Local News

  • 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.

  • Osborne sustains injures in Hwy. 36 accident

    The superintendent of Carroll County Schools was injured March 31 in a single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 36, 2.5 miles from Carrollton at an area commonly called Searcy Curves.

    Danny K. Osborne, 43, apparently ran off the road, over an embankment and hit a tree while driving his black 2011 Jeep Wrangler, according to Chief Deputy Rob Miller of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The call came into dispatch at 11:08 p.m.

  • Civil War reenactment set for this weekend at Point Park

    More than 40 re-enactors will be making Point Park their home this weekend as the Civil War Living History returns to Carrollton April 12-14.

    Friday’s events are planned for students, while those on Saturday and Sunday are free and open to the public, Carrollton/Carroll County Tourism Director Misty Wheeler told Carrollton City Council at Monday night’s meeting.

  • Friends of Butler Meet and Greet set for Tuesday

    Friends of Butler and General Butler State Resort Park are preparing for the first of this year’s “Meet and Greet” programs from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday in the Butler Lodge mezzanine.

    Deborah Garrett, chair of the Meet and Greet program for Friends of Butler, said the program that has 30 businesses scheduled to participate will once again feature a theme. Tuesday’s theme is a focus on home, farm, lawn and garden.

  • Sheriff’s office to refuse standard checks for tax payments this month

    Anyone needing to pay their 2018 county taxes to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office will not be able to use a check, but instead must use a certified check, cashier’s check, money order or cash.

    Chief Deputy Rob Miller said the Department of Revenue recommends all sheriff’s offices stop taking checks in April for unpaid taxes set to be handed over to the county clerk’s office on April 15. He said checks might not have time to clear and if one did not and came back, it would mess up the books as they move to the clerk.

  • Contractors working to clean up county roadsides from debris, trash

    Contract workers hired by Carroll County Fiscal Court are out on the roads facing the daunting task of clearing the county’s roadsides of trash and debris.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson told Fiscal Court at its Tuesday meeting that eight people picking up trash is contract labor. He said they started on Hwy. 227 at the Owen County line and by the first break had a truck full of trash.

  • County sets another Camp Kysoc cleanup for April 6

    A second cleanup day for Camp Kysoc is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cleanup is again limited to people who are 18 years and older due to the nature of work and equipment that will be used. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson apologized saying insurance stipulates the minimum age but he said there are other opportunities for young people to help at Kysoc.

    Tomlinson said there is painting, leaves to be moved and many other things that can be done to spruce up the property.

  • Carrollton council tackles expected budget shortfall

    Carrollton City Council held a special meeting with city department heads Monday looking for ways to cut spending to bring it more in line with revenue next year.

    Mayor Robb Adams started Monday’s special budget session by explaining that expenses exceed the expected revenue for 2019-20 by more than $259,000. He noted this is also without the $215,000 to purchase street sweeper that council has been considering for next year.

  • Carrollton man dies in Madison wreck

    A two vehicle collision, March 22, on Lanier Drive in Madison , Ind. resulted in the death of Justin Blankenship, 30, of Hanover, Ind.

    Blankenship, a 2007 graduate of Carroll County High School, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving left the northbound lane and struck a passenger car traveling in the southbound lane.