Local News

  • Worthville Fire updates fleet with newer fire truck


    The News-Democrat

    Worthville Volunteer Fire Department has upgraded its fire trucks with a recent purchase from the city of Glasgow, Ky.

    “I hope no one gets arrested because we basically stole it,” Worthville Fire Chief Darrell Rowlett said. “I really do not think they knew what they had.”

    Rowlett said the 1986 Pierce Arrow truck should have been valued around $35,000 due to its setup, but the department was able to purchase the truck for $9,500.

  • Candlelight vigil held in honor of Dawson at fairgrounds

    More than 200 people attended a candlelight prayer service Aug. 27, at the Carroll County fairgrounds in honor of Carroll County High School senior Madison Dawson, who died Aug. 25.

    First Baptist Church youth pastor Jay Montgomery led the service.

    “God is good when days are dark and difficult,” he said.

    We are gathered to remember Maddie, Montgomery said. “Not only has she touched your life, but you’ve touched her life.”

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | Sept. 3, 2015

    Tax rates

    Carroll County fiscal court voted Aug. 25, to keep the tax rates the same for the upcoming year. Real property tax rate will be 3.2 cents per $100 of value and personal property will continue at 15.3 cents per $100 of value.

    The Three Rivers District Health Department also reported that the district would keep its tax rate the same at 5.4 cents per $100 of value.

  • Board of Education | Aug 20, 2015

    ALC tour

  • School officials question CCMS project delays

    An air of uncertainty continues to swirl around the Carroll County Middle School construction project, as the general contractor was unable to provide firm dates at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, for substantial completion. Marrillia Construction and Design owner Josh Marrillia told the board he feels “very comfortable” that the renovation will be finished by no later than mid-October and the new gym will “likely” be complete in December.

  • Changing lives: Seizure alert dog gives Williamson greater independence

    Carroll County High School welcomed a unique new student this year. This one has four paws, a tail and loves to get rubbed behind his ears.

    Coffee is freshman Dylan Williamson’s seizure alert dog, the first–at least in recent memory–to grace the halls of CCHS. He is a one-year-old golden retriever, trained to mitigate disabilities, which means he is trained to alert for seizures, Dylan’s mom, Kim Dermon, said.

  • Low cost spay, neuter event Sept. 14

    A low cost spay neuter for cats and dogs will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, at the Carroll County Animal Clinic. Funds are limited and available only to Carroll County residents who feel they need financial assistance to have their pet spayed or neutered.
    The cost to the owner for dogs, spay or neuter, is $30 per dog; for cats, spay or neuter, is $10 per cat. This includes a rabies vaccination for all cats and dogs. Dogs also will receive a current county dog tag.

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  • Couple charged in the death of their 4-day-old son

    Two Carroll County parents have been charged in the death of their four-day-old son.

    Jarod Martin, 33, and Lisa Payton, 29, both of Carrollton, were charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a class C felony punishable by 5-10 years imprisonment and a fine between $1,000-$10,000. They are lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Anonymous tip leads to a meth lab bust

    A Carroll County woman was arrested Friday, Aug. 14, after Kentucky State Police received an anonymous tip of a meth lab in Ghent. 

    Following up on the anonymous tip, troopers from KSP Post 5 went to the home at 1664 Stafford Ridge Road in Ghent. Upon arrival, they discovered four active meth labs and several individuals fleeing the scene, according to KSP Public Information Officer Trooper Joshua Lawson.