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Today's News

  • Suspects in car thefts arrested Nov. 8

    A Bedford couple was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 8, on several charges of car theft after a spree that started Monday night in Trimble County and ended in Henry County.

    According to a news release, Kentucky State Police Troopers Brad Arterburn and Trooper Zack Morris were recovering a stolen Ford Mustang on Wooded Ridge Road in Henry County when they spotted the couple in a minivan, which also turned out to be stolen.

  • Deputy Shaw attacked by two dogs while responding to a call for service

    A Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputy was attacked by two dogs while responding to a report of a suicidal teenager.

    Deputy J.T. Shaw and Sheriff Jamie Kinman were dispatched to the 2300 block of U.S. Hwy. 42 at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 for a report of a male running into the roadway to try to commit suicide.

    Shaw located the boy first while Kinman was circling toward him in another part of the wooded area. Two dogs were with the boy, and they immediately approached Shaw. The dogs nipped him in the legs several times, Shaw said.

  • Sheriff’s Office arrests two men in connection with stolen battery case

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office recovered four commercial batteries reported stolen from a Carroll County business and arrested two men in connection with the theft.

  • Thanking veterans
  • City receives grant for river walk

    The city of Carrollton has received a $100,000 dollar-for-dollar matching Recreational Trails grant for the river walk project.

    Carroll County Community Development Coordinator Joan Moore made the announcement at the Carrollton City Council meeting Monday.

    “I’m thrilled!” Moore said in an interview Tuesday. “We need to get started on that river walk. That’s what the community has wanted for years and years. This is a beginning.”

  • Dolente, Chapman surrender to police

    Two Carroll County residents allegedly implicated in a case involving a methamphetamine lab recently turned themselves in to police.

    Rhonda Chapman, 48 of Carrollton turned herself in to the Carrollton Police Department on Saturday, Nov. 12, according to Chief Mike Willhoite.

    Chapman was charged with possession of a controlled substance, first degree; possession of drug paraphernalia; unlawful possession of methamphetamine precursors; and controlled substance endangerment of a child.

  • Board allows Nohners to park trucks at home

    Gary and Cheryl Nohner may legally park their commercial tractor-trailers on their property on Fishing Street in Ghent.

    After two public hearings and a meticulous review of the facts by Chairman Thomas Sibley, the city’s three-member Board of Adjustments upheld the Nohners’ appeal of a zoning violation issued Sept. 9 by David Hendren, acting as the city’s zoning administrator.

  • Entries sought for parade

    Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is seeking entries for the Dec. 3 Carrollton Christmas parade, part of A Christmas Carroll.

    Businesses, churches and local organizations are encouraged to take part in the event. It is free to enter.

    Decorate with a Christmas theme. Business prizes include advertising totalling $300 from WKID-FM, $200 from The News-Democrat and $150 from WIKI-FM. Prizes are $100 and a trophy in church and youth divisions.

    For information, contact Cindy Dunn at (502) 732-6669 or the chamber office at (502) 732-7034.

  • KSP arrests CCHS teacher on sexual abuse charges

    Kentucky State Police arrested a Carroll County High School teacher for allegedly having sexual contact with a student.

    Through investigation, it was determined that John F. Jones IV (known as ‘Jay Jones’), 32, is alleged to have inappropriately touched a 16-year-old female student while in school, according to a KSP news release.

  • Debating the city’s fire chief position

    After nearly an hour of debate Monday night, the question of whether the city of Carrollton will continue with a paid fire chief remains unanswered.

    Mayor Gene McMurry presented council with a revised job description for the advanced fire engineer/telecommunications officer that moves many of the fire chief’s duties to this position, sparking the discussion.