Local News

  • 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.

  • Leaders listen as residents voice views on city

    For Carrollton to be successful, the city must be cleaned up; projects in progress must be completed; city and county government must work together; and citizens must develop a sense of pride in the community. There also needs to be a clear, unified vision of what citizens want Carrollton to be, with a plan created and goals set accordingly to achieve it.
    These are some of the suggestions given by the roughly 35 people who attended the Thursday, Feb. 28, Carrollton Listening Session held in the Carroll County Middle School cafeteria.

  • Police arrest man at Point Park

    An anonymous tip about a man smoking marijuana at Point Park with children in the vehicle panned out for local police.

    Carrollton Police Officer Ron Dickow stopped a vehicle driven by Philip A. Leon, 110 E. Broad Road, Madison, Ind., on Sunday, Feb. 24. Police were told by the anonymous person that Leon had three young children in his truck and that he was smoking marijuana or synthetic marijuana.

  • Two injured in Hwy. 36 wreck

    Two Carrollton men were flown to University Hospital in Louisville after a single-vehicle incident Tuesday, Feb. 19. One remains in the hospital, while the other has been released.

    The incident occurred at 11:54 p.m. on Hwy. 36. The Chrysler van, driven by Mark Fitzgerald, 34, ran off the road and struck an earthen embankment and overturned, according to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn.

  • Bid awarded for CFD equipment

    Carrollton City Council awarded the bid for a new Cascade and Compressor system for the Carrollton Fire Department at its meeting Monday, Feb. 25. The system is used to fill air cylinders used by the firefighters when they enter smoke-filled buildings.

    Breathing Air Systems from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, was chosen with a bid of $40,986 with trade, meaning the fire department would trade-in its current cascade system to the company.

    The equipment will be paid for through a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant the department recently received.

  • Pair arrested over payment dispute

    A man who believed he was owed more money for repair work he did was arrested after he allegedly broke into another man’s home and beat him with a large wooden stick, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

    Curtis W. Sharon, 46, 150 Lucky Acres Drive, Sparta, worked on a piece of equipment for Thomas D. Mayberry. Sharon was paid approximately $1,200 for the work, but claimed Mayberry owed him more money, according to the release.

  • Middle School renovations to include new gymnasium, classrooms, locker rooms

    Plans are getting underway for Carroll County Middle School renovations.

    Much of the project’s focus will center on building a new gymnasium and transforming the current gymnasium into a new collaborative workspace expanding Project Lead the Way and the STEAM program.

    Chief Financial Officer Jon Conrad said the estimated total project cost is $5.743 million; however that amount will change after the project is bid out.

  • Construction at Hwy. 36, Hwy. 47 to impact traffic

    Come Monday, March 4, motorists in two areas of Carroll County will face road closures as highway projects get under way.

    Hwy. 36 at Locust Creek will close Monday for 90 days for a bridge replacement project, while Hwy. 47 in Sanders will close for 60 days at the railroad crossing and intersection with Hwy. 36 for improvements to the approaches to the tracks.

  • Carroll history shines in new book

    Local residents will have the chance to visit with the author of an Images of America book that brings the history of Carroll County to life through photos.

    Carroll County Public Library hosts author Phyllis Codling McLaughlin at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1, for a book-signing event.

    The book features the communities, people, churches, schools, businesses and industries of Carroll County that all flourished because of their location along major rivers.