Local News

  • Ghent post office closing its doors

    The post office in Ghent will close its doors on July 9, as operations handled there shift to the Warsaw office.

    Ghent Postmaster Retta Lykens said city residents who have post office boxes will have to change their addresses to their physical location and purchase a rural route box for delivery beginning July 10.

    This means that about 127 people who now receive their mail inside the Ghent Post Office must adopt a new address, which is their physical home address for rural route for delivery.

    “This is not a walking city route,” she said.

  • Police arrest 18 in latest drug roundup

    Thirteen people were arrested and indicted on drug trafficking charges after a drug roundup Thursday, June 12, covering Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties.

    Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Carrollton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force served arrest warrants on 13 people who were indicted on charges of trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics

  • Construction abounds this summer in county


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Ongoing roadwork was the main topic of discussion at the Carroll County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Friday, June 13.

  • Caterpillars create change in children’s corner

    Carroll County Public Library would like to introduce everyone to its two new friends in the children’s section: Smarty Marty and Skittle. If you haven’t visited the library lately, the two new additions are hard to miss.

  • Thirteen contestants vie for title of Carrollton Idol

    From the audition process to the talent to the location, Carrollton Idol has grown bigger and more extravagant in its third year as the area’s premier singing competition. After two years at the Carroll County Fair, Carrollton Idol has broken out on its own and will host a two-night show June 27-28 at the Carroll County Middle School. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. both nights.

  • City Council | Special meeting June 16, 2014

    City amends 2013-2014 budget

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  • Back to black: Hospital making financial turnaround

    Adding new services and enhancing existing ones to meet the community’s health care needs is paying off for Carroll County Memorial Hospital.

    The hospital has been operating in the black since the first of 2014, Chief Executive Officer Michael Kozar said in an interview Monday. He credits the new focus on growth in services, along with an increase in the number of patients with health coverage, as the reason the hospital has seen this turn in the tides.

  • Family-friendly event at Point embraces the Kentucky, Ohio


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Thinking of getting out and seeing the natural aspects of Carroll County? The Paddle and Pedal at the Point event will provide that opportunity starting at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 14.

    The event will start with a 28.5-mile kayak and canoe race from the Gratz Boat Launch to Point Park at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. for the river activities.

  • Local police search for bank robbery suspect

    Carrollton Police Department is leading a multi-county investigation for a man who robbed U.S. Bank, 416 Highland Ave., Friday.

    At 11:25 a.m. June 6, a white male entered the bank, displayed a note demanding money, received the money and left, taking the note with him, Chief Mike Willhoite said Monday. CPD, along with Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police responded to the area after being alerted by a 911 call, to search for the suspect, while Carrollton Police Officer Tim Gividen secured the bank, he said.