said Tuesday. Davis was transported by Carroll County EMS to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and released, Arterburn said.

  • Dollar-A-Day Boys

    Author Bill Jamerson brings his music and storytelling program on the Civilian Conservation Corps to Carrollton at 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Carroll County Public Library.

    In an interview from his home in Michigan Monday, Jamerson said his one-hour program combines stories, songs, readings from his books and a video in a nostalgic, feel-good, coming-of-age program about CCC. “I will be sharing the experiences of these young men,” he said.

  • Legislators at work

    Some of tomorrow’s young Carroll County leaders visited the state capitol Wednesday, Feb. 26, to learn about the innerworkings of state government. Twenty-four Carroll County High School juniors and seniors in the Carroll County Young Leaders Institute program met state Rep. Rick Rand and state Sen. Paul Hornback, toured the Capitol building and Annex and were recognized by Rand during the House General Assembly meeting. 

  • New PTLW program offers lessons in biomedicine

    Some students at Carroll County High School are trying to determine what caused a mysterious death. As part of Project Lead the Way’s Bio-medical Science curriculum, students in the introductory course are confronted with the death of Anna Garcia, a fictional woman, from the first day of class.

    As the year progresses, students apply concepts from biology and medicine to the case, examining autopsy reports and studying Garcia’s medical history. Additionally, students learn about medical treatments that could have helped prevent her death or prolong her life.

  • Salt still an issue for Carrollton, county

    Salt supplies remain extremely low for Carroll County and the city of Carrollton after the latest storm system brought a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to the Ohio River Valley.

    For Carroll County, supplies are at about 50 to 60 tons after treating roads the past few days, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Tuesday.

    The county has salt ordered and promises for delivery that simply are not happening, he said. Tomlinson was told that he would receive 150 tons Tuesday, but nothing showed up.

  • Carroll County Community Calendar | Week of March 6, 2014

    Thursday, March 6

    National Alliance for Mental Illness families and friends will meet 6-8:30 p.m. upstairs at the old courthouse.

    Narcotics Anonymous meets at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., Carrollton Christian Church.

    Friday, March 7

    Caby M. Froman Club meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    Carroll County Community Development Corporation meets at noon at Butler Park lodge.

  • Hymn sing planned | March 6, 2014

    Trimble County Hymn Sing will be held 7 p.m., March 6, at the Milton United Methodist Church.

  • Learn how to survive sucked in, washed up and blown over

    “Chippie the Parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, blown over.

    The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum cleaner. She removed the attachment from the end of the hose and stuck it in the cage. The phone rang, and she turned to pick it up. She’d barely said ‘Hello’ when ‘sssopp!’ Chippie got sucked in.