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  • Changes coming to the 911 agreement

    Officials are continuing to work on amending the current 911 agreement between the city of Carrollton and the county.

    Mayor Robb Adams presented city council May 23, with a draft of the amended 911 ordinance that was typed up by County Attorney Nick Marsh. Either Marsh or City Attorney Amy Eversole had to get the process started by typing up an amendment and then both sides would make changes, he said. The goal is for the city and the county to fund dispatch in a “equal, split-down-the-middle, fair way,” Adams said.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Justin Ray

    Many young athletes begin their careers playing on teams coached by their parents. But not many experience that added pressure and scrutiny through their entire high school careers.

  • 2016 News-Democrat Student-Athlete of the Year: Miranda Groseclose

    From long nights at the basketball court to long nights in books, Miranda Groseclose has put in the time, the effort and the hard work necessary to meet her goals. Now a graduating senior from Carroll County High School, she will embark on the next stage of her journey–Wilmington College, where she will major in athletic training and sports management and follow her dream of playing college ball.

  • SO confiscates 22.9 grams of crystal meth, four arrested

    Information from a burglary in Owen County led to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office making its largest methamphetamine confiscation ever and the arrest of four people, May 17.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said the department was assisting the Owen County Sheriff with a burglary in Owen County, and there was information that the stolen property was in Carrollton. A search warrant was obtained and executed at 1103 Sixth Street.

  • Proctor named new circulation coordinator at News-Democrat

    The new face at The News-Democrat belongs to circulation manager Shari Proctor who started at the paper May 12, replacing Michelle Oak.

    Proctor most recently worked at Dow-Corning, but left approximately two-and-a-half years ago to help care for her elderly in-laws. With the recent passing of her mother-in-law, she was looking to get back into the workplace. 

  • Carroll County Fiscal Court | May 26, 2016

    KU bonds refunded

    After a public forum at the Fiscal Court meeting May 24, an ordinance unanimously passed to refund the Kentucky Utilities 2020 series C bonds issued in 2002. There will be opportunities to refinance the bonds in the near future that offer savings to the company.

  • Carrollton man arrested on robbery charges

    Carrollton Police arrested a robber who broke into Glauber’s Sporting Goods and robbed a person at Suds and Duds Laundry Mat.

    Kyle Pariscoff, 22, of Carrollton, was arrested May 17, for second-degree robbery, first-degree criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools. He was lodged in the Carroll County Detention Center.

  • Reliving the ‘Glory Days’

    Football alums from Carroll County High School and Owen County High School put their helmets and pads back on for an alumni football game May 14, at Panther Field, hosted by Alumni Football USA. Tied at 6 with 1:06 to go in the game, Owen quarterback Tim Creech connected with wide receiver Brady Young for a 90-yard touchdown to win the game, 12-6. 

  • New computer software will help Sheriff’s Office solve theft cases

    Correction - Based on incorrect information given at the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting May 9, information in the May 12, article “New computer software will help Sheriff’s Office solve theft cases” was incorrect. 

  • Property, business owners work to revive downtown

    Carrollton Main Street Program and about 30 invested local citizens took the first step May 12, to rejuvenating downtown Carrollton. The group, made up of mostly downtown business and property owners, met at the downtown courthouse and conducted a SWOT analysis on downtown, identifying its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

    The purpose of the meeting was to figure out where downtown Carrollton is and what direction it is going in, Main Street Manager Sam Burgess said.