Local News

  • Telecounseling now offered at Carrollton drug treatment unit

    With the number of heroin overdoses on the rise in Carroll County, eliminating barriers to treatment is important.

    Starting Friday, Jan. 16, Carrollton Treatment Services–one of three methodone distribution clinics that are part of the NKY Med Clinic, LLC.,–will now offer telecounseling for its patients and be open seven days a week.

  • Board approves three change orders

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved three change orders for the Carroll County Middle School construction project at the Jan. 8, meeting.

  • Council votes down proposal to no longer post all open jobs

    Carrollton City Council unanimously voted against a municipal order updating the personnel policies and procedures, related to hiring employees. The change would have given the city the option of whether or not to advertise open positions above entry-level in The News-Democrat, Carroll County’s newspaper of record.

  • Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen to speak at CCCDC

    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s (CCCDC) Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. The public is invited to attend. 

    Call CCCDC at (502) 732-7035 to make reservations for the noon lunch buffet. Cost of the hot buffet is $20, payable at the door, and includes drink and gratuity.

  • State Police seeks help in identifying two accused of theft in Shelby Co

    In the early morning hours of Dec. 27, 2014, two unknown individuals unlawfully used stolen credit cards at the Shelbyville Kroger and Huck’s Food and Fuel.  Purchases between the two businesses exceeded $700.

    The suspects, possibly a Caucasion male and African American female, are believed to be operating a small gray or silver SUV.  Photographs obtained from the security camera footage show the individuals sought by the Kentucky State Police in connection with this offense.

  • Budget transfers approved, help coming for animal shelter

    Shortfalls in income for two county offices led to requests for Fiscal Court budget transfers.

  • Ghent to hire new city clerk, special meeting on Jan. 19

    The City of Ghent voted to offer the city clerk position to Tina McIntyre at its Jan. 13, meeting. McIntyre is currently employed at US Bank in Carrollton.

    Ghent City Attorney Bill Brammell was unable to attend the meeting due to prior obligations. As a result, most of the business items on the agenda were tabled until legal counsel could be present to guide the mayor and commissioners.

    The City of Ghent will have a special meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 19, at Ghent City Hall to discuss the tabled items.

  • Ghent clerk indicted on theft charge, tampering

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell on charges relating to allegedly money stealing from the city. Powell was indicted for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000, a class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000-$10,000. She also was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, punishable by 1-5 years in prison and a fine of $1,000-$10,000.

  • Louisville native hired as new Extension agent

    Carroll County’s new Family and Consumer Science Extension agent has a background in food and nutrition and is looking forward to starting her new career.

    Ann Schultz of Louisville began working at the Carroll County office Monday.

    “I have been looking about three years for an extension job,” Schultz said. “I did not want move too far from family, but wanted to be in a rural setting, and Carroll County seemed like a very good fit.”

  • Fiscal Court appoints old, familiar to positions

    Carroll County government welcomes both old and new faces in 2015, including a former magistrate who will be making more money in his new position than his previous one.

    Fiscal Court appointed former District 2 magistrate Deanie Miller as deputy county judge-executive for an unspecified term at a special meeting Jan. 5. Miller served 16 years as magistrate before leaving the position for an unsuccessful bid at the judge-executive’s office this past election.