Local News

  • Hotline coming soon for suicide prevention

    The River Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition has been established and soon a local prevention lifeline will begin.

    The mission of the River Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition is to bring awareness of suicide and mental health crises and to promote prevention and intervention in the schools and the communities of the Carroll County region, according to information provided by Life in Carrollton Ministries Executive Director Donnie Dawes, who is involved in the program.

  • City commits to purchasing fire truck in upcoming fiscal year

    One way or another, the Carrollton Fire Department will finally get an updated ladder truck.

    At least, that’s the plan so far.

  • K-9 unit included in CPD budget

    Carrollton Police Department believes a K-9 unit will help officers combat the drug problem within the city. That’s why Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell added $16,000 in the department’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget proposal to purchase a drug dog from K9 Specialties.

    Sherman Dotson of K9 Specialties brought one of his dogs for a demonstration before the Carrollton City Council meeting March 8. The dog would be a single-purpose dog, meaning it could find drugs, but not attack someone on command.

  • Graves wins statewide service award

    Carroll County 4-H leader Jim Graves was honored with a state Community Service Award at the Kentucky 4-H Leaders Forum in Lexington, Feb. 13.

  • Locals share stories of addiction at town hall

    Hometown stories brought the realities of addiction to the 2016 Heroin Town Hall meeting in Carrollton, March 17.

    Carroll County High School graduate Henry Fremin, 25, spoke of his path as he overcomes addiction.

    “My sobriety date is Sept. 11, 2015,” Fremin said. “Six months and one week.”

    He started drinking on weekends at the age of 16. He laughed and said by the time he was 18, he had become quite good at being the weekend drinker.

  • Jail budget presented, grants discussed

    Carroll County Jailer Michael Humphrey presented his budget to Carroll County Fiscal Court March 22, as required by state statute.

    Humphrey said the budget went up a little bit due to the 3 percent salary increase for staff. The increase also affects social security and retirement contributions.

    For the second time during his time as jailer Humphrey said the county will have to help balance the budget. Last year he asked for $100,000 as he had some carryover, but this year it would be $250,000.

  • Arrest

     Kentucky State Police arrested two Trimble County residents on drug charges. 

    Amanda Wright, 35, of Milton and Roby Webster, 37, of Milton were both arrested March 10, and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.  

    Zachary Waters, 31, of Bedford also was arrested March 10, and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

  • Paul visiting Carroll Co. on March 31

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will host a town hall meeting at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the second floor courtroom at the Carroll County Courthouse.

    Paul will speak for 10-15 minutes on Senate issues and then open the floor for questions.

    The event is open to the public and those attending can ask questions.

  • Parents charged with murder in death of child

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted two Carroll County parents Feb. 29, for murder and wanton endangerment in connection with the death investigation of their four-day-old child.

    Lisa Payton, 29, and Jarod Martin, 33, currently are held at the Carroll County Detention Center. Murder is a Class A felony, punishable by no less than 20 years and no more than 50 years or life in prison. Wanton endangerment is a first-degree Class D felony, punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Butler Park employee dies in car accident

    Long-time General Butler State Resort Park dining room supervisor Andy Persanyi, 74, of La Grange, died Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 71 in Henry County.

    Persanyi was enroute to his job at General Butler State Resort Park when the accident occurred at 6 a.m. on Sunday. Persanyi was reporting for duty so a colleague at the park could take the day off to attend a Special Olympics sporting event.