Local News

  • Lawmakers tackle bills on crime, Medicaid to cut spending

    The News-Democrat

  • Musical filled with dance, comedy set for next week

    Travel back in time to the mid-1800s and experience a play full of dancing, music and comedy in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,” performed by the Carroll County High School drama club.

  • Sheriff’s office, city police go online with services and info

    Local law enforcement agencies are increasing their presence in the community with upgraded websites and new Facebook pages.
    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office recently debuted its new look at CarrollCountyKySheriff.com, created by Powered On, a new business located in downtown Carrollton at 326 Main Street. The Carrollton Police Department’s site will mirror the sheriff’s office and will be online in a week to a week-and-a-half, Chief Mike Willhoite said.

  • Carroll City Council briefs - Feb. 23, 2011

    First reading for city’s amended sexually oriented business ordinance

    Carrollton City Council approved the first reading of the Ordinance 2011-02 amending Ordinance 2004-01 for sexually oriented businesses at their meeting Feb. 14. The new amendment revised the distance that a sexually oriented business can operate or cause to be operated to 500 feet from the original 250 feet.

  • Sherrard named news editor, Taylor moves to Banner

    Staff writer Kristin Sherrard will begin duties as The News-Democrat’s news editor Monday, Feb. 28.

    Publisher Jeff Moore made the announcement Monday in making several other changes involving staff member transitions at the Carrollton newspaper and her sister publication in Bedford.

  • City traffic lights’ timing reset Friday

    Workers from Kentucky’s Transportation Cabinet have reset timing on two city traffic lights. Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry he has asked officials to improve the timing on lights at Highland Avenue and Fifth and Sixth streets. The mayor noted that lights at these to intersections have been slow to change, leaving motorists on cross streets sitting 5-6 minutes or more.

    He said it had become a hazard because some drivers are not waiting and crossing on red because of the long delays. McMurry said the retiming on Friday has resolved these issues.

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court briefs

    County to pursue more funding for Park Trails

    In a rare Wednesday meeting on Feb. 9, the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court voted to pursue a matching funds federal grant to help continue the development of the Park to Park Trails Project.

  • Impact of Sprint Cup race focus of March 3 meeting

    The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting an informational session, “Coffee and Conversation,” on Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. The event will be held in the old courtroom on the second floor of the Carroll County Courthouse.

    Present at the meeting will be officials and directors of the Kentucky Speedway who will discuss preparations the local community needs to make in readiness for this summer’s NASCAR Sprint Cup race which will be held at the Sparta, Ky. facility on July 9.

  • Child support crackdown

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, Carrollton Police Department and Kentucky State Police arrested 16 local residents Thursday on charges they owe $126,300 in unpaid child support.

    The arrests came as officers from the three agencies and the Carroll County Attorney’s Office joined forces for a roundup of local residents with outstanding warrants for failing to pay child support. Fourteen of the 16 arrested remain in jail Tuesday afternoon at the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Harbor added, amphitheater moved in new park plans

    Lose & Associates Inc., the landscape architecture and engineering firm designing the Carrollton Point Park development, received positive feedback on its revised concept plan Friday night.