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  • Carroll man dies in tractor accident

    A Carroll County man was killed instantly in a farm tractor accident Thursday, Sept.13.

    Marion “Red” Platt, 75, 855 Dividing Ridge Rd., Sanders, was bushhogging land on Kings Ridge Road. His farm tractor became stuck while going up a hill, rolled over onto Platt and killed him instantly, according to a Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release.

  • Pig roast in the park
  • Vandalism at county park

    Information is being sought on the person or people who vandalized and stole from a Pepsi machine at the Robert M. Westrick County Park in early September. The damaged machine was discovered on Sept. 5, around 7 p.m. by a part-time parks and recreation department employee, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. The Pepsi machine was vandalized and the cash and coins were stolen. It appeared that an object was used to pry the machine open, according to a news release.

  • Local elderly couple die in probable murder/suicide

    An apparent murder-suicide was discovered at a Park Avenue residence Friday morning.

    Rhonda Webb found her parents, Elmer G. and Roberta L. Anderson, deceased with gunshot wounds and sitting in their recliner chairs. She reported the incident to the Carrollton Police Department at 8:39 a.m., according to a news release.

    Assistant Chief Steve Abbott and Officer Tim Gividen responded to the Anderson’s home at 207 Park Ave. Roberta was 83 years old and Elmer was 80 years old.

  • Homecoming Week Festivites
  • Design and Review approves four EIP grant applications

    Three existing and one proposed new business in the Carrollton downtown redevelopment district were given approval from the City of Carrollton Design and Review Board to go before council to request funding from the Enterprise Incentive Program at their regular meeting Monday, Sept. 17.

  • Prestonville city hall is underway

    The foundation is in place, and the walls started going up Monday on the new city hall and recreation center on New Castle Pike in Prestonville.

    Mayor Vickie Burgin hopes to see the project completed in time for the city’s annual Halloween fall festival on Oct. 27.

    She said it was clear last year that the event required a bigger space. “There was not a way to really do it,” she said, with the small city building located at the park.

  • Have You Met: Andrew Johnson

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    Andrew Johnson has achieved what most people twice his age have not and others may never have. He has secured his “dream job” with the Carroll County School System. 

    In June at the young age of 23, Johnson was hired by the school district as the Computer Maintenance Technician, a job he “absolutely” considers his dream job.

  • General Butler Lodge celebrates 50 years

    Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson and other state officials gathered in Carrollton Friday morning to kick-off a series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of six lodges in Kentucky State Resort Parks, including General Butler.

    The kick-off is in celebration of Gov. Bert T. Combs’ decision in 1960 to expand the state’s parks system with construction of the six new lodges, including one here in Carroll County, Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet Secretary Marcheta Sparrow told a crowd at the Butler Park lodge.

  • McManis promoted in NC Air National Guard

    Colonel Brent McManis was promoted to Colonel and assumed command of the 145th Combat Operations Group of the North Carolina Air National Guard, on Aug. 4, 2012.

    Col. McManis is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken McManis, formerly of Campbellsburg, Ky.; the grandson of the late Mrs. Erby McManis Bryant; and the nephew of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Watkins of Carrollton.