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  • Sheriff's Office | April 23, 2015

    Three arrested on drug charges

    Carrollton Police Officer Keith Dews responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle at Prestonville Shell at 5:13 a.m. April 8. Upon arrival, he found an individual later identified as Zach Maddox, 18, of Milton in possession of suspected heroin. Carroll County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rodney Hawkins said Dews called him to work the case. Five tenths of a gram of suspected heroin was found in Maddox’s possession, Hawkins said.

  • Hydrants to be flushed in Carroll on April 24

    Carroll County Water District will be flushing their distribution mains. Starting on Friday, April 24, the Carroll County zone will be flushed. Gallatin County’s zone will be flushed Monday April 27, and Owen County’s on Tuesday April 28. At this time, customers may experience some discolor in the water due to the high scouring water flow throughout the pipes.

  • Annual Child Abuse Awareness event Friday from 7-9 p.m.

    Tomorrow is the big day! Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and our event partners would like to invite the entire community, young and old, to attend our free Child Abuse Awareness event. It will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 24, from 7-9 p.m. at the courthouse square in Carrollton. 

  • Cartmell Elementary’s 4th Grade Career Day
  • Kentucky industries and cities honored for energy savings

    Even before it became a state in 1792, Kentucky’s energy potential was well-known.

    It all began in 1750, when Dr. Thomas Walker, one of Kentucky’s early explorers, discovered coal here, and our profile began expanding significantly 40 years later, when the first commercial coal mine opened in what is now Lee County.

  • Panthers survives 2-1 battle over Raiders

    It was a pitchers duel in the opening round of the All ‘A’ Tournament April 16, between Carroll and Trimble. The Panthers held a 1-0 lead for most of the game, adding an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. The Raiders plated a run in the top of the sixth and had a runner in scoring position in the top of the seventh, but were not able to capitalize, as the Panthers won, 2-1.

    Carroll’s Zakk Hicks struck out 13 batters on 114 pitches, while Trimble’s Michael Dunaway struck out 11 batters.

  • Carroll repeats as 8th Region All ‘A’ champs

    Carroll County Panthers repeated as 8th Region All ‘A’ Tournament champions with a 7-4 win over Walton-Verona Tuesday, April 21, at Panther Field. The Panthers will take on 7th Region champ Whitefield Academy at Whitefield later this week. The winner will advance to the state tournament, held at Whitaker Bank Park in Lexington, Ky.

  • Public records | Apr. 23, 2015

    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

  • Road to the title

    Another outstanding pitching performance led Carroll County (6-4) to a 7-0 win over Owen County (5-6) in an All “A” regional semi-final matchup.

    Sophomore Seth Hicks pitched five innings of no-hit baseball to get the win in the Saturday, April 18, game. Hicks walked two batters, hit another with a pitch and finished with seven strikeouts.

  • Two dead in Gallatin County, KSP investigating

    Troopers from Kentucky State Police Post 5 are investigating an apparent murder that occurred April 13, at 212 Riverview Drive in Warsaw.

    KSP Post 5 dispatch received a 911 call at approximately 8:39 p.m. about a male complaining of chest pain.  Preliminary investigation shows that Anthony Upton, 51, suffered a heart attack and died after being transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital, according to state police.