Local News

  • Dews hired as newest deputy

    Not everyone is lucky enough to say they are working their dream job. Carroll County’s James Dews is one of those few. He is the latest deputy hired by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. He was sworn in Jan. 15, and is scheduled to attend the Department of Criminal Justice Training Academy Feb. 15-Aug. 7.

    “Always wanted to do it,” Dews said. “I wanted to help out the community. [It has been my] lifelong dream to be a police officer.”

  • After 28 years, Prestonville has Rose property deed

    Twenty-eight years after the state purchased the Rose property, with intentions of deeding it back to the city of Prestonville, the property finally belongs to the city. 

    Mayor Chris Moore presented the Rose Property Deed to the Prestonville City Commission during its regular meeting on Jan. 19. 

    He said the property extends north, from the bridge to the stop sign, and down to the river.  Moore pointed out the location on the map of Prestonville, located in the city building.

  • Carrollton man charged with burglarizing Relevant Church

    Carrollton Police, assisted by Kentucky State Police, arrested a Carrollton man for burglarizing Relevant Church and banging on doors and windows at neighboring houses on Highland Avenue Jan. 8.

  • Telecounseling now offered at Carrollton drug treatment unit

    With the number of heroin overdoses on the rise in Carroll County, eliminating barriers to treatment is important.

    Starting Friday, Jan. 16, Carrollton Treatment Services–one of three methodone distribution clinics that are part of the NKY Med Clinic, LLC.,–will now offer telecounseling for its patients and be open seven days a week.

  • Board approves three change orders

    The Carroll County Board of Education approved three change orders for the Carroll County Middle School construction project at the Jan. 8, meeting.

  • Council votes down proposal to no longer post all open jobs

    Carrollton City Council unanimously voted against a municipal order updating the personnel policies and procedures, related to hiring employees. The change would have given the city the option of whether or not to advertise open positions above entry-level in The News-Democrat, Carroll County’s newspaper of record.

  • Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen to speak at CCCDC

    Kentucky Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen will be the guest speaker at the Carroll County Community Development Corporation’s (CCCDC) Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Tuesday, Jan. 20, at noon, at General Butler State Resort Park Convention Center. The public is invited to attend. 

    Call CCCDC at (502) 732-7035 to make reservations for the noon lunch buffet. Cost of the hot buffet is $20, payable at the door, and includes drink and gratuity.

  • State Police seeks help in identifying two accused of theft in Shelby Co

    In the early morning hours of Dec. 27, 2014, two unknown individuals unlawfully used stolen credit cards at the Shelbyville Kroger and Huck’s Food and Fuel.  Purchases between the two businesses exceeded $700.

    The suspects, possibly a Caucasion male and African American female, are believed to be operating a small gray or silver SUV.  Photographs obtained from the security camera footage show the individuals sought by the Kentucky State Police in connection with this offense.

  • Budget transfers approved, help coming for animal shelter

    Shortfalls in income for two county offices led to requests for Fiscal Court budget transfers.

  • Ghent to hire new city clerk, special meeting on Jan. 19

    The City of Ghent voted to offer the city clerk position to Tina McIntyre at its Jan. 13, meeting. McIntyre is currently employed at US Bank in Carrollton.

    Ghent City Attorney Bill Brammell was unable to attend the meeting due to prior obligations. As a result, most of the business items on the agenda were tabled until legal counsel could be present to guide the mayor and commissioners.

    The City of Ghent will have a special meeting 6 p.m. Jan. 19, at Ghent City Hall to discuss the tabled items.