Local News

  • Officials seek answers after Hwy. 355 bridge damaged


    Landmark News Service

    The bridge across Severn Creek on Hwy. 355 in Gratz is closed until further notice, and local officials are seeking answers after the bridge received significant damages last week.

    The bridge was initially restricted to 6,000 pounds, or the weight of an average car, Saturday morning after Owen County Judge-Executive Casey Ellis received notice of the damage.

  • 20,558

    After a combined effort by the Scouting For Food Drive, Carroll County Schools and Christian Academy of Carrollton, 20,558 non-perishable food items were donated to the Carroll County Food Pantry Nov. 18.

    Carroll County Schools collected 16,517 alone, exceeding its best year by 1,269 items. Cartmell Elementary led the way with 6,391 donated items. Since the students passed their school wide goal of 5,000 items, Principal Jeannie Rohrer will get slimed.

    Jacklyn Fink’s class won an ice cream party for bringing in the most items with 1,586.

  • Cartmell Elementary salutes our veterans


    For The News-Democrat

    Cartmell Elementary Veterans Day assembly was held on Nov. 10. The assembly started with the Carroll County Honor Guard presenting the flags as Zachary Dean sang the National Anthem. Following the anthem the students said the pledge of allegiance.

    The guest speaker was Keith Dukes, father of Kaiden Dukes. He was an Aerographer’s mate in the U.S. Navy, and he put together a speech about his experience.

  • Food Pantry fed more than 600 families, 1,800 people

    Volunteer Bill Welty updated Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Nov. 14, on the status of the Food Pantry of Carroll County.

    Welty said it takes 80 volunteers per month to operate the Food Pantry of Carroll County. Church groups work on the three days food is distributed. The volunteers pack boxes and help process the requests for food.

  • Live Your Passion | Sign Team - Apostolic Pentecostal Church of the Living God

    Imagine you are in a room full of people, and everyone is talking with one another, but you hear nothing but silence. That is the struggle deaf people face every day.

    The National Center for Health Statistics estimates that 28 million Americans (about 10 percent of the population) have some degree of hearing loss. About 2 million of these 28 million people are classified as deaf, meaning they can’t hear every day sounds or speech, even with a hearing aid. Only about 10 percent of these 2 million people were born deaf. The other 90 percent became deaf later in life.

  • Donations, volunteers sought for food drive Saturday, Nov. 18

    Help feed the hungry in Carroll County! Area boy scouts, cub scouts, girl scouts brownies and community volunteers return to the streets of Carrollton Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 a.m. to collect donated non-perishable food items for the annual Scouting For Food project.

    The food pantry is located at 517 Seventh St., the former Kentucky Ladder building on the corner of Seventh and Polk streets. Residents are asked to leave their donations on the front steps of their homes by 8:30 a.m. Saturday to be picked up.

  • Update on river walk; Meffords win award; CCHS Ag class works at Point Park

    Work has begun on the Ohio and Kentucky river walks. Mayor Robb Adams reported to city council Nov. 13, that surveying began Nov. 1, and construction began Nov. 6. Asphalting began the day of the council meeting on the Kentucky River side, and the conduit is in and buried, but the light bases still need to be added.

  • Dispatch grant coming soon; interlocal still not complete

    At the 911 board meeting Nov. 3, City of Carrollton Mayor Robb Adams said the board is closer to receiving the $131,087 grant to purchase two radio dispatch console systems, including a radio communication IP network switch and 19 radios to bring the center to P25 compliance. He said documents are going back and forth between the city and the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security to complete the process. Adams expects that movement will take place before the next board meeting, Feb. 2. The city and county governments have committed to pay $10,000 each as a match for the grant.

  • Dorman Products wins Manufacturer of the Year award

    The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) announced the winners of its 17th annual Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards at its awards luncheon Oct. 27, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.

  • Ford, Gosser join Carrollton Police force

    The Carrollton Police Department gained two experienced police officers with the recent hiring of Greg Ford and Ryan Gosser. Mayor Robb Adams swore in the officers, as well as K-9 unit Zach, on Nov. 1.