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  • Cuffed and Booked

    Many local residents awoke to pounding on their door Wednesday, Feb. 8 as officers from three law enforcement agencies set out before the break of dawn to roundup Carroll County residents indicted for selling drugs to undercover officers.

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police joined forces, with 25 officers teaming up to serve warrants on 36 people who were indicted by a grand jury Monday. As of Tuesday morning, 32 of the 36 had been arrested.

  • City eyes flood plain study

    The city of Carrollton is exploring a plan to assist about 68 property owners in removing the flood plain designation from their property.

    At Monday night’s Carrollton City Council meeting, Carrollton Utilities’ Terry Roach presented a $16,750 proposal from Centerfield Engineering Inc. of Crestwood to revise Federal Emergency Management Agency maps that place a corridor from south of Mason Street to Grobmeyer Avenue near Hwy. 227 in the flood plan.

  • County may prohibit the sale of synthetic marijuana

    Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson provided the magistrates with information on prohibiting the sale of synthetic marijuana at Carroll County Fiscal Court’s meeting Friday, Feb. 10. There is not a state law prohibiting the substances, however, House Bill 198 is currently waiting to be addressed by the 2012 Kentucky Legislative Session.

  • Trial date set for former high school teacher

    An April 30 trial date has been set in the sex abuse case against John F. Jones IV.    

    Former Carroll County High School math teacher and coach went before Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates Monday, Feb. 6, and a trial date of April 30 and a report date of April 9 was set.  The report date will be for all attorneys to confirm they are ready to go forward with the trial. 

  • C’ton woman arrested for drug-related charges

    A Carrollton woman was arrested on drug-related charges on Wednesday, Feb. 1.

    Jamie L. Harris, 43, of Carrollton was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; and tampering with physical evidence.

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  • C’ton rushes flood cleanup

    As the 75th anniversary of the flood of 1937 approaches, The News-Democrat is looking back on this natural disaster. This article appeared in the Thursday, Feb. 18, 1937 issue of The News-Democrat.

     

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  • Area police arrest 30 county residents in drug roundup

    An early morning round-up put 30 Carroll County residents behind bars Wednesday for allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers.

    Carroll County Sheriff's Department, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police joined forces, with 25 officers teaming up to serve warrants on 36 people who were indicted by a grand jury Monday.