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  • Carroll County District Court Public Records: Week of July 25, 2012

    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.


  • Meisberger found, arrested July 17 in Madison, Ind.

    The man who allegedly jumped off the Prestonville Bridge June 21 has been arrested by Indiana Police.

    Wade R. Meisberger, 40, of Indianapolis, Ind. was taken into custody by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office at about 10:36 p.m. July 17, according to a news release. Meisberger was arrested on Skyline Drive in the Madison Mobile Home Complex by Capt. Keith Hartman and Sheriff John Wallace. The arrest was executed without incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

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  • Pair arrested after traffic stop in city

    Carrollton Police arrested an out-of-town pair after conducting a traffic stop.

    Officers Justin Doll and Daniel Embry stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on July 23 at approximately 1 a.m. After obtaining consent to search the vehicle, the police allegedly found marijuana and LSD in the vehicle, according to the police report.

    Tommy Tullos Jr., 30, of Denham Springs, La., was charged with failure to signal, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, first degree, LSD.

  • C’ton man arrested for allegedly assaulting girlfriend, deputy

    A Carrollton man was arrested on domestic violence and cruelty to animals charges Wednesday, July 18.

    At about 10:40 p.m., Carrollton Police Sgt. Rick Jackson was on patrol when a female flagged him down. She said she was a victim of domestic violence caused by her boyfriend, according to Chief Mike Willhoite. The woman allegedly told Jackson her boyfriend had choked her and their dog and thrown her out of the house.

  • Deadline to run for office this fall Aug. 14


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Those who have not yet registered to vote may visit the county clerk’s office by Oct. 9 to do so. Prospective voters will need to bring their driver’s license to register. Election day this year is Nov. 6.

    National and state elections this year will include the race for United States President and Kentucky State House of Representatives.

  • Willhoite named CCHS Asst Principal


    The News-Democrat Intern

    Mark Willhoite is “coming home” to become the assistant principal of Carroll County High School.

    Willhoite has taught in the Carroll County School District, but most recently held the vice principal’s position at a Gallatin County school.

    A 1985 graduate of Carroll County High School, he received his undergraduate degree from University of Louisville, as well as his masters in education.

  • Property taxes remain same, rec signs to be posted soon

    Property taxes will remain the same for Carrollton city residents next year.

    This means the city will be missing out on approximately $13,476.31 in revenue that could have been gained by taking the 4 percent increase, which equals about 1 cent per $100 of property valuation, according to initial estimates from City Clerk/Treasurer Becky Pyles.

  • Support for Spinner

    The Kentucky Kruizers and Cooper’s Restaurant donated money to Carroll County Animal Support for Spinner, a blind and deaf Chihuahua puppy. He is being fostered by Leah and Savannah Hill. Savannah, 11, began raising money to take Spinner to a veterinary specialist in Louisville to determine if the puppy will ever regain his hearing and sight.

    Kruizers collected money for Spinner in a 50-50 raffle, and Cooper’s donated a percentage of their sales Saturday night to the cause, for a total of $331.

  • Arkema plant to be sold to PMC Group

    The French company that owns Carrollton’s Arkema plant is selling the operations here and at some other locations worldwide to PMC Group of Mount Laurel, N.J.

    Carrollton Plant Manager Annis Banks said they understand the change will appear more like a name change for the local operations. “Everything at Carrollton will stay the same,” she said.

    In a news release issued by Arkema, the company said it is divesting itself of all operations that have tin stabilizer businesses.