Local News

  • Two mobile meth labs found during traffic stop

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Mississippi man in Carroll County on drug-related charges Thursday, Aug. 18.

    Bobby K. Mitchell, 40, of Myrtle, Miss. was charged with speeding, driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors, possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is currently lodged at the Carroll County Detention on a $50,000 full cash bond.

  • Fiscal court considers options for Rumpke garbage contract

    Carroll County Fiscal Court is reviewing two options for its garbage collection contract — one would hold the line on the monthly fee, while the other comes with an increase to cover a central dumpster location.

    Fiscal court opened bids for its garbage collection contract Tuesday during its regular meeting. The only bid came from Rumpke of Kentucky, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is the company that currently holds the franchise.

    County Attorney Nick Marsh opened the Rumpke bid and read off the proposed rates that would run through September 2015.

  • Picnicking in the Park

    The families of Army National Guard’s Alpha Battery 2nd 138th Field Artillery in Carrollton are getting ready for an expected deployment sometime in 2012.

    Preparedness for what lies ahead was the message delivered by speakers and unit leaders at the National Guard unit’s annual family picnic Sunday.

  • Poker run raises $5,200 to help fund local children’s Christmas

    Approximately 211 people and 120 bikes participated in the second annual ‘Helping Kids in our Neighborhood’ Poker Run on Sunday. The event raised $5,200.50, which will be presented to Leigh Ann Roberts with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office, who runs the Community Christmas Project.

  • Cuts impact funds for emergency programs

    Carroll County will see about 24 percent less funding this year from the federal Emergency Shelter and Food Program.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson conducted a public hearing on the funding program Monday, Aug. 15, to hear comments on the use of the $7,104 allocated to Carroll County this year.

    Tomlinson said $6,104 will go to the Northern Kentucky Community Action Agency and $1,000 to the social concerns committee of the Carroll County Ministerial Association.

  • River Valley Winery earns Indy bronze medals

    River Valley Winery won two medals at the Indy International Wine Competition Aug. 3-5 in West Lafayette, Ind.

    The Carroll County winery was one of eleven earning awards at the event.

    River Valley, located on Mound Hill Road, received bronze medals for its Cayuga White and Loretto wines.

  • City-owned house demolished
  • Board selects cheaper Cartmell drainage solution

    An above-ground drainage option at Cartmell Elementary School won Carroll County Board of Education’s approval Thursday night.

    During the meeting at Carroll County Middle School, John Gilbert of Ross Tarrant Associates updated board members on the two drainage proposals on the table before they selected the less expensive option.

  • Field day brings information to local farmers

    The Four Mile Creek Outdoor Classroom was the setting Aug. 10 for Carroll County Conservation District’s first field day.

    A group of 30 people, mostly local farmers, turned out for information on the topics of water quality, forest management and stream crossings, as well as an equipment demonstration.

    Conservation chairman David Rowlett opened the event by introducing the first speaker, Amanda Gumbert, the water-quality liaison for the College of Agriculture at the University of Kentucky.

  • RV changes prompt city to seek new project bids

    Due to significant changes to the plans for the Two Rivers RV Park bathhouse and pavilion, the projects will be re-bid separately. The new bid advertisement will be published in The News-Democrat Aug. 24 and run for two weeks. The pre-bid meeting will occur during the third week, with the bid opening the fourth week.

    The city of Carrollton received only one bid on the project previously from KEVCO Construction LLC for $439,000, which exceeded the funds budgeted, Mayor Gene McMurry said.