Local News

  • 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.

  • Watermelon Mania
  • Carroll grand jury indicts Willhoite, Dickow

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted Carrollton Police Chief Michael S. Willhoite and Officer Ronald W. Dickow Monday on charges relating to an inmate being driven to Louisville and sent to Florida by bus. Both were indicted on charges of complicity to commit kidnapping, complicity to commit custodial interference and complicity to commit official misconduct.

  • Carrollton man arrested after fleeing police

    A Carrollton man was arrested after leading police on a chase through the I.O.O.F. Cemetery, causing damage to several gravesites.

  • Carroll County Schools offers free breakfast, lunch this year

    Carroll County School District students and parents will notice that all students will not have to pay for breakfast or lunch this school year.