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Today's News

  • Wilhoite indicted for murder in Beach death

    A Carroll County grand jury indicted the man who allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian on Hwy. 227 last week.

    James Nathan Wilhoite, 24, of Carrollton was indicted on one charge each of capital murder; leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid; operating a motor vehicle under the influence, first offense within five years, under aggravated conditions; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance, hydrocodone.

  • City to look at unified branding

    With the help of a local graphic designer, the city of Carrollton will look at developing new unified branding.

    Justin Bessinger came to city council to offer his services for free to help the city of Carrollton with rebranding.

    It’s important to have a unified theme that ties together city departments, downtown and the new river walk to give residents something to “rally behind,” Bessinger said. It also will convey credibility to visitors to the community, he said.

  • A New ‘Alternative’

    Wouldn’t it be nice to drive up to the fueling station and fill up your car or truck for just $1.50 per gallon?

    Well, Frank Bartley is doing just that … at Carrollton Utilities.

    CU is on the cutting edge of alternative fuels technology, opening just the third public compressed natural gas fueling station in Kentucky. The other two stations are located in Louisville and in Somerset.

  • Former Carroll pastor dies at 103

    By DAVE TAYLOR

    Landmark News Service

    Carl Allen, longtime Milton resident and former Whites Run Christian Church pastor, has passed from the local scene at age 103. The affable educator, preacher and musician died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Ind.

  • Annual Chamber banquet tonight at Butler Park

    The Carrollton/Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual banquet tonight, Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Conference Center at General Butler State Resort Park.

    The silent auction viewing starts at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the auction benefit scholarships the chamber awards to local students.

    The featured guest is Greg Steele, who will provide the evening’s entertainment with a hypnosis comedy show.

  • Lawyer questions police authority outside city limits

    Do Carrollton Police Department officers have the authority to make arrests outside the city limits?

    Though state statutes provide that authority, it remained the question at the crux of an argument made in District Court last week by Carrollton attorney and former judge Stan Billingsley on behalf of his client, Dwayne T. Barnett.

  • Panthers advance to district championship

    The Panthers soccer team took care of business Monday night, defeating Gallatin County, 7-0, in the first round of the 31st District Tournament at Henry County. The boys will defend their title at 8 p.m. Thursday against Henry County. The Wildcats defeated Owen County, 4-3, Tuesday night in a shootout.

    Win or lose, Carroll and Henry are guaranteed spots in the 8th Region Tournament, beginning Monday, Oct. 21, either as a host team or a traveling team.

  • Lady Panthers put forth their best all season, but fall 2-0

    The Lady Panthers soccer team played its best game of the season Monday night in the 31st District tournament. Unfortunately, it was not enough, as they lost 2-0 to Henry County, ending their season. The girls finish with a record of 2-14.

    “That was probably the most amazing I have ever seen them all play together as a group,” head coach Greg Damron said. “We’ve always had one or two girls really always be that spotlight, but tonight, everybody was involved, everybody was making their plays.”

  • Boys win 2-0 on senior night
  • Carroll County District Court | Oct. 17, 2013

    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, Oct. 9-10, 2013, in Carroll County District Court with the Hon. Elizabeth Chandler presiding.