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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.

  • Fire department advises families to practice their home escape plans

    Carrollton Fire
    Prevention Office

    Home fires can be scary, especially if they happen while you are sleeping.

    There are simple measures that you and your family can take to protect yourself.

    The most important is practicing E.D.I.T.H. or Exit Drills In The Home. You should practice it frequently with your family so that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency.

  • New rules adopted for city’s RV park

    Carrollton City Council heard the first reading of the official set of rules and regulations for the new Two Rivers RV Campground at a special meeting Thursday, Feb. 2. The second reading of the rules and regulations will be read at the next regularly scheduled city council meeting on Monday, Feb. 13.

    The ordinance, as well as two resolutions also passed at the meeting, named the space the Two Rivers RV Campground, rather than Two Rivers RV Park, which it has been called  since its inception early last year.

  • An evening in with “The King” of NASCAR

    By JIMMY SUPPLEE

    The News-Democrat

    The man known to all racing fans as the King of NASCAR, Richard Petty, came to Belterra Casino Tuesday, Jan. 31 for a Tireside Chat, a question and answer session hosted by the Kentucky Speedway.

  • No suspects after dog shot in city

    A Carrollton family is hoping for answers in the shooting of one of their dogs.

    Margaret Walker of 618 Winslow St. said that, occasionally, her three dogs will escape from the back yard “to see the city.”

    That’s what happened Friday, Feb. 3, but this time when her husband, Charles, went to round up the dogs, he found one of them – Moka – lying on the neighbor’s driveway, unable to move.

    Charles Walker lifted the 45-pound Welsh corgi-mix and took her immediately to their veterinarian, Dr. Mary A. Zink in Bedford.

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  • Sherrard wins three first place awards at KPA

    The News-Democrat received recognition for its sports and news coverage in 2011 at the Kentucky Press Association’s annual banquet held on Jan. 20 in Lexington.

  • Former CCDC prisoner to serve time after recent illegal alien conviction

    The U.S. Attorney’s Office and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) jointly announced today that an illegal alien, previously convicted of an aggravated felony, was sentenced Tuesday, Jan. 17 to 71 months in prison for illegally entering the U.S. a second time.

    Jose Antonio Gonzalez-Meija 29, was discovered as an illegal alien after he was serving time in the Carroll County Detention Center in July of 2011.

    Gonzalez-Meija’s previous conviction of rape in Henry County, Ky. in 2006 enhanced the federal prison sentence he received Tuesday.

  • Sheriff’s Office looking for alleged automobile thief

    A man who took advantage of distracted employees at the Carroll County Super 8 Motel allegedly stole an automobile belonging to one of the hotel’s workers.

    The man, whose identity is not known, came to the hotel and asked to use the phone on Wednesday, Jan. 25, according to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Employees let him use the phone and, after he was done, he noticed a woman had left her car keys on the desk, according to the sheriff’s office. The man is caught on videotape walking around the hotel counter and taking the keys.

  • Family rescued from flooded vehicle