Local News

  • Fiscal Court | Sept. 11, 2014

    Fiscal audit in

    The Carroll County Fiscal Court financial audit for the year ending June, 30, 2013, had only one recommendation this year.

    The auditors recommended a monitoring procedure to control the arrangement the county has with a service organization.

  • Road Closure

     CSX will be replacing a track rail on the crossing at Jay Louden Road Friday, Sept. 12. The crossing will be closed to through traffic in the morning, but is expected to reopen late Friday afternoon.

  • Campground open year-round, max stay 15 days

    Carrollton City Council voted not to close 2Rivers Campground during the winter months and to follow its current ordinance on the length of stay. The ordinance states visitors may stay for a maximum of 15 days and must leave for a day before returning.

    The conversation began when Mayor Gene McMurry told council he has had people asking him for the latest day they could book a spot at the campground. Some have asked him about camping in November.

  • EPA suggests underground mine for LG&E’s storage

     A federal agency has weighed in on the latest application by Louisville Gas & Electric Company for a federal permit to construct a 189-acre coal ash landfill at the utility’s Trimble County Generating Station. In a letter to the district engineer of the Louisville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, a regional administrator for the United States Environmental Agency recommended the utility seek an alternative underground storage site for coal combustion residuals generated by the Trimble plant.

  • First responders training exercise Saturday

     Carroll County Emergency Management will conduct a training exercise Saturday, Sept. 13, involving police, rescue squad, ambulance and fire department personnel from throughout the county.

    Emergency Management Director Ed Webb said his agency wants local residents to know that the training is happening. He said units responding to the simulation will not use lights or sirens and will obey all traffic laws to ensure their safety, as well as the public’s safety.

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  • Massie wants cooperation from Senate

    U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-4th District, warned Carrollton Rotarians that government funding is a looming battle that Washington will have during September.

    Speaking to the club and its guests Wednesday, Aug. 27, at General Butler State Resort Park, Massie said the House has spent the summer working on appropriation bills to fund the government for its new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1.

  • Carroll deputy files civil suit against sheriff

    Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy JT Shaw filed a civil lawsuit against Sheriff Jamie Kinman in Carroll County Circuit Court Aug. 26, alleging Kinman caused him severe emotional distress; defamed his name, character and reputation; and harassed him. He is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.

  • Local festival benefits Animal Support

    Woofstock 2014 is coming to General Butler State Park Saturday, Sept. 13.

    The free festival for dogs and family will be a fundraiser for Carroll County Animal Support. The proceeds will provide support for the spaying and neutering program and the finding “furever” homes initiative. Carroll County Animal Support also is selling $10 raffle tickets for prizes of $500 and $250 with the drawing at 4 p.m. Saturday.

    “The purpose of the event is to draw awareness to the rescue animals,” CCAS Director Tammie Crawford said.

  • Hendrick hired as new N-D staff writer

    Retired Carroll County Extension Agent Tim Hendrick has been hired as the new staff writer for The News-Democrat.

    Hendrick retired from the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service in 2011, having served as the Carroll County Extension Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources for 24 years. After retirement he worked for the Beef Connection and, most recently, served as a substitute teacher for the Carroll, Gallatin and Henry County school systems.