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  • Snow crews face limited supplies to battle winter

    Local and state road crews scramble for salt as winter continues to rear its ugly head in Carroll County and across the country.

    Carrollton Public Works supervisor Ronnie Knight said Friday that the city was almost completely out of salt after the snow Sunday, Feb. 2. Crews began working at about 3 a.m. Sunday and continued salting and plowing into Monday’s workday, using about 30 tons of salt. The city has three trucks for salting and plowing, and it typically takes about three hours to go over all of the city streets once, Knight said.

  • Race for the Top Job

    The five candidates running for Carroll County judge-executive were put to their first test of the campaign season during a debate Tuesday night in the cafeteria at Cartmell Elementary School.

  • Scholarship opens doors for Reardon

    Jordan Reardon knew after graduation he wanted a good job that put his skills in science and math to work. However, he didn’t like the thought of borrowing large sums of money to secure a four-year college degree.

    A scholarship opportunity through the Carroll County Training Consortium was the answer. It helped him develop his skills and secure a good job at Dow Corning Carrollton site.

  • CCAS to begin opening county shelter in March

    Beginning March 1, volunteers with Carroll County Animal Support will begin opening the county shelter on Boone Road to allow area residents to adopt dogs.

    The volunteer program cleared its final hurdle at the Tuesday, Feb. 11 Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting as the county agreed to pay $267.18 for liability insurance that will allow a volunteer program to operate at the shelter, if the policy meets with the county attorney’s approval.

  • SelfRefind to pay $15.75 million fine for unnecessary tests, alleged fraud

    A chain of opiate addiction recovery centers that operates a clinic in Carrollton and a Russell Springs clinical laboratory, along with two physician owners, agreed to pay the U.S. government millions of dollars to resolve civil allegations that they fraudulently billed federal health care programs for medically unnecessary and excessive urine tests.

  • Carrollton City Council | Feb. 10, 2014

    CU to provide natural gas to four industries through 2026

    Carrollton City Council approved a resolution ratifying and authorizing a contract through Carrollton Utilities with Gallatin Steel that will provide the company natural gas for one year.

    Council then approved another resolution to extend the industrial contracts with Dow Corning, Certainteed, North American Stainless and Gallatin Steel through 2026. Previously, CU had ratified contracts with Dow Corning, Certainteed and NAS for five years.

  • Watch the Carroll County Judge-Executive debate LIVE!

    The Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America and The News-Democrat are co-sponsoring a debate with the five Carroll County Judge-Executive candidates tonight at 7 p.m. at Cartmell Elementary. Click the link to watch the debate live: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCCSchoolsKY

  • Sheriff’s Office under investigation

    Kentucky State Police have issued a search warrant through Carroll County Circuit Court for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the department’s evidence room.

    The search warrant indicates state police are investigating the handling of drugs seized, case files and other documents related to evidence in two sheriff’s office investigations. It was signed Dec. 17, 2013, by Judge Stephen Bates and executed the same day by Det. Jason Brown of the Drug Enforcement/Special Investigations West branch in Bowling Green, Ky.

  • The News-Democrat, CCHS FFA host judge-exec debate Tuesday

    Carroll County citizens will have the opportunity Tuesday, Feb. 11, to question the five candidates running for the top spot in county government before casting their ballots in the May 20 primary.

    The News-Democrat and the Carroll County High School Future Farmers of America are hosting a judge-executive debate at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Cartmell Elementary cafeteria.

  • Westrick in critical condition following car wreck Saturday

    A Carrollton man is in critical condition after his truck went off the side of Hwy. 227 and hit a tree Saturday.

    Bruce Westrick, 57, was driving on Hwy. 227 northbound just past Arby’s when his truck went off the right side of the road and hit a tree head on, according to Kentucky State Police.

    Trooper Brandon Maupin, an accident reconstructionist, found no sign of braking between the time the truck left the roadway and the time it hit the tree, which was about 60 yards away, Public Information Officer Trooper Brad Arterburn said Monday.