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  • Budget includes city employee raises

    New police cruisers, equipment to protect the health of firefighters by cleaning their turnout gear, improvements central dispatch equipment, continued funding for school resource officers and 3 percent pay increases for city workers and a new street sweeper are among the items getting an initial nod of approval in next year’s city of Carrollton budget.

  • C’ton man dies in Hardin Co. wreck

    The News-Enterprise

     Two people were killed in a single-vehicle crash during the evening of May 5, along U.S. 31W near Glendale, according to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.

    A release from the sheriff’s office said a 2006 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Devin Bickers, 24, of Carrollton, was northbound on U.S. 31W when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree. The collision occurred around 5:14 p.m. May 5.

  • Carrollton amends budget for bids on used police cruisers

    The City of Carrollton amended its budget May 9, to place bids on two used police cruisers being offered by the city of Paris, Ky. One vehicle is needed for the fourth school resource officer expected to be in place by the August start of school and the second would replace the old Ford Crown Victoria vehicle used by SRO Don Mulhall.

  • Covington starts as CCHS principal

    Joshua Covington began his duties as principal of Carroll County High School, April 29.

    Covington comes to Carrollton after serving the past two years as the coach of the Shawnee Academy In Louisville.

    Although he is an educator he said has been focused on being an administrator.

  • Covington starts as CCHS principal

    Joshua Covington began his duties as principal of Carroll County High School, April 29.

    Covington comes to Carrollton after serving the past two years as the coach of the Shawnee Academy In Louisville.

    Although he is an educator he said has been focused on being an administrator.

  • On the line

    Imagine driving down a side street in Carrollton and having a large tree fall into your path. The tree toppled by the wind comes down so quickly it is impossible to stop and not hit it.

    That’s what a motorist encountered last Wednesday driving down Fourth Street as strong winds brought down a tree near the intersection with Polk Street.

    While this did not result in injuries or a power outage, it did cause damage to the vehicle.

  • 77 years later: Willard Lawson returns home

    MADISON, Ind. — The plaintive notes of “Taps,” blended with the sweet tweeting of countless birds, echoed across the well-manicured plain of the solemn garden known officially as the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery Saturday. Numerous American flags whipped steadily by a stiff breeze reminded some 200 in attendance of the chill in the air on this April afternoon.

  • Lady Panthers finish in final four of state All ‘A’ Classic

    Carroll County Lady Panthers’ softball first trip to the All “A” state tournament ended with a loss to the new state All “A” champion Louisville Holy Cross in the semi-finals.

    Carroll County won all three of its pool play games on Saturday, April 27, defeating Louisville’s Brown 29-0, Middlesboro 8-3 and a dramatic comeback win over Raceland in eight innings, 5-4.

  • Carroll Co. Library purchases Court Street property

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Trustees has purchased the former Mane Studio building at 108 Court St.

    At its meeting on April 19, trustees agreed to purchase the property for $65,000 from Autumn Investments LLC. This purchase will aid the library in its plans to raze the buildings next door as it creates a space for a proposed new addition.

    In a Monday interview, Library Director Hillary Arney said the library trustees did not go out seeking the property, but instead were approached by its owner who was interested in selling.

  • CCHS student faces terroristic threatening charges

    A 19-year-old Carroll County High School student was arrested at the school Friday, April 19, after he allegedly made threats of school violence and was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

    James Morris Niceley, 19, of 1014 Fifth St., Carrollton, faces charges of second-degree terroristic threatening for the threats he allegedly made Friday at school.