Local News

  • School officials question CCMS project delays

    An air of uncertainty continues to swirl around the Carroll County Middle School construction project, as the general contractor was unable to provide firm dates at the Board of Education meeting Thursday, Aug. 20, for substantial completion. Marrillia Construction and Design owner Josh Marrillia told the board he feels “very comfortable” that the renovation will be finished by no later than mid-October and the new gym will “likely” be complete in December.

  • Changing lives: Seizure alert dog gives Williamson greater independence

    Carroll County High School welcomed a unique new student this year. This one has four paws, a tail and loves to get rubbed behind his ears.

    Coffee is freshman Dylan Williamson’s seizure alert dog, the first–at least in recent memory–to grace the halls of CCHS. He is a one-year-old golden retriever, trained to mitigate disabilities, which means he is trained to alert for seizures, Dylan’s mom, Kim Dermon, said.

  • Low cost spay, neuter event Sept. 14

    A low cost spay neuter for cats and dogs will be held on Monday, Sept. 14, at the Carroll County Animal Clinic. Funds are limited and available only to Carroll County residents who feel they need financial assistance to have their pet spayed or neutered.
    The cost to the owner for dogs, spay or neuter, is $30 per dog; for cats, spay or neuter, is $10 per cat. This includes a rabies vaccination for all cats and dogs. Dogs also will receive a current county dog tag.

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  • Couple charged in the death of their 4-day-old son

    Two Carroll County parents have been charged in the death of their four-day-old son.

    Jarod Martin, 33, and Lisa Payton, 29, both of Carrollton, were charged with first-degree criminal abuse, a class C felony punishable by 5-10 years imprisonment and a fine between $1,000-$10,000. They are lodged at the Carroll County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.

  • Anonymous tip leads to a meth lab bust

    A Carroll County woman was arrested Friday, Aug. 14, after Kentucky State Police received an anonymous tip of a meth lab in Ghent. 

    Following up on the anonymous tip, troopers from KSP Post 5 went to the home at 1664 Stafford Ridge Road in Ghent. Upon arrival, they discovered four active meth labs and several individuals fleeing the scene, according to KSP Public Information Officer Trooper Joshua Lawson.

  • City Council | Aug. 20, 2015

    Tax rate

    Council approved the second reading setting the advalorem tax rate at 30 cents per $100 assessed value on all real property and all personal tangible property at a special meeting Friday, Aug. 14. The tax is due by Nov. 1, and will be collected by the city treasurer.

    Business licenses

  • Poker run raises more than $7,000 for children’s Christmas programs

    Last Sunday the heat radiating off the Sunset Grill asphalt parking lot found 256 riders and approximately 200 motorcycles sweating out the start of the Sixth Annual Christmas In August Poker Run to raise money for children in need for the upcoming holiday season.

  • Local food pantry reports on its new role as the commodities, emergency assistance distributor in the county

    A local volunteer program is working monthly to provide food to more than 500 households in Carroll County.

    At Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting, Food Pantry of Carroll County legal counsel Ruth Baxter updated magistrates on the operation of the commodity program and the organization’s other services.

    The Food Pantry has been handling the commodity distribution for Carroll County since July 1 when the Brighton Center ended its contract with the county.

  • Dews gradutes from DOCJT

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy James Dews graduated Aug. 7, from the Department of Criminal Justice Training academy. The 23 officers of Class 465 completed 22 weeks of training, which consisted of 888 hours of recruit-level-officer academy instruction. Major training areas included homeland security, law offenses and procedures, vehicle operations, firearms, investigations, first aid/CPR, patrol procedures, orientation for new law enforcement families and mechanics of arrest, restraint and control.