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Today's News

  • CCMS recognized for its work with writing project

    Carroll County Middle School and its principal, Dana Oak, were recognized as outstanding collaborative partners for the second year in a row by the Nystrand Center of Excellence in Educ-ation.  The school was recognized for its efforts toward educational initiatives through its work with the Louisville Writing Project. Oak received the award Dec. 2 at “A Celebration of Collaboration,” an awards presentation by the University of Louisville’s College of Education and Human Development and the Nystrand Center.

  • Carrollton Fire provides facts, prevention advice on carbon monoxide

    Carbon monoxide poses a danger, especially as it is getting colder and people turn on their heaters and close up their homes from the winter air outside.

    Carrollton Fire Department officials warn that carbon monoxide is something that people cannot see, taste, or smell carbon monoxide when it is present. CFD said the best protection is to have detectors installed in the home and office, preferably on every floor and one located close to the sleeping areas.

  • Fiscal Court approves board appointments

    Carroll County Fiscal Court approved appointments to the three county boards, each for three-year terms effective January 2012, at their meeting Dec.  15.

    Rick Alexander was re-appointed to the Ghent Fire Protection District. Reggie Zapp was re-appointed and Grover Crawford was appointed to the Extension Service Council. On the Tourism Commission, Kevin Craig was re-appointed as the Chamber of Commerce representative, while Rhonda Welch was re-appointed as the restaurant representative.

  • Trooper honored for enforcement

    The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Kentucky State Police issued awards at a ceremony held Dec. 8, 2011 to law enforcement officers across the state for their individual contributions to the Commonwealth’s mission of aggressive traffic enforcement.

  • Student of the week: Logan McIntyre

    What is your favorite thing about school?
    “Talking to my friends.”

    Who is your favorite teacher and why? 
    “Mrs. Hooper because she’s cool and relaxed and does not yell a lot.”

    What was the last book you read? 
    “The Hunger Games.”

    What was the last movie you saw? 
    “Money Ball”

    Where do you want to go to college?

  • Merry Christmas River George

    By ROBIN CALDWELL WELCH

    Special to The News-Democrat

    Saturday’s Carroll County Animal Support adoption event turned into a miracle reunion for a Pendleton family and their dog that was stolen more than 15 months ago.

  • Arrests made in Henry puppy mill operation

    After a six-month investigation of an alleged puppy mill operated by Terri and Kenneth Smith at 25 Allison Lane in rural Campbellsburg, the couple is now facing 218 counts each of second-degree animal cruelty.

    Second-degree animal cruelty is a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a sentence of up to 12 months in prison and $500 fine.

  • CO poisoning kills Welch at her home

    Carbon monoxide poisoning appears to have claimed the life of former Butler-Turpin Historic House manager Evelyn Welch.

    Welch, 57, was found dead at her home on Highland Avenue in Carrollton Sunday night by her son, according to Carroll County Coroner David Wilhoite.

    Wilhoite said preliminary findings point to carbon monoxide as the cause of death. However, it will take up to eight weeks to receive toxicology report results.

  • Deputy Co. Clerk indicted by Grand Jury

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk Patti A. Mefford was indicted Monday night by a Carroll County Grand Jury for the alleged theft of money from the county clerk’s office.

    After nine hours of testimony and deliberation, the grand jury of eight men and four women presented their decision to Circuit Court Judge Stephen Bates. The grand jury decided there was enough evidence to indict Mefford. They chose not to indict Carroll County Clerk Alice Marsh or any other employee of the Carroll County Clerk’s office in the matter.

  • BREAKING NEWS: County Deputy Clerk indicted by Grand Jury

    Carroll County Deputy Clerk Patti A. Mefford was indicted Monday night by the Grand Jury for allegedly stealing money from the County Clerk’s Office. County officials confirmed Mefford also was terminated from her position Monday night. The full story will be in tomorrow’s edition of The News-Democrat.