Local News

  • Jefferies charged with DUI, assault in connection with Hwy. 36 car wreck

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts arrested Donald Jefferies, 50, of Goshen, March 6, and charged him with DUI and three counts of first-degree assault, according to a state police news release.

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  • Spring break will not be used for make up days

    By a vote of 3-2, Carroll County Board of Education agreed Tuesday at a special meeting to continue adding on school days to the end of the year and not to use spring break week to make up any of the district’s 14 snow days. The last day of school for students is currently June 3. Spring break is scheduled for March 31-April 4.

  • Hwy. 36 car wreck leaves four injured

    Four people were injured in a two-vehicle collision on Hwy. 36 near Notch Lick Road in Carroll County Wednesday, Feb. 26. Carroll County Dispatch received a call about the incident at 11:36 a.m.

    Preliminary investigation shows that a vehicle driven by Donald Jeffries, 50, of Goshen, was traveling eastbound on Hwy. 36 when the vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Jeffries’ vehicle collided head-on with a westbound vehicle driven by Stephen Wise, 37, of Carrollton. 

  • Contractor selected for $7.8 million middle school renovation project

    Carroll County Board of Education awarded the Carroll County Middle School renovation project bid to Marrilla Design and Construction of Lexington, Ky., at its meeting Thursday, Feb. 27.

    The board received nine bids for the project, which were opened Feb. 6. Marrilla had the lowest bid for both the base and the alternates selected Feb. 11, by the board at a work session meeting, Ron Murrell of Ross Tarrant Architects said. The base bid for the project is $7,434,659 with alternates 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 selected for a total construction cost of $7,798,115.

  • Tractor-trailer overturns, minor injuries to driver

    A Christman Sons and Farms tractor-trailer hauling a fertilizer mix of 28 percent nitrogen and water overturned on Hwy. 389 about a mile from the Carroll/Henry county line Friday, Feb. 28.

    Tyler Davis, 18, of Prestonville was traveling on Hwy. 389 and went around a curve when his load shifted, causing the tractor-trailer to overturn, Kentucky State Police Public Information Officer Brad Arterburn said Tuesday. Davis was transported by Carroll County EMS to Carroll County Memorial Hospital for minor injuries and released, Arterburn said.

  • Dollar-A-Day Boys

    Author Bill Jamerson brings his music and storytelling program on the Civilian Conservation Corps to Carrollton at 6 p.m. Monday, March 10, at Carroll County Public Library.

    In an interview from his home in Michigan Monday, Jamerson said his one-hour program combines stories, songs, readings from his books and a video in a nostalgic, feel-good, coming-of-age program about CCC. “I will be sharing the experiences of these young men,” he said.

  • Legislators at work

    Some of tomorrow’s young Carroll County leaders visited the state capitol Wednesday, Feb. 26, to learn about the innerworkings of state government. Twenty-four Carroll County High School juniors and seniors in the Carroll County Young Leaders Institute program met state Rep. Rick Rand and state Sen. Paul Hornback, toured the Capitol building and Annex and were recognized by Rand during the House General Assembly meeting. 

  • Salt still an issue for Carrollton, county

    Salt supplies remain extremely low for Carroll County and the city of Carrollton after the latest storm system brought a mix of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to the Ohio River Valley.

    For Carroll County, supplies are at about 50 to 60 tons after treating roads the past few days, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said Tuesday.

    The county has salt ordered and promises for delivery that simply are not happening, he said. Tomlinson was told that he would receive 150 tons Tuesday, but nothing showed up.

  • Wise family benefit

    Carroll County’s 3 Rivers Archery Club is hosting an 1800 Water Damage Bow Hunter Championship at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 19 at Camp Kysoc. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Wise family that was injured in the car wreck on Hwy. 36 Feb. 26 (see story on page 1 and continued above).

    The entry fee is $40. The top five will have a shoot out on Bow Life pop up targets, with the first place winner receiving $500.

    The Bow Life pop up target course will be open to shoot for the fee for non tournament shooters.