Local News

  • Unexplained delays hinder CCMS project

    The Carroll County Middle School renovation and expansion project is behind schedule, and the Board of Education wants to know why.

    RossTarrant Architects Project Manager Eric Steva said he could not give a reason why the general contractor is 30 days behind on the project. There is a meeting scheduled with the contractor Jan. 26, for a review, and we will get more answers next week, he said to the board.

  • Fiscal erases Worthville Fire’s Camp Kysoc rental charges

    The Worthville Volunteer Fire Department asked Carroll County Fiscal Court at its meeting Jan. 27, why it was being charged to use Camp Kysoc for its Haunted Trail fundraising event.

    “The first year no one said anything about being charged until the event was ready to start,” Worthville Fire Chief Ernie Courtney said. “We had already been working out there for a month getting ready for the event.”

  • Oak will coordinate circulation, delivery

    In search of a new challenge, Michelle Oak found one at The News-Democrat. Her first day as the new circulation coordinator was Dec. 22, and she has been learning something new every day since.

    “It’s something I’ve never done before, and I’ve never worked for a newspaper before,” Oak said of why she applied for the position.

  • Taylor to lead graphics for newspapers

    After working his entire career in Madison, Ind., graphic designer Darrel Taylor decided it was time for a change. He joined the staff at The News-Democrat Jan. 5, as the new graphic designer.

    “Darrell will manage composition of ads for our customers in Carroll and Trimble counties,” Publisher Jeff Moore said. “He will also design the classified pages for The News-Democrat and Trimble Banner and handle all layout and ad design for the River City Trading Post.”

  • 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.