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  • CCHS Band of Gold takes 12th in state Class AA competition

    The Carroll County High School Band of Gold finished marching band season on a high note at the state semifinals Saturday, Nov. 1.

    The band came in 12th out of 16 bands in Class AA at the Kentucky Music Educators Association competition, hosted by Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, Ky.

    The band topped the goal of 70 points, set by band director Scott Brawner, earning 72.5 points for the day.

  • Searcy conservation efforts earn district’s ‘J.B Award’

    Acting responsibly with the earth’s resources was the focus of a dinner held Thursday by the Carroll County Conservation District.

    The event was the group’s  annual cooperator’s meeting, with guest speaker Ray Adams, a familiar voice from WHAS Radio with the farm reports with Barney Arnold.

    Adams, who also works on the state conservation board,  treated the audience to several stories about life in general, but conservation in particular.

  • KSP investigates fatal Milton shooting

    MILTON, Ky. – No arrests, so far, have been made in the fatal shooting Monday on Fishers Ridge Road in Milton.

    Kentucky State Police said they questioned a man at the residence about the incident, but the man was not arrested.

    Dead is Natalie Tilley, 44, who died from an apparent gunshot wound to the abdomen. KSP said Indiana emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from the residence just before 4 a.m. Nov. 3. The caller reported that a woman had been shot.

  • More victims possible in Milton couple’s scam

    Kentucky State Police are investigating claims that additional men may have fallen victim to a “companionship” scam allegedly committed by a Milton couple.

    Angela M. True, 32, and her husband, George Michael True, 33, were arrested in September and charged with felony theft after a Shepherdsville, Ky., man claimed the pair scammed him out of more than $200,000.

    The victim told police he met Angela True in early 2008. Eventually, he said, True propsed marriage to him, at which time he divorced his wife to be with her.

  • Proclamation: Nov. 2-8 Disabilities Week in Commonwealth

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The entire student body of Cartmell Elementary School on Monday witnessed a bit of Kentucky history on the Capitol steps in Frankfort.

    Steve Nunn, deputy secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, read a proclamation signed in October by Gov. Steve Beshear proclaiming Nov. 2-8 to be Individuals with Disabilities Week in the commonwealth of Kentucky.

  • District automated call system passed Oct. 17 test

    The new automated calling system for the Carroll County School District passed it’s trial run Oct. 17, according to Superintendent Lisa James, except for “a few glitches with work numbers.”

    The system dialed numbers from the district’s database of student home phone numbers; recipients received a message informing them that the call was a test.

    The system will be used to warn parents, guardians and students of emergency conditions and unscheduled school closings caused by inclement weather or other situations, James said.

  • GOD SAVE THE QUEEN

    The Delta Queen eased down the Ohio River past Carrollton on Thursday, Oct. 23, for what may be the very last time.

    Headed for Memphis, Tenn., the famed riverboat later docked along the riverfront at Madison, Ind. It was a crisp, sunny fall day, and many people from both the Kentucky and Indiana sides of the sparkling river gathered on the bank to pay their respects and get a last look at the historic boat.

  • Help available for heat costs

    Cold weather is approaching, and many people living in Carroll County may be wondering exactly how they will pay their heating bills this winter.

    A program to help these folks begins Nov. 3 at  the Carroll County Neighborhood Center, 220 7th St.

    The Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program will have twice the funding this year, according to a report from Gov. Steve Beshear’s office. Kentucky will receive more than $68 million in federal funding to administer through LIHEAP, said center manager Vicki Kemper.

  • Council seeks public hearing on planned storage facility

    Carrollton City Council decided Monday to pursue a public hearing request regarding a company’s plans to build a liquid-asphalt storage facility near the Kentucky River on land just south of Prestonville.

    Mayor Dwight Louden sumbitted the request earlier this month to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Louisville in response to a notice of plans for the facility, to be built by Louisville Paving Company Inc.

    Primarily, council wanted more specific information about the project and to address concerns about whether or not it will emit an odor into the city.

  • 3 teens charged in shooting at Oakview Estates

    Two adults and a juvenile were arrested late Sunday night for an alleged shooting that occurred early Friday morning, Oct. 24, at Oakview Estates, off of Boone Road.

    The arrests came after a tip was received by Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy J.T. Shaw, Sheriff Ben Smith said.

    The adults arrested were Laci B. Marsh, 18, of Highland Avenue in Carrollton, and Daniel R. Lucas, 19, of Lauren Avenue, Carrollton. Both are being lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.