Local News

  • 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.

  • Food Pantry fed more than 600 families, 1,800 people

    Volunteer Bill Welty updated Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Nov. 14, on the status of the Food Pantry of Carroll County.

    Welty said it takes 80 volunteers per month to operate the Food Pantry of Carroll County. Church groups work on the three days food is distributed. The volunteers pack boxes and help process the requests for food.

  • Live Your Passion | Sign Team - Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God

    Imagine you are in a room full of people, and everyone is talking with one another, but you hear nothing but silence. That is the struggle deaf people face every day.

    The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 28 million Americans (about 10 percent of the population) have some degree of hearing loss. About 2 million of these 28 million people are classified as deaf, meaning they can’t hear every day sounds or speech, even with a hearing aid. Only about 10 percent of these 2 million people were born deaf. The other 90 percent became deaf later in life.

  • Donations, volunteers sought for food drive Saturday, Nov. 18

    Help feed the hungry in Carroll County! Area boy scouts, cub scouts, girl scouts brownies and community volunteers return to the streets of Carrollton Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 a.m. to collect donated non-perishable food items for the annual Scouting For Food project.

    The food pantry is located at 517 Seventh St., the former Kentucky Ladder building on the corner of Seventh and Polk streets. Residents are asked to leave their donations on the front steps of their homes by 8:30 a.m. Saturday to be picked up.