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Today's News

  • Ghent wants more police protection

    City of Ghent commissioners are looking at ways to increase police protection for residents who are concerned about drugs and crime.

    A citizen speaking at the commission’s regular March meeting raised the need for increased police presence in Ghent. This prompted commissioners to restart discussions that first began in March 2011 with Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman.

  • Carrollton, Westside fight duplex fire

    Local firefighters battled a duplex fire in Carrollton Saturday that has left two families without homes.

    Carrollton Fire Department and Westside Volunteer Fire Department responded to 213 Seventh Street at 11:11 a.m. There are two apartments in the building – Apt. 1 on the right and Apt. 2 on the left. Apt. 1 renter Victoria Smith had left for work, and her boyfriend, Clifford Perkins, was still in bed, property owner John Cox said Saturday. Perkins discovered the fire in the kitchen and alerted his neighbors so they could get out of the house, Cox said.

  • Hicks' grand slam helps lift Carroll over Trimble

    An inning of miscues by the Trimble County Raiders opened the door for the Carroll County Panthers to take a big lead on their border-rivals and ultimately win, 13-3, in five innings Thursday, March 20, at Panther Field.

    Down 1-0 in the bottom of the second, Carroll’s Seth Hicks led off with a walkand Austin Crowell was hit in the back by a pitch. Jackson “Boo” Donahue laid down a bunt to the first base side, but an error on the throw allowed Hicks to score.

  • Child dies of drug overdose, father charged

    A report from the state medical examiner concludes that Bradley James Allen, 2, of Ghent died from acute oxycodone intoxication.

    Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite received the autopsy report this week showing the toddler had high levels of oxycodone and oxymophone in his system. Allen was found dead at Ghent home on Feb. 18.

    The child’s father, Douglas Allen, 26 of Ghent, was arrested and charged with murder March 7 after he was interviewed by Kentucky State Police at Post 5 in Campbellsburg.

  • KYTC removes signs

    Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6’s move to begin removing candidate campaign signs from state right-of-ways was met with criticism during Tuesday’s Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting.

    Judge-Executive Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson said workers started removing the signs in the county on Monday and he has received complaints about it from at least three candidates.

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey expressed outrage about how the policy is being imposed, saying it is not consistent from county-to-county or across the state.

  • Carryover helps fund jail for another year

    Carroll County Jailer Mike Humphrey presented fiscal court with his $1.96 million budget to operate the Carroll County Detention Center again in 2014-15 with no funding required from the county.

    However, that could change as early as the 2015-16 budget cycle. Next year’s budget will use the last of carryover funds, totaling $140,150, to fund operating costs of the detention center.

  • Steel bearing replaced; closure expected through first week of April

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    The steel bearing that dislodged from the Milton-Madison Bridge March 11, has been replaced, but the bridge will remain closed through at least the first week of April.

  • Carroll wins, 14-4, over Pendleton

    Consistent hitting and strong defense helped propel the Panthers past the visiting Pendleton County Wildcats Friday for a 14-4 victory in five innings.

    Carroll County (3-0) put the lead off on base four of the five innings and did a good job of putting pressure on the Pendleton County (2-4) defense, head coach Jimmy Ray said.

  • 2014 Relay for Life pageants

    The annual Carroll County Relay for Life pageant was held Saturday, March 22, at Carroll County Middle School. The event was sponsored by Team Robbins and hosted by Hayley Franklin. All proceeds from the event benefited Relay for Life.

  • Carroll plays ‘best game of the year’ in win over W-V

    The Panthers scored 10 runs on nine hits to beat Walton-Verona 10-3 at home Saturday. John Michael Adams hit a solo home run to left center field to lead off in the bottom of the fifth and also earned the win on the mound. He pitched five innings, striking out three, walking one and giving up three hits. Justin Ray came on in relief, pitching two innings with two strikeouts, three walks and one hit.