Local News

  • Sheriff’s Office seeks burglary suspect in case on Woodlawn

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a person who attempted to burglarize a residence on Woodlawn Drive Monday, April 9.

    The responsible party allegedly pried open a back door of the home. A burglar alarm sounded, and it is believed the alarm scared away the perpetrator, according to a news release.

    The home is owned by Robert and Sheila Robertson. Nothing was taken from the home, said Sheriff Jamie Kinman, who is investigating the crime.

  • Milton-Madison Bridge will be closed April 25-29

    The first closure of the Milton-Madison Bridge is set to occur during the middle of next week. The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will have a construction-related closure of the bridge, from Wednesday, April 25, through Sunday, April 29.

    During the planned closure, the project contractor – Walsh Construction Company – will work around the clock to remove the existing bridge approaches and connect temporary ramps in Milton and Madison. 

  • Smith to serve 60 days, pay county $9,500; no animals

    Despite a deal with the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Terri L. Smith will not be taking back ownership of the two dogs and two horses she’d asked for in exchange for a guilty plea to one count of second-degree cruelty to animals.

  • Area departments fight two house fires last week

    Two Carroll County families lost their homes to fires last week.

    The first was the home of Todd Crowell at 691 Locust Road.

    Crowell called Carroll County Dispatch at 10:12 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District were dispatched and arrived on scene at about 10:25 p.m. Carrollton Fire Department also was dispatched for manpower and helped the other two departments fight the blaze. Ghent and Milton Fire and Rescue shuttled water to the scene.

  • Making Prom a Reality

    Operation Prom Dress was held Saturday at Relevant Church. The program is in it’s third year. Organizer Samantha Abercrombie said girls came to the event from Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties and Vevay.

  • Heroin bust may be the largest in local history

    A call for help after a young man collapsed in a Prestonville home led to what may be the largest heroin bust in Carrollton and Carroll County history Tuesday, April 10.

    Carroll County Dispatch received a call Tuesday morning that a 20-year-old male had passed out at 778 Carlisle St. in Prestonville. Carrollton Police Officer Daniel Embry responded to the scene, believing it could be a drug overdose, according to a Carrollton Police Department news release. Embry discovered the man was not breathing and began CPR until the ambulance arrived.

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  • Bus crash survivor visits city

    Nearly a quarter of a century after the bus crash on Interstate 71 changed his life forever, survivor Harold Dennis returned to Carrollton last week as part of a project to make a documentary about the tragedy.

    Dennis spoke Wednesday to the Carrollton Rotary Club at General Butler State Resort Park, talking some about his personal experiences and also about “Impact,” the movie he is producing with several others to educate people on the dangers of drinking and driving.

  • Prestonville buys land for new city building

    The city of Prestonville is purchasing 5 acres of land on New Castle Pike for a new city hall and recreation center.

    At its April 9 meeting, the city commission voted to purchase the land from Debbie and Tommy Couch for $20,000, as long as the title search on the land is clear.

    Mayor Vickie Burgin said Monday that City Attorney Alecia Hubbard had completed the title search on the property and it does have a clear title. Burgin said Hubbard gave her the OK to move forward with acquiring the land.

  • Fun for all at Ghent Easter event