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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.

  • Company seeks more barges at Carrollton River Terminal facility

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments on proposed changes to a permit for the Carrollton River Terminal, located .7 miles south of the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio rivers.

    The terminal, a storage facility for liquid asphalt, seeks to increase barge unloadings from three per year to six, and allow them to unload any day. Currently, the terminal can only receive barges Monday through Friday. The permit change notice states that barges would not unload during events that take place on the Kentucky River or on summer holidays.

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  • Six arrested on drug charges Sunday

    Local authorities arrested six men on charges of possession of a controlled substance Sunday night in Carrollton.

    Carrollton Police Officer Tim Mitchell and Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Daniel Rose were attempting to serve an arrest warrant at 1499 Owen Avenue at about 7:30 p.m., CPD Chief Mike Willhoite said. While attempting to serve the warrant, police observed through a window an individual appearing to be rolling up an unknown controlled substance.

  • Final plat OK’ed for Bishop’s Trace

    Carrollton Planning and Zoning approved the final plat for the Bishop’s Trace subdivision, located off 11th Street, at a special meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 30. This means the developer can now begin selling the yet-to-be-built homes.

    At the Nov. 7 P&Z meeting, Code Enforcement Officer Art Zook said the developers are planning to begin by building a duplex and pouring foundations for two quads off of Schuerman Street.

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  • Soccer realignment would be positive change for Carroll County program

    Carroll County High School’s soccer teams may soon find themselves on a more even playing field when it comes to district play.

    The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control will vote at their Jan. 25 meeting whether to accept the new district and regional soccer alignments for each of the state’s 16 regions that was drafted at its regular November meeting, Assistant Commissioner Michael Barren said.

  • Heavy rain hits Carroll

    A quick drop in river levels last week prevented possible flooding problems this week as more than three inches of rain fell in Carroll County between Sunday and Monday.

    Carroll County Flood Plain Manager Mitchell Perkins said the Kentucky River had dropped eight feet since last week when it hit flood levels, causing at least one road to close in the county. This made way for this week’s rains and prevented another rise into flood levels.