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Today's News

  • One person killed, two injured in Carroll County accident

    A father was killed and his wife and child were seriously injured after being involved in a single-vehicle accident Sunday, July 15 on I-71 North in Carroll County. 

    At approximately 6:30 p.m., William Wildeboer, 56, of Woodlawn, Ky. was driving northbound on I-71 at the 39 mile marker. After he swerved to miss debris in the roadway, his vehicle went into a ditch and flipped several times, according to a Kentucky State Police news release. Carroll County Deputy Coroner Brent Stucker pronounced Wildeboer dead at the scene. 

  • The Great Outdoors
  • Parks and Rec youth soccer sign-ups

     Registration will be held July 16-27 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. for Carroll County Parks and Recreation co-ed youth soccer league. The parks and rec office is located on the third floor of the county courthouse. Completed forms may be returned to the office or mailed with payment to Carroll County Parks and Recreation, 440 Main St., Carrollton Ky., 41008.

  • Air conditioners stolen from two area churches

    Two Carroll County churches fell victim to air conditioner thieves during the month of June, and law enforcement believes the thefts are connected.

    The first theft was reported on June 7 at Dividing Ridge Baptist Church, according to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office news release. A state maintenance worker was in the area and heard gas coming from the copper line connecting the air conditioning unit to the church.

    He contacted Carroll County central dispatch, and Sheriff Jamie Kinman responded.

  • Sheriff investigating asphalt company

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an asphalt and sealcoating company that is allegedly scamming residents, particularly the elderly.

    Carroll County Sheriff Jamie Kinman said R&R Asphalt and Sealcoating has allegedly taken $2,300 from two victims in May and June, according to a sheriff’s office news release. One home was in the Ghent and Sanders area, while the other was on Hwy. 55.

    Kinman said the men allegedly target homes with blacktop driveways and elderly residents.

  • State prepares for an aging population

     Like the rest of the nation, Kentucky is seeing a definite graying trend as more and more Baby Boomers move past their 65th birthday and a growing number of citizens reach their nineties and beyond.

  • Trooper Island
  • Fire and Ice

    Carroll County Public Library sponsored a “Mad Science” program for the Summer School students at Cartmell Elementary on July 11. The presentation was titled “Fire and Ice.”

  • Kentucky’s backward policy on ex-felon voting should change

     From the Lexington Herald-Leader

    Each election season, responsible citizens loudly bemoan — as they should — low voter turnout.

    In the Kentucky primary this May, only 14 percent of registered voters exercised their privilege.

    Equally discouraging — but more easily remedied — is that a huge number of Kentuckians did not even have that privilege.

  • Have you met ... the Cary family

    By SARAH BEACH
    The News-Democrat Intern

    If you were to meet the Cary family, you wouldn’t know that four of their seven children are foster kids.

    Chris and Konnie Cary, of Carrollton, are parents to Joel, 14, Sarah, 11, Jacob, 11, Levi, 8, Gage, 6, Jordyn, 5, and Max, 2.

    They all work and play together like siblings, even though Jacob and the three youngest are only living with them temporarily.