Local News

  • Opiates create drug problems

    On the day Whitney Houston died from a suspected drug overdose, between two and three Kentuckians also died from known drug overdoses. Kentucky loses about 1,000 people per year from drug overdoses, more than those who die in car accidents.

    While Houston’s death has not been officially attributed to drug and alcohol abuse, it has long been documented she struggled with addictions to both. 

  • CCMH becomes affiliate of Norton Healthcare

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital joined with officials from Norton Healthcare Tuesday morning to announce an affiliation agreement that will make expanded services available to the community and medical providers.

    CCMH Chief Executive Officer Kanute Rarey said the affiliation agreement provides access to expanded resources through Norton Healthcare for patients.

  • Schools look to beef up education on drug abuse

    The drug problem in Carroll County is well documented, the latest example of which was the multi-agency drug roundup on traffickers conducted Feb. 8. But what steps need to be taken to eliminate it?

    One approach is to focus on the future generation of adults in the community: the high school students.

  • Special guests to appear at Rotary Ball

    Carrollton Rotary Club, with help from local businessman Herb Kinman, has lined up two country music stars as special guests for Saturday night’s Rotary Ball.

    Performers T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang, who are husband and wife, will serve as auctioneers during the event at General Butler State Resort Park Conference Center, project chairman Nick Marsh said Monday.

    Another Kentuckiana television personality will also take part in the event. WAVE3 television news anchor Janell McDonald will handle emcee duties during the ball, Marsh noted.

  • Students must be ‘proficient’ in reading, math by 2012-14

    Changes in Kentucky’s student testing procedures mean that Carroll County students will be required to be 100 percent “proficient” in reading and math by the end of the 2013-14 school year.

    That’s the message Superintendent Lisa James delivered to members of the Carroll County Board of Education Thursday, Feb. 9.

  • Community listening session Thursday

    The city of Carrollton will hold a community listening session at Carroll County Middle School cafeteria at 7 p.m. Feb. 16  to provide information about what has occurred on several projects in downtown and along the waterfront, as well as to receive residents’ comments, thoughts, ideas and concerns.

  • Drug Roundup Indictments


    Christine S. Hewitt, 38, was indicted for first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense, a class D felony, punishable by imprisonment for not less than one year nor more than five years in the penitentiary and a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000 in that she knowingly and unlawfully trafficked in a schedule II narcotic drug, namely Opana.

  • Package nets additional drug citations

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office cited a Knoxville, Tenn. couple and their son for allegedly sending him packages with drugs in them.

    Carroll County Deputy J.T. Shaw said in an interview Tuesday he received a call from the son-in-law of Angie Puckett on Friday, Feb. 10. Puckett did not have Shaw’s number, but wanted to meet him or Sheriff Jamie Kinman at 1066 Hwy. 389 because there was a brown package there possibly containing narcotics, and she did not want to have anything to do with it, Shaw said.

  • Cuffed and Booked

    Many local residents awoke to pounding on their door Wednesday, Feb. 8 as officers from three law enforcement agencies set out before the break of dawn to roundup Carroll County residents indicted for 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. As of Tuesday morning, 32 of the 36 had been arrested.

  • City eyes flood plain study

    The city of Carrollton is exploring a plan to assist about 68 property owners in removing the flood plain designation from their property.

    At Monday night’s Carrollton City Council meeting, Carrollton Utilities’ Terry Roach presented a $16,750 proposal from Centerfield Engineering Inc. of Crestwood to revise Federal Emergency Management Agency maps that place a corridor from south of Mason Street to Grobmeyer Avenue near Hwy. 227 in the flood plan.