Local News

  • Spencer, Perkins to wed Aug. 4

     George and Bonnie Spencer of Madison, Ind. and Clay and Tracy Yocum of Milton, Ky. announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Megan Spencer to Kyle Perkins of Carrollton, son of Denny and Candy Perkins and Greg Davis and Karen Day all of Carrollton.

    The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Carroll County High School and is currently a student.

    The groom-elect is a 2005 graduate of Carroll County High School and is employed by North American Stainless in Carrollton.

  • Stephens takes helm at CCHS

    The News-Democrat Intern

    The new principal at Carroll County High School may have a different title, but is really not new at all.
    Tom Stephens has served as vice principal for the school since 2002 and recently accepted the top position as principal.

    Prior to coming to Carroll County, he taught for seven years in Union County, Ky. He has lived in many different areas, including Texas, Georgia, Virginia and Washington D.C. He is originally from Virginia, although he graduated from high school in Greenup, Ky.

  • One person killed, two injured in Carroll County accident

    A father was killed and his wife and child were seriously injured after being involved in a single-vehicle accident Sunday, July 15 on I-71 North in Carroll County. 

    At approximately 6:30 p.m., William Wildeboer, 56, of Woodlawn, Ky. was driving northbound on I-71 at the 39 mile marker. After he swerved to miss debris in the roadway, his vehicle went into a ditch and flipped several times, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Carroll County Deputy Coroner Brent Stucker pronounced Wildeboer dead at the scene. 

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  • Air conditioners stolen from two area churches

    Two Carroll County churches fell victim to air conditioner thieves during the month of June, and law enforcement believes the thefts are connected.

    The first theft was reported on June 7 at Dividing Ridge Baptist Church, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release. A state maintenance worker was in the area and heard gas coming from the copper line connecting the air conditioning unit to the church.

    He contacted Carroll County central dispatch, and Sheriff Jamie Kinman responded.

  • Sheriff investigating asphalt company

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an asphalt and sealcoating company that is allegedly scamming residents, particularly the elderly.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said R&R Asphalt and Sealcoating has allegedly taken $2,300 from two victims in May and June, according to a sheriff’s office news release. One home was in the Ghent and Sanders area, while the other was on Hwy. 55.

    Kinman said the men allegedly target homes with blacktop driveways and elderly residents.

  • Fire and Ice

    Carroll County Public Library sponsored a “Mad Science” program for the Summer School students at Cartmell Elementary on July 11. The presentation was titled “Fire and Ice.”

  • Have you met ... the Cary family

    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were to meet the Cary family, you wouldn’t know that four of their seven children are foster kids.

    Chris and Konnie Cary, of Carrollton, are parents to Joel, 14, Sarah, 11, Jacob, 11, Levi, 8, Gage, 6, Jordyn, 5, and Max, 2.

    They all work and play together like siblings, even though Jacob and the three youngest are only living with them temporarily.

  • Road project plans see changes

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects to complete maintenance work on a bridge crossing Locust Creek on state Hwy. 1492 this week.

    According to a KYTC news release Tuesday, motorists will see that bridge reopen Friday, July 20. Until that time, they are asked to follow the detour signs.

    Another planned project on Hwy. 47 has been delayed until fall, while work will begin work next week on Hwy. 55.

  • Leaders talk about other issues related to Butler Park

    Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker met with local government and community leaders Wednesday, July 11 to discuss how General Butler State Resort Park and the community can work together.