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  • Celebration May 27 to honor seniors joining military

    On Sunday, May 27, nine Carroll County High School seniors will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial at General Butler State Resort Park after arriving by fire engine.

    The reason Dakota Bickers, Dillion King, Justin Tuttle, Isaac Rucker, Vincent Sanchez, Olivia Harris, Trenton McGuire, Zakk Wilson and Tyler Westrick are being honored is because of their intent to join the military after they graduate high school. According to the organizer of the celebration, Athena Whittaker, the seniors have all already enlisted.

  • Human bones found under a W’ville trailer

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carroll County Coroner’s Office are investigating the identity of human bones found in Worthville May 7, Coroner David Wilhoite said. The bones were found under a trailer near 10 Faith St. and brought to the sheriff’s office.

    The bones have been sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Louisville, Wilhoite said. Deputy Danny Stivers is working the case.

  • C’ton family “blessed” despite teen’s rare cancer

    As a young person, especially a teenager, it’s usually rewarding to know you’re truly one-in-a-million. For Carroll County High School junior Jeremy Hazelwood, being “one-in-a-million” means a six-month chemotherapy plan and an elbow replacement.

  • Jury assigns no blame on bus company in bus crash

    A Carroll County jury determined that the clips holding the compartment to the bus chassis did not significantly increase the risk of injury and returned no verdicts to all the claims against the IC Bus Co. in a civil case in Carroll County Circuit Court that ended May 9, 2018.

  • Celebrating farming heritage
  • FEMA assistance denied; Updates on county road work

    Kentucky Emergency Management submitted to FEMA requests for private assistance from six counties from the early spring flooding. “FEMA denied the private assistance requests from all six counties,” Carroll County Emergency Management director Ed Wedd said at the Fiscal Court meeting May 8. “It is really difficult to get private assistance anyway and they denied all the claims. The county did receive approval for the 58 claims they submitted.”

  • Bus crash families go to trial against bus manufacturer

    A panel of 16 jurors is now hearing testimony in civil lawsuits filed in Carroll County Circuit Court against IC Bus Co., based in Lilse, Ill., the company that manufactured the bus involved in a Oct. 29, 2012 crash that claimed the lives of two Head Start children and caused injuries and long lasting repercussion to mental and physical abilities of those involved.

    The lawsuits filed on behalf of the Caroline Tuttle and Ryder Deitz families, Tina Gividen, Jordan Raisor, Mariah Robles, Jose Ardon-Landa and Brayden Jones are all part of this trial.

  • Fentanyl, heroin mix could be cause of latest overdoses

    Local police and EMS responded to five overdose-related calls in a two-day period, including one fatality. Police believe all of the overdoses except one were related to heroin.

    “Obviously there is a bad batch of heroin going around the county right now with that many overdoses in the same time period,” Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite said. “More than likely, it came from the same distributor, so we are going to investigate and try to determine who sold the heroin those people. If we find out, we will try to seek federal charges.”

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  • Main Street, council create rent assistance program for downtown businesses

    Big changes could be coming to the city of Carrollton’s Enterprise Incentive Program, including changing how the program is funded. The purpose of EIP is to spur business development in historic downtown Carrollton.