Local News

  • Grimes supporters meet candidate at Welch’s

    A campaign stop Tuesday morning by a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate was a prime opportunity for Carroll County High School students to glimpse into the American political process.

  • Chandler denies motion to suppress, dismiss DUI case

    A motion to suppress and dismiss charges in an ongoing DUI case was denied Nov. 19 by District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    In his case presented during an Oct. 10 hearing, attorney Stanley Billingsley argued that Carrollton Police Department officers, because they are not sworn sheriff’s deputies, have no jurisdiction outside the city limits.

  • Fiscal funds assessment of Kysoc

    Camp Kysoc is seeing more use for events, but Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson hopes to make the most out of the potential the facility has to offer.

    At the Nov. 26 fiscal court meeting, Tomlinson asked magistrates to approve a $3,150 study to help county officials uncover the options for use and create a strategic plan for Camp Kysoc.

  • Timber!

    The sound of chain saws will echo through General Butler State Resort Park this winter as loggers begin the selective harvesting of ash trees due to the invasion of the emerald ash borer.

    Atwood Lumber and Mats, LLC., 3306 Hwy. 227 in Carrollton, was awarded the contract for the project. The company is paying the state to remove the trees, and the company will sell the wood, Kentucky Department of Parks spokesman Gil Lawson said. About $50,000 of the proceeds from the contract will go toward the purchase of new trees and the treatment of a select number of trees, he said.

  • Carroll County mother dies in trailer fire

    A Carroll County woman, originally from Texas, died in a trailer fire early Monday morning after going back inside to retrieve items for her baby.

    Wendy Mercer, 37, died inside her home at 1422 Gilgal Road. Following a Tuesday morning autopsy by the state Medical Examiner’s Office in Louisville, the cause of death was determined to be smoke and thermal inhalation, Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said.

    Westside Volunteer Fire Department and Ghent Fire Protection District were dispatched at 5:16 a.m. to the structure fire.

  • Carroll County woman dies in trailer fire

    A Carroll County woman, originally from Texas, died in a trailer fire early Monday morning after going back inside to retrieve items for her baby.

    Wendy Mercer, 37, died inside her home on Gilgal Road. An autopsy will be performed Tuesday morning by the state Medical Examiner's Office in Louisville, Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite said.

  • Feeding the community

    The Scouting for Food drive set a new record with 19,816 items collected for the community food pantry. About 60 scouts and volunteers picked up food Saturday, collecting 4,589 items. Carroll County Schools donated 15,227 items, nearly 1,700 more than last year.

  • KSP Post 5 adds two new troopers

    Post 5 has recently increased its ranks by adding two newly appointed Troopers. Troopers Steven Dykes and Bryan Lauck have joined Post 5 after completing 23 weeks of training at the Kentucky State Police Academy in Frankfort.

    Trooper Steven Dykes, a native of Crestwood, Ky., is a 2010 graduate of the University of Louisville and a Staff Sergeant with the Indiana Army National Guard. 

    Trooper Bryan Lauck, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a 2011 graduate of the University of Cincinnati.

  • Indiana pair charged in attempted burglary

    A New Albany couple was arrested on charges of attempted burglary by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday, Nov. 20.

    A resident of a Mound Hill home called Carroll County Dispatch at 10:30 a.m., reporting someone was trying to break into their house, Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said Tuesday. The resident’s husband followed the pair’s vehicle, and Kinman caught up with them near the county line, close to Hwy. 55.

  • Cable resigns, sheriff looking to hire

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is looking to hire a new deputy with previous police experience.

    Clay Cable resigned as deputy Nov. 15.

    “I resigned because of political reasons,” he said, referring to his bid for Carroll County judge-executive. “I need to spend more time on my campaign and visit the people. I’ve got a lot of work to do between now and May.”

    Sheriff Jamie Kinman confirmed Cable’s resignation.