Local News

  • 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.

  • Carroll sees state road funding decline

    Roads and road funding dominated the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting on March 8.

    District 6 chief district engineer Rob Hans, engineer supervisor Mike Hill and Owenton office supervisor Ken McCarty were on hand to present the rural secondary road report for 2016.

    Hans said the state budget discussions delayed the visits to fiscal courts until decisions about funding were finalized.

  • OCHS mourns loss of student in car wreck


    Landmark News Service

    Owen County High School students gathered in the front lobby of the facility Tuesday morning for prayer following the loss of one of their own in a tragic accident on Hwy. 355 Monday.

    Kentucky State Police Dispatchers received a call at about 8:40 p.m. of a single-vehicle incident near the 3500 block of Ky. 355, according to KSP Trooper Josh Lawson.

  • Drug dog could be joining Carrollton Police force

    The city of Carrollton is considering purchasing a drug dog that will be handled by a Carrollton Police officer.

    Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell invited Sherman Dotson of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Louisville to put on a demonstration in the city hall parking lot before the city council meeting Monday, March 14.

  • Students learn how their choices can have consequences

    Decisions, decisions. What path do I want to follow?

    Carroll County Middle School eighth grade students found out the difficult way that the wrong decisions have dire consequences.

    The students were introduced to the “Truth or Consequences: The Choice is Yours” game sponsored by the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service and CCMS.