Local News

  • Main Street, council aim to attract new businesses downtown

    Carrollton Main Street Program presented a proposal to Carrollton City Council aimed at incentivizing new small businesses to open downtown.

  • Quarles calls for entries in contest

    FRANKFORT (Nov. 27, 2017) — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles invites Kentucky students to show in words and pictures how food gets “From Farm Gate to Dinner Plate” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s (KDA’s) annual Poster and Essay Contest.

  • Beer on Mars? Ky. company will help Budweiser figure out how to brew it


    Lexington Herald Leader

    Anheuser-Busch has hired a Kentucky company to develop and manage experiments aboard the International Space Station next month to help it figure out how to someday put beer on Mars.

    The world’s largest brewer announced earlier this year that it expects humans to someday colonize Mars, and it wants to provide beer for them there. But first it must figure out how the microgravity of outer space affects beer’s ingredients and the brewing process.

  • King’s Daughters’ Health hosts Cancer Survivors Dinner

    King's Daughters' Health will host a Cancer Survivors Dinner at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the Oak Conference Rooms at the main hospital, 1373 East SR 62, Madison. The Conference Center is located on the basement level. The event is open to all cancer survivors and a guest of their choice. Those wanting to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the Cancer Treatment Center (812) 801-0603.

  • Minimum structures, manufactured homes discussed

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning requested City Council consider adding a minimum structure size in the city’s zoning code for new buildings in the three residential zones, Code Enforcement Official John Welch said. Currently, there is a maximum size, but not a minimum. The issue was brought up because there have already been residents inquiring about living in “tiny houses” or similar structures within the city limits.

  • Seat belt policy adopted; roads discussed at Fiscal Court

    A Kentucky Association of Counties workman’s compensation review of the Carroll County’s garage policies found the facility did not have seat belt use policy in place.

    To address the issue, Carroll County Judge-Executive Bobby Lee Westrick presented a new policy at Fiscal County’s meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28. It states that all county garage employees need to be wearing a seat belt when operating any county owned equipment, and any other personnel in a piece of equipment also needed to be wearing a seat belt. Fiscal Court adopted the policy.

  • Contractor indicted on theft charges

    Besides a Kentucky State Police investigation that resulted in indictments being issued against a Campbellsburg-based contractor in four counties, Jason Whitaker and his construction company face lawsuits from three separate parties seeking monetary awards in Henry County Circuit Court.

    Grand juries in Henry, Trimble, Carroll and Oldham counties indicted Whitaker on charges of theft by failure to make required disposition of property, $10,000 or more, after he allegedly failed to complete contracting jobs, according to a news release from state police.

  • Officials seek answers after Hwy. 355 bridge damaged


    Landmark News Service

    The bridge across Severn Creek on Hwy. 355 in Gratz is closed until further notice, and local officials are seeking answers after the bridge received significant damages last week.

    The bridge was initially restricted to 6,000 pounds, or the weight of an average car, Saturday morning after Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis received notice of the damage.

  • 20,558

    After a combined effort by the Scouting For Food Drive, Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton, 20,558 non-perishable food items were donated to the Carroll County Food Pantry Nov. 18.

    Carroll County Schools collected 16,517 alone, exceeding its best year by 1,269 items. Cartmell Elementary led the way with 6,391 donated items. Since the students passed their school wide goal of 5,000 items, Principal Jeannie Rohrer will get slimed.

    Jacklyn Fink’s class won an ice cream party for bringing in the most items with 1,586.

  • Cartmell Elementary salutes our veterans


    For The News-Democrat

    Cartmell Elementary Veterans Day assembly was held on Nov. 10. The assembly started with the Carroll County Honor Guard presenting the flags as Zachary Dean sang the National Anthem. Following the anthem the students said the pledge of allegiance.

    The guest speaker was Keith Dukes, father of Kaiden Dukes. He was an Aerographer’s mate in the U.S. Navy, and he put together a speech about his experience.