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Today's News

  • Community Calendar | Week of March 6, 2013

    Wednesday, March 6

    Carrollton Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at noon at Butler Park lodge.

    AA Big Book study groups meets every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Carrollton Christian Church, 310 Fifth St. Carroll County High School Site Based Decision Making Council meets at 4:15 p.m. in the high school conference room.

    Thursday, March 7

    Veteran’s Service Officer Jim Jupin will be at the American Legion, 123 Fifth St., 1-4 p.m.

  • Gas leak investigated on Sixth St.
  • Christians can earn rewards as actors do at the Oscars

    The Academy Awards recognizes actors, films, music, special effects and many other categories for extraordinary achievement.

    Actors, actresses, film directors and everyone else make the effort to receive one of these coveted awards, every year they seek for a way to achieve their goal and be awarded with an Oscar.

  • KSP arrests trio after Owen County robbery

    BY MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Two Carroll County residents and a third individual from Northern Kentucky have been arrested in connection with the robbery of the New Liberty branch of the First Farmers Bank and Trust.

    Todd McIntyre, 42, of Ghent, was arrested Monday afternoon at Carroll County Memorial Hospital and charged with second-degree robbery, flagrant non-support and failure to appear.

  • Man revived, arrested on heroin charges

    A Carrollton man was found unconscious with a needle sticking out of his arm on Monday, Feb. 25. The needle was believed to contain heroin, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

    Darrin W. Downard, 43, 1961 Thyme Avenue, Carrollton, was found lying face down in the kitchen at approximately 7 p.m. by his girlfriend, Lisa Hornback, according to a news release. An ambulance and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Clay Cable were dispatched to the apartment.

  • Police arrest man for wrecking in-law’s home

    A man angry at his in-laws reportedly broke into their home and damaged some of their belongings on Saturday, Feb. 23.

    Michael G. Brent, 33, 1547 Hwy. 36 East, Carrollton, was arrested for second-degree burglary after admitting to entering the home. According to Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Rose, Brent was angry with Amanda Rabourn and Brian Meadows. He blamed the pair for his wife, Susie Brent, getting arrested for DUI, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | March 6, 2013

    Streetscape change orders approved

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved change orders for the streetscape project on Courthouse Square in downtown Carrollton.

    The change orders involve an additional $1,500 to $1,600 for moving and lighting signs on the square, plus additional concrete needed to complete the sidewalk-replacement project, said Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson.

    Tomlinson said the cost of the changes will be offset by not moving the flagpole, as had been part of the original plan.

  • Celebrating Dr. Seuss
  • Carroll Countians played role in 1840s slavery issue

    Under a waxing moon on what likely was a warm night on Saturday, Aug. 5, 1843, a family of six slaves was spirited across the Ohio River from a plantation in Hunters Bottom in Carroll County to Jefferson County, Ind., where they began a treacherous journey to freedom – and an important place in U.S. history.

  • County roads get ‘D’ rating, receive more repair funds

    Officials from the state Transportation Cabinet met with Carroll County Fiscal Court last week to outline plans for the county’s allotment from the Rural Secondary Road fund.

    The 2013-14 allotment for Carroll County is $680,663, including $68,066 in “flexible” funds, which the county can spend as it sees fit.