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Today's News

  • Health crisis looms with increased drug abuse

    The regional health department serving Carroll County warns the region is facing a potential healthcare crisis with the spread of HIV and Hepatitis due to the increase in abuse of illegal drugs in Northern Kentucky.

    Georgia Heise, PhD, Three Rivers Health Department director, started off her update to Carroll County Fiscal Court March 27, by saying she was not there to ask for money. She did touch on the pension crisis in Frankfort.

  • Community help needed to repair park stairs

    Friends of Butler needs the community’s help to fix the stairs leading up to the Butler-Turpin House that have fallen into disrepair.

    The organization applied for a USA Today Community Thrives grant, which is open to all valid legal 501(c)(3) charities within the United States or the District of Columbia. There are two tiers–Tier 1 is organizations with an operating budget of less than $1 million and Tier 2 is more than $1 million, according to the Community Thrives website. Friends of Butler is a Tier 1 organization.

  • Carroll County resident victim to fraud scam

    The Kentucky State Police are investigating an electronic fraud scheme that resulted in a Carroll County victim losing $8,500.

  • City continues to clean up properties deemed a nuisance

    Carrollton City Council approved abating five properties, per recommendations from the Code Enforcement Board at its meeting March 26. The motions all passed 5-0, with Councilman Jeffrey Dickow absent.

    The first property is 502 Paradise Alley, owned by Walter Coghill Jr. Welch said Coghill was cited on Jan. 5, for unfit conditions. There is a large hole on the roof, and it has been tarped several times, but it has come off again. The building is vacant, he said.

  • Kathryn Winn renovation bids lower than expected; Last day of school set for June 1

    The Carroll County Board of Education voted to approve the renovation project for the Kathryn Winn Primary School.

    Senior project manager for Weir Construction Darrell Hayden said the bids for the project were opened March 14, coming in lower than projected. Hayden said all the alternatives would be included in the project.

    Weir Construction will serve as the construction manager for the district.

  • Budget differences still need work in home stretch of session

    The General Assembly’s top priority this legislative session – adopting a two-year budget to run state government – entered its final stages late last week, when House and Senate leaders sat down Friday morning to begin looking for common ground that both chambers could support.

    While there are a lot of similarities between the two spending plans, there are still some considerable differences.

  • Senate passes its version of the budget; Hornback outlines other bills

    Rapidly nearing the last days of the 2018 Regular Session, the Senate passed our version of the state budget that contained no new taxes during the 12th week. The Executive Branch Budget, contained in House Bill 200, put an emphasis on public safety by investing in law enforcement, the state crime lab, frontline social workers, and foster and adoption services.

  • Jail budget increased; SO looks to upgrade radios to match CPD

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey presented his last budget before he retires at the end of his term. He shared some numbers, saying that the jail processed 2,755 people in 2017. Carroll County had 27,407 inmate days and the other counties combined that use the jail had 34,141 inmate days.

    Humphrey said 98 percent of the inmates are circuit court inmates. The district court inmates are processed quickly. “I am taking 60-90 inmates to circuit court every other week,” he said.

  • Public Records | March 29, 2018

    Items published in court news are public record. The News-Democrat publishes all misdemeanors, felonies and small-claims judgments recorded in district court, as well as all civil suits recorded in circuit court. Juvenile court cases are not published. Crime reports are provided by local law enforcement agencies. Charges or citations reported to the News-Democrat do not imply guilt.

    DISTRICT COURT

    The following decisions were rendered Wednesday and Thursday, March 21-22, 2018, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.

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