Local News

  • Correction

    In the police brief “Family Dollar manager charged with theft” in the Jan. 26 edition of The News-Democrat, Dorette Sue Noble was misidentified in the body of the story as being the manager at another store. She was the store manager at Family Dollar when she was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony.

  • Council Briefs

    Carrollton City Council heard the first reading for Ordinance 2011-03 amending sewer rates for Carrollton Utilities customers at their meeting Jan. 24. Carrollton Utilities Manager Bill Osborne explained the purpose of the change was to add debt service on to the out of town rate for Ghent customers.

  • County contributes to CCMH improvements

    In a cafeteria filled with board members and employees of the Carroll County Memorial Hospital and the members of Carroll County Fiscal Court, Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson yesterday presented a check for $100,000 to CCMH Board Chairman Jean Pyles and hospital administrator Kanute Rarey.

    Fiscal Court voted during its Jan. 25 meeting to return a loan payment in the amount of $100,000 to the hospital to use as working capital during 2011.

  • Carrollton man found dead after accident

    The body of Mitchell D. Vories, 50, of Carrollton, was found Monday, more than a day after he had called police telling them he had been involved in an accident.

    According to a news release from the Kentucky State Police Post No. 5 in Campbellsburg, Carroll County Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call on Sunday Jan. 30, at about 2:30 a.m. from a caller reporting that he had been involved in a crash; however, the caller could not provide an accurate location.

  • JCTC gets deed for new site

    Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Carrollton campus is one step closer to having a new home.

    At a news conference held at North American Stainless Friday, Gov. Steve Beshear presented the college’s president Dr. Tony Newberry with a deed for 30 acres of land that was once part of Camp Kysoc.

    The effort to build on the new site also received a boost with a $100,000 donation from North American Stainless.

  • Super Sunday sibling rivalry

    When two of pro football’s most storied franchises meet on the sport’s biggest stage Sunday night, millions around the country will be watching, including two of the teams’ biggest fans in Carroll County: Daryl and Jimmy Ray.

    While the brothers will be cheering against one another in Super Bowl XLV—Daryl for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jimmy for the Green Bay Packers — the rivalry won’t extend past the final whistle.

  • Beshear says NAS expansion to begin in spring

    The nation’s largest manufacturer of stainless steel will begin its ninth expansion of its Ghent facility this spring with the addition of a new long products line.

    That word came Friday morning at a news conference at the North American Stainless administration building attended by Gov. Steve Beshear where company officials said everything is in place for the project to begin.

  • Council Briefs

    First reading to name new streets for 911 purposes

    In his report, Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry explained to city council that even though the Three Courts subdivision, located between Gillock Avenue and Schuerman Street, has not been adopted by the city, the streets need names, per 911 regulations.

  • More watershed projects funded in county

    Three Carroll County creek repair projects will be forthcoming as county government has received approval for federal funding  for watershed protection on creeks adjoining Carlisle Road, Four Mile Road and White’s Run. The announcement was made during the Tuesday, Jan. 24 meeting of Carroll County Fiscal Court.

  • Police Briefs

    Family Dollar manager charged with theft

    Carrollton Police charged Dollar General Store Manager Dorette Sue Noble, 48, of 2 Brian Street in Carrollton, with theft by unlawful taking over $500, a class D felony.
    Dollar General Regional Loss Prevention Manager Dave Antel called the Carrollton Police Department Wednesday to report bank deposits and $7,321.59 missing from Family Dollar, according to Chief Mike Willhoite. Antel provided documents that led to Noble as a possible suspect.