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Today's News

  • Earls presented Korean war medals at May ceremony

    Sixty-two years ago on Feb. 14, 1952, at the age of 21, Freddie C. Earls of Carrollton was called to serve active duty in Korea for the Department of the U.S. Army. He served only one year, five months and 17 days. On April 19, 1953, he was wounded, resulting in the loss of eyesight in both eyes.

    After a long hospital stay and a long recovery period, he was sent to rehabilitation in Chicago, Ill.

  • Carroll County District Court Records | May 22, 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, May 14-15, 2014, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Thomas M. Funk presiding.

  • Extension celebrates 100 years
  • Prestonville Commissioner Smith resigns, first reading of city budget

    By SANDIE BANKS

    The News-Democrat

    The resignation of Charlie Smith at the Prestonville city meeting May 19 will leave an empty commissioner’s seat.

    In a letter written by Smith, he thanked everyone and informed them that his resignation was effective May 19. Smith’s term would have ended in November, and a replacement must now be found to serve until the end of that term.

  • Lady Panthers fall to Lady Cats in 31st District Tourney

    The Henry County Lady Cats were on top of their game Tuesday night. Unfortunately, it was at the expense of the Carroll County Lady Panthers.

    After falling behind 4-0, the Lady Panthers rallied in the bottom of the fifth to tie. But the Lady Cats weren’t done, plating two runs in the sixth and seven in the seventh to win, 13-4, in the 31st District Tournament. They advanced to the championship game Wednesday against Gallatin County, which defeated Owen County Tuesday, 3-2. Both teams also will compete in the 8th Region Tournament.

  • Panthers beat Wildcats, move on to championship

    Carroll County Panthers baseball earned a team win Tuesday night in the 31st District Tournament, defeating host Henry County, 6-2. They advanced to play Owen County in the championship Wednesday at Henry County. Results of that game were unavailable by press time. By making it to the championship, the Panthers and the Rebels will both play in the 8th Region Tournament next week, with the site yet to be determined.

  • Westrick, Kinman, Graham win primary races

    Bobby Lee Westrick will be Carroll County’s next judge-executive if he has a successful run in the General Election on Nov. 4.

    Westrick, a newcomer to county politics, took 1,004 votes (35 percent) in Tuesday’s Primary Election to beat long-time District 2 Magistrate Dean Miller by just 81 votes for the Democratic nod. Miller took 923 votes (32 percent).

    The race for judge-executive was wide open, with five candidates vying to replace Harold “Shorty” Tomlinson, who is retiring as judge-executive after three successive terms.

  • Bringing back the forests

    More than 50 volunteers turned out Saturday at General Butler State Resort Park to help plant 1,200 trees as part of Kentucky State Park’s “Plant a Tree” program.

    State parks received a $9,500 grant from Odwalla Juice and Food Co. for the program that is providing trees to be planted at 17 locations around Kentucky.

  • County disposes of 8,000 tires, awards Dripping Springs culvert bid

    The 2014 tire amnesty program, funded through a state grant, helped the county collect and dispose of 8,000 old tires. Tomlinson said two dumpsites were cleaned up through the project. One of those saw a Louisville man arrested for taking payment to dispose of the tires in that city. However, he allegedly brought them to a spot near English to dump them.

  • Work-related incident kills Carrollton man

    A Carrollton man died Saturday in a work-related accident at Kemper Construction in Carrollton.

    Eric Gentry, 21, was pronounced dead by Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite at 9:24 a.m.

    Obituary information for Gentry can be found on page 3.

    The investigation by the Carrollton Police Department and Carroll County Coroner’s Office is currently ongoing. The cause of death was blunt force injury sustained in a workplace accident, Wilhoite said in an interview Tuesday.