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Today's News

  • City taking legal action in nuisance violations

    Individuals with violations of Carrollton’s nuisance ordinance can expect legal action with the city as the complaining witness in the near future.

    Following a lengthy executive session Monday, Aug. 10, Carrollton City Council gave Mayor Dwight Louden authority to “pursue legal action against those individuals with violations of the nuisance ordinance.”

  • Fundraiser proves to be a success for group

    Editor:

    Belated thanks to all the volunteers who helped at the July 17-18 “Roadblock to save your history” for the benefit of the Port William Historical Society at Fifth Street and Highland Avenue in Carrollton. We raised $1,005 and were encouraged by the support and interest of the drivers in helping to preserve local history.

  • Grissom column evoked childhood memories

    Editor:

    I just wanted to thank Dave Taylor for his story about our Gus Grissom and his role in the space program. Before coming to Carrollton on a part-time basis, I lived all my life in Mitchell and was a young boy during the 60’s. In 1956, when I was in the first grade, Gus visited our class while he was stationed at what is now Grissom A.F.B. His oldest son, Scott, was in our class. I can still remember that fighter pilot helmet with Grissom on the front.

  • First Friday
  • Carroll County horse show features more than 150 entrants

    Horses came out of the barns, the trailers and the woodwork to participate in the all night Carroll County Horse Show Saturday, August 8.

    The horse show that had to be rescheduled after heavy rains postponed the July 25 event, finally got underway promptly at 7:00 p.m. and according to ring attendant,  John Smith, the show was expected to go until the early hours of Sunday morning.

    Participants came from many surrounding counties and included over 150 horses in the several events.  

  • Interstate draws industry to provide jobs for region

    The opening of Interstate 71 from Louisville to I-75 in 1969 has not only changed the business climate of Carroll County, but in neighboring counties as well, according to area government leaders and business representatives.

    “There’s no doubt about it,” according to Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, “the interstate has certainly been beneficial to us in getting the industry we have here.”

  • Hearing set on increase in tax levy for schools

    The Carroll County Board of Education will hold a public hearing in the Carroll County Middle School Library at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, to hear public comments regarding a proposed general fund tax levy of 51.8 cents on real estate property and 51.8 cents on personal property.

  • Residents seek mixed-use alternative for rezoning block

    The residents of one particular block were present at another public hearing as the planning and zoning commission tries to determine the correct zoning of the area.

    The block bounded by Clay Street to the north, Fourth Street to the east, Third Street to the west and Polk Street to the south has brought contention to the planning and zoning commission and city council on more than one occasion.

  • The first day of school rekindles memories as a child and parent

    Separation anxiety abounded Thursday morning as many parents let go of their children for the first time and as the school year began anew.  The first time you take your child to kindergarten can be gut-wrenching and exciting all at the same time.

    Carrollton was in near gridlock as parents shuttled children to the five different schools in the county and buses dropped off, picked up and dropped off again students at their final destination.

    I can remember my first day of school in Mason, Ohio, and how excited I was to finally go to school.

  • Local talent competition featured at chamber banquet

    Carroll County’s got talent and the Chamber of Commerce wants to prove it to you.  The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce has been holding open auditions for months and nine winners will be performing during the annual awards banquet, Thursday, August 13.

    The annual awards and recognition banquet begins at 6 p.m. at the conference center of General Butler State Resort Park. Tickets are $35 for an individual, $50 for a couple and $200 for a table of eight and are available at the Chamber office located at 511 Highland Avenue or by calling (502) 732-7034.