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  • CO poisoning kills Welch at her home

    Carbon monoxide poisoning appears to have claimed the life of former Butler-Turpin Historic House manager Evelyn Welch.

    Welch, 57, was found dead at her home on Highland Avenue in Carrollton Sunday night by her son, according to Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    Wilhoite said preliminary findings point to carbon monoxide as the cause of death. However, it will take up to eight weeks to receive toxicology report results.

  • Deputy Co. Clerk indicted by Grand Jury

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk Patti A. Mefford was indicted Monday night by a Carroll County Grand Jury for the alleged theft of money from the county clerk’s office.

    After nine hours of testimony and deliberation, the grand jury of eight men and four women presented their decision to Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates. The grand jury decided there was enough evidence to indict Mefford. They chose not to indict Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh or any other employee of the Carroll County Clerk’s office in the matter.

  • BREAKING NEWS: County Deputy Clerk indicted by Grand Jury

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk Patti A. Mefford was indicted Monday night by the Grand Jury for allegedly stealing money from the County Clerk’s Office. County officials confirmed Mefford also was terminated from her position Monday night. The full story will be in tomorrow’s edition of The News-Democrat.

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  • Butler Lake fluctuates to prepare for repairs

    Levels on the lake at General Butler State Resort Park have been up and down lately, as workers try to draw it down to make repairs to a valve on the dam.

    But the weather hasn’t been cooperating. Workers lower the lake levels and then heavy rains over the past two weeks have refilled the lake, just for it to be drawn down again.

    Park Manager Jim Cooper said workers need to get the water level below the gate on the dam, where they are checking it as part of routine maintenance. While they are at it, he said they will be repairing a faulty valve.

  • Council turns down EIP funding request

    Carrollton City Council officially voted to not grant money to an Enterprise Incentive Program applicant.

    After a lengthy discussion, council voted 6-0 not to give Nu Wave Barbershop owner Tara McArter EIP funding for her building improvements because the work was performed after the application was submitted.

    Mayor Gene McMurry had previously tabled the issue because he wanted to talk to Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook in more detail about when the application was submitted.

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  • About 200 animals confiscated

    Henry County Animal Control officials on Monday, Dec. 12, seized more than 100 dogs and as many as 100 other animals from buildings on a property located at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg.

    The animals were being held in crates and cages in a single-wide trailer, a camper, outdoor kennels and a large outbuilding.

    The stench emanating from the property could be detected from the road.

  • Fired teacher’s sex abuse charges sent to grand jury

    Sex abuse charges against a former Carroll County teacher have been bound over to the grand jury following a hearing in Carroll County District Court Thursday.

    Following a limited hearing in District Court Nov. 8, Judge Elizabeth Chandler found there was sufficient evidence to bind John F. Jones IV over to a grand jury on sex abuse charges.

  • Questions remain after Bedford shooting

    A Carroll County man is recuperating in a Louisville hospital from a gunshot wound sustained at a residence south of Bedford late Saturday.

    The Kentucky State Police said in a news release that dispatchers from Post 5 in Campbellsburg received 911 calls at 11:24 p.m. reporting that a man had been shot at a residence on Harley Lane. Upon arrival at 617 Harley Lane, troopers found the victim, 29-year-old Timothy Kurtz, of Ghent, with a gunshot wound in the abdomen.