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  • 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.

  • C’ton council continues street sweeper talks

    Carrollton City Council is closing in on making a decision to replace its old street sweeper after receiving a demonstration of a Global three-wheel model in recent weeks.

    Mayor Robb Adams said be believes council should opt for a sweeper like the one they saw because it mechanically picks up debris with brushes, not suction as vacuum sweepers do. Plus, he told council this is the type the city’s public works want because it can even sweep up a hub cap and other bigger debris.

    Council has budgeted about $200,000 in the new fiscal year for the purchase.

  • Fiscal court talks roads with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet State Deputy Secretary Paul Looney met with Carroll County Fiscal Court on April 23 to invite input from local officials on the county’s most pressing transportation and infrastructure needs as part of a statewide listening tour.

  • First reading of nuisance ordinance to be presented at fiscal court in May

    County Attorney Nick Marsh is expected to have a revised version of the county’s nuisance ordinance ready for the next Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    At Tuesday’s meeting, Marsh told magistrates that he is working on the revisions they have asked for and should have it ready for a first reading at the May 14 meeting.

    Fiscal court has indicated it wants changes that provide more flexibility on how complaints are initiated.

  • Deadline for voter registration is Monday

    FRANKFORT – Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is reminding eligible Kentuckians that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 21 Primary Election is Monday, April 22.

    “Our elections should be determined by a majority of voters, not a minority,” Grimes said. “Registering to vote is the first step to having your voice heard on Election Day. I call on all eligible Kentuckians to get registered by April 22, and then show up at the polls and vote on May 21.”

  • Inmates work to address litter problems

    Work is underway around Carroll County to address the litter that has accumulated on the roadsides.

    At the Tuesday, April 9, fiscal court meeting, Carroll County Jailer John Proctor said there are four Class D inmates going out every day and picking up trash. He said six or seven are going out on Saturdays.

    Tomlinson said he can already see the trash coming back in the areas that have been cleaned up.

    Proctor said they would be going into a deep ravine on Kings Ridge Road to get out several mattresses and other items that have been dumped down there.

  • Sheriff’s deputies nab burglary suspect

    A Carroll County man has been charged in connection with the theft of items from an outbuilding after he led sheriff’s deputies on a foot chase through a wooded area.

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Department arrested Joshua A. Alexander, 29, April 4, during a reported burglary in Carroll County near the intersection of White’s Run Road and Hwy. 36 East. Alexander was captured after the foot pursuit where he was identified as possessing stolen property.