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Today's News

  • Carroll County Public Library Calendar | June 19, 2014

    Thursday, June 19: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; Fizz, Boom, Read, stories and a science experiment, ages 6-11, 11 a.m.; computer walk-in help, 2-4 p.m.; GED help, 4 p.m.; ESL class, 6 p.m.

    Friday, June 20: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; library board meeting, noon; family movie, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”, 2 p.m.

    Saturday, June 21: Walk-away the pounds, 9 a.m.; magic tournament, 1-4 p.m.

  • Ghent post office closing its doors

    The post office in Ghent will close its doors on July 9, as operations handled there shift to the Warsaw office.

    Ghent Postmaster Retta Lykens said city residents who have post office boxes will have to change their addresses to their physical location and purchase a rural route box for delivery beginning July 10.

    This means that about 127 people who now receive their mail inside the Ghent Post Office must adopt a new address, which is their physical home address for rural route for delivery.

    “This is not a walking city route,” she said.

  • 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.

  • Injury inspires Embry to help other people

    By JACOB BLAIR
    The News-Democrat Intern

    Jessica Embry’s story is a tale of her father’s lasting impact and realizing as an adolescent the need for people to help other people.

    Embry, 40, lives in Carrollton with her husband and two daughters. She said her large family has always been an inspiration to her career and personal life, especially after watching her father, Jackie Hughes, and working with her cousin who has Down syndrome.

    “When I was seven, my dad had a motor vehicle accident,” Embry said.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | June 19, 2014

    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, June, 11-12, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Police arrest 18 in latest drug roundup

    Thirteen people were arrested and indicted on drug trafficking charges after a drug roundup Thursday, June 12, covering Carroll, Trimble and Gallatin counties.

    Officers with the Kentucky State Police, Carrollton Police Department and the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force served arrest warrants on 13 people who were indicted on charges of trafficking heroin, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics

  • Construction abounds this summer in county

    By JACOB BLAIR

    The News-Democrat Intern

    Ongoing roadwork was the main topic of discussion at the Carroll County Fiscal Court’s regular meeting Friday, June 13.

  • Trimble man charged with Marathon robbery

    A Trimble County man was arrested the morning of June 11 following a robbery the night before at the Marathon station in Campbellsburg, Ky.

    Kentucky State Police Post 5 dispatchers received a 911 call at 10:49 p.m. advising that someone had just robbed the Marathon and fled on foot from the store, according to a news release. The worker at the Marathon advised the subject demanded money, but did not brandish a weapon. Troopers set up a perimeter in the area, but were unable to find the subject. 

  • Two arrested at meth lab located on Hwy. 36

    Two people were arrested Tuesday, June 10 after Kentucky State Police troopers found a meth lab in a home at 205 Hwy. 36 West. Troopers from KSP Post 5 went to the home of Ricky Shelton, 56, of Carrollton, after obtaining information that he and Dana Harmon, 49, of Louisville were possibly manufacturing methamphetamine at the residence, according to a news release. Troopers learned that Harmon had an outstanding warrant for probation violation and contacted Probation and Parole. After Probation and Parole arrived, a search of the home was conducted. 

  • Caterpillars create change in children’s corner

    Carroll County Public Library would like to introduce everyone to its two new friends in the children’s section: Smarty Marty and Skittle. If you haven’t visited the library lately, the two new additions are hard to miss.