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Local News

  • A look back at the year 2015

    The News-Democrat recalls the top stories from 2015.

    JANUARY

  • Carroll still ranks near bottom in Kids Count study

    The 2015 Kentucky Kids Count county data book was not kind, ranking Carroll County 111th out of the 120 Kentucky counties on child well being based on 16 indicators that make up the Kids Count index.

    All of the counties below Carroll are from eastern Kentucky. Carroll is joined by neighboring Gallatin County (101st) as those falling at 100 or lower on the list, with all the rest in the coalfields.

  • Need help quitting?

    If 2016 is the year you are determined to stop smoking, you can find help right here in Carroll County.

    The Hope Health Clinic, a non-profit primary care medical office located on the campus of Baptist Health LaGrange, is offering a free smoking cessation class in Carroll County, beginning Monday, Jan. 25, at the Carroll County Health Center, part of the Three Rivers District Health Department. The 45-minute class will be held at noon every Monday for 13 weeks.

  • Fire claims life of Owen County man

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    A trailer fire that broke out some time before noon Monday claimed the life of a 61-year-old man.

    Charles Seniours was home alone at 7745 Hwy. 127 North, likely sitting in a chair near the front end of the house, where those that knew him said he spent much of his time.

    Passersby told firefighters, who arrived on scene at 12:11 p.m., that’s where the fire began.

  • Buckley named interim CEO of local hospital

    Alliant Management Services named its vice president Jeff Buckley as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Carroll County Memorial Hospital. Former CEO Michael Kozar’s last day was Dec. 23, and will become CEO of Northwest Florida Community Hospital in Chipley, Fla. Jan. 1, 2016.

    Alliant is conducting a national search for the hospital’s new CEO.

  • Bevin’s plans to pull plug on kynect almost certain, but the outcome is not

    By BRAD BOWMAN

    The State Journal

    In the wake of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin’s executive orders which included taking away a minimum wage increase for executive branch employees and stopping voting rights restorations for about 100,000, the governor’s office had reportedly stopped print advertisements for the state’s health exchange kynect, but evidence suggests there’s more to the story.

  • City purchases property

    The city of Carrollton recently entered into a contract to purchase property located on Clay Street next to the Wheeler Hall of Justice. Known as the former Barker subdivision, the city purchased lots 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45 and part of lot 47 for $47,900. Mayor Robb Adams said the property is being purchased for possible future development for Carrollton Utilities.

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  • Ky. man banished to Florida sues police, alleges harrowing ordeal

    By R.G. DUNLOP

    Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting

    The Carrollton man wrongly removed from jail by police, then driven to Louisville and banished to Florida earlier this year, is suing them for his ordeal.

    Carrollton police had been ordered by a judge to transport Adam Horine, who has a history of mental illness, to a state hospital for treatment. Instead, Horine landed in Florida, and Carrollton’s police chief and one of his officers ended up under indictment.