Today's News

  • Two men arrested in Walmart theft

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men on Thursday, March 29 who confessed to stealing to feed their heroin addiction, according to a news release.

    A member of the security team at the Carrollton Walmart contacted the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday, March 29 to report two men inside the store who were believed to be stealing DVDs and PlayStation games and Xbox games. Sheriff Jamie Kinman and Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell responded to the call.

  • Police looking for clues in Ghent burglaries

    Two burglaries in neighboring areas of Black Rock Road in Ghent are under investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Victor Proctor, 3195 Black Rock Road, reported his home was broken into on April 2 while he was out of the county for a few hours, the sheriff’s office reported in a news release. Proctor alleged the burglar pried open a back door and broke a window to gain entry to the mobile home. Once inside, the burglar took a 42-inch LG television.

  • Student of the week: Lauren Watkins

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “I enjoy reading and learning new stuff. I can use those in real life situations, like when we were dividing up a pie at home, we used fractions.”
    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Ms. Stewart. Definitely. She’s really fun and makes learning fun. We do lots of activities in her class.”
    What was the last book you read? 
    “‘Junie B. Jones is (almost) a Flower Girl”

  • Domestic dispute sends husband to hospital

    A domestic dispute between husband and wife ended with the man being flown by helicopter ambulance for treatment of stab wounds.

    Wanda Louise Brown, 57, 41 S. Cemetery Lane, Worthville, was arrested for second degree assault on Thursday, April 5, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Brown is accused of stabbing her husband, 63-year-old Robert Brown, in the stomach and left leg with a butcher knife.

  • Cartmell play focuses on Carroll County’s history

    Carroll County’s history came alive March 29 at Cartmell Elementary, when fifth grade students presented CBC News. 

    Principal Doug Oak welcomed everyone to the “original production” which gave audience members “59 minutes of history.” He said what they were about to see was “real history,” and added that, “many people and events you will recognize.”

  • Pythium root rot found in local tobacco float beds

    The unseasonably warm temperatures prevalent over recent weeks have pushed things in the plant world, including disease. 

    Last week, we confirmed Pythium root rot on some fairly young tobacco seedlings. 

    Pyth-ium root rot is common in tobacco float beds, but we usually do not see much of this disease until ad-April; however, warm weather has created favorable conditions ahead of schedule.

  • Program focuses on beautifying the yard and garden

    Most of us enjoy spending more time outdoors in our yards and gardens.

    Do you love your yard and gardens? Or, do you wish they were more personally enjoyable?

  • Relay team raises funds with purple potty

    The Lots of Love team in Memory of Glenda Breeden is trying to raise awareness and money for Carroll County Relay For Life.

    Through June 15, team members are passing around a “purple potty” to yards in the area with awareness signs and Relay signs to help bring attention within the community about cancer and Relay For Life.

    The team hopes more people in the community will come out to honor and remember those who have battled cancer. The Relay will be held June 15-16 at the fairgrounds.

  • Carroll County Public Library - April 11, 2012

    Wednesday, April 11: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Yoga, 9:45 a.m.; YAH book group “Wonder” 4 p.m.; Zumba, 5:15 p.m.

    Thursday, April 12, Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Music Makers (Age 18 months and up), 11 a.m.; Story Hour (age 4-6 years) 1:30 p.m.; GED help, 3:30 p.m.; homework help, 5 p.m.; ESL Class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, April 13: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; computer basic class, 10:30 a.m.: learn to knit, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

    Saturday, April 14: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; resume tips for teens, 1 p.m.

  • CU to flush hydrants April 19

    Carrollton Utilities will flush fire hydrants on the City of Carrollton water system, Thursday, April 19, 2012.

    Flushing will begin at 8 a.m. with completion by 5 p.m.

    Flushing of the hydrants is done each year at this time to remove all sediment in the mains and to make sure all hydrants are working properly. Carrollton Utilities suggest that laundry should not be washed while crews are flushing the hydrants as some staining of clothes could occur.

    For more information, call Carrollton Utilities at (502) 732-7055