Local News

  • Ghent clerk indicted on theft charge, tampering

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted former Ghent City Clerk Robbin L. Powell on charges relating to allegedly money stealing from the city. Powell was indicted for theft by unlawful taking or disposition of property with a value of $10,000 or more but under $1,000,000, a class C felony, punishable by 5-10 years in prison and a fine of $1,000-$10,000. She also was indicted for tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony, punishable by 1-5 years in prison and a fine of $1,000-$10,000.

  • Louisville native hired as new Extension agent

    Carroll County’s new Family and Consumer Science Extension agent has a background in food and nutrition and is looking forward to starting her new career.

    Ann Schultz of Louisville began working at the Carroll County office Monday.

    “I have been looking about three years for an extension job,” Schultz said. “I did not want move too far from family, but wanted to be in a rural setting, and Carroll County seemed like a very good fit.”

  • Fiscal Court appoints old, familiar to positions

    Carroll County government welcomes both old and new faces in 2015, including a former magistrate who will be making more money in his new position than his previous one.

    Fiscal Court appointed former District 2 magistrate Deanie Miller as deputy county judge-executive for an unspecified term at a special meeting Jan. 5. Miller served 16 years as magistrate before leaving the position for an unsuccessful bid at the judge-executive’s office this past election.

  • CCMH, Fairview Place team up to provide support for senior citizens

    Are you caring for aging loved ones?

    Do you feel overwhelmed with the situation?

    Carroll County Memorial Hospital Senior Living Program – Outpatient Mental Health and Fairview Place senior living are teaming up to provide a community-wide support group.

    Empowered Living explores the Six Stages of Wellness: physical, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, emotional and social.

    “We want to provide a confidential, open, comfortable setting for those needing support,” CCMH Senior Living Program coordinator Leslie Yocum said.

  • Looking back at 2014


    The annual Kentucky Kids Count Data Book, published by Kentucky Youth Advocates, ranked the counties in the commonwealth according to indicators that show where each county stands in terms of child well-being. At the state level, Carroll ranked 107th, overall, out of Kentucky’s 120 counties – lower than all four surrounding counties.

    Devon Ellison retired after 16 years as a bailiff for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Forestry says thanks, farewell to McMurry

    Carrollton’s Urban Forestry Board recently presented outgoing Carrollton Mayor Gene McMurry with a plaque and flowers for his wife, Sue. The plaque thanked McMurry for outstanding work as mayor from 2011-14.

    After living in Carrollton since June 1969, McMurry is moving to Texas to live near family. He plans to “mostly retire,” but will likely work part-time somewhere, possibly a hardware store.

  • “Dinner for One”
  • Deputies and bailiffs sworn in
  • Building a snowman
  • One injured in Carrollton shooting

    A Worthville man was shot early Sunday morning after a confrontation in a Carrollton home.

    Carrollton Police Officer Andy Sisenstein was dispatched to Carroll County Memorial Hospital at 5:28 a.m. Dec. 28, regarding a gunshot victim, Kyle Akers, 18, of Worthville.