Local News

  • Hornback hosts forum Jan. 31 at courthouse

    State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) will be at the downtown courthouse in Carrollton from 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, to brief constituents on the 2015 legislative session. 

    This forum is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. 

    “I look forward to seeing folks in Carroll County on Saturday, the 31st and sharing information on what’s going on in Frankfort this session,” Hornback said. “I also look forward to hearing your concerns and answering any questions you may have in order to better serve you.”

  • Ghent OKs expenses for KLC trainings

    With City Attorney Bill Brammell present, Ghent City Commissioners voted at a special meeting Jan. 19, to provisionally accept the December bank register subject to the findings of the audit. Ghent Mayor Lonnie Mefford said that he had been unable to find receipts/bills for all the payments that were made in December. Adjustments to what is accepted would be made after the city received the results of the audit.

  • Nucor Steel Gallatin recently earned governor’s safety and health award

    Secretary Larry L. Roberts of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet presented employees and officials of Nucor Steel Gallatin with the Governor’s Safety and Health Award. The honor recognizes the facility’s 465 employees for working 1,067,652 hours without a lost-time accident or illness.

  • Carrollton woman dies in single car accident

    A single vehicle accident in Henry County Tuesday claimed the life of a Carrollton woman.

    Kimberly A. Kindoll, 27, of Carrollton, was killed when her car left the road on the 9000 block of Hwy. 55 (Carrollton Road), struck a tree and came to rest, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

    KSP said dispatchers received a call reporting the crash at 5:21 p.m., Jan. 20.

  • Luallen points to positives on state economy

    Lt. Governor Crit Luallen opened the Carroll County Community Development Corporation annual meeting stating it was actually nice to bring good news.

    A recent Federal Reserve report stated that Kentucky is now at its highest level of economic activity. In 2014, there have been more than 350 location or expansion projects creating more than 15,000 new jobs and $3.7 billion in investment. This is the greatest investment since the development cabinet started keeping records in 1987.

  • Child support roundup nets 12 arrests

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s office spent Tuesday night rounding up men and women accused of owing a total of $162,629 in delinquent child-support payments.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh filed warrants for 22 people living in Carroll and surrounding counties, charging them with flagrant nonsupport for owing amounts ranging from just over $1,000 to as much as $27,095.

  • Class registration underway for Christmas giving programs

    Pictures of children receiving Christmas gifts through the Christmas Connection and Shop With a Cop graced the front page of the The News-Democrat in December. The families of these children were required to complete 12 hours of life skills education in order to be eligible to participate in the programs.

  • Dews hired as newest deputy

    Not everyone is lucky enough to say they are working their dream job. Carroll County’s James Dews is one of those few. He is the latest deputy hired by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. He was sworn in Jan. 15, and is scheduled to attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy Feb. 15-Aug. 7.

    “Always wanted to do it,” Dews said. “I wanted to help out the community. [It has been my] lifelong dream to be a police officer.”

  • After 28 years, Prestonville has Rose property deed

    Twenty-eight years after the state purchased the Rose property, with intentions of deeding it back to the city of Prestonville, the property finally belongs to the city. 

    Mayor Chris Moore presented the Rose Property Deed to the Prestonville City Commission during its regular meeting on Jan. 19. 

    He said the property extends north, from the bridge to the stop sign, and down to the river.  Moore pointed out the location on the map of Prestonville, located in the city building.

  • Carrollton man charged with burglarizing Relevant Church

    Carrollton Police, assisted by Kentucky State Police, arrested a Carrollton man for burglarizing Relevant Church and banging on doors and windows at neighboring houses on Highland Avenue Jan. 8.