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  • Bumpy no more: Highland Avenue to be resurfaced, paved

    A 1.8-mile resurfacing of Highland Avenue is set to begin June 18, between Donna Drive and KY 36/KY 227. The project is expected to minimally affect traffic, as the work will all be completed at night and on the weekends.

    During weekdays, the resurfacing and paving will happen between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m., while any weekend work will be done between 1 p.m. and 7 a.m.

  • Splash park bid awarded; Road salt available if needed

    At its meeting May 29, Carrollton City Council accepted a bid of $138,282.22 from DWA Recreation for the construction of the city’s splash park. Adams said this was the only bid, and it is within budget. The company did not submit a bid for the alternate concrete work.

    Road salt

  • Helicopter makes emergency landing June 5

    A Bell Star Ranger 3 helicopter experienced mechanical or equipment failure and landed on a farm on Marvin Chapel Road about eight miles east of Carrollton, June 5.

    The pilot was Jeffery Albright, 36, of Grandville, Ohio, and the passenger was Brian Cox, 53, of McDonald, Ohio, according to Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall. They were checking power lines for the Ohio Valley Power Company.

    Marshall said EMS was summoned upon his arrival and both occupants of the helicopter complained of back pain. He did not know their current health status.

  • Commencement Ceremony for the class of 2018
  • Father, daughter reunite after DNA test is a match

    It was Greek playwright Euripides that said, “To a father growing old, nothing is dearer than a daughter.” For Mike Lillard, a return to Carrollton and a DNA test found something brought something extremely dear to him, as he enters the latter half of his life.

    Susan Page is 38 years old and never knew her biological parents.

    “It was a closed, private adoption. Very little information was provided to my family,” Page said in an e-mail.

  • Arrest made in human remains case; more to follow soon

    Carroll County Sheriff Philip Marshall announced at a news conference June 6, that an arrest had been made in the human remains case. He said that Tammy Sculley, 40, had been arrested June 5, for falsely reporting an incident on an event from May 5.

    Marshall said that initially they were unsure where the remains came from and Sculley reported that dogs had brought the remains to her. After further investigation it was determined that the remains were antiquities. Marshall said they are undergoing testing to determine the age.

  • ‘Re-live yester-year’ at Heritage Day Saturday

    Heritage Day, Carrollton’s annual celebration of the skills and practices of years past, is once again being held by the Port William Historical Society Saturday, June 9, at the Masterson House.

    The event was originally scheduled several weekends ago, but inclement weather halted the event and the Historical Society postponed it to take place this week.

  • Bid awarded to Churchill McGee for baseball complex

    After two special meetings Fiscal Court awarded a construction management contract June 4, to Churchill McGee for the baseball complex at the county park.

  • Low attendance at methamphetamine town hall

    Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County held a methamphetamine town hall meeting April 24, to discuss the prevalence of the drug in Carroll County. The event took place in General Butler State Resort Park’s conference center.

    Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite gave those in attendance drug-related statistics from CPD and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in 2017, stating that 41 percent of all drug-related incidents local police faced last year were related to methamphetamine, more than twice the amount of marijuana-related cases.

  • Recount coming for District 2 magisterial race as one vote splits candidates

    A recanvas for the position of District 2 Magistrate was held at the courthouse Thursday, May 31, as magistrate hopefuls Kerry Graham and Clay Cable waited with bated breath to see if the one-vote win Graham took on Election Day still held.

    After the half-hour recanvas was completed, Graham still showed to be the one-vote winner. Before Cable concedes the election, however, he said he will file a petition for recount.