Local News

  • Cement dust in the wind

    A concrete-manufacturing facility located on U.S. 42 East behind Grower’s Warehouse experienced two releases of fly ash and cement dust earlier this month.

    During last week’s regular meeting, Carrollton City Councilman Larry Morgan said he was concerned by the releases, which state officials said occurred on Monday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 9.

  • Carroll National Guard prepares for deployment

    Members of the local National Guard unit are preparing for deployment to Africa, which will occur sometime in October.

    Capt. Chris Fitzwater, who heads Alpha Battery, 2nd Battalion, 138th Artillery based in Carrollton, said the unit will be activated Saturday, Sept. 1. The 62 members of the unit will meet at 2 p.m. that day in the Carroll County High School gymnasium for a send-off from friends, family and the public.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs - Aug. 15, 2012

    County’s real-property tax rate decreases

    Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to lower the real property tax rate from 4.5 percent to 4.3 percent per $100 assessed property. Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson pointed out that in 2003, the real property tax was 13.3 percent. All other tax rates remained the same.

    Locust Bridge to be closed 8-10 days

  • Two-vehicle crash in Trimble County kills motorcyclist Aug. 10

    A motorcyclist was killed Aug. 10 in a crash on Hwy. 42 in Trimble County.

    Dispatchers at Kentucky State Police Post 5 received a call at 7:28 p.m. of a crash between a motorcyle and a truck. Preliminary investigation shows Mark Rexroat, 43, of Bedford was traveling east on Hwy. 42 on his motorcycle. Perry Cook, 49, of Bedford was traveling west on Hwy. 42 in a truck, according to the KSP release.

  • Carroll Faces | Aug. 15, 2012
  • Dow Corning, Arkema donate funds to Carroll County groups, projects

    The Community Advisory Panel for Dow Corning and Arkema last week approved its list of projects and organizations to be supported in 2012.

    CAP oversees distribution of $20,000 in funds aimed at addressing community concerns each year. Arkema and Dow Corning each contributes $10,000 to the fund.

    From its share, Arkema will provide $2,500 for two Industry Career Scholarships to Carroll County High School students. The two $1,250 scholarships will be renewable for four years.

  • Have you met ... Linda Aguazul


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Few students from this Carroll County get to attend “The No. 1 high school in the nation,” but Linda Aguazul, a senior this year at The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science, was born and raised here.

    Gatton Academy was recently named the top high school in the United States by Newsweek magazine, according to the Newsweek website. Gatton is located on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • County ethics board filled, two Ghent complaints to be addressed

    With the appointment of two new members, the Carroll County Ethics Commission’s first order of business may be to investigate complaints of ethics violations among Ghent city officials.

    County Judge-Excutive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said the commission has been unable to meet recently because two members had resigned after being appointed to other boards in the county. Members cannot serve on any other governmental boards or commissions during their terms on the Ethics Commission.

  • 38 candidates file for city, county offices

    Voters in Carroll County will decide on numerous local races in the Nov. 6 General Election.

    Candidates will be vying to represent Districts 1, 2 and 3 on the Carroll County School Board; and for spots on the Carrollton City Council and the city commissions of Ghent, Sanders, Worthville and Prestonville; and for Commonwealth Attorney; circuit clerk; and soil commissioner.

    The following are the names of 38 people who filed before the deadline, which was 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

  • Wheeler named Champions coordinator

    When the opportunity to take on a new challenge came along this summer, Misty Wheeler was ready.

    After 10 years as director of the Lighthouse afterschool program for fourth- through eighth-graders at Carroll County Middle School, Wheeler has been named coordinator of Champions for a Drug-Free Carroll County.

    “I’m sad to leave the Lighthouse,” Wheeler said Monday. “I loved every minute of it. It was very rewarding, and it was great to see so many kids go through the program.”