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Local News

  • Massie wants cooperation from Senate

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-4th District, warned Carrollton Rotarians that government funding is a looming battle that Washington will have during September.

    Speaking to the club and its guests Wednesday, Aug. 27, at General Butler State Resort Park, Massie said the House has spent the summer working on appropriation bills to fund the government for its new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

  • Carroll deputy files civil suit against sheriff

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy JT Shaw filed a civil lawsuit against Sheriff Jamie Kinman in Carroll County Circuit Court Aug. 26, alleging Kinman caused him severe emotional distress; defamed his name, character and reputation; and harassed him. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.

  • Local festival benefits Animal Support

    Woofstock 2014 is coming to General Butler State Park Saturday, Sept. 13.

    The free festival for dogs and family will be a fundraiser for Carroll County Animal Support. The proceeds will provide support for the spaying and neutering program and the finding “furever” homes initiative. Carroll County Animal Support also is selling $10 raffle tickets for prizes of $500 and $250 with the drawing at 4 p.m. Saturday.

    “The purpose of the event is to draw awareness to the rescue animals,” CCAS Director Tammie Crawford said.

  • Hendrick hired as new N-D staff writer

    Retired Carroll County Extension Agent Tim Hendrick has been hired as the new staff writer for The News-Democrat.

    Hendrick retired from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in 2011, having served as the Carroll County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources for 24 years. After retirement he worked for the Beef Connection and, most recently, served as a substitute teacher for the Carroll, Gallatin and Henry County school systems.

  • Goldenrod returns
  • CPD’s Mitchell promoted to assistant chief position

    Sergeant Tim Mitchell has been promoted to assistant chief of police by the City of Carrollton, replacing recently retired assistant chief Steve Abbott.

    “I am honored for the opportunity to be in this position,” Mitchell said. “I am excited for the future of the police department.”

    Mitchell was hired by the Carrollton Police Department in October 2010, and was promoted to sergeant in August 2013.

    A Trimble County native, he graduated from Northside Christian School in Louisville in 2002.

  • Three arrested at Carroll County meth lab

    Three people were arrested Sept. 1, after Kentucky State Police troopers found a meth lab in a Carroll County home.
    Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 5 went to 153 Hwy. 55 after receiving information that methamphetamine was being manufactured at the residence, KSP Public Affairs Officer Brad Arterburn said in a news release. While conducting a search of the home, troopers located an active lab, as well as several non-active labs and ingredients used to manufacture methamphetamine. Troopers also found about one gram of finished product, he said.

  • Thanks for 29 great years!

    Carrollton Police Department Assistant Chief Steve Abbott retired Aug. 28, after 29 years in law enforcement. He spent his first nine-and-a-half years as a park ranger at General Butler State Resort Park and the last 19-and-a-half years on CPD.

    “I’m ready to start a new phase of my life and spend more time with  my family,” Abbott said.

    CPD held a meal in Abbott’s honor in the Carrollton City Council chambers, provided by the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Board looks to plant trees along Highland

    The City of Carrollton Urban Forestry Board wants to revitalize Highland Avenue and needs the residents’ help.

    The board is offering a spring flowering tree to every property owner on Highland Avenue from Second Street to Growers Warehouse at the edge of the Carrollton city limits. Rental property owners will be asked to purchase a tree instead of one being provided.

  • Prestonville votes not to raise taxes; Wi-Fi trial ends

    Prestonville City Commission voted Aug. 18 during its regular meeting to hold extend the current tax rates through the 2014-2015 fiscal year. 

    Commissioner Louie Spencer made the motion to keep the rate at .24 cents per $100 of real property and .24 cents per $100 of personal property.  The motion was seconded by Commissioner Linda Clark and the board passed unanimously. This was the second and final reading,of tax rates for the new fiscal year.

    Paving approved