Local News

  • Prestonville semi-truck ordinance has first reading

    It’s spring cleaning time in the city of Prestonville.

    The annual city-wide cleanup is set for Saturday, May 2, members of the Prestonville City Commission learned at the April 20, meeting.

    Four dumpsters will be placed within the city limits and all Prestonville residents are encouraged to make use of the dumpsters, and clean up their property.

  • Trash covers banks after rains

    Clean up from the spring floods have begun along the Carrollton riverfront. City of Carrollton Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight said he could not remember the rivers staying up like they have this month. Public Works is in the process of cleaning mud from the river walk and the lower Jefferson Community and Technical College parking lot for the third time this spring.

  • Adjusting to college includes time management, getting involved


    For The News-Democrat

    Universities and colleges across the state of Kentucky are made up of students from small towns who have dreams of becoming successful when they graduate. Sometimes these dreams are bigger than their hometown itself.

  • Council approves first readings for 2015-2016 city, utilities budgets

    Funding for new police cruisers, a school resource officer, the completion of the Carrollton river walk and a new code enforcement vehicle top the city of Carrollton’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget.

    Council approved the first reading of the new budget at its meeting April 27. Second reading will be held May 11, with the budget going into effect July 1.

    The city’s total resources are $5.184 million, with estimated appropriations at $4.572 million.

  • Paragon Arts and Music Academy’s spring recital, April 24
  • Two EMT spots to change to medics

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted at its April 28 meeting to reclassify two EMT positions to paramedic positions.

    Carroll County Emergency Services Director Ed Webb and Carroll County Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar presented costs and data for transfer runs from CCMH.

  • Gentry art show opens
  • Community must fight abuse, drugs

    Former Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy J.T. Shaw shared his personal story of abuse as a child with nearly 200 people who turned out Friday night on the Carroll County Courthouse lawn for a child abuse prevention awareness program.

    Sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, the program offered educational tables from area agencies, along with games and inflatables for the children.

    Shaw shared his personal experience with physical and psychological abuse as a child growing up in Worthville.

  • ‘Moving Up’ changed to a daytime event

    Renovation at the Carroll County Middle School gymnasium forced changes in two annual end-of-the-year activities for eighth-graders. 

    The Carroll County Middle School Site Based Decision Making Council decided at its meeting April 22, to change the Moving Up Ceremony to a daytime event in the school auditorium and move the eighth-grade dance to Cartmell Elementary’s gym.

  • City names river walk for Webster

    The new Carrollton River Walk has been named in memory of former mayor Charlie Webster. A ceremony with Webster’s family will be held at 1 p.m. June 27.

    “He was very special to the community,” Mayor Robb Adams said.

    Webster was the only Carrollton mayor to serve five terms. Council voted 5-0, with Councilman Jeff Dickow absent.