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  • Arrest

     Kentucky State Police arrested two Trimble County residents on drug charges. 

    Amanda Wright, 35, of Milton and Roby Webster, 37, of Milton were both arrested March 10, and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.  

    Zachary Waters, 31, of Bedford also was arrested March 10, and charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine; and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

  • Paul visiting Carroll Co. on March 31

    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will host a town hall meeting at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at the second floor courtroom at the Carroll County Courthouse.

    Paul will speak for 10-15 minutes on Senate issues and then open the floor for questions.

    The event is open to the public and those attending can ask questions.

  • Parents charged with murder in death of child

    A Carroll County Grand Jury indicted two Carroll County parents Feb. 29, for murder and wanton endangerment in connection with the death investigation of their four-day-old child.

    Lisa Payton, 29, and Jarod Martin, 33, currently are held at the Carroll County Detention Center. Murder is a Class A felony, punishable by no less than 20 years and no more than 50 years or life in prison. Wanton endangerment is a first-degree Class D felony, punishable by 1-5 years in prison.

  • Butler Park employee dies in car accident

    Long-time General Butler State Resort Park dining room supervisor Andy Persanyi, 74, of La Grange, died Sunday morning as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 71 in Henry County.

    Persanyi was enroute to his job at General Butler State Resort Park when the accident occurred at 6 a.m. on Sunday. Persanyi was reporting for duty so a colleague at the park could take the day off to attend a Special Olympics sporting event.

  • Carroll sees state road funding decline

    Roads and road funding dominated the Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting on March 8.

    District 6 chief district engineer Rob Hans, engineer supervisor Mike Hill and Owenton office supervisor Ken McCarty were on hand to present the rural secondary road report for 2016.

    Hans said the state budget discussions delayed the visits to fiscal courts until decisions about funding were finalized.

  • OCHS mourns loss of student in car wreck

    By MOLLY HAINES

    Landmark News Service

    Owen County High School students gathered in the front lobby of the facility Tuesday morning for prayer following the loss of one of their own in a tragic accident on Hwy. 355 Monday.

    Kentucky State Police Dispatchers received a call at about 8:40 p.m. of a single-vehicle incident near the 3500 block of Ky. 355, according to KSP Trooper Josh Lawson.

  • Drug dog could be joining Carrollton Police force

    The city of Carrollton is considering purchasing a drug dog that will be handled by a Carrollton Police officer.

    Assistant Chief Tim Mitchell invited Sherman Dotson of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in Louisville to put on a demonstration in the city hall parking lot before the city council meeting Monday, March 14.

  • Students learn how their choices can have consequences

    Decisions, decisions. What path do I want to follow?

    Carroll County Middle School eighth grade students found out the difficult way that the wrong decisions have dire consequences.

    The students were introduced to the “Truth or Consequences: The Choice is Yours” game sponsored by the Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service and CCMS.

  • Commissioners warn firm about liability for street damage

    The location of a new business in Prestonville is raising concern for city commissioners who worry it could cause damage to city streets that were recently paved.

    Suburban Towing was issued a business license to operate in the city of Prestonville during the latest city commission meeting on Feb. 22.  The license was issued to Andy Mefford on behalf of Suburban Towing, and will be located on Bridge Street on property owned by David Cain.

  • Flint water drive gains momentum

    The water drive for Flint, Mich. residents organized by Carrollton resident George Moore continued to gain momentum.

    Radcliff City Councilwoman Tonya Seabrook wanted her community to become involved. She contacted Moore about setting up a water drive the weekend of Feb. 27.

    Moore expected the drive to collect 2,000 cases of water but Radcliff collected more than 5,000 cases of water. He said two Subway stores agreed to be collection points but they did not expect to have their customers walk through isles of cases of water.