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  • Westrick, Kinman, Graham win primary races

    Bobby Lee Westrick will be Carroll County’s next judge-executive if he has a successful run in the General Election on Nov. 4.

    Westrick, a newcomer to county politics, took 1,004 votes (35 percent) in Tuesday’s Primary Election to beat long-time District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller by just 81 votes for the Democratic nod. Miller took 923 votes (32 percent).

    The race for judge-executive was wide open, with five candidates vying to replace Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, who is retiring as judge-executive after three successive terms.

  • Bringing back the forests

    More than 50 volunteers turned out Saturday at General Butler State Resort Park to help plant 1,200 trees as part of Kentucky State Park’s “Plant a Tree” program.

    State parks received a $9,500 grant from Odwalla Juice and Food Co. for the program that is providing trees to be planted at 17 locations around Kentucky.

  • County disposes of 8,000 tires, awards Dripping Springs culvert bid

    The 2014 tire amnesty program, funded through a state grant, helped the county collect and dispose of 8,000 old tires. Tomlinson said two dumpsites were cleaned up through the project. One of those saw a Louisville man arrested for taking payment to dispose of the tires in that city. However, he allegedly brought them to a spot near English to dump them.

  • Work-related incident kills Carrollton man

    A Carrollton man died Saturday in a work-related accident at Kemper Construction in Carrollton.

    Eric Gentry, 21, was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at 9:24 a.m.

    Obituary information for Gentry can be found on page 3.

    The investigation by the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Coroner’s Office is currently ongoing. The cause of death was blunt force injury sustained in a workplace accident, Wilhoite said in an interview Tuesday.

  • Westrick wins Democratic nod for Carroll County Judge-Executive

     Bobby Lee Westrick won the Democratic nomination for Carroll County Judge-Executive in Tuesday's unofficial returns.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive 

    Results in Democratic Primary:

    Bobby Lee Westrick, 978 (unofficial winner)

    Dean Miller, 900

    Clay Cable, 551

    Kathy Goff, 270

    Jesse Saggus, 77


    Carroll County Sheriff

    Results in Democratic Primary:

    Jamie Kinman, 1682 (unofficial winner)

    Todd Yocum, 548

    Eddie Mefford, 478

  • ‘Steel Magnolias’ entertains at English Schoolhouse
  • Dance, Dance
  • Celebrating the heritage of farming
  • Three arrested for trafficking heroin

    Kentucky State Police arrested three Sanders residents Monday, May 12, after troopers allegedly discovered they were trafficking heroin out of a home at 2419 Ghent Eagle South in Sanders.

    Post 5 Troopers went to the home to serve a warrant for possession of marijuana on Joshua Smith, 21, of Sanders, according to police. Once in the home, troopers located Smith with drug-related paraphernalia. A search warrant was obtained. During the search of the home, police allegedly discovered heroin, syringes, six marijuana plants and other drug paraphernalia.

  • State to plant 1,200 trees in park on ‘Kids in the Park Day’ May 17

    General Butler State Resort Park is looking for a few good kids.

    The park is planning to plant 1,200 trees on May 17, so it may need more than a few kids as part of “Kids in the Park Day,” a day designated by the National Park Trust to encourage children to get outside and use parks.