Local News

  • NWS confirms wind caused damage; all power restored

    The National Weather Service visited Carroll County Monday, March 6, and determined the damage sustained March 1, was due to straight line winds.

    Carroll County Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said Tuesday that NWS officials toured Carrollton and affected parts of the county to determine if there had been a tornado. Their findings confirmed what local officials suspected — straight-line winds from the severe storms were the culprit.

  • Jansen returns to Extension in FSC position for Carroll County


    The News-Democrat

    Carroll County gave Cathy Jansen her start in the extension office, but she has paid the favor back now — twice.

    Jansen’s first day on the job as the new family and consumer sciences agent for Carroll County Cooperative Extension was Monday, Feb. 27. She first worked at the county extension office as the 4-H agent from 1997 to 2003. Even though this is her first position in FCS, this is not her first time serving the county through extension.

  • Eyeing its opening

    The new $16 million Jefferson Community and Technical College campus is nearing completion. JCTC Carrollton Campus Coordinator Susan Carlisle said she expects the college to receive possession of the building in June and the faculty to be in place by Aug. 1. Classes are set to begin Aug. 14.

    During a Mar. 6, tour of facility, Carlisle said construction is about two months behind the original schedule due to rain. At this time no penalties are expected.

  • Gallatin County head-on crash kills man, juvenile girl March 4

    Two people were killed and a third seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 42 in Gallatin County.

    Kentucky State Police is investigating the fatal collision.

    On March 4, at about 3:50 p.m., KSP Post 5 Campbellsburg received a call from Gallatin County dispatch requesting assistance with a fatal traffic collision on U.S. 42 east of Warsaw.

  • Riddle bound over to grand jury in murder of Cable at Bedford office

    A Trimble County Grand Jury will hear the murder-domestic violence case against Milton resident Timothy G. Riddle, accused in the Feb. 14, shooting death of his former girlfriend, Lora Cable, at a Bedford medical office.

  • Residents’ Facebook postings tell storm damage stories

    Mandy Houston Parker: “Lost all the barns, and some animals died.

    Patrick Underwood: “March...in like a lion! I think that lion must have been stung by a yellow jacket!”

    Dana Lynn Kinman: “no power at work, no roof at home, happy March”

    Dee Moore: “Feeling thankful -- a lot of damage around my house”

  • Update on riverfront projects; beautification award discussed

    Riverfront update

    Mayor Robb Adams reported to Carrollton City Council Monday, Feb. 27, that he had received the environmental clearance on the Bow Bridge project on Friday. He expects that project to go to bid very soon.

    The city is still waiting on drawings and plans on the two riverwalk extensions. However, the engineer is still within the timeline to complete those, he said.

    Beautification award

  • With tornado season approaching, take steps to be prepared


    Storm Prediction Center

    There is no such thing as guaranteed safety inside a tornado. Prevention and practice before the storm: At home, have a family tornado plan in place, based on the kind of dwelling you live in and the safety tips below.

  • CPD has record year for citations, traffic stops

    Last year was a busy one for the Carrollton Police Department. The city department reached a 10-year high in the number of citations issued, calls answered and traffic stops. It was also just one away from tying a 10-year high in DUIs, and 2016 also saw citizens having the lowest number of motor vehicle accidents in 10 years.

  • Winds cause widespread damage, power outages

    An early morning line of storms moved through Carroll County Wednesday knocking out power as it downed trees, ripped roofs off buildings and destroyed several structures.

    The storm hit Carrollton just after 6:30 a.m. with heavy rain, hail, lightening and strong winds gusting to 79 m.p.h., according to the Carrollton’s Kentucky Mesonet station. The station reports that 1.09 inches of rain fell there since midnight.