Local News

  • Carroll woman dies in Tuesday car crash

    A Carroll County woman is dead after a single vehicle crash Tuesday afternoon on Hwy. 355 in Owen County. 

    Samantha Mowery-Griffin, 22, of Worthville was traveling north on Hwy. 355 at 3:20 p.m. when the right side of the vehicle she was driving went off the road into a ditch, according to Kentucky State Police.  The vehicle then struck the edge of a driveway and rolled several times before coming to rest in a field.

  • Carrollton pair arrested for meth lab in home

    Two Carrollton residents were arrested after police found drugs in their home.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Dave Roberts and Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman accompanied a Cabinet for Health and Family Services employee on a complaint of possible drug use in a home with children. Roberts said it is typical for law enforcement to accompany Cabinet workers on complaints, especially those with possible drug use.

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  • Ghent discusses garbage collection, police protection


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Creating terms for a garbage pickup contract, a discussion about the need for more law enforcement and the church project were topics discussed June 17, at the Ghent City Commission meeting with little resolution.

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  • JCTC-Carrollton hosts kick off event


    The News-Democrat Intern

    The first kickoff event to help recruit donors for the new building project as well as display features of the new building’s layout at the Jefferson Community and Technical College Carrollton campus will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24 at the General Butler State Park Conference Center in Carrollton.

  • Resident wants long-term camping back

    A Carrollton resident asked City Council to revisit the issue of long-term campers at 2Rivers Campground.

    Nicole Dunn said she is an avid camper, and it was her impression and that of other fellow residents that the previous long-term campers did not look too bad. We have properties in town that need to be cleaned up and we’re worried about a few trailers? she asked.

    Eight campers at $800 per month would be $6,400 of positive income for the campground, she said.

  • Stark’s office receives recognition for organ donation participation

     Carroll County’s Driver’s License office has been presented a large tin of “thank you” gourmet popcorn from the Trust For Life, for its exceptional participation in the state’s organ donor awareness program during National Donate Life Month.

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  • River walk a reality

    A City of Carrollton ribbon cutting Saturday, June 14, marked the official opening of the river walk along the Ohio River.

    The 10-foot wide walk runs along the bank from Fifth Street to the parking lot at Point Park and has decorative stamping on the edge. The lighting along the path is now operational, and the benches will be installed soon.