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Local News

  • Mullins joins News-Democrat staff

    Perry Park resident Renee Mullins has joined the staff of The News-Democrat and The Trimble Banner as the newspapers’ new circulation coordinator.

    Mullins most recently worked at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital, handling accounts receivable for patients, before starting at The News-Democrat, March 6.

    She has always worked in customer service and accounting, bringing those key skills and experience to the job.

  • Ghent commissioners vote again to enact ordinances not published

    The city of Ghent has taken steps to finalize several ordinances that had been voted on and passed in 2016, but never published to make them official.

    The city had a turbulent year in 2016, being without a city clerk much of the time. During this period, city leaders have determined that they failed to publish the ordinances commissioners had voted to adopt, which is the final step in passing each of them.

  • Be our guest: CCHS presents ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    Relive the romance and the excitement of one of Walt Disney’s most cherished love stories, as the Carroll County High School drama club presents “Beauty and the Beast.” Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 25, at the high school cafeteria. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

  • Trimble bids farewell to Sheriff Coons

    Unit 1201 has signed off for the last time.

    Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons has succumbed to his battle with cancer. Following several months of treatment, including frequent trips to Chicago for specialized care, Coons, 58, reached the end of his earthly watch on Wednesday morning, March 8, 2017, while resting at his Trimble County home.

  • Animal shelter actively returning, adopting dogs

    When you finish the math, there are only three dogs at the Carroll County Animal Shelter. Carroll County Animal Shelter Director Lisa Hartman reported to Carroll County Fiscal Court Tuesday that 31 dogs had been received by the shelter, with 16 transferred to rescues, five returned to their owners and seven adopted from the shelter.

  • Businesses recover from storm damage

    Local businesses are still recovering from the wind storm that blew through Carroll County at approximately 6:30 a.m. March 1, and left substantial damage in its wake.

    Mi Viejo, a Mexican restaurant located on Hwy. 227, sustained structural and water damage. The damage closed the restaurant’s doors until repairs could be completed.

  • Debris removal continues; CU offers natural gas valves

    In Public Works Supervisor Ronnie Knight’s absence, Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams reported to Carrollton City Council Monday that Public Works has been busy cleaning up tree limbs and other debris following the wind storm March 1. Adams said the city has received numerous calls from residents regarding limbs, and he said Public Works would be around a second time to pick them up. However, residents must cut the tree into chunks that the backhoe can pick up. Residents must dispose of the root ball, he said.

  • Fiscal court reviews CCMH plans for office addition

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital CEO Harry Hayes gave Carroll County Fiscal Court its first look at architectural drawings of the hospital’s 22,000 square foot expansion Feb. 28.

    The expansion will sit on the front right corner of the hospital property near the edge of the Three Rivers Health Department building. The expansion will house physician offices, the cardiac testing and the specialty clinic.

    CCMH will lose patient and employee parking across the 11th Street side of the property and between the hospital and the health department.

  • Hooper inducted into CU sports hall of fame

    A Carrollton, Ky. native, Whitney Ballinger Hooper was inducted into the Campbellsville University Sports Hall of Fame, Feb, 25, along with Ronnie Spry the Men’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee.

    “I was so surprised when I received the call that I was being inducted,” Hooper said. “This is really special. This is a big honor to be a recipient as they induct one maybe two people a year into the Sports Hall of Fame.”

  • KSP makes arrest in attempted murder Feb. 26 in Henry County

    Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is investigating a shooting in Henry County. 

    At about 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, Kentucky State Police Dispatchers received a call from La Grange Police Department of a person being shot at on L’Esprit Parkway in Henry County.