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  • Work-related incident kills Carrollton man

    A Carrollton man died Saturday in a work-related accident at Kemper Construction in Carrollton.

    Eric Gentry, 21, was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at 9:24 a.m.

    Obituary information for Gentry can be found on page 3.

    The investigation by the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Coroner’s Office is currently ongoing. The cause of death was blunt force injury sustained in a workplace accident, Wilhoite said in an interview Tuesday.

  • Westrick wins Democratic nod for Carroll County Judge-Executive

     Bobby Lee Westrick won the Democratic nomination for Carroll County Judge-Executive in Tuesday's unofficial returns.

    Carroll County Judge-Executive 

    Results in Democratic Primary:

    Bobby Lee Westrick, 978 (unofficial winner)

    Dean Miller, 900

    Clay Cable, 551

    Kathy Goff, 270

    Jesse Saggus, 77


    Carroll County Sheriff

    Results in Democratic Primary:

    Jamie Kinman, 1682 (unofficial winner)

    Todd Yocum, 548

    Eddie Mefford, 478

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  • Three arrested for trafficking heroin

    Kentucky State Police arrested three Sanders residents Monday, May 12, after troopers allegedly discovered they were trafficking heroin out of a home at 2419 Ghent Eagle South in Sanders.

    Post 5 Troopers went to the home to serve a warrant for possession of marijuana on Joshua Smith, 21, of Sanders, according to police. Once in the home, troopers located Smith with drug-related paraphernalia. A search warrant was obtained. During the search of the home, police allegedly discovered heroin, syringes, six marijuana plants and other drug paraphernalia.

  • State to plant 1,200 trees in park on ‘Kids in the Park Day’ May 17

    General Butler State Resort Park is looking for a few good kids.

    The park is planning to plant 1,200 trees on May 17, so it may need more than a few kids as part of “Kids in the Park Day,” a day designated by the National Park Trust to encourage children to get outside and use parks.

  • Silence from magistrates sinks budget first reading

    Carroll County Fiscal Court’s $12.3 million budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year failed to garner a motion Tuesday as Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson sought its approval on first reading.

    Tomlinson presented the budget and provided details on what he included in the plan, asking for approval so he could send the spending plan to Frankfort for the required review by the Department of Local Government.

  • Where to go to cast your vote Tuesday

    Carrollton voters in Precinct No. 4 will be casting ballots at a new location during the Primary Election on Tuesday, May 20.

    County Clerk Alice Marsh said a lack of space and security issues forced the decision to move the polling location from the police department conference room in the front of City Hall on Clay Street to the recreation building in the Hawkins Street Housing Authority, located at 768 Baker Drive.

    Voters in Precinct No. 5 will continue to cast ballots at the rear entrance of City Hall, she said.

  • New weekend event features activities for bikers

    Sometimes bad weather can be a good thing.

    Terrible weather the last couple of years for the annual Shop With A Cop Motorcycle Poker Run prompted organizer Ron “Jonesy” Jones and others to seek a new date for the fall event. The move sparked the idea to expand the event into a three-day festival. The Three Rivers Motorcycle Festival will be held Friday, May 23-Sunday, May 25, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.