Local News

  • City employee pleads guilty to theft

    Carrollton Code Enforcement Officer Jonathan Licklider, 52, of Carrollton pled guilty in Carroll County District Court to an amended charge of theft under $500. He was originally charged with theft by failure to make required disposition of property of more than $500, but less than $10,000.

    Licklider was conditionally discharged for two years as long as he has no new offenses and pays full restitution. He must pay restitution of $5,000 plus poundage, a $500 fine and court costs.

  • American Red Cross has significant need for type O negative blood

    The American Red Cross has a significant need for type O negative blood donors to donate blood for patients.

    Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with any blood type and is often used in emergency situations. While less than 7 percent of the U.S. population has type O negative blood, hospitals depend on frequent O negative donations to ensure it’s always available for patients in need.

  • Carroll County schools raise funds for charities

    The WHAS Crusade for Children and the American Heart Association were beneficiaries of the fundraising efforts by Carroll County Schools.
    Carroll County Middle School won the penny war over Kathryn Winn Primary and Cartmell Elementary for the Crusade for Children. A check was presented to the Crusade for $3,448.16 from CCMS at the April Carroll County Board of Education meeting March 24, held at CCMS.
    CCMS also presented a check to the American Heart Association for $1,335.55. Students who participated in one hour of activity March 18, raised the funds.

  • Hotline coming soon for suicide prevention

    The River Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition has been established and soon a local prevention lifeline will begin.

    The mission of the River Valley Suicide Prevention Coalition is to bring awareness of suicide and mental health crises and to promote prevention and intervention in the schools and the communities of the Carroll County region, according to information provided by Life in Carrollton Ministries Executive Director Donnie Dawes, who is involved in the program.

  • City commits to purchasing fire truck in upcoming fiscal year

    One way or another, the Carrollton Fire Department will finally get an updated ladder truck.

    At least, that’s the plan so far.

  • K-9 unit included in CPD budget

    Carrollton Police Department believes a K-9 unit will help officers combat the drug problem within the city. That’s why Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell added $16,000 in the department’s fiscal year 2015-2016 budget proposal to purchase a drug dog from K9 Specialties.

    Sherman Dotson of K9 Specialties brought one of his dogs for a demonstration before the Carrollton City Council meeting March 8. The dog would be a single-purpose dog, meaning it could find drugs, but not attack someone on command.

  • Graves wins statewide service award

    Carroll County 4-H leader Jim Graves was honored with a state Community Service Award at the Kentucky 4-H Leaders Forum in Lexington, Feb. 13.

  • Locals share stories of addiction at town hall

    Hometown stories brought the realities of addiction to the 2016 Heroin Town Hall meeting in Carrollton, March 17.

    Carroll County High School graduate Henry Fremin, 25, spoke of his path as he overcomes addiction.

    “My sobriety date is Sept. 11, 2015,” Fremin said. “Six months and one week.”

    He started drinking on weekends at the age of 16. He laughed and said by the time he was 18, he had become quite good at being the weekend drinker.

  • Jail budget presented, grants discussed

    Carroll County Jailer Michael Humphrey presented his budget to Carroll County Fiscal Court March 22, as required by state statute.

    Humphrey said the budget went up a little bit due to the 3 percent salary increase for staff. The increase also affects social security and retirement contributions.

    For the second time during his time as jailer Humphrey said the county will have to help balance the budget. Last year he asked for $100,000 as he had some carryover, but this year it would be $250,000.

  • Arrest

     Kentucky State Police arrested two Trimble County residents on drug charges. 

    Amanda Wright, 35, of Milton and Roby Webster, 37, of Milton were both arrested March 10, and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.  

    Zachary Waters, 31, of Bedford also was arrested March 10, and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia.