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Local News

  • 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.

  • Carroll library trustees look at uses for expansion

    Carroll County Public Library Board of Trustees got its first look at a feasibility study on potential uses of recently acquired property on the block between Court and Fourth streets.

    The report that followed months of discussion about the library’s needs and proposes a 7,141 square foot addition and a new covered plaza facing Court Street. The former DJ’s Bar and the old Western Auto store would be demolished to make room for these improvements.

  • Study shows Carroll health detriments, improvements in recent years

    Carroll County is making progress with community health factors but performed worse than last year for health outcomes based on this year’s annual County Health Rankings recently released by the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute.

    In helping to determine the rankings, the study looks at outcomes such as length of life and quality of life. Factors inspected and ranked compared to Kentucky’s 120 counties are health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors, and physical environment.